Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM

Sigma has announced a new version of the popular 50-150mm f/2.8 HSM lens. This large aperture telephoto zoom lens is designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors and its compact, lightweight body provides freedom of movement and versatility. [Read more...]

Sigma 10mm and 4.5mm Lenses Announced

Sigma has announced a couple of new fisheye lenses – the fast 10mm f/2.8 and the crazy-wide 4.5mm that stands alone with no real competition in the crop-sensor category. A couple of noteworthy points – first, both are DC lenses, which means that they are only for cropped-sensor cameras like the Canon Rebel and 40D series (along with all of Nikons DSLRs). These will not work properly on the Canon 5D, 1D or 1Ds series cameras. [Read more...]

Sigma’s 18-200 Stabilized Lens Available in Nikon Mount

It took awhile, but the Sigma 18-200mm OS lens is now available in Nikon mount. If you recall, Sigma held up the release for the Nikon mount in order to add the HSM autofocus motor so that the lens would be fully compatible with the Nikon D40 and D40x. If you’re shopping for a nice superzoom lens and don’t want to fork over $750 for Nikon’s own AF-S 18-200mm, the Sigma lens comes in at a more reasonable $550.
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New Sigma HSM lenses for Nikon (17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM and 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro HSM)

New HSM lenses for Nikon (17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM and 18-50mm f2.8 EX DC Macro HSM)

HSM has now been added to the Nikon mount 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM and 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM, allowing autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (inculding the D40 and D40x).

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM for Nikon and 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM for Nikon.

Large aperture standard zoom lens designed specially for digital SLR cameras.

17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC MACRO HSM for Nikon

The HSM system has been incorporated into this large aperture standard zoom lens for digital SLR cameras. This lens is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x) and has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”) and maximum magnification of 1:2.3 enabling close-up photography. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and Aspherical lens allows a compact construction and high optical performance.

Large aperture zoom lens designed specially for use with digital SLR cameras with a minimum focusing distance of 20cm (7.9”).

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18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO HSM for Nikon

The HSM systme has been incorporated into this large aperture standard zoom 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO. This lens is capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras ( inculding the D40 and D40x). Aspherical lens, SLD lens and ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range. Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Layer Coating and lens power layout provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range.

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Sigma 18-50mm and 55-200mm HSM Lenses for Nikon DSLRs

PRESS RELEASE:

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of new HSM lenses for Nikon. The Incorporation of the HSM enables these lenses to autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x)

18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon

18-50mm f3.5-5.6 DC HSM

The HSM is incorporated into the compact standard zoom lens 18-50mm F3.5-5.6 DC giving this lens the capability to auto focus with all Nikon DSLR cameras(including the D40 and D40x). An aspherical lens and Super Multi Layer Coatings are used to achieve excellent lens performance and High image quality throughout the entire zoom range.

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
SPECIFICATIONS
*Lens Construction:8 Elements 8 Groups *Angle of View:76.5-31.7 degrees *Number of Diagram Blades:7 Blades *Minimum Aperture (W):F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance:25cm (9.8″) *Maximum Magnification:1:3.5 *Filter Size:58mm *Lens Hood:Bayonet Type *Dimensions:69.6mm(2.7″) x 60mm(2.4″) *Weight:250g (8.8 oz) *Barcode No.0085126-551551

55-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM for Nikon

55-200mm F4-5.6 DC HSM

This compact and lightweight telephoto zoom lens 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC incorporates the HSM system, making it capable of autofocusing with all Nikon DSLR cameras(including the D40 and D40x). This compact telephoto zoom lens is suitable for field work. Super Multi Layer Coating and lens power layout provide high picture quality throughout the entire zoom range.

*Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.
THE SPECIFICATIONS
*Lens Construction:12 Elements 9 Groups *Angle of View:28.9-8.1 degrees *Number of Diagram Blades:8 Blades *Minimum Aperture (W):F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance:110cm (43.3″) *Maximum Magnification:1:4.5 *Filter Size:55mm *Lens Hood:Bayonet Type *Dimensions:71mm(2.8″) x 84.6mm(3.3″) *Weight:310g (10.9 oz) *Barcode No.0085126-685553

[tags]nikon, dslr, d40, d40x, sigma, hsm, af, autofocus[/tags]

Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 DC Macro Lens Review

Popular Photography has a test up of the highly-rated and digital only Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 macro lens:

For tabletop shooters who like to reach out from the camera position to reposition or otherwise manipulate their subject, this 1:3 macro is probably the closestfocusing lens in its class. Read more . . .

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Nikon D40 and D40x Compatible Sigma Lenses

The new Nikon D40 and D40x are the first Nikon bodies without a built in auto focus motor. This means that the any lens used with the D40 and D40x will need the auto focus motor built into the lens. These lenses are called AF-S lenses. Sigma has a large line of compatible AF-S type lenses.

The following Sigma lenses are fully compatible with the Nikon D40 and D40x:

10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC

12-24mm f/4.5-5.6

17-35mm f/2.8-4 DG

50-500mm f/4-6.3 DG

APO 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM

70-200mm f/2.8 DG MACRO

80-400mm f/4.5-5.6

100-300mm f/4 DG

120-300mm f/2.8 DG

300-800mm f/5.6 DG

14mm f/2.8 EX

30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM

150mm f/2.8 EX DG

180mm f/3.5 EX DG

300mm f/2.8 EX DG

500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM

800mm f/5.6 EX DG

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Heavy lifting

Heavy lifting

Originally uploaded by Kelly Turner.


How about that Sigma f/2.8 200-500? Holy cow! That’s a constant f/2.8 throughout the zoom range! Word is that its 35 lbs and will cost something like $9,000 (US) when released.

You got a monopod for that?

Sigma’s 18-200 Stabilized Lens Finally Available

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS

Ok, not just yet, but you can now pre-order it now through Amazon in Canon, Nikon and, of course Sigma mounts. This thing was announce at Photokina last fall. Finally, it looks like it will actually release (ship?) on May 10, 2007. Canon is the company that really needed this lens though. Nikon has the wonderful 18-200 VR already. I’ve even been contemplating picking up a D40 or D50 (I’m a Canon user) just so I could have the 18-200 VR to carry around on family vacations and outings. I’m looking forward to reading some reviews on this lens and I’ll be sure to pass along my thoughts if I end up picking one up. If it lives up to the hype, it looks like a real bargain in the $550 neighborhood.