Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports review

The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports for Sony and L-mount mirrorless cameras is an amazingly versatile standard to super-telephoto zoom, if you don’t mind the weight

5 Star Rating
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Tailor-made for action, sports and wildlife photography, this lens has a monster zoom range that stretches from a fairly standard 60mm all the way through to a super-telephoto 600mm. A niche item, it ensures you won’t miss that vital shot because you were changing the lens on your camera at the critical moment. The catch is that it’s big and heavy, but handling is refined and its super-fast autofocus and highly effective optical stabilization ensure a great hit rate. Image quality is excellent, making the lens well worth the weight.


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    Mighty 10x zoom range

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    Powerful super-telephoto reach

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    Impressive performance and handling


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    Weighty at almost 2.5kg

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    Unwieldy for ‘standard’ 60mm shooting

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    Tripod mounting ring isn’t removeable

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The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports for Sony and L-mount cameras has a fair bit of history behind it. Jump in a time machine and travel back to 2001, and you can witness the birth of the so-called ‘Bigma’. It was a unique lens for SLRs with a 50-500mm zoom range, covering everything from standard to super-telephoto focal lengths. 2010 saw the launch of an updated version, optimized for digital cameras and adding optical stabilization. Although weighty at 1,840g, it was eclipsed in 2018 by the current Sigma 60-600 mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, weighing in at 2,700g. Unlike some Sigma lenses, it hasn’t been tweaked to add Sony E and Leica L mount options for mirrorless cameras. Instead, Sigma has redesigned the ‘DN’ mirrorless version from the ground up, but it’s still hefty at 2,485g.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.