Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

 





Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Rumor or reality? Who knows, if this lens will be released soon or not? The Tamron 150-600 lens is an incredible successful lens nowadays thanks to the moderate user friendly price and excellent optical and mechanical quality. One needs to wait for the lens several months. What Sigma can come up with? It is very interesting the new Tamron 150-600 is almost perfect, what can Sigma add to this? Better auto focusing mechanism, the latest HSM drive, better stabilizer improved optical quality, smaller weight, lower price ? Mostly consumer search for this things, especially better optical quality which interests perhaps anyone together with the lower price tag, which make the Tamron so successful. Seems this lens is not a rumor yet, see the specs below.

Specs – Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports

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Specs – Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports

– HSM fast and precise autofocus drive
– OS Optical stabilizer, the Sigmas stabilization system is excellent
– Optical formula 24 elements in 16 groups (lots of glass..seems 2 FLD and several (3) SLD glass)
– 9 blade circular diaphragm
– New redesigned tripod mount, would be nice, like Tamron’s little bigger than older Sigma mount which is smaller and not so comfortable the hold the lens at it
– Length: 290.2mm/ 11.4in
– Weight: app 2.86 kg /100.9 oz
– Standard accessories: detachable Tripod mount, lens hood
– Max diameter 121 mm
Filter size: 105 mm
– Minimum focus distance: 2.6 m (100.2 inch)
– New upgraded professional finish, perhaps better materials
– Max rep ratio: 1:5
– Dust and splash proof
– Compatible with Sigma USB dock
– Zoom lock
– Manual focus override
– Water/oil repellent front and back lens elements
– Optical stabilizer with accelerometer for better panning performance

There is an other lighter version is also projected with different optical formula and lighter weight. Here 20 elements in 14 groups 1 FLD and three SLD elements.

Specs – Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

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– Length / width: 25.9 cm / 10.4 cm (10.2″ x 4.1″)
– 20 elements in 14 groups (1 FLD on 2 SLD lens elements)
– Weight: No info yet
– Max diameter 104mm
– Filter size: 95 mm
– Minimum focus distance: 2.8 m (110.2 inch)
– New upgraded professional finish, perhaps better materials
– Max rep ratio: 1:5
– Dust and splash proof
– Compatible with Sigma USB dock
– Zoom lock
– Manual focus override
– Water/oil repellent front and back lens elements
– Autofocus: Hypersonic motor
– Optical stabilizer with accelerometer for better panning performance

– Standard accessories:

-Front lens cap
-Rear lens cap
-detachable Tripod collar
-lens hood

Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM release date

The rumors suggests that the new Sigma 150-600 soon will be announced in the market. The release date is not known yet. My guess is several weeks or months needed the lens to be released.

Sigma 150-600 available mounts

Sigma Canon and Nikon mounts. The lighter version is reported to be available in Pentax K and Sony A mounts as well.

Sigma 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM price

The price of the Sports version is 2000 Dollar. There is no price for the contemporary version yet.
There is no information about the price yet, but they spoke about “higher end” which perhaps translates into higher price. But it is too early perhaps to know this, after the official announcement perhaps we now better, what is the plan of Sigma. Nowadays Sigma comes up with some truly exceptional quality products: the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 “Art”, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 “Art” and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 “Art” together with the also exceptional Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 “Sports” lens. Even the consumer grade lenses like the Sigma 17-70 “C” has much better build quality and improved performance.

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