Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Review


DIYPhotography completed their Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens ($799 at B&H) review saying that the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens is small, fast, strong and very sharp!


  • Small Size
  • Relatively Light Weight
  • Focal Length
  • Quick Focus
  • Price Point


  • I wish it had a little more aperture (f/4.5 maybe), but I can understand the tradeoff in weight and size that is gained.
  • No Tripod Mount / Collar

From DIY Photography:

Bottom line, I like this lens, it has plenty to offer and for it’s intended price point, I think that offering is a good deal. All the operational aspects of the lens met or exceeded my expectations and did so at a weight and size that are surprisingly less than I would have expected. Image quality is solid, with a minimal number of optical issues (quite frankly less than I expected for the range of focal lengths available) are minimal. I do wish it had a tripod mount, as I could see using this on a monopod for sports, when paired with the right body, but that’s not a huge knock, because the weight, size and Optical Stabilization do seem to offset that need some.

You can read the full review at DIYPhotography