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Two New Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lenses Announced

Sigma announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM telephoto zoom lenses along with the Sigma 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens. One of the new Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens takes its place in the ‘Contemporary‘ branding and the other one is in its ‘Sport‘ lineup.

The sports version is dust and splash-proof (only the mount is sealed on the ‘C’ version), and both lenses feature new versions of Sigma’s ‘OS’ optical image stabilization system. Although both of them called ‘Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM’, they are significantly different.

Here is the difference between the two 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lenses according to Sigma:

The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design.

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports offers the highest level of performance and durability with a splash and dust proof construction, and features dimensions of 4.8 inches by 11.4 inches, with a weight of 100.9 ounces. It contains 24 lens elements in 16 groups – including two FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 102.4 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is also 1:5. The Sports lens will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens is the first hyper-telephoto zoom lens from the Global Vision Contemporary line, and will enable easy handling with a smaller build than its Sports counterpart. It is equipped with a splash and dust proof mount, and while the weight of the lens is still to be determined, its dimensions will be 4.1 inches by 10.2 inches. The lens will feature 20 elements in 14 groups – including one FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 110.2 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is 1:5. It will be available in Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens specifications:

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 150–600 mm
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F5.0 – F6.3
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 24 20
Groups 16 14
Special elements / coatings 2 FLD and 3 SLD 1 FLD and 2 SLD
Focus
Minimum focus 2.60 m (102.36″) 2.80 m (110.24″)
Maximum magnification
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale Yes
Focus distance limiter No
Physical
Weight 2860 g (6.31 lb)
Diameter 121 mm (4.76″) 105 mm (4.13″)
Length 290 mm (11.42″) 260 mm (10.24″)
Materials Metal Composite with metal sealed mount
Sealing Yes No
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 105 mm 95 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar Yes

Two new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens and new Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lens Specs Comparison:

150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM Contemporary Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony A Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony A
Format Compatibility Full-frame Full-frame APS-C
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent) 150-600mm (APS-C: 225-900mm; Canon APS-C: 240-960mm) 150-600mm (APS-C: 225-900mm; Canon APS-C: 240-960mm) 18-300mm (APS-C: 27-450mm; Canon APS-C: 28.8-480mm)
Maximum Aperture f/5-6.3 f/5-6.3 f/3.5-6.3
Minimum Aperture f/22 f/22 f/22
Angle of View 16.4-4.1° 16.4-4.1° 76.5-5.4°
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.2′ / 2.8m 8.5′ / 2.6m 1.3′ / 39cm
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5 1:5 1:3
Lens Construction 20 elements in 14 groups 24 elements in 16 groups 17 elements in 13 groups
Diaphragm Blades Not specified by manufacturer 9, rounded 7, rounded
Filter Ring Diameter 95mm 105mm 72mm
Dimensions 4.1 x 10.2″ / 105 x 260.1mm 4.8 x 11.4″ / 121 x 290.2mm 3.1 x 4.0″ / 79.0 x 101.5mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer 6.3lb / 2.9kg 1.3lb / 585g

Press Release:

Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced features and optics
Hyper-telephoto zoom lenses added to both Sports and Contemporary Global Vision lines
RONKONKOMA, N.Y — September 12, 2014 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, has announced two new 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM high-performance, hyper-telephoto zoom lenses that celebrate significant optical and build advancements. The two lens designs vary in size and use, and add to the company’s impressive roster of Contemporary and Sports lenses in the Global Vision lineup.The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports delivers enhanced, professional-grade optics and greater durability for challenging, high-action photographic situations. The 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a versatile lens that offers similar performance in a more compact and portable design. Pricing and availability of these lenses are not yet available.

Both versions of the 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM feature dust and splash-proof features, as well as new water and oil-repellent coating on the front and rear lenses. They boast an updated Optical Stabilizer (OS) that features an accelerometer for improved vertical and horizontal panning, essential for bird, wildlife and motor sports photography. Two new switches were added for ease-of-use, including a new zoom lock switch capable of locking at any focal distance and a Manual Override (MO) switch for improved control of focusing performance. An enhanced auto focus (AF) algorithm and Hyper Sonic Motor ensure quiet and fast AF. The lenses are compatible with Sigma’s newly announced lineup of Global Vision teleconverters, which are effective up to F/8.

“The Global Vision Art, Sports and Contemporary lines were developed to help photographers identify lenses that are best suited to their specific photography and these two lenses are perfect examples of that intent,” Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “While they share a focal length and many outstanding features, these lenses are designed with different photographers in mind. Both high-performance lenses, one is for the professional-grade action shooter; the other for photographers looking for high performance and portability.”

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports offers the highest level of performance and durability with a splash and dust proof construction, and features dimensions of 4.8 inches by 11.4 inches, with a weight of 100.9 ounces. It contains 24 lens elements in 16 groups – including two FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 102.4 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is also 1:5. The Sports lens will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens is the first hyper-telephoto zoom lens from the Global Vision Contemporary line, and will enable easy handling with a smaller build than its Sports counterpart. It is equipped with a splash and dust proof mount, and while the weight of the lens is still to be determined, its dimensions will be 4.1 inches by 10.2 inches. The lens will feature 20 elements in 14 groups – including one FLD and three SLD glass elements – with a minimum aperture of F/22 and minimum focusing distance of 110.2 inches. Its maximum magnification ratio is 1:5. It will be available in Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.

All of Sigma’s Global Vision lenses are compatible with the company’s USB dock and Mount Conversion Service, and undergo individual testing before being shipped. Using the USB Dock allows for advanced customization of AF speed, OS viewing modes, focus limiter and firmware updates. Every Sigma Global Vision lens is tested with Sigma’s proprietary “A1” MTF measuring system prior to shipping to ensure optimal performance and image quality.

The company will be exhibiting at the 2014 Photokina in Cologne, Germany, later this month. The latest lenses from the Global Vision lineup will be on display at the event and attendees are invited to stop by booth #B20/C29 in Hall 4.2. For information about Sigma, go to www.sigmaphoto.com or follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Related posts:

  1. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Weather Sealed Sport Zoom Announced
  2. Sigma 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM ‘C’ Lens Officially Announced
  3. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens to be announced at Photokina 2014
  4. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art and 14-24mm f/4 with OS to be Announced at Photokina 2014
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