Sigma 10-20mm and 70-200mm Four Thirds Lenses

February 12, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | Comment |

Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC HSMSigma have announced the 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM lenses in the Four Thirds mount. The wide angle of view of the Sigma 10-20mm lens (94.5°at 10mm on Four Thirds cameras) offers a broader perspective. The 70-200mm lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification ration of 1:3.5. Both lenses will be available in April 2008, prices to be confirmed.

Sigma Press Release

January 2008
     
Sigma announce two new lenses for the Four Thirds System

10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Super wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras now available in the Four Thirds fitting.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM for the Four Thirds fitting.

The super wide-angle capability of the 10-20mm zoom makes it a very powerful tool for both indoor and landscape photography. The wide angle of view (94.5°at 10mm on Four Thirds cameras) offers broader perspective, and gives the photographer greater freedom of expression.

Three SLD glass elements are employed for effective compensation of colour aberration, a common problem with super-wide angle lenses. One molded glass element and two hybrid aspherical lenses, offer excellent correction for distortion, as well as all types of aberration.

This lens is equipped with an inner focusing system and HSM design providing quiet, high speed autofocus while offering full time manual focusing. It has a minimum focusing distance of 24cm (9.4”) at all focal lengths.

The non-rotating lens barrel is eminently suitable for the petal shaped lens hood (included) and circular polarizing filters.

THE SPECIFICATIONS
Focal Length 10-20mm Minimum Focusing Distance 24cm
Minimum Aperture F22 Maximum Magnification 1:6.7
Lens Construction 14 Elements in 10 Groups Filter Size 77mm
Angle of View 94.5°- 56.8° Lens Hood Petal Hood
No. of Diaphragm Blades 6 pcs Weight 470g
SRP £369.99
Dimensions Diameter 83.5mm x Length 81mm

Available April 2008

*With Four Thirds cameras, the focal length will be equivalent to 20-40mm.

70-200mm f/2.8 II EX DG HSM
Large aperture zoom lens with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm, and improved optical performance.

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM lens in the Four Thirds mount. 

This large aperture zoom lens has improved optical performance and retains close-up ability with a minimum focusing distance of 100cm/39.4in and maximum magnification ration of 1:3.5. This lens is suitable for taking all type of subjects such as portraits, landscape, and close-up pictures.

Two SLD ?Special Low Dispersion? and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting.

This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing capability. The lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming systems. The overall length of the lens does not change during focusing and zooming, ensuring convenient handling.

A removable tripod collar (TS-21) is included as a standard component.

THE SPECIFICATIONS
Focal Length 70-200mm Minimum Focusing Distance 100c
Minimum Aperture F22 Maximum Magnification 1?3.5
Lens Construction 18 Elements in 15 Groups Filter Size 77mm
Angle of View 34.3°-12.3° Lens Hood Petal Hood
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 pcs Weight 1370 grams
SRP £799.99
Dimensions Diameter 86.5mm x Length 184.4mm

Available April 2008

*With Four Thirds cameras, the focal length will be equivalent to 20-40mm.



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