May 19, 2005

Sigma Announces 50-500 F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lens

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 50-500 F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lens, just after yesterday's announcement of the 180mm f3.5 APO EX DG HSM lens. This high zoom ratio lens is optimized for digital SLR cameras and capable of covering a wide range of focal lengths from 50mm standard to 500mm ultra telephoto. This ultra-zoom lens employs a seven-group zoom system, which provides a high zoom magnification of 10x. Triple-cam Rear Focusing System ensures high precision throughout the whole focus range.

The new lens coating reduces flare and ghost, which is a common problem of digital cameras and also creates an optimum color balance.
Sigma Announces 50-500 F4-6.3 EX DG/HSM lens

High Magnification Ultra Telephoto Zoom Lens, with a 10x zoom ratio from 50mm to 500mm, optimized for digital SLR cameras.


Specifications:

Focal Length: 50-500mm
Minimum Aperture: F22
Lens Construction: 20 Elements in 16 Groups
Angle of View: 46.8°- 5°
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance: 100cm –300cm(39.3”-118.1”)
Maximum Magnification: 1:5.2
Filter Size: 86mm
Lens Hood: Petal Hood
Dimensions: Diameter 95mm (3.7”) x Length 218.5mm (8.6”)
Weight: 1842gr/64.9oz
SRP: £899.99
Fittings: Sigma, Canon and Nikon-D, (Konica Minolta and Pentax TBA)

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