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100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens released by Sigma

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Sigma’s new 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, nicknamed “light bazooka”, offers the perfect combination of compact design and optical performance, making it the go-to lens for photographers of all levels. The 100-400ms optical stabilisation provides photographers with the necessary compensation in otherwise unsuitable shooting situations, while the narrow angle of view allows for unique perspectives.

Key Features

  • Compact design with uncompromising image quality
  • Push / pull zoom mechanism incorporated
  • Telephoto plus macro functionality
  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
  • Dust- and splash-proof mount
  • All-new OS unit with exclusive algorithm
  • Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
  • Fast AF with full-time manual override
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
Sigma 100-400mm telephoto lens
Sigma 100-400 ultra-telephoto lens form the side

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Sigma's new 100-400mm telephoto lens on camera

SIGMA 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Introducing the “light bazooka” – a new approach to the ultra-telephoto zoom lens

  • Top performance with the specification and functionality of a more expensive unit
  • Compact packaging with uncompromising image quality
  • Push / pull zoom mechanism incorporated
  • Telephoto plus macro functionality

A compact body and top performance in one complete package

An ultra-telephoto lens with an optical stabiliser (OS) system has several advantages. The OS allows the photographer to take photographs in unstable circumstances. The narrow angle of view makes it possible to dramatically compress perspective and flexible handling of the background. The photographer can thereby make the subject appear to jump out of the image, with the area in focus impressively sharp and clear. Nevertheless, ultra-telephoto lenses have traditionally had some disadvantages as well. As the nickname “bazooka” implies, they have tended to be big, heavy, and therefore burdensome to carry around. With the goal of creating an ultra-telephoto lens that is far more accessible, SIGMA incorporated all of its latest technologies into SIGMA 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary. With its outstanding combination of optical performance and compactness, this is an ultra-telephoto lens that is a joy to carry and use. While keeping the robust functionality and exceptional image quality of an ultra-telephoto zoom lens intact, SIGMA has achieved amazingly compact packaging enclosing 400mm optics. Introducing the new and greatly enhanced “light bazooka” ultra-telephoto zoom lens.

SIGMA 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary offers the compact size, lightweight, and high cost performance of a 70-300mm lens while delivering 400mm telephoto performance. This approach results in a tempting new ultra-telephoto choice for photographers. Offering a combination of stunning image quality and outstanding functionality, this lens satisfies the needs of pros and amateurs alike.

Key Features

  • Compact packaging with uncompromising image quality
    In designing this lens, SIGMA strived to push both compactness and image quality to the limit. Four SLD glass lens elements and an optimised power distribution help minimise optical aberrations. Moreover, by taking special care to minimise transverse chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected via aperture control, SIGMA has ensured outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range.
  • Top performance with the specification and functionality of a more expensive unit
    Since its release, the SIGMA 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary has won photographers over with its strong fundamental performance and exceptional image quality. The new lens retains all of this performance in a compact 400mm ultra-telephoto zoom package with a filter size of just ⌀67mm and weight of just 1.16 kg. Yet it also comes with the full range of features and functions expected of an ultra-telephoto zoom: OS, HSM with updated algorithm for fast autofocus, focus limiter, and more. In addition, this uncompromising specification becomes customisable with the available SIGMA USB Dock accessory.
  • Push/pull zoom mechanism incorporated
    For quick control of the angle of view, the zoom ring incorporates a push / pull mechanism in addition to the regular twist mechanism. The exclusive lens hood has also been designed to accommodate push / pull zooming and overall lens maneuverability. By making it possible to adjust the angle of view instantly, this lens gives photographers an even better chance of getting that crucial shot.
  • Telephoto plus macro functionality
    With a minimum shooting distance of 160 cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8 this lens can shoot either from a distance or up close.

Other features

  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
    The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that allows it to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body. This feature ensures precision diaphragm control and stable Auto Exposure (AE) performance during continuous shooting. (Note: Functionality may be limited on some camera bodies.)
  • Dust- and splash-proof mount
    Since the area of the lens most vulnerable to dust and other foreign bodies is the mount, rubber sealing helps provide peace of mind.
  • All-new OS unit with exclusive algorithm
    Featuring a newly developed gyroscopic sensor and a new and exclusive algorithm, the all-new OS unit provides a powerful stabilisation effect. An acceleration sensor detects camera shake in any direction — horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. This technology allows the OS to stabilise the image very effectively, regardless of whether the camera is being held in horizontal or vertical orientation.
  • Rounded diaphragm
  • Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
  • Compatible with the newly developed tele-converters
  • Fast AF with full-time manual override (Note: The operation of full-time MF may vary based on mount type)
  • Compatible with mount converter MC-11
  • Available SIGMA USB Dock (makes customisation and flexible adjustment possible)
  • Available mount conversion service (allows use with another camera body)
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system “A1”
  • Made in Japan (with outstanding craftsmanship)
  • The lens barrel is engraved with the year of release

Information courtesy of dpreview

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