Jan 19, 2005

New lenses for Konica Minolta digital SLR camera

PRESS RELEASE: Four New DC lenses for Konica Minolta digital SLR camera
Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the availability of four pieces of compact-lightweight DC lenses (18-50mm F2.8 EX DC, 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC, 18-125mm F3.5-5.6 DC, 55-200mmF4-5.6 DC) for Konica Minolta digital SLR camera. These lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle that DC lenses create is large enough to cover these smaller APS-C image sensors adequately. These lenses especially designed and optimized to complement the characteristics of digital cameras. Compact dimensions and lightweight of these lenses offer superb handling and mobility.

Compact, lightweight, large aperture zoom lens, designed specially for digital SLR cameras: 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC

This lens offers a large aperture of F2.8 over its entire range of focal lengths and its large depth of field offers greater freedom of creative expression. This EX lens series lens is excellence of engineering and new technology.

The use of two aspherical lens elements provides correction for various aberrations and makes high quality images a reality throughout the entire zoom range.

The characteristics of digital SLR cameras were taken into consideration when designing the lens power layout, especially for effective compensation of lateral chromatic aberration, which is likely to occur with digital SLR cameras.

Most Appropriate Coating for Digital Products--- Super Multi Layer (SML) coating gives the best color balance and reduces flare and ghosting from which digital cameras tend to suffer.This lens has excellent correction for vignetting which is a common problem of large aperture lenses. Its new design ensures superior peripheral brightness.
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