Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test

September 06, 2015  •  5 Comments

I have been trying to find a set of pictures that perfectly illustrates the quality, and versatility of the new Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S.

Yesterday at Oulton Park, whilst covering the Round 9 of the British Superbike Championship I believe I may have achieved this.

Questions I frequently get asked by professional colleagues is why Sigma? Is it fast enough? Is the quality as good as Canon/Nikon? What about the build quality? Is it too much of a compromise? No it is not a compromise, build quality is excellent (MotoGP at Silverstone gave everything a soaking) and hopefully the following set of images clearly illustrates that the quality and speed is excellent! The body used was a Canon 1DX, 1/800th at f8.

As I say I was at Oulton Park covering the first of three BSB races from turn 1, Old Hall Corner. On lap 2, Howie Mainwaring-Smart lost the front end resulting in the following:

 

IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_01Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_02Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_03Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_04Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_05Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_07Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_06Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_08IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_082015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_09IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_092015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_10IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_102015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_11IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_112015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_12IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_122015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_14IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_142015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_15IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_152015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_16IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_162015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
This occurred on lap two, so there were still several professional photographers at turn 1, who had come to cover the first corner action of the opening race. It would appear that I am the only professional to have the full sequence, purely because of the speed, quality and "push/full" zoom facility. My colleagues who were all on Canon and Nikon prime lenses, appear to have missed this spectacular crash either in part or all together!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Hopefully this set of images will answer most question about the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S, which I regard as being an outstanding lens and excellent value for money.


Comments

5.Impact Images Photography
The above images were shot on a Canon 1DX, 1/800th at f8. I have now amended this in the text.
4.Ajith(non-registered)
I am not a professional photographer and don't have a big budget to buy a canon or Nikon telephoto zoom lens. I was thinking over again and again whether to go for sigma 150-600mm lens Contemporary version and not the Sports. I am really impressed with the snaps you have provided. I wonder how Contemporary lens will perform in the same situation.
3.Gareth(non-registered)
What body where you shooting with? This is an amazing set of images! Well done!!!
2.CJ(non-registered)
An excellent demonstration of the range of this lens along with performance, well captured too with perfect framing. This lens is on my wishlist for charity photography work. @photo_CJ on Twitter & Instagram
1.David Burr(non-registered)
Brilliant sharp pictures. I have always rated Sigma. Still using an old 400 5.6 MF on Nikon D300 with apsc sensor. Trouble is I cannot MF like I used to. Can you advise what Camera body you were using.
Will be investing soon, this is certainly on my wish list. Kind Regards..David Burr
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