May 20, 2005

Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG/HSM Announced

Yet another addition to its digital optimized DG range of zoom lenses announced this week is the Sigma APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG/HSM.
Fast maximum aperture telephoto lens optimised for digital SLR cameras.

This telephoto zoom lens has a large maximum aperture of f2.8 which remains constant throughout the zoom range and it is optimised for digital SLR cameras. Two pieces of SLD (the special low dispersion) glass in the front lens group and another two in the rear group offer excellent correction of chromatic aberration. High optical performance is demonstrated throughout the entire zoom range.

The lens can be used with the 1.4x EX or 2.0x EX Apo Tele Converters (optional), becoming a 98-280mm F4 Autofocus telephoto zoom lens or a 140-400mm F5.6 Autofocus telephoto zoom lens respectively.

Focal Length: 70-200mm
Minimum Aperture: F32
Lens Construction: 17 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of View: 34.3°- 12.3°
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance: 180cm(70.8”)
Maximum Magnification: 1:7.8
Filter Size: 77mm
Lens Hood: Petal Hood
Dimensions: Diameter 86.2mm (3.3”) x Length 184mm (7.2”)
Weight: 1270gr/44.7oz
Fittings: Sigma, Canon, Nikon-D, Konica/Minolta and Pentax
SRP: £799.99