Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM for Pentax and Sony

March 19, 2010 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Lenses | 1 Comment |
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Sigma Japan is launching the Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM telezoom in Pentax and Sony mounts. Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the equivalent of using a shutter speed approximately 4 stops faster. The 150-500mm lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. A removable tripod socket is included as a standard accessory. The Pentax and Sony versions of the Sigma APO 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens will be available from the end of March.

Sigma Press Release

APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM for Sony and Pentax

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM for Sony and Pentax.

This ultra-telephoto zoom lens covers a telephoto range up to 500mm and allows photographers to bring the subject close and short perspective. This lens has an equivalent field of view of a 225-750mm when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. Sigma’s original OS (Optical Stabilizer) function offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower. As compensation for camera shake is visible in the view finder, the photographer can easily check for accurate focus and ensure there is no subject movement.It is ideal for sports, wildlife and landscape photography with handheld shooting. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The addition of the (optional) 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO Tele Converters produce a 210-700mm F7-9 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens or a 300-1000mm F10-13 MF ultra-telephoto zoom lens respectively (For Sony fitting only). A removable tripod socket (TS-31) is included as a standard component.

Case, Hood (LH927-01), shoulder strap, Tripod socket (TS-31) supplied
Mounts: PENTAX, SONY

THE SPECIFICATIONS (For Sony mount)

*Lens Construction : 15Groups 21Elements *Angle of View :16.4°-5° *Number of blades : 9pcs *Minimum Aperture(W) : F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance : 220cm / 86.6in. *Maximum Magnification : 1:5.2 *Filter Size : Ø86mm *Lens Hood : Bayonet type *Dimensions : Ø94.7mm×251.5mm/ 3.7in. × 9.9in. *Weight : 1,810g /63.8oz.
* The Pentax mount Tele Converter is not compatible with this particular lens.
* It is not possible to use AF and the stabilizer function (OS) when attaching to film SLR, Pentax ist* series and K100D DSLR cameras.



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#1 Peter Jacobs

Does this lens have a sony E fit mount
if not will automatic focusing work with a nex 3

12:04 pm - Wednesday, August 17, 2011