Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM |S

Best su­pertele­photo zoom

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£1,300/$2,000

There have been a few de­sir­able su­per-tele­photo zooms launched re­cently, in­clud­ing Nikon’s own 200-500mm VR, Sigma’s 150600mm ‘Con­tem­po­rary’ lens, and the brand new G2 edi­tion of Tam­ron’s 150-600mm. They all of­fer se­ri­ous tele­photo reach while still be­ing man­age­able, each weigh­ing in at around 2kg. But in the end we’ve gone for some­thing more heavy­weight, in the shape of the al­most 3kg Sigma 150-600mm Sport.

The Sigma Sport lens de­liv­ers the best im­age qual­ity for this class of zoom, has the stur­di­est build, and boasts a dazzling ar­ray of high-tech thrills. It’s still great value at the price, though, and is cur­rently avail­able with the lat­est edi­tion of Sigma’s 1.4x con­verter. This boosts the max­i­mum fo­cal length to 840mm – ef­fec­tively 1260mm on a DX cam­era!

BUY if… You re­quire epic reach in a sen­si­bly-priced lens that’s built to take a few knocks.

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