Sigma have also announced details for the new telephoto zoom lens detailed in the post below from last month:

The Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C lens will have an RRP of £1,199.99
Delivery is expected as follows:

Canon mount: March
Sigma mount: April
Nikon mount: May
Sony mount: TBA

End. (09/03/15).


Another lens announced by Sigma today is the long reaching 150mm-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM.

Here we are with the official details:

C | Contemporary

SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

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A lightweight hyper-telephoto zoom lens featuring high usability and outstanding optical performance. The latest fine lens in our Contemporary line.

High image quality and a compact construction based on the product concept of our Contemporary line.
Enhanced functionality for better portability and usability.
Customization and flexible adjustment for convenience or a specific purpose is possible.
Compatible with the newly developed tele converters.
New product lines from SGV concepts that are setting new benchmarks for image quality.

Supplied Accessory: Hood (LH1050-01), Shoulder Strap, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-71, Protective Cover
* The appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The same focal ranges for different purposes. The first hyper-telephoto zoom lens from our Contemporary line for better usability.

On the one hand, the product concept of the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports is to achieve the best optical and action-capture performance to meet the requirements of professional photographers. On the other hand, that of the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary is to achieve a lightweight and compact construction for higher usability with similar specifications. It has put a special emphasis on its optical performance by incorporation of 1 FLD and 3 SLD glass elements, optimization of lens power distribution and minimized chromatic aberration of magnification. An issue for hyper-telephoto lenses in particular at the telephoto end, optical aberrations have been minimized throughout the zoom range. Dust- and splash-proof to facilitate photography in the field and featuring a detachable tripod socket for more convenient handheld photography, this lens is a lightweight high-performance model offering outstanding usability.

[Special Features]

1. High image quality and a compact construction based on the product concept of our Contemporary line.

By incorporating excellent optical glass elements, it minimizes chromatic aberration and achieves class leading image quality.
This lens incorporates 1 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass element, which has performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and compensates for chromatic aberration at the utmost. Chromatic aberration in particular, which could be visible especially towards the telephoto-end even when stopped down, is corrected by the optimized design of glass elements including the FLD lens.
* FLD glass is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This optical glass
has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. It also benefits from high anomalous dispersion. These characteristics give excellent correction for residual chromatic aberration (secondary spectrum) which cannot be corrected by ordinary optical glass and ensures high definition and high contrast images.
Lightweight and compact construction for higher usability.

Compared to the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports, it is more compact and lightweight, enabling easy handling and making it possible to do handheld photography for a longer period of time. The tripod socket is detachable so that the lens can be carried by itself. Without the tripod socket, it also fits well into limited space for storage.
Moreover, the tripod socket is made of magnesium which is light and strong at the same time. The tripod socket may be detached and replaced with a rubber protective cover to further reduce weight and make handheld photography an even more lightweight and convenient experience. This lens is the optimal choice for photographers who desire hyper-telephoto functionality while staying light on their feet.

2. Enhanced functionality for better portability and usability

Intelligent OS featuring updated algorithm
The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function features an acceleration sensor to ensure even higher precision. Two OS modes are available: Mode 1 for general photography and Mode 2 for motor sports and other applications requiring panning. In Mode 2, the acceleration sensor teams up with the Intelligent OS and its updated stabilization algorithm to deliver effective stabilization while you move the camera horizontally, vertically, or diagonally—regardless of the position of the lens. This feature helps ensure effective panning and outstanding capture of moving subjects.
Note: This lens is incompatible with film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.

Zoom lock switch can be set at any focal length
The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length. It can be fixed at the photographer’s desirable focal length, which allows stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward. It also helps during long exposure photography.

Water and oil-repellent coating ensures a pleasant photography experience

Without CoatingThe forefront lenses incorporate a water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be wiped away easily and prevents oil and fat from sticking to the surface, even in challenging shooting conditions. At the same time, the maintenance of the lens surface becomes easier.

Dust-proof and splash-proof mount
As with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM from the Sports line, the lens mount incorporates rubber sealing to protect the mount part from dust and water drops.

Quieter and Faster “Optimized AF”
The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet AF. With the further enhanced AF algorithm compared to previous models, continuous AF (AF-C) improves the focusing efficiency by approximately 5%.

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3. Customization and flexible adjustment for convenience or a specific purpose is possible

Manual override incorporated to make two full-time manual modes switchable.
In addition to AF/MF, MO (Manual Override) is incorporated as one of the options of the focus mode switch. By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. With AF position, standard full-time manual focus is available. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position’s sensitivity to switch to manual focus.

