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Sigma 150-600mm HSM Lens for Canon Instruction Manual

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SIGMA is a manufacturer that creates and sells interchangeable lenses, digital cameras, and other photographic equipment. They have only made goods linked to photography and video since their founding in 1961. In other words, they are a business that exclusively develops photography-related technologies.

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Thank you very much for purchasing a Sigma Lens. To get the maximum performance and enjoyment out of your Sigma lens, please read this instruction booklet thoroughly before you start to use the lens.


  1. Filter Attachment Thread
  2. Zoom Ring
  3. Zoom Lock Switch
  4. Focus Ring
  5. Distance Scale
  6. Focus Index Line
  7. Mount
  8. Focus Mode Switch
  9. Focus Limiter Switch
  10. OS Switch
  11. Custom Mode Switch
  12. Tripod Socket
  13. Lens Hood
  14. Protective Cover


This lens functions in the same way as a G-type auto-focus Nikon lens (without an aperture ring). Functions may be restricted depending on the lens/camera combination. For more details, please refer to the camera’s instruction manual.


Please refer to the instruction booklet for your camera body.

  • On the lens mount surface, there are several couplers and electrical contacts. Please keep them clean to ensure proper connection. While changing the lens, be sure to place its front end down to avoid damaging the rear mount.


The Sigma lens functions automatically once attached to the camera. Please refer to the camera instruction book.


For autofocus operation, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “AF” position (Fig. 2). If you wish to focus manually, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “M” position. You can adjust the focus by turning the focus ring.

  • Please refer to the camera’s instruction manual for details on changing the camera’s focusing mode.
  • For Nikon mount, it is only possible to use AF with camera bodies that support motors driven by ultrasonic waves such as HSM. AF will not function if the camera body does not support this type of motor.
  • When operating this lens in manual focus mode, it is recommended that the correct focus be confirmed visually in the viewfinder rather than relying on the distance scale. This is due to possible focus shifts resulting from extreme temperature changes which cause various components in the lens to expand and contract. Special allowance is made for this at the infinity setting.

This lens also permits manual focusing even in the autofocus mode. With the camera set to the One-Shot AF (AF-S) mode, it is possible to manually override the autofocus while the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

Also, this lens can offer [Full-time MF function] (Manual Override) by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing is in operation. For Full-time MF, set the focus mode switch on the lens to the “MO” position (Fig. 3).

  • When using USB DOCK (sold separately) and its dedicated software, “SIGMA Optimization Pro“, it is possible to select the Full-time MF function ON/OFF, You can also adjust the amount of ring rotation to operate the Full-time MF function. For further information, please refer to the SIGMA Optimization Pro “Help” menu.


Rotate the Rubber grip on the zoom ring to the desired position.


The zoom ring can be locked to enable stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward. Adjust to the desired focal length scale, and set the zoom lock switch to the “LOCK” position (Fig. 4).

  • The zoom ring cannot be locked at a focal length where there is no focal length marking.
  • The zoom ring will be completely locked at the wide end (150mm). When the zoom ring is locked at other focal length scales, the zoom lock will be released automatically when the zoom ring is rotated or there is a certain contact from the front of the lens.


This lens is equipped with the focus limiter switch, which enables a limit of the AF range (Fig. 5). It is possible to switch to the following three modes.

  • FULL (2.8m ~ 00)
  • 10m ~ ∞ (32.8ft ~ 0)
  • 2.8m – 10m (9.2ft ~ 32.8ft )


This OS (Optical Stabilizer) lens effectively compensates for image blurring caused by camera shake. Set the OS (Optical Stabilizer) switch to Mode 1 (Fig. 6). Press the shutter button halfway down, confirm the image in the viewfinder is stable then take the picture. (It takes approximately 1 second to produce a stable image, after pressing the shutter button halfway). Mode 2, detects the vertical camera shake and overcomes blurring. It is effective on subjects moving horizontally to the camera.

  • The blurring compensation function of an Optical Stabilizer is effective for hand-held shooting. In the following conditions, the Optical Stabilizer may not function properly.
  1. Shots from the moving vehicle.
  2. If there is a considerable camera motion or shake.
  • Please do not use Optical Stabilizer in the following situations.
  1. When the lens is mounted on a tripod.
  2. Bulb (long time exposure).
  • The optical Stabilizer function is powered by the camera. If the OS lens is attached to your camera and activated, the shooting capacity of your camera will be lower than with conventional lenses used with the same camera. If you are not using Optical Stabilizer, please turn OFF the OS switch, in order to prevent consumption of a battery.
  • Be sure to turn off the OS switch to the OFF position, before attaching or detaching the lens to the camera.
  • The Optical Stabilizer continues to operate after you release your finger from the shutter button, as long as the exposure meter displays the exposure value. Never remove the lens or remove the camera’s battery while the image stabilizer is operating, you could damage the lens.
  • Although the viewfinder image may appear to shake immediately after shooting and at the start of the flash charge cycle of the built-in flash of the camera etc., it will not cause any effect on pictures.
  • If the camera power is turned off or the lens is detached while the Optical Stabilizer function is in operation, the lens may emit a chattering noise, but this is not a malfunction.
  • For Nikon and Canon mounts, the Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except for Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.


