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New Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Lens to be Announced at Photokina 2016

The Current Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens (Nikon)

Today’s biggest rumor is that Sigma will announce the new filagship 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports lens next week at Photokina 2016. Of course that sounds exciting for sports and wildlife photographers.

The Canadian nature photographer Brad Hill got some solid information that Sigma will soon announce a new “flagship” 500mm f4 Sports lens. This lens will officially be called the Sigma 500mm f4 DG OS HSM lens and it is expected to be announced next week at Photokina 2016. Here are the detailed specs taken straight from his blog post:

WEIGHT: 3310 gm (7.3 lb). This is only 220 gm (about 0.5 lb) heavier than Nikon’s “new” 500mm f4E (fluorite) lens.
LENGTH: 380.3mm (15″). This is very slightly shorter (7 mm) than Nikon’s “new” 500mm f4E (fluorite) lens.
MATERIALS: Magnesium alloy barrel, carbon fiber hood, brass bayonet mount.
OPTICS: 16 elements in 11 groups, including 2 FLD (presumably fluoride?) elements and one SLD element.
ENVIRONMENTAL SEALING: Dust and Splash-proof construction.
ELECTROMAGNETIC DIAPHRAGM: Yes (Nikon version only).
OPTICAL STABILIZATION: 4-stops; 2 modes (mode 1 for general photography; mode 2 for panning).
OTHER: Tripod collar with 90 degree click stops (that can be turned off); optional teleconverters, mount converters, drop-in polarizer, and USB dock available.

The pricing info of this lens is still unknown, but it will be much lower than the equivalent Nikon or Canon lenses (Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens $8,999, Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lens $10,297). I think this lens will be welcomed by most sports and wildlife photographers. What do you think about this lens?

Via: NikonRumors

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