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Sigma 18-125 mm DC lens

By dpreview staff on May 21, 2004 at 13:54 GMT

Sigma today announced an all new 'DC' (Digital Camera) lens designed to be used only on digital SLR's with an APS (or smaller) sized sensor. The new 18 - 125 mm F3.5 - F5.6 DC lens has a non-rotating front element as well as a zoom lock button, it will initially be available for Sigma AF, Canon AF and Nikon AF-D lens mounts. Expected retail price in Japan will be 45,000 YEN (approx. $400), in the UK £229.99.

Press Release:

SIGMA EXTEND DC RANGE
18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC

Exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras.
Features a 6.9 times magnification zoom ratio.

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC.

This zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital SLRs with the popular APS-C sensor. This latest lens from Sigma`s DC range has a 6.9 times magnification zoom ratio. The image circle is designed to match the size of the image sensor of digital SLR cameras resulting in a surprisingly compact and lightweight superzoom lens.

A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two aspherical glass elements produce a high level of optical performance through the entire zoom range.

This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.6") at all focal lengths and is equipped with an inner focusing system. The non - rotating front element makes the lens particularly suitable for using the petal-shaped lens hood (supplied) and circular polarizing filters. The lens is equipped with a zoom lock which eliminates "Zoom Creep".

* Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

Specifications

Focal Length 18-125mm
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens Construction 15 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of View 69.3°- 11.4°
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7 pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance 50 cm (19.6")
Maximum Magnification 1:5.3
Filter Size 62 mm
Lens Hood Petal Shaped Lens Hood
Dimensions (dia x len) 70 mm (2.7") x 77.7 mm (3")
Weight 385 g (13.5 oz)
Mounts (AF) Sigma, Canon, Nikon (D), Pentax*, Minolta*
SRP Japan 45,000 YEN
SRP UK £229.99

* Availability TBA

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