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.'

Specs:

  • 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