Products marked with a red line are discontinued.
The Art, Contemporary and Sports categories are for Sigma’s latest line of lenses, called ‘Global Vision’, launched mid-2012.
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Contemporary
Sigma 150-600mm f/3.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary & Sports
That’s probably what most of you are wondering after review of the various announcements below.
As a reminder, here are the three rumored Art lenses:
We thought that there was a really good chance to see at least one of the primes.
So where are we at now?
Sigma announced a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary (above on the right) and a higher-end 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (introduced here a few days ago). We now know that focal length and aperture are not the only parameters when it comes to deciding in which category a lens should go.
So let’s review the common features and differences.
|Features||Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary||Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports|
|AF||Enhanced AF||Enhanced AF|
|AF with TCs||Up to f/8||Up to f/8|
|Optical Stabilization||OS with accelerometer||OS with accelerometer|
|Dust and splash proof||Yes (mount only)||Yes (entirely)|
|Water and oil-repellent coating on front and rear lenses||Yes||Yes|
|Optical construction||20 elements in 14 groups||24 elements in 16 groups|
|Special glass||1 FLD and 3 SLD||2 FLD and 3 SLD|
|Zoom lock switch||Yes||Yes|
|Manual override switch||Yes||Yes|
|Minimum focusing distance||280 cm / 110.2 in||260 cm / 102.4 in|
|Maximum magnification ratio||1:5||1:5|
|Diaphragm blades||9 (rounded)||9 (rounded)|
|Size||105 x 260.1mm||121 x 290.2 mm|
|Weight||TBA||2860 g / 100.9 oz|
|Available mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony||Canon, Nikon, Sigma|
|UK price (OFFICIAL)||TBA||£1,599.99|
|US Price (ESTIMATE)||$1,099||$1,999|