Sigma announces 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS super zoom lens
Sigma has announced the 60–600mm F4.5–6.3 DG DN OS lens, which the Japanese company is calling the world’s only 10x ultra-telephoto zoom lens for mirrorless cameras.
Sigma says the lens is designed to be the 'one essential lens for travel, outdoor sports, wildlife, and safari that can cover it all from standard to ultra-tele, plus close-ups, all without ever swapping lenses.'
The new lens becomes the company’s second full-frame mirrorless zoom in its 'Sports' lineup, and will be be available for L-mount and Sony E-mount camera system at launch.
Internally, the lens features a completely new optical design and is constructed of 27 elements in 19 groups, including three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and two 'F' Low Dispersion (FLD) elements. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m at 60mm and 2.6m at 600mm, along with a nine-blade aperture diaphragm.
A newly developed HLA (High- response Linear Actuator) linear motor powers the lens' autofocus. In addition, there's seven stops of image stabilisation at the wide end and six stops at the telephoto end.
The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are dust and splash resistant.
There's no word on local availability or pricing yet, however the lens will retail for $1,999 ($2874 AUD) stateside, and will be available in the US from mid-February, 2023. if you're interested in picking one up locally, keep an eye on local distributor CR Kennedy's website for news.