Perhaps you have heard of the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG?

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As perfectly and simply described by Sigma, there is no other lens like it. So much so that this behemoth of a lens boasts a price tag of $26,000.

Yes, camera gear can get into the five-figure range. And, here’s why:

The Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG is the first large-aperture ultra telephoto lens to have an F2.8 aperture at 500mm. With its specially designed attachment mounted becomes a 400-1000mm F5.6 ultra telephoto lens capable of auto-focus shooting.

It has ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass for maximum correction of aberrations. Capture perfect fast-moving nature subjects and sports such as surfing, polo, and soccer as it excels at tracking fast moving objects. It is a great surveillance lens. Here, Sigma’s achievement is unsurpassed and stands alone.

Now obviously, the value of an item differs from one customer to the next. This lens is not the kind of gear suited for everyone. Sure, it could be argued that for the price of a Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG, one could purchase one of the following items:

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However, professional photographers and serious photography hobbyists, take note:

If you are looking for a lens that is sure to take your wildlife, sports, landscape or night photography to the next level, the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG is worth every penny.

Want to get a closer look at the Sigma 200-500mm F2.8 APO EX DG? Stop by our Los Angeles store and head to the third floor. You can’t miss it.

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