Three lenses (among which two different 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lenses), two new teleconverters and a set of filters have just been announced.
- Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
- Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports (weather sealed)
- Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Contemporary (weather sealed)
- Sigma TC-1401 1.4× Teleconverter (weather sealed)
- Sigma TC-2001 2× Teleconverter (weather sealed)
- Sigma WR Protector Filters (water-repellent, antistatic type) and Sigma Protector Filters (normal type)
- Sigma WR UV Filters (water-repellent, antistatic type)
- Sigma WR Circular Polarizing Filters (water-repellent, antistatic type)
Lenses and TCs will be available for pre-order soon.
Below are a few interesting excerpts from the official announcements.
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports
Both versions of the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM feature dust and splash-proof features, as well as new water and oil-repellent coating on the front and rear lenses. They boast an updated Optical Stabilizer (OS) that features an accelerometer for improved vertical and horizontal panning, essential for bird, wildlife and motor sports photography. Two new switches were added for ease-of-use, including a new zoom lock switch capable of locking at any focal distance and a Manual Override (MO) switch for improved control of focusing performance. An enhanced auto focus (AF) algorithm and Hyper Sonic Motor ensure quiet and fast AF. The lenses are compatible with Sigma’s newly announced lineup of Global Vision teleconverters, which are effective up to F/8.
The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports offers the highest level of performance and durability with a splash and dust proof construction, and features dimensions of 4.8 inches by 11.4 inches, with a weight of 100.9 ounces. It contains 24 lens elements in 16 groups – including two FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 102.4 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is also 1:5. The Sports lens will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.
The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens is the first hyper-telephoto zoom lens from the Global Vision Contemporary line, and will enable easy handling with a smaller build than its Sports counterpart. It is equipped with a splash and dust proof mount, and while the weight of the lens is still to be determined, its dimensions will be 4.1 inches by 10.2 inches. The lens will feature 20 elements in 14 groups – including one FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 110.2 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is 1:5. It will be available in Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.
Read the full press release
Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Macro Contemporary
The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 15 inches, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3. To enhance the macro capabilities of the lens, Sigma Corporation has also designed a dedicated close-up AML72-01 lens that pairs with the 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 to offer a maximum magnification ratio 1:2 and changeable angles of view. Even when this close-up lens is attached, the image taken at maximum magnification ratio, at 300mm, infinity, shows very little difference in modulation transfer function (MTF). This close-up lens will be sold separately for $55 and will also be available in October.
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