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

28 October 2014
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

The Tamron’s SP 150–600 mm f/5–6.3 Di VC USD distortion didn’t depend on the focal length almost at all. On the APS-C sensor you dealt with a level of about +0.5%; on full frame these values were near +1.3%. The Sigma performs similarly, with distortion levels weakly correlated with the focal length values, but its results are better than the results of the Tamron. On the APS-C sensor at 150, 300, 450 and 600 mm the distortion results are respectively: +0.31%, +0.36%, +0.29% and +0.34%. On the full frame sensor the distortion results for respective focal lengths are: +0.54%. +0.76%, +0.71% i +0.75%.

As you see, the distortion level never exceeds 1.0% and it can be considered negligible – it won’t bother you in real life photos.

Canon 50D, 150 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 50D, 300 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 50D, 450 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 50D, 600 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion


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Canon 5D MkIII, 150 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 5D MkIII, 300 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 5D MkIII, 450 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion
Canon 5D MkIII, 600 mm
Sigma S 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM - Distortion