Sigma has announced the new 150–600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The lens will be the first in a new line of Sports oriented mirrorless camera lenses for sports photography offering incredible levels of performance, functionality, and build quality required for ultra-telephoto shooting in the most demanding situations.
A First in a New “Sports” Line of Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras
The new SIGMA 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN OS is compatible with the company’s 1.4x and 2x L-mount tele-converters, with AF support up to 1200mm.
The lens is currently available to pre-order for $1500 USD at B&H in either L mount or Sony E mount.
Furthermore, the newest Sigma zoom’s optical formula is based on the latest optical lens construction incorporating 25 elements in 15 groups including a range of special types of high-performance glass including four FLD and a couple of SLD elements ensuring complete control of different types of aberrations.
Nevertheless, this advanced optical formula ensures photographers capture images with the highest resolution and clearest detail not only at the telephoto end at 600mm, but also throughout its entire zoom range without compromise.
Fast AF and Optical Image Stabilization
Of course, when it comes to AF the new Sigma is equipped with a fast and accurate autofocus system. And thanks to the high-precision magnetic sensor, combined with an Optical Stabilizer effective to up to 4 stops of IS, the new Sigma 150-600mm is a highly responsive lens that can handle even the most challenging subjects.
In addition, the new lens also features a Dual Action Zoom system that includes straight and ring zoom, a dust and splash resistant structure, and customizable switches helping creatives adapt quickly and easily to virtually any shooting environment.
Moreover, the lens’ AF actuator is controlled by a stepping motor, ensuring fast and quiet autofocus with excellent tracking of moving objects. Furthermore, a high-precision magnetic sensor enables highly accurate positioning for fast and high-precision AF.
This is particularly impressive on an ultra-telephoto lens where the focus lens has to move a significant distance.
Custom Mode Switch
The Image Stabilization settings can be adjusted thanks to the OS switch and Custom Mode switch to best suit the shooting situation. The lens has a Focus Limiter switch offering three-zone AF modification, which helps to speed up AF performance, and on the L-Mount it is possible to set a custom focusing limit via the SIGMA USB DOCK.
Furthermore, the lens is also equipped with a total of three AFL buttons, which can be used to assign various functions on the camera side depending on the model of camera used.
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Quick Features/Specifications
- Lens construction: 25 elements in 15 groups, with 4 FLD and 2 SLD elements
- OS (Optical Stabilizer) function
- Dust and splash resistant construction
- Water and oil repellent coating (front element)
- Internal focus system
- Compatible with high-speed autofocus
- Stepping motor
- Compatible with lens aberration correction
- Available on select supported cameras; corrections may vary depending on model
- 9-blade rounded diaphragm
- Support DMF and AF+MF
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Focus Mode switch / Focus Limiter switch
- OS Mode switch / Custom Mode switch
- AFL button (3 buttons)
- Zoom Torque switch
- Tripod Socket (replaceable lens foot type) TS-121 fixed
- Cover Hood (LH1034-01)
- Compatible with:
- Sigma 1.4x and 2x tele-converters (L-Mount only)
- also with the Sigma USB DOCK UD-11 (for L-Mount only)
- also compatible with the SIGMA TRIPOD SOCKET TS-81 (Replaceable lens foot type; sold separately)
- Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
- Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system
- High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
- Available in L-mount and Sony E-mount
Pre-order: $1,499 USD at B&H – L mount and E mount
Check out the full livestream presentation below:
Sigma 150-600mm with Tripod Socket
Sigma has also included a magnesium tripod socket on the lens body attachable to an Arca Swiss type clamp. Even better – the foot is also removable and may be replaced with an optional lens foot or mounted on a monopod.
Nevertheless the lens body uses parts made of aluminium and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite). This is a type of polycarbonate material with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminium, ensuring the lens behaves consistently at different temperatures.
Head over to Sigma’s website here to get the full technical specs and/or to learn more.