A popular wide-angle zoom range now has a new Sigma option. Here are the official details:

PRESS RELEASE

February 2011

12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II

Ultra wide-angle lens designed for full frame digital SLR cameras

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 DG HSM II.

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One SLD and four FLD glass elements compensate for colour aberration and provide excellent image quality throughout the zoom range. Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give advanced performance in a compact and lightweight construction and the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting.

This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures.

Incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus while allowing full-time manual focus override. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11.0″) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.4. In addition, this lens features Sigma’s splash proof design for use in harsh conditions.

THE SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum Aperture F22 Minimum Focusing Distance 28cm

Lens Construction 17 Elements in 13 Groups Maximum Magnification 1:6.4

Angle of View 122-84.1° No. of Diaphragm Blades 6 pcs

Weight TBA

SRP TBA

Dimensions Diameter 87mm x Length 120.2mm

Ultra wide angle of view

One SLD and four FLD lens elements

Splash proof design

Minimum focusing distance of just 28cm

HSM for fast and quiet autofocus

For further information please contact:

Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd, 13 Little Mundells, Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire, AL7 1EW

Tel 01707 329999 E-Mail sales@sigma-imaging-uk.com

Website www.sigma-imaging-uk.com

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