The new Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports ultra telephoto zoom lens, available in Sony E-mount and L-mount , will ship to Australia at the end of August with an RRP of $1999 – a hell of a lot of lens for under $2K!
The first Sports lens for mirrorless systems, the Sigma 150-600mm f5.-6.3 lens has been designed with sports, wildlife and shooting fast-paced action in mind. To complement the benefits of mirrorless cameras, Sigma worked on keeping the lens compact and lightweight, with it clocking in at 2.1KG with a 109mm diameter.
Construction consists of 25 elements in 15 groups, including four FLD (low dispersion) and two SLD (special low dispersion) to reduce ghosting and flaring.
The AF unit is controlled by a stepping motor, and also uses a magnetic sensor that detects the focus lens position with high precision by utilising a magnetic signal. Sigma says this ‘is particularly impressive on an ultra-telephoto lens where the focus lens has to move a significant distance’.
The ‘OS’ stands for Optical Stabiliser, effective to around four stops of image stabilsation, allowing users to shoot handheld at slower shutter speeds. When activated, blurring caused by movement of lens elements is minimised. The OS settings can be adjusted using the OS switch and Custom Mode.
Three AFL buttons are able to assign various functions, allowing users to customise and quickly access key settings to suit shooting style. As for the rest of the exterior, the lens has a dush and splash resistant structure combined with a water and oil repellent coating on the front element.
Other features include:
Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction;
Super Multi-Layer Coating to further suppress flare and ghosting;
Focus mode switch;
Focus Limiter switch;
Zoom Torque switch;
9-blade rounded diaphragm;
brass bayonet mount.