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Sigma Launches Long Awaited 70-200mm Lens And More

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During the Photokina press conference this year, Sigma has announced no less than five new lenses.

The first one is a wide-angle prime lens – the Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM, which, according to Sigma, features an optical design that minimizes distortion and corrects chromatic aberration. It has a water and oil-repelling coating on the front lens and it is also dust and splash-proof. It comes with a HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) that has an improved algorithm for faster focus. It will start selling in January 2019 but there is no news on the price just yet.

Next is the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM, which promises to excel in low-light shooting. According to Sigma, the lens have less than 1% distortion and an almost non-existent sagittal flare. The lens should deliver results good enough for an 8K-compatible resolution. This one will start selling in October, but again, there are no news on the price just yet.

The 56mm f/1.4 DC DN is expected to start selling in November with pricing to be confirmed while the Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM is the world’s first 10x optical telephoto zoom lens with a tele end of 600mm. It has the Sigma Intelligent OS incorporated, which helps it deliver an image stabilization effect of 4 stops. It will start shipping in October and for this one we do have a price tag: $1999.

But the most expected lens out of the five is the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM. The lens has a magnesium body that is both dust and splash-proof, with oil and water repelling coating. It comes with Sigma’s Intelligent OS, an acceleration sensor and an algorithm capable of panning in all directions. It will start selling December with a price still awaiting confirmation.

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