Sigma today announced the availability of their updated 50-150mm F/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens. The successor to the 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC II HSM, the new lens now includes Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology that allows the use of shutter speeds approximately 4-stops slower. The new lens also features a new Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) which means much quiter operations.
The lens is available now for Canon mounts and will be available for Nikon and Sigma mounts by the end of April. The 50-150mm F/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM retails for $1099. Check out the rest of the press release below for full details on Sigma’s newest telephoto lens.
Sigma Corporation of Americaâ€™s 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM now available
Newly designed telephoto zoom lens with Sigmaâ€™s own Optical Stabilizer system at street price of $1099
Ronkonkoma, NY, March 30, 2012 â€“ Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that its newly upgraded 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens is now available for the street price of $1,099.
The 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM telephoto lens is the successor to the 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC II HSM. The updated lens now features Sigmaâ€™s own proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology, which offers the use of shutter speeds approximately four stops slower than would otherwise be possible. The lens design utilizes an inner-focusing and inner-zooming system that provides convenient handling and this, along with the OS feature, makes it favorable for high-performance, handheld, close-up photography. Additionally, the Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing, while allowing full-time manual focus capability.
The Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM Canon mounts will be available next week, while the Nikon and Sigma mounts are expected to be available by the end of April.
â€œThis lens is a great addition to our lineup of telephoto lenses, and will be a fantastic tool for portrait, landscape and nature photography,â€ said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. â€œThis is our tenth telephoto lens with Optical Stabilizer technology and provides another option for photographers looking to produce high-quality images.â€
Six SLD glass elements provide exceptional corrections for all types of aberrations and provide high-quality imagery throughout the zoom range. It also has a rounded, nine-blade diaphragm that creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
The lensâ€™ Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and ensures sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. The addition of Sigmaâ€™s 1.4x EX DG APO and 2x EX DG APO teleconverters produce a 70-210mm F4 autofocus telephoto zoom lens and a 100-300mm F5.6 autofocus telephoto lens, respectively.
About Sigma Corporation
For more than 50 years, Sigma Corporationâ€™s expertise and innovation has driven the companyâ€™s core philosophy of â€œknowledge, plus experience, plus imagination,â€ with an emphasis on producing high-quality, high-performance photographic technology at moderate prices. This family-owned organization is the largest, independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 50 lenses that are compatible with most manufacturers, including Sigma, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Panasonic.Â Sigma Corporation also produces digital SLR cameras and high-definition digital compact cameras. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices strategically located throughout Europe, Asia and North America. For information, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com.