At Photokina 2018 in September, Sigma exposed 5 new lenses to the entire world, together with a big aperture telephoto zoom lens. At the time it was, potentially, the most predicted Sigma lens expose, and we have been informed to anticipate it on shelves in December.
The Japanese photography firm has stored its promise and declared that the flagship 70-200mm f/2.eight DG OS HSM Sporting activities lens will be offered on shelves later this thirty day period. However, it really is now up for pre-order.
While the new 70-200mm f/2.eight lens is referred to as a “Sports” lens, its optical formulation is identical to that of Sigma’s Art range. The make is a magnesium alloy system that’s both equally dust- and splash-proof even though also sporting a drinking water- and oil-repellent coating on the entrance glass.
It functions an eleven-blade aperture diaphragm to excellent bokeh captures, and features created-in impression stabilization to maintain photographs sharp.
It also incorporates Sigma’s Smart OS, with an acceleration sensor which is capable of detecting panning in all instructions.
On a spending budget
Priced at $1,499 (about £1,194/AU$2,085), Sigma’s 70-200mm selection joins two other f/2.eight lenses to complete a pro-zoom trio – the fourteen-24mm and 24-70mm Art lenses.
Like most of Sigma’s lenses, this value point will make the 70-200mm Sporting activities lens cheaper than its Canon and Nikon counterparts. It is about $600 (close to £480/AU$830) cheaper than the Canon 70-200mm f/2.eight III IS USM lens and about $1,000 (£800/AU$1,400) extra very affordable than Nikon’s 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens.
The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.eight DG OS HSM Sporting activities lens comes in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma mounts.