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Sigma has announced a pair of new telezoom lenses. Both described as the '150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM' one carries Sigma's 'Contemporary' branding and one is positioned in its 'Sport' lineup. The sports version is dust and splash-proof (only the mount is sealed on the 'C' version), and both lenses boast new versions of Sigma's 'OS' optical image stabilization system. Under the hood though, their construction is significantly different.
The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is aimed at professionals and is constructed from 24 lens elements in 16 groups – including two FLD and three SLD glass elements. The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens is designed for greater portability, and construction comprises 20 elements in 14 groups – including one FLD and three SLD glass elements.
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RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world's most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lenses that celebrate significant optical and build advancements. The two lens designs vary in size and use, and add to the company’s impressive roster of Contemporary and Sports lenses in the Global Vision lineup.
The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design. Pricing and availability of these lenses are not yet available.
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 Global Vision Art, Sports and Contemporary lines were developed to help photographers identify lenses that are best suited to their specific photography and these two lenses are perfect examples of that intent,” Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “While they share a focal length and many outstanding features, these lenses are designed with different photographers in mind. Both high-performance lenses, one is for the professional-grade action shooter; the other for photographers looking for high performance and portability.”
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.
All of Sigma’s Global Vision lenses are compatible with the company’s USB dock and Mount Conversion Service, and undergo individual testing before being shipped. Using the USB Dock allows for advanced customization of AF speed, OS viewing modes, focus limiter and firmware updates. Every Sigma Global Vision lens is tested with Sigma’s proprietary “A1” MTF measuring system prior to shipping to ensure optimal performance and image quality.
The company will be exhibiting at the 2014 Photokina in Cologne, Germany, later this month. The latest lenses from the Global Vision lineup will be on display at the event and attendees are invited to stop by booth #B20/C29 in Hall 4.2. For information about Sigma, go to www.sigmaphoto.com or follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
|Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S||Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C|
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||150–600 mm|
|Lens mount||Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet||Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Special elements / coatings||2 FLD and 3 SLD||1 FLD and 2 SLD|
|Minimum focus||2.60 m (102.36″)||2.80 m (110.24″)|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Focus distance limiter||No|
|Weight||2860 g (6.31 lb)|
|Diameter||121 mm (4.76″)||105 mm (4.13″)|
|Length||290 mm (11.42″)||260 mm (10.24″)|
|Materials||Metal||Composite with metal sealed mount|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||105 mm||95 mm|
|International Version, Canon SLR Mount|
|US Version, Canon SLR Mount|
|International Version, Nikon SLR Mount|
|US Version, Nikon SLR Mount|
|US Version, Sigma SLR Mount|
|Canon EF Cameras|
|Nikon F Cameras|
|Sigma SA Cameras|
|Sigma 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3 Contemporary for Canon EF...|
|Sigma 745-306 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary...|
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