SIGMA USB DOCK – Customizable to your needs
Customization including firmware updates, focus adjustment, setting of full time manual operations as well as adjustment of the timing to switch to MF when rotating the focus ring is available with the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, by connecting it with the dedicated software “SIGMA Optimization Pro” on a computer. With this lens, custom mode that can be set depending on the photography situation is available by switching it on the lens. Through custom mode, it is possible to set AF speed, focus limiter where desired focus range can be adjusted, and OS where one of the patterns for optical stabilizer can be selected from “Dynamic View Mode”, “Standard” and “Moderate View Mode”.

4. Compatible with the newly developed tele converters (sold separately).

AF is effective up to F8
Tele Converters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups (optional) can be attached. The addition of SIGMA’s TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 or TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 produces a MF 210-840mm F7-9 hyper-telephoto zoom lens or a MF 300-1200mm F10-12.6 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively. In addition, when SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, it is possible to shoot with AF.
* When shooting subjects with low contrast or luminosity value, focus may not be spot on the subject.

5. New product lines from SGV concepts that are setting new benchmarks for image quality.

Leveraging the latest technology to combine outstanding optical performance with compact design, this line is perfect for a wide range of photographic scenes.
SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary line is a high performance line which incorporates the very latest technology making it possible to accommodate both high optical performance and compactness for use in various photography situations. SIGMA has solved the difficult problem of keeping the size and weight down without compromising optical performance and function with the latest technology.

“SIGMA GLOBAL VISION” – SIGMA is working on its full renewal of the products, and the new lens lines share all the following elements.

Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system “A1”
We used to measure lens performance with an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors. However, we’ve now developed our own proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable
high-frequency details are now within the scope of our quality control inspections. All SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lenses will all be checked using this “A1” before they are shipped.

“Made in Japan” with the best craftsmanship
All SIGMA’s manufacturing – right down to the molds and parts – is carried out under an integrated production system, entirely in Japan. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”. We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of SIGMA products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world, because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.

Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service that enables lenses to be long term assets
Over the years, SIGMA has manufactured an extremely wide variety of interchangeable lenses. Leveraging our unique know-how and resources, we present our new mount conversion service, which is available for the interchangeable lenses from our new product lines. SIGMA will convert the
current lens mount internal components, allowing you to continue using your favorite SIGMA lens with a different camera body. Thanks to this service, you can use a favorite lens for many years to come, unrestricted by your original choice of camera system.
Note: SIGMA’s mount conversion service differs from ordinary repairs and product support and is not offered at your local
SIGMA dealer or camera store. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary/ distributer of SIGMA.

[Other Features]

Brass made bayonet mount
This lens incorporates a brass bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
Flare and ghosting were thoroughly measured and monitored from the lens development stage to establish an optical design which is resistant to strong incidental light such as backlight. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm
The 9 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.

[Specification] For SIGMA
Lens Construction: 20 elements in 14 groups | Minimum aperture (wide): F22 | Filter size: ø95mm | Angle of view (35mm): 16.4° – 4.1° | Minimum focusing distance: 280cm./110.2in. | Dimensions (Diameter x Length): ø105mm x 260.1mm/ 4.1in. x 10.2in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.9 | Weight: 1,930 g (1,830 g with protective cover )
[UPC Code]
SIGMA    : 0085126-745561     Nikon    : 0085126-745554    Canon    : 0085126-745547
Hood LH1050-01 (supplied)    : 0085126-930615
FRONT CAP LCF III 95mm (supplied) : 0085126-930042
REAR CAP LCR II (supplied)
SIGMA    : 0085126-929497    Nikon    : 0085126-929503    Canon    : 0085126-929510
TRIPOD SOCKET TS-71 (supplied) : 0085126-931322
Protective Cover (supplied):TBD
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 (optional accessory)
SIGMA : 0085126-879563      Canon : 0085126-879549       Nikon : 0085126-879556
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 (optional accessory)
SIGMA : 0085126-870560      Canon : 0085126-870546       Nikon : 0085126-870553
SIGMA USB DOCK (optional accessory)
SIGMA : 0085126-878566      Nikon : 0085126-878559       Canon : 0085126-878542,
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 95mm (optional accessory) :     0085126-930998
SIGMA PROTECTOR 95mm (optional accessory) :     0085126-931124
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 95mm (optional accessory) :     0085126-930738
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 95mm (optional accessory) : 0085126-930851


End. (10/02/15).