Sigma 150-600 Lens Sharpness Test

Currently I am shooting with a new Sigma 150-600 Sports Lens, my new favorite lens by the way, and will be posting a review of the lens here soon. Until then I wanted to post some quick results of center sharpness at 600mm, wide open, the focal length and aperture that should be of interest to a lot of people. I will post lots of images of real life subjects and more map images at other apertures and focal lengths soon. 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens on Nikon D810, OS off. Live view focus, AF lock, Manual mode, 1/1250 s, f/6.3, Auto ISO, EV at 0.

Jobu MK3 gimbal head and Jobu Algonquin Carbon Tripod

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Full un-cropped test image

Center 100% magnification view crop of the image above, remember no sharpening was applied

The results here speak for themselves, sharp at the center wide open at 600mm. Stopped down 1/3rd - 2/3rd stop and at shorter focal lengths the sharpness improves pushing the results into prime lens territory. I think Sigma is going to have a hard time keeping up with sales of this lens!

Interested in a complete lab test of the  150-600 sports lens? Check out lenstip's test:

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