SIGMA LAUNCHES NEW LENSES

5 Lenses were recently launched in Anaheim, California. The most interesting of the lot is the Sigma 8-16mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM.

It is for APS-C and equivalent to 12-24mm on full frame. There is no equivalent focal range in the Canon EF-S line up-closest is the EF-S 10-22. If the 8-16mm holds it’s quality like the 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM this will be another bench mark for Sigma ultra wide angle.

I will post a review once it is available online… somewhere. As always, all new Sigma lenses are supplied with hood and case.

Sigma 85mmSigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

THE 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
SRP TBA
Dimensions Diameter 84.7mm x Length 87.6mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF

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.

Sigma 8-16mmSigma 8-16mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM

THE 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
SRP TBA
Dimensions Diameter 75mm x Length 105.7mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF

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.

Sigma 17-50mmSigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

THE 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
SRP £899.99
Dimensions Diameter 83.5mm x Length 91.8mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Ca
non AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF

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.

Sigma 50-500Sigma 50-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

THE 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
SRP TBA
Dimensions Diameter 104.4mm x Length 219mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF

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.

Sigma 70-200mmSigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM

THE 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
SRP TBA
Dimensions Diameter 86.4mm x Length 197.6mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF

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.