Samples from Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens with Nikon D750

If you are looking for a enormous tele focal range for shooting Wildlife and Sports on a budget, you have multiple options these days. Nikon has a new 200-500mm f/5.6 lens, Tamron has 150-600mm f/5-f/6.3 lens and Sigma also has 150-600mm f/5-f/6.3 lens (comes in two editions; Contemporary and Sports) all under $2K category. All three lens are comparative and competing in same category. All have some edge over the other but the unlike the f/4 brethren, the best part is they don’t cost a kidney or a arm!

I am not really a full time Wildlife shooter. I have restricted myself from buying nay more photography gear until my current gear are used to full potential; but of late I have been thinking of buying a telephoto lens, mainly for bird photography. To be frank, Nikon 200-500 lens actually got me thinking. As with all my purchases I generally like to try the item before buying. Recently I got an opportunity to shoot an Airshow in Singapore. Unfortunately Nikon 200-500mm lens are not available for rent. I had to rented a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-f/6.3 Sports lens for the show. I kept the lens for couple of days. On day one I visited Jurong Bird Park and on day two I shot the Singapore airshow 2016 (Link opens in new tab)

What I Like What I Dislike
Tack sharp Focus  Lens barrel slides down when lens is pointed downwards
Faster focusing speed Weight
Multi position focal length lock  Weight
Build quality  Weight

Here are some sample images I clicked from this lens. I hope these images can help you in deciding if this lens is worth it!


victoria crowned Pigeon Exif – f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO5000, 600mm


Id please? Exif – f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO2800, 600mm


Flamingo Exif – f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO1000, 600mm


Grey Crowned Crane Exif – f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO5000, 600mm


Hornbill Exif – f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO5000, 600mm


Scarlet Macaw Exif – f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO2000, 150mm


A kid enjoying Ice Cream Exif – f/7.1, 1/2000s, ISO560, 600mm


Portrait Exif – f/6.3, 1/2000s, ISO500, 600mm


Portrait Exif – f/7.1, 1/2000s, ISO1000, 600mm


Portrait Exif – f/8, 1/1250s, ISO1000, 600mm


Rafale Exif – f/8, 1/2500s, ISO720, 600mm


F-15SG Exif – f/8, 1/3200s, ISO1000, 500mm


F-15SG Exif – f/8, 1/3200s, ISO640, 600mm


Moon shot Exif – f/8, 1/100s, ISO100, 600mm on Nikon D7200

** All pictures posted above have been shot on D750 and processed in LR6. Drop me a message below if you want to pixel peep into any of the RAW files. I can upload to drop box for you **

4 thoughts on “Samples from Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens with Nikon D750

    1. Ankur Post author

      Thanks, Asma, I am glad you liked these pictures. Hope these samples help you in making an informed decision about buying Sigma lens.

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