Sigma ships new DSLR telephoto zoom lens

Sigma100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary telephoto zoom lens
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
March 31st 2017 at 8:07AM : By Neal Romanek

The new lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter

DSLR lens company Sigma Corporation of America will ship its new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens in late 2017.

With a 4X zoom ratio, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary telephoto zoom lens features a dust- and splash-proof mount, making it suitable for extended outdoor use. The lens includes an updated Sigma optical stabiliser (OS), with a new gyroscopic sensor, to provide for better handheld stills shooting at lower shutter speeds. The lens autofocus (AF) has a more responsive algorithm. The lens also feature Sigma’s macro function (1:3:8 ratio) and push/pull zooming.

The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3DG OS HSM Contemporary supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter for use on the full-frame and APS-C Sony systems. The Nikon mount features the new electromagnetic diaphragm

The new lens has customisable functions via the Sigma USB Dock. The Sigma USB dock works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro software in order to connect a photographer’s lens to their personal computer to update firmware, calibrate the lens and other customizations such as a focus limiter, three-tier autofocus speed, manual focus override and optical stabilizer viewing functionality.

The zoom ring incorporates a push/pull mechanism in addition to the regular twist mechanism. The lens hood has also been designed to accommodate push/pull zooming and overall lens control. 

The lens will sell at a retail price of $799.00.