The new target was officially presented in recent days through a teasing campaign Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports. From the name it is immediately clear what the field of action of this new telephoto zoom lens is: sports photography. This obviously does not mean that it cannot also be exploited in other fields, such as nature photography. The new Sigma superzoom will be available with Sony E mount and L mount (Sigma, Leica and Panasonic).
The covered focal range is very wide and despite not being particularly bright, the Japanese manufacturer pointed out that the design designed specifically for mirrorless cameras will not make the aperture values weigh too much. Of course, there are clearly some trade-offs to contend with, but just like Canon with its f / 11 telephones, there is a new trend taking this type of lens to a more accessible level.
Features of the new Sigma 150-600mm
The new Sigma superzoom relies on an optical design composed of 25 elements divided into 15 groups. Among these elements, special lenses also stand out: there are four FLD elements (low dispersion fluorite-like), two SLD elements and the Super Multi-Layer Coating.
The diaphragm of this Sigma 150-600mm has 9 lamellae and variable aperture: it starts from f / 5 and f / 6.3 as maximum values to get up to f / 22 and f / 29. There is also the optical stabilization system (OIS) which allows you to earn up to 4 stops.
The minimum focusing distance is 58cm at the minimum focal length, while it reaches 280cm at the maximum excursion. The viewing angle that characterizes the new Sigma lens is 16.4 ° at 150mm and is reduced to 4.1 ° at 600mm.
On the front lens, however, it is possible to mount filters with a diameter of 95mm. Overall we are faced with a lens weighing just over 2Kg, including the tripod support. Instead, the dimensions vary slightly depending on the version: 109.4 × 263.6mm with L mount and 109.4 × 265.6mm with Sony E mount. Speaking of technical data, the body of this Sigma 150-600mm is resistant. to dust and water splashes.
The price for Italy has not yet been formalized, but we know that in the United States the cost is fis