Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport review

10x superzoom beast of a lens offers ultimate versatility for shooting wildlife

Digital Camera World Verdict

It's a big, heavy lens, but the Sigma 60-600mm weighs in with some seriously impressive performance and versatility. Considering its fair pricing, this is a seriously tempting lens for shooting wildlife close and far.


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    Huge focal length versatility

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    Rugged weather-sealed build

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    Impressive sharpness


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    Very heavy

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    Noticeable distortion at 60mm

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Nicknamed the ‘Bigma’, Sigma’s original 50-500mm super-telephoto lens was launched back in 2001, updated in 2006, and then revamped in 2010 with the welcome addition of optical stabilization. It was renowned for being a big, heavy lens but the new 60-600mm Sport is noticeably larger and nearly 40 per cent weightier, at 2,700g. That’s almost as hefty as the Sigma 160-600mm Sport lens.

Like the preceding 50-500mm lenses, the new edition has a massive 10x zoom range. Its main selling point is that you can shoot at any focal length from standard to super-telephoto, at the flick of a wrist, without needing to swap the lens on your camera. It’s ideal when you need to react quickly to shifting shooting opportunities, especially in action sports and wildlife scenarios.

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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! 

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