Las Vegas, NV—Sigma Corporation of America, a still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced the pricing and availability of the Sports line addition introduced at photokina. The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports is the company’s new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom.
The lens completes the Sigma f/2.8 zoom trio. The trio includes the wide-angle 14–24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art and the 24–70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art. The three f/2.8 zooms, consisting of wide, standard and telephoto, are also known as “The Big Three Zooms.” They all offer wide coverage of the focal range, f/2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range as well as durability.
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Features
“With the strongest possible optical formula, sturdy yet lightweight design and exceptional handling, the Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 Sports lens is a staple for professional photographers and advanced amateurs looking to expand their artistic expression in an action setting,” the company announced.
The lens incorporates Intelligent OS with an acceleration sensor and the latest algorithm capable of panning in all directions. This algorithm, alongside high-speed AF and HSM, allows photographers to capture instantaneous movement.
Moreover, it delivers correction of color aberration. This is a result of its nine FLD (“F” low dispersion) glass elements and one SLD glass element. As a result, the lens provides high resolution from the center to the edges of the image. This makes it suitable for all photography genres, from news to sports to wildlife.
It is also an option for portraiture. That’s due to its smooth bokeh achieved through 11 rounded diaphragm blades and optimizing spherical aberration.
Like all other Sigma Sports lenses, it is handcrafted with a dust- and splashproof structure featuring a water- and oil-repelling coating on the front element. And its magnesium alloy build provides toughness while being lightweight for a telephoto zoom lens.
Other features include a focus limiter and manual override. An AF Function button also allocates various functions. By selecting it from the menu on the camera body, users can locate and manipulate functions other than AF lock to accommodate their shooting styles. They can also do this via the optional Sigma USB Dock.
In addition, it has a magnesium tripod socket with 90° click stops. It allows easier changes of the shooting position from vertical to horizontal and attaches to an Arca Swiss type clamp.
Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 Sports lens is now shipping in a Canon mount version for $1,499.