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Sigma are launching DG EX versions of 10 telephoto lenses. The Sigma DG EX lenses are optimised for use with digital SLR cameras. The 10 new Sigma EX DG telephoto lenses join the 13 other EX DG models in the same digital lens range. Prices and availability to be confimed.
Sigma UK Press Release
Sigma Launches DG Version of Ten Telephoto Lenses
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of ten DG EX telephoto lenses.
The recent rapid growth of the digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera market has greatly increased the demand for digitally optimised lenses.
The Sigma Corporation began production of the DG wide-angle lens series in 2000. This range has grown to include 13 models by February 14th 2005. Sigma is now launching ten new EX DG telephoto lenses including three fixed focal length telephoto lenses. The EX DG telephoto lens series is designed to deliver ultra high performance with digital SLR cameras.
The following lenses are all fully dedicated and matched to work with our 1.4x and 2x tele converters giving the utmost in image quality. All these lenses come complete with matched lens hoods and fitted padded cases. HSM focusing is used extensively throughout the range.
50-500mm F4-6.3 APO EX DG
This lens ensures a superior level of precision from 50mm standard to 500mm ultra telephoto. Four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.
70-200mm F2.8 APO EX DG
A popular telephoto zoom lens with a large constant maximum aperture of F2.8. Four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements ensure high quality images at all zoom settings. Featuring HSM technology and internal focusing, this lens offers fast and quiet auto focusing without rotating the front element.
80-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO EX DG OS
Using Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabiliser) function, two types of sensors inside the lens detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. By moving a portion of the optical system to compensate for movement, this function delivers outstanding results in compensating for camera shake.
100-300mm F4 APO EX DG
This telephoto zoom lens provides a large F4 aperture at all focal lengths. With minimal light fall-off, superior peripheral brightness is ensured. It’s an ideal lens for digital SLR cameras. Internal focus design and HSM system for silent and high speed auto focus.
120-300mm F2.8 APO EX DG
This unique zoom lens offers F2.8 even at 300mm zoom setting and allows you to determine the picture composition you want without having to change your vantage point. Ideal for sports and wildlife photographers.
300-800mm F5.6 APO EX DG
A unique high powered zoom lens incorporating a range of focal lengths from 300mm to ultra telephoto of 800mm featuring a constant aperture of F5.6. Ideally suited for specialist sport, wildlife and landscape photography.
180mm F3.5 APO EX DG
Floating Inner Focus system moves two lens groups within the lens, so the lenses physical length remains unchanged. This technique also maintains good correction for Spherical Aberration and Astigmatism and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro. A useful combination of telephoto and macro capabilities.
300mm F2.8 APO EX DG
This lens incorporates two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to produce sharp, high contrast images. A drop-in filter holder can be inserted near the rear of the lens and circular polarising filters can be used in situ. A classic sports lens with a compact and lightweight design.
500mm F4.5 APO EX DG
ELD glass elements maintain high resolution at all aperture settings. It employs a drop-in filter system that can be inserted near the rear of the lens, and circular polarising filters to be used in situ. Ideal for wildlife and sports photography.
800mm F5.6 APO EX DG
An ultra telephoto, fast aperture lens for specialist uses. Encorporating ELD glass elements to ensure high contrast at all aperture settings for high image quality. A drop-in type filter can be inserted near the rear and circular polarising filters can be used.