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Shot with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S. Click to view larger (on Flickr). Credit: Sigma Germany

Sigma Germany just posted a few full-size sample images made with the Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports on Canon 5D Mark III.

Check them out here. Hopefully more will be added soon.

Price drop on the dp2Q

Just a short note to let you know that the Sigma dp2 Quattro is now $899 at Adorama and B&H Photo ($999 at launch).

And here is a couple of links of interest regarding the camera:

Sigma posted a video to show all the features of the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports. Pretty much everything is already detailed here, but it’s a nice watch for sure.

As usual, Sigma is actively promoting a single piece of their new gear at a time. Coverage of the Contemporary version will certainly follow shortly. In any case, full-size sample photos would be welcome.

The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is due for release in mid-October.

Pre-order: Canon | Nikon | Sigma

Check also this video from Matt Granger about the lens.

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Sigma discontinued lenses in September 2014

The lenses below are either no longer listed, or marked as “discontinued” at Adorama / B&H Photo.

  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM (Sony mount)
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM (Pentax mount)
  • Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye (Canon and Nikon mounts)
  • Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye (Sony mount)

The old lineup has a spate of fisheye lenses (four!) so it’s not surprising to see it lightened at some point.

I doubt that there is a new fisheye lens on the horizon though, at least not in a close future. Since the new Global Vision line offers nothing “ultra wide” so far, Sigma is most probably focused on wide-angle rectilinear designs for now.

Regarding the two zooms, they are probably suffering from the same problem as the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 for Pentax. The other mounts should remain available until the lenses get replaced.

Sigma's new teleconverters and filters

 The Sigma TC-1401 1.4× and TC-2001 2× replace the nine-year-old 1.4× and 2× EX DG APO teleconverters.

Sigma TC-1401 1.4× TC Sigma TC-2001 2× TC
AF Up to f/8 Up to f/8
Optical construction 7 elements in 5 groups 10 elements in 5 groups
Special glass 1 SLD element 2 SLD elements
Size 69.8 x 25.0 mm / 2.7 x 1.0 in 69.8 x 48.9 mm / 2.7 x 1.9 in
Weight 190 g / 6.7 oz 290 g / 10.2 oz
Dust and splash proof Yes Yes
Available mounts Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
US Price $349 $399

A compatibility chart like this one will hopefully come out soon.

Pre-order links

B&H Photo is also listing all the new Sigma filters. That’s a total of 52 items (13 filter sizes in 4 lines).

Check out the full list in the price guide

Currently, none of the above products are in stock, but we set up a handy feature: to receive an instant notification when something becomes available, simply move your mouse over any blue price or “To come”, and click on “Notify when In Stock”.

Sigma lineup

Another interview with Kazuto Yamaki has been published over at CNET.

He reveals that Sigma has something “very unique” up their sleeves with respect to lenses − something we may see next year. Let’s just hope it will come to fruition.

Something nobody else has?
Yamaki: Next year.
A zoom or prime [fixed focal lengh] lens?
Yamaki: Both. Well, we are still studying it. We’re not sure we can release it to the market.

The transcript suggests a single lens, but when asked “prime or zoom?”, the answer is “both”. Speculation is open…

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