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Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM

By dpreview staff on Feb 26, 2006 at 16:05 GMT

PMA 2006: Sigma has introduced its new APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM lens. The lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 100cm and HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) for fast, quiet AF. It also contains two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glasses and two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glasses for better correction against chromatic aberrations. The multi layer lens coating also reduces flare and ghost.

Press Release:

APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM

Large aperture zoom lens designed specially for digital SLR cameras with close-up capability

  • Minimum focusing distance of 100cm, maximum magnification of 1:3.5.
  • The super multi layer lens coating and lens design reduce flare and ghost.
  • ELD and SLD lenses for correction of aberrations.
  • HSM ensures a quiet and high-speed AF.

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG MACRO HSM lens

This large aperture telephoto zoom lens has a minimum focusing distance of 100cm (39.4”) throughout the entire zoom range. It is very convenient for close-up photography. This lens uses two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glasses and two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glasses for utmost correction against chromatic aberrations. This lens’ super multi layer lens coating reduce flare and ghost, which is a common problem with digital cameras.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF. The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling. A removable long tripod collar (TS-41) is included as a standard component.

When this lens is used with the 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters (optional), it becomes a 98-280mm F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 AF telephoto zoom lens respectively.

APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG macro HSM Specifications

Focal length

70-200mm

Minimum aperture F22
Lens construction 18 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of view 34.3°-12.3°
Number of diaphragm blades 9pcs
Filter size 77mm
Lens hood Petal hood
Dimensions Diameter 86.6mm (3.4-inch)X Length 184.4mm (7.3”)
Weight 1380g /48.7oz
UPC codes

• Sigma AF 00-85126-56956-3
• Nikon AF 00-85126-56955-6
• Canon AF 00-85126-56954-9

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