Still alive! Sigma's most outrageous lens lives another day

Sigma APO 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG
(Image credit: Håkan Dahlström, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

UPDATE: After a conversation with Sigma USA, Petapixel has kindly pointed out that the "Bigma" is still in production as a special order product. 

"This is a special order lens," Sigma told the outlet. "It is not discontinued." 

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.