The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens introduced last month during CP+ has launched for pre-order at $800. The telephoto lens is described by Sigma as both lightweight and compact, offering a dustproof and splashproof design alongside a front lens water- and oil-repellent coating to help keep the glass clean.

Four SLD glass elements complement the Contemporary lens' Super Multi-Layer coating to decrease both color fringing and chromatic aberrations, and they are joined by a nine-blade rounded diaphragm. Optical image stabilization works alongside the Hyper Sonic Motor autofocusing system to provide sharp images. Sigma bills this lens as offering 'exceptional performance at lower shutter speeds.'


  • Lens Construction: 21 Elements in 15 Groups
  • Angle of View:  24.4º -- 6.2 º
  • Min to Max Aperture: f/22 -- f/5 - 6.3
  • Max Reproduction Ratio: 1:3.8
  • Min. Focusing Distance: 5.25' (1.6 m)
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Dimensions: 86.4 x 182.3mm/ 3.4 x 7.2in
  • Weight: 1160 gram / 40.9 ounce

The new Sigma Contemporary lens is currently listed as available for pre-order on B&H Photo with a shipping date of 'end of May 2017.' The lens is also listed on Sigma's website, but it still reads 'Available Soon' with no pre-order option.

Via: NikonRumors