By using USB DOCK (sold separately) and its dedicated software, SIGMA Optimization Pro, it is possible to customize the AF speed, OS effect, and range of the Focus limit of the lens, and the setting can be saved with the Custom Mode Switch. For further information, please refer to the SIGMA Optimization Pro “Help” menu.

  • For your regular use, please turn off the Custom Mode Switch. The Focus Limiter Switch does not function when the custom mode is ON and set as C1 or C2 (Fig. 7).
  • USB DOCK is dedicated to each mount. Please use a USB DOCK that corresponds to your lens mount. USB DOCK for different mounts cannot be used.
  • SIGMA Optimization Pro can be downloaded free of charge from the following website: http://www.sigma-global.com/download/


This lens is equipped with a tripod socket. When you loosen the locking knob on the collar, the lens and camera can rotate freely to easily position the camera horizontally or vertically (fig.8).

It is possible to remove the lens’ tripod socket, for more convenient hand-held photography, if desired.

  1. To do so, first, loosen the tripod collar locking knob, and, align the index mark of the collar, with the REMOVE position (fig.9).
  2. Then, pull the tripod collar straight back, as shown in Fig. 10, removing the collar.
  • When you wish to re-attach the tripod collar to the lens, please reverse the procedure above.
  • Please, do not set the tripod collar to the REMOVE position, except when you are removing, or attaching, the tripod collar, as the lens may inadvertently detach from the collar and fall. Also, please remember to tighten the locking knob to prevent the lens from rotating unintentionally.
  • When the lens is mounted on the camera, the tripod collar cannot be removed from the lens.


As an accessory, [Protective Cover] comes with this lens for the purpose of protecting the attaching portion for the tripod socket, and improving the touch when the lens is held by hand. In order to attach [Protective Cover] to the lens, first, the tripod socket must be removed. Then, as shown in Fig. 11, position the mark on [Protective Cover] to the same mark on the lens. After that, push the cover straight to the lens until it is attached.

In order to remove the cover from the lens, pull it straight in the opposite direction.

  • Please do not carry the lens holding the Protective Cover part while the cover is attached. It might cause a drop in the lens.


This lens can be used as a 1.4 (210-840mm F7-9) or a 2x (300-1200mm F10-12.6) hyper-telephoto zoom lens by attaching SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 respectively. (Both can be used in manual focus only.)

  • Do not use other manufacturers’ teleconverters, only those listed above are compatible.
  • When SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF. For details, please refer to the user manual of the camera body.


A bayonet-type detachable hood is provided with the lens. This lens hood helps to prevent flare and ghost images caused by extraneous light. Attach the hood and turn it clockwise until it stops rotating. (fig. 12)

  • In order to place the lens and hood into the storage case, you must first remove the hood, and then replace it on the lens in the reverse position.


Please attach the shoulder strap to the sling as described in Fig. 13.


  • When using a polarizing filter with an AF camera, use the “circular” type.


  • Avoid any shocks or exposure to extreme high or low temperatures or to humidity. For extended storage, choose a cool and dry place, preferably with good ventilation. To avoid damage to the lens coating, keep away from mothballs or naphthalene gas.
  • Do not use thinner, benzine, or other organic cleaning agents to remove dirt or fingerprints from the lens elements. Clean by using a soft, moistened lens cloth or lens tissue.
  • This lens is not waterproof. When using the lens in the rain or near water, prevent it from getting wet. It is often impractical to repair the internal mechanism, lens elements, and electric components damaged by water.
  • Sudden temperature changes may cause condensation or fog to appear on the surface of the lens. When entering a warm room from the cold outdoors, it is advisable to keep the lens in the case until the temperature of the lens approaches room temperature.


Dimensions and weight include the SIGMA mount.

  • APO lenses use Special Low Dispersion glass. This special glass normally has some tiny air bubbles but it does not affect the optical performance.
  • The glass materials used in the lens do not contain environmentally hazardous lead and arsenic.

The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).

FAQS About Sigma 150-600mm HSM Lens for Canon

What is the Sigma 150/600’s focusing distance minimum?

58-280cm / 22.8-110.2in.

What are the Sigma 150/600’s image stabilization modes?

Mode 2 is used for motorsports and other applications demanding panning, whereas Mode 1 is used for everyday photography.

How many variations are for the Sigma 150 600?


Image stabilization is there on the Sigma 150 600?

The Optical Stabilizer technology on the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is very stunning*.

What is a lens’ maximum focusing distance?

All normal lenses can focus at a maximum distance of infinity.

How is the minimum focus distance determined?

Each lens has a minimum focusing distance at which it may capture an image.

What is the name of the Sigma image stabilization?

function of the optical stabilizer (OS).

When is picture stabilization effective?


Describe the Sigma HSM lens.

The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM), a creation of SIGMA, powers the autofocus mechanism with ultrasonic vibrations.

Is the Sigma 150/600 weatherproof?

weather resistant

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