Sigma’s 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens may look like some weapon of war at first glance, but it’s just a gigantic camera lens that will set you back a hefty $25,999. It uses SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements for superb aberration correction, while a built-in battery is used to power the zoom and autofocus functions. A super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high image quality from the extremely large aperture. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.
The lens hood, designed exclusively for this lens, blocks out extraneous light. A 72mm filter can be inserted at the rear of the lens, and a circular polarizing filter can be used in situ thanks to the ingenious internal rotation mechanism. The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation. This battery is built in the lens barrel. For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distances and focal lengths can be viewed on the lens’ built-in LCD panel. More information.