Sigma 100-400mm f/5-f/6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Telephoto Zoom Sigma Fit Lens
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-f/6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Sigma Fit Lens Summary
Joining the Contemporary family of Sigma lenses, this compact 100-400mm lens utilises optical image stabilisation to assist in long-range photography - with its obvious applications of sports or wildlife photography being perfect beneficiaries of this technology.
For a lens of this focal range it is relatively compact and means you can add a whole new range of photography styles to your bag without needing anything too bulky or cumbersome.
Sigma's claim is that this lens offers high cost performance at a lower cost, and the optical and physical design of the lens certainly doesn't defer from that mantra - with a host of special low dispersion lenses to get impressive images combining with a dust and splash proof mount to prevent 'foreign bodies'.
|Sigma 100-400mm f/5-f/6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Sigma Mount Lens in Detail|
An ultra-telephoto lens with an optical stabilizer (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.
With the goal of creating an ultra-telephoto lens that is far more accessible, Sigma incorporated all of its latest technologies into this lens.
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.
It 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.
Top performance with the specification and functionality of a more expensive unit
Yet it also comes with the full range of features and functions expected of an ultra-telephoto zoom: optical stabilizer (OS), hypersonic motor (HSM) with updated algorithm for fast autofocus, focus limiter, and more. In addition, this uncompromising specification becomes customizable with the available Sigma USB Dock accessory.
Moreover, by taking special care to minimize transverse chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected via aperture control, Sigma has ensured outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range.
Push/pull zoom mechanism incorporated
Telephoto plus macro functionality
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 optical stabilizer (OS) unit with exclusive algorithm
Other features and specifications
Buy Sigma 100-400mm f/5-f/6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Telephoto Zoom Sigma Fit Lens - price £699.00