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New lenses from Sigma

New lenses from Sigma - Sigma bring five new lenses to the photography market.

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Sigma release the 8-16mm f4-5.6 DC HSM, 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, 50-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM , 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM and the 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM.

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8-16mm f4-5.6 DC HSM 8-16mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
  • Ultra wide-angle zoom range with a 121.2° angle of view
  • FLD, Hybrid Aspherical and Glass Mold lens elements
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the zoom range

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM.

This is the first ultra wide zoom lens with a minimum focal length of 8mm, designed specifically for APS-C size image sensors. This lens has an equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. The wide-angle of view from 121.2 degrees* produces striking images with exaggerated perspective, enabling photographers to emphasize the subject.

Four FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, compensate for colour aberration. One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism. Incorporating an inner focusing system, the lens produces high definition images throughout the entire zoom range. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm throughout the entire zoom range which allows photographers to emphasise the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. This lens has a compact construction with an overall length of 105.7mm and a maximum diameter of 75mm.

*The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on.

Specifications

  • Minimum Aperture F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 24cm
  • Lens Construction 15 Elements in 11 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification 1:7.8
  • Angle of View 114.5°- 75.7°
  • Filter Size 82mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades 7 pcs
  • Lens Hood Petal-type
  • Weight 545g
  • Dimensions Diameter 75mm x Length 105.7mm
  • Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF
  • SRP TBA

17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM 17-50mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM
  • Large aperture standard zoom lens
  • FLD, Glass Mold and Hybrid Aspherical lenses
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Incorporates Sigma’s unique Optical Stabilisation system
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM.

This large aperture standard zoom lens is designed for digital SLR cameras and incorporates Sigma’s efficient OS function. It is a compact lens with an overall length of just 91.8mm (3.6”). This lens covers a focal length from 17mm wide angle and offers a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range, making it ideal for many types of photography such as portraiture and landscapes. The OS (Optical Stabiliser) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. For Sony and Pentax mount, the built-in OS function of this lens can be used even if the camera body is equipped with an image sensor shift anti-shake system. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the viewfinder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.

Two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite glass, plus two glass mold and one hybrid aspherical lens, provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.

Incorporating HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), the lens provides fast and quiet AF. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11”) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5. The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images. The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for use with the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarising filters.

* Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras. * For Pentax and Sony mount, when the OS function of lens body is used, please turn the stabilizer function of camera body off. * It is not possible to use the built-in OS function and AF of this lens with Pentax ist *series and the K100D.

Specifications

  • Minimum Aperture F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 28cm
  • Lens Construction 17 Elements in 13 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification 1:5
  • Angle of View 72.4°- 27.9°
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades 7 pcs
  • Lens Hood Petal-type
  • Weight TBA
  • Dimensions Diameter 83.5mm x Length 91.8mm
  • Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF
  • SRP £899.99

Sigma 50-500 f5-6.3 DG OS HSM50-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM
  • 10x high zoom ratio ultra telephoto zoom lens
  • Special Low Dispersion glass elements
  • Incorporates Sigma’s unique Optical Stabilisation system
  • Maximum magnification ratio of 1:3
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM.

This is a 10x high zoom ratio ultra telephoto zoom lens incorporating Sigma’s original Optical Stabiliser function. This lens covers a wide range of focal lengths from 50mm to 500mm ultra telephoto. The OS (Optical Stabiliser) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. For Sony and Pentax mount, the built-in OS function of this lens can be used even if the camera body is equipped with an image sensor shift anti-shake system. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.

Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of colour aberration. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost and ensures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. This lens has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.1 (at the focal length of 200mm) making it ideal for close-up photography.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. The addition of the optional 1.4x EX DG or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 70-700mm F6.3-8 or a 100-1000mm F9-12.6 MF zoom lens respectively. This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. The filter size of this lens is φ95mm and the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor to use an φ86mm filter.

