Affordable Reach: A Review of the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens

A decade ago, high quality supertelephoto zoom lenses were generally the exclusive domain of first party manufacturers, but in the past few years, companies like Tamron and Sigma have brought affordable and well-performing alternatives to the market. This great review takes a look at one such lens, the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary.

Coming to you from The SnapChick, this excellent video review takes a look at the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens. At $949, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 is quite affordable compared to most such lenses, and it brings with it several useful features, including:

  • One F Low Dispersion (FLD) element and four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements for reduced chromatic aberration and improved clarity
  • Optical image stabilization with up to four stops of compensation
  • Minimum focusing distance of 5.2 feet at 400mm for a maximum magnification of 0.24x
  • Customizable AFL button
  • Focus limiter switch for increased performance
  • Zoom lock
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Dust- and splash-resistant mount

For anyone needing an affordable and relatively compact supertelephoto lens, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary looks to be a good choice. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 


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