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Sigma Announce 150-600mm F5-6.3 Exclusively for Mirrorless Cameras

- 3 years ago

The new Sigma 150–600mm F5-6.3 is the Sigma Sports line’s first ultra-telephoto zoom lens, designed from the ground up exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The new lens promises impressive levels of performance, functionality, and Sigma’s signature build quality, all of which is required for ultra-telephoto shooting in the most tricky of situations. With super-high-performance glass capable of delivering sharp results even on the highest resolution cameras, today’s press release tells us that the lens should deliver ‘beautiful’ bokeh throughout its zoom range. It can be used with Sigma’s 1.4× and 2× L-Mount teleconverters, with AF effective up to 1200mm.

Sigma 150-600mm with Sigma FP

Fast and accurate autofocus owing to an AF unit equipped with a high-precision magnetic sensor, combined with an OS [Optical Stabilizer] function effective to approximately 4 stops of image stabilisation makes this a highly responsive lens that can handle even the most challenging subjects. It has a Dual Action Zoom system that includes straight and ring zoom, a dust and splash resistant structure, and customisable switches helping photographers and filmmakers adapt quickly and easily to virtually any shooting environment.

Key features

Based on the latest optical design technology, its lens construction of 25 elements in 15 groups includes a range of special types of high-performance glass that ensures thorough control of different types of aberrations. This helps give images the resolution and clearest detail – not only at the tele-end around 600mm, which is critical for an ultra-telephoto zoom but also throughout its entire zoom range. The lens was designed with image quality in the out-of-focus areas in mind as well, with attractive compression for creating eye-catching images that can only be achieved with a long focal length.

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports comes with the pro-level functionality that defines the Sigma Sports line lens, which is designed for capturing fast-action subjects. With an AF actuator controlled by a stepping motor, the lens combines 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.

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. The lens also has three AFL buttons to which you can assign various functions on the camera side depending on the model of the camera used. This ensures that key settings are able to be customised to suit your shooting style and be accessed easily so that you can adapt quickly to changing conditions.

With the fast and high-precision AF, 4 stop image stabilisation, and a wide range of customisable functionality that comes with the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports, the creative possibilities are limitless. The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports combines the build quality that upholds the Sigma Sports line standards with excellent operability, taking into account different shooting environments and modes of operation expected with an ultra-telephoto lens.

The lens features a Dual Action Zoom, which supports both straight zoom and ring zoom, allowing you to change the angle of view in a quick and intuitive way. In addition, there is also a newly incorporated Zoom Torque switch, with which you can change the resistance of the zoom ring and lock it at the wide end, ensuring ease of zoom operation as well as the elimination of zoom creep. On the lens body, there is a magnesium tripod socket attachable to an Arca Swiss-type clamp. The foot is removable and may be replaced with an optional lens foot [replaceable lens foot type] or mounted on a monopod.

Pricing & Availability

The Sigma 150-600mm will be available to order from the 27th of August for the price of £1199. See more at Sigma’s website.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.