*The Pentax mount Tele Converter cannot be used with this particular lens.
*It is not possible to use a Polarising filter with the step down ring. If you attach a Polarising filter, you many not be able to remove it from the lens again.
*Nikon and Pentax mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.
*For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabiliser (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V
*For Pentax and Sony mounts, it is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras as well as Pentax *ist series and K100D.
*When using the OS function of a lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit, please turn the camera’s stabilizer unit off.
  • Specifications
  • Minimum Aperture F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 50-180cm
  • Lens Construction 22 Elements in 16 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification 1:3.1
  • Angle of View 46.8°- 5°
  • Filter Size 95mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 pcs
  • Lens Hood Petal-type
  • Weight 1,970g
  • Dimensions Diameter 104.4mm x Length 219mm
  • Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF
  • SRP
70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  • Large aperture telephoto zoom lens
  • FLD and SLD glass elements
  • Incorporates Sigma’s unique Optical Stabilisation system
  • Equipped with HSM ensuring quiet and high speed AF
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma APO 70-200 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM.

This large aperture telephoto zoom lens incorporates Sigma’s original Optical Stabiliser function.
The lens covers a medium telephoto range of focal lengths from 70mm to 200mm and has a large maximum aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. The OS (Optical Stabiliser) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. For Sony and Pentax mount, the built-in OS function of this lens can be used even if the camera body is equipped with an image sensor shift anti-shake system. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.

Two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of colour aberration. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range and an optimum optical power layout provides superior optical quality in all shooting ranges from close-up to infinity. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), ensuring a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 140cm (55.1”) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:8. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images. This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood. For digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, a dedicated hood adapter, which expands the length of the lens hood, is supplied.

*The Pentax mount Tele Converter cannot be used with this particular lens. *Nikon and Pentax mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model. *For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabiliser (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V. *For Pentax and Sony mounts, it is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras as well as Pentax *ist series and K100D. *When using the OS function of a lens with a camera which incorporates a stabiliser unit, please turn the camera’s stabiliser unit off.

Specifications
  • Minimum Aperture F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 140cm
  • Lens Construction 22 Elements in 17 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification 1:8
  • Angle of View 34.3°- 12.3°
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 pcs
  • Lens Hood Petal-type
  • Weight TBA
  • Dimensions Diameter 86.4mm x Length 197.6mm
  • Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF
  • SRP TBA

85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Large aperture medium telephoto lens
  • Glass Mold and SLD lens elements
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm ensuring excellent bokeh
  • Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Equipped with HSM providing quiet and high speed AF
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM.

This large aperture medium telephoto lens optimised for use with digital SLR cameras features a focal length of 85mm, ensuring a natural perspective. The large aperture of F1.4 is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography. When used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, the lens effectively becomes a 127.5mm F1.4 lens.

One SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and one glass mold element give excellent correction for all types of aberrations and ensure superior optical performance. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost even in backlight photography. Incorporating HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), this lens provides quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capability. It features a minimum focusing distance of 85cm and a maximum magnification 1:8.6. This lens has a round 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images.

This lens is supplied with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. For digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, a dedicated hood adapter, which expands the length of the lens hood, is supplied and enables the hood to block out extraneous light more effectively.

* PENTAX SFX and SF7 cannot be used.
* Nikon and Pentax mount lenses do not have an aperture ring.
* If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

Specifications
  • Minimum Aperture F16
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 85cm
  • Lens Construction 11 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Maximum Magnification 1:8.6
  • Angle of View 28.6°
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 pcs
  • Lens Hood Petal-type
  • Weight TBA
  • Dimensions Diameter 84.7mm x Length 87.6mm
  • Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF
  • SRP TBA
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Comments


Hugo 9 639 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2010 12:53AM
Some nice looking stuff there...but the 17-70 2.8 -deffo a gap in the market here for Canon users - but with a SRP of 899 - although the price in the shops will i'm sure be lower - it's still just as much as the 'real' Canon model.

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