Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 Zoom Now Available
Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG
Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG

11 months after being announced, Sigma's 200-500mm f/2.8, 35-pound monster is finally available for purchase. When it was announced almost a year ago, I naïvely speculated that it might run $6,000, so it was a shock when I found it at a retailer in Japan for about 2.6 million yen (US $25,000). I haven't seen it in a US retailer yet, but I doubt it'll be substantially less.

I wouldn't have gotten one at $6,000, but at $25,000, all I can say is “wow”, and note that my birthday is coming up....


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

This thing is sweet. When we saw the first preview of it a few weeks back I suggested they call it the “Green Monster”. 🙂

— comment by Ryan Dlugosz on February 17th, 2008 at 4:15am JST (9 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff, do you mean 400-1000mm?

— comment by Peter Davis on February 17th, 2008 at 4:29am JST (9 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Never mind, I see it’s 200-500 with a custom 2x converter. Kind of cheating, I think. What’s special about this 2x converter compared to others?

— comment by Peter Davis on February 17th, 2008 at 4:30am JST (9 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Just so everybody knows, the Sigma “Green” Monster lenses (yes there are two) comes in 200-500mm f2.8 and 400-1000mm f5.6 in DG (full frame) lenses.

— comment by James Tuazon on November 14th, 2010 at 4:22pm JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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