Sigma Corporation announced that it has a versatile new lens for sale. The 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM is designed to capture movement making it ideal for sports and wildlife photographers.
Sigma's Optical Stabilizer system allows handheld photography with shutter speeds four stops slower than otherwise possible, and a Hyper Sonic Motor enables high speed auto-focus. The fast, fixed-aperture telephoto zoom features Sigma's “F” Low Dispersion glass elements while the maximum aperture remains constant at F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. O-ring sealing protects the camera body from “water spattering” and dust.
“This lens is a must-have for sports and wildlife photographers,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma. “Think of this as a prime 300mm F2.8 in terms of its ultra-high resolution, with the added bonus of it being an F2.8 constant-aperture zoom lens that allows the photographer to recompose the scene anywhere from 120mm to 300mm without having to change their capture position. There's really no other lens like it.”
The F2.8 is now available in the U.S. for the MSRP of $4,700.