JUST ANNOUNCED: SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary
18 June 2020 | Category: Stills
SIGMA has introduced two more mount versions of their first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras – Sony E mount and Leica L mount. This ultra-sharp, ‘handy tele master’ empowers your photographic vision anytime, anywhere.
• SIGMA's 5th DG DN lens, designed exclusively for L-Mount and E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras
• Uncompromising image quality
• Lightweight and compact lens body, weighing in at 1,135g (L-Mount) or 1,140g (E-mount)
• A dual-action zoom system with straight zoom and ring zoom
• Two-mode optical stabilizer offering a four-stop advantage
• Focus limiter switch and customisable AFL button
• Ability to change manual focus ring travel to suit shooting style (USB dock required, L-Mount only)
• Short focusing distance of 112cm at 100mm or 160cm at 400mm for close-up photography
Designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras
With optics designed specifically for a camera with a short flange back distance, the DG DN series of lenses achieves the perfect combination of optical performance and compactness. Thanks to the stepping motor system that is optimised for both phase detection AF and contrast AF, the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary makes shooting with video or eye-tracking AF very smooth.
Uncompromising image quality
The optical construction of the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary comprises of 22 elements in 16 groups, with one FLD and four SLD elements used for the effective correction of aberrations and distortions. Built on the latest optical design technology and optimised for mirrorless systems, the new lens ensures the same high-resolution image quality all the way to the edges, and achieves high levels of optical performance right across the zoom and focus range.
Smooth and easy ultra-telephoto shooting
In addition to high-speed, smooth AF controlled by a stepping motor optimised to the latest algorithms, the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary incorporates powerful built-in image stabilisation (OS), which offers a four-stop advantage. When combined with a camera body that also has image stabilisation built in, the lens corrects pitch and yaw axis rotations, providing even more powerful stabilisation.
The lens features an AFL button, to which the user may assign a range of different functions, and a focus limiter switch that allows the user to optimise the AF range depending on the subject distance.
When connecting the lens to a SIGMA USB DOCK (sold separately, L-Mount only), users can use SIGMA Optimization Pro software to adjust the amount of focus movement (throw) when operating the manual focus ring. Newly developed exclusively for use with mirrorless cameras, this allows adjustments to focusing behaviour to best suit different shooting situations.
The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary supports ‘dual action zoom’. This means users can zoom in or out by turning the zoom ring, or if preferred by pushing or pulling the lens hood, enabling fast intuitive adjustments to focal length.
Lightweight and compact lens body
The construction of the lens is designed to be both light and robust, with careful consideration given to utilising the right materials in the right place. Magnesium alloy, for example, which is very strong, is used around the tripod socket attachment, whereas for some other parts of the barrel, durable but light polycarbonate is used.