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Sigma has announced the release of the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens. Successor to the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM “Mark I”, Sigma’s newest superzoom lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements for the correction of colour aberrations. Additionally, the manufacturer’s Super Multi-Layer Coating is also there to reduce flare and ghosting throughout the entire zoom range. An iris diaphragm with seven rounded blades and an Optical Stabiliser promising approximately 4 stops’ worth of image stabilisation round off the features list. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM lens will be available in Sigma, Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony fit (the last two do not incorporate optical stabilisation), for an SRP of £499.99.
Sigma Press Release
18-200mm f3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM
Compact, Optically Stabilised superzoom lens with 11.1x high zoom ratio
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM. This 11.1x high zoom ratio lens is designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras, incorporates Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabiliser) function and offers a broad shooting range from wide angle to telephoto.
The SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM is the successor to the SIGMA 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS/ HSM which was launched in June 2007. The lens is ideal for travel photography with a compact construction and length of just 87.7mm. This lens features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to fluorite glass, and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements providing excellent correction of color aberration. Aspherical lenses give excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, ensuring high quality images throughout the entire zoom range.
Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabiliser) system offers effective correction of approximately 4 stops, enabling easy handheld photography. HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet, high-speed auto focus and the inner focus system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters. The rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of images.
*Sony and Pentax mounts do not incorporate Optical Stabilisation.
Minimum Aperture F22 Minimum Focusing Distance 38cm
Lens Construction 18 Elements in 14 Groups Maximum Magnification 1:3.8
Angle of View 76.5°- 8.1° Filter Size 62mm
No. of Diaphragm Blades 7 pcs Lens Hood Petal-type
Dimensions Diameter 75.3mm x Length 87.7mm
Available Fittings Sigma AF, Nikon AF, Canon AF, Pentax AF, Sony AF