Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports Lens

Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports Lens

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Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America debuted the Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports lens. The company says the high-power lens is “the world’s first and only mirrorless 10x ultra-telephoto zoom.”

The second full-frame mirrorless zoom lens in Sigma’s Sports line, it covers a standard (60mm) to ultra-telephoto (600mm) range. In addition, it has a closest focusing distance of 17.8 inches (wide end) and a 1:2.4 maximum magnification (at 200mm). Sigma is offering the lens in the L mount as well as the Sony E mount.

“The Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is designed to be the one essential lens for travel, outdoor sports, wildlife and safari that can cover it all from standard to ultra-tele, plus close-ups, all without ever swapping lenses,” the company announced.

Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports Details

The lens features a newly designed HLA (high-response linear actuator) focusing motor to deliver fast, precise autofocusing. The new motor also enables high focus-following performance. Consequently, the lens helps to ensure decisive moments in sports photography are not missed or in other situations where subjects are in motion, from motor vehicles to birds in flight.

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Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG DN OS | Sports

Moreover, dual action zoom allows for both the precision of the zoom ring and the intuitive response of the push-pull action on the front end of the barrel. It allows users to use both rotary zooming by rotating the zoom ring and straight zooming by grasping the tip of the lens. 

Further, three AFL buttons are easy to operate in any orientation, and users can lock the zoom lock switch at all marked focal distances. The lens also provides a focus limiter switch and has a 9-blade rounded diaphragm.

The lens’s OS (optical stabilizer) function employs Sigma’s new OS2 algorithm. The algorithm improves image stabilization performance, with 7 stops at the wide end and 6 stops at the telephoto end. In addition, Sigma integrated two OS modes. Mode 1 is for general shooting; mode 2 is for fast panning shots.

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Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG DN OS | Sports

Sigma also created a completely new 27-element, 19-group optical design for the DG DN (DG = full-frame, DN = mirrorless-exclusive) version of the 60–600mm to correct chromatic aberrations that occur in the ultra-telephoto range. It has three SLD (special-low dispersion), two FLD (fluorite-equivalent) glass elements and Sigma’s super multilayer coating to minimize flare and ghosting.

Additional Features 

The lens also uses a multi-material structure to balance durability and portability. It consists of magnesium; carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP); and TSC, a  thermally stable composite with an expansion rate similar to aluminum. As a result, the lens barrel is lighter in weight while retaining the same durability as previous models.

What’s more, the mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant for outdoor use. Another feature is an Arca Swiss-compatible magnesium alloy tripod socket. Users can remove the leg and replace it with other interchangeable tripod sockets or attach a monopod. With “Made in Japan” craftsmanship and an inner focus system, the lens weighs 5.5 pounds.

The Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG DN OS | Sports will reach retail mid-February 2023. It will come with a case, a hood, a cover lens cap, a shoulder strap, a tripod socket as well as front and rear caps. It will have a suggested retail price of $1,999. 

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