Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM Now Available

Sigma 50-150mm

The new Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM now available at a street price of $1099.  The lens range works out to roughly a 75-225mm equivalent on APS-C cameras like the Canon 7D and Nikon D7000.  Canon, Nikon and Sigma-mount versions are expected to ship by the end of April.

The lens is currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.


Sigma 19mm & 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lenses Hands-On

Sigma EX DN Lens

A couple of upcoming lenses that I’m looking forward to trying out are the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 models for NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras.  I’m particularly looking forward to getting a production model of the 30mm f/2.8 lens in the NEX mount since it works out to a 45mm-equivalent (60mm-equivalent for Micro Four Thirds models). [Read more…]

Firmware Friday: Leica D-Lux 5, S2, Nikon V1, J1, Ricoh GR Digital IV, Sigma SD1, Sony NEX-5, NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10

Camera    Firmware Update

Below you will find this week’s firmware updates.  Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more…]

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM

Sigma 18-200mm II DC OS HSM

Sigma has announced a new superzoom lens for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony DSLRs.  The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM features new FLD low dispersion glass elements and SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements, which should improve the overall image quality, as well as correcting chromatic aberration.

The is the second version of this lens.  As a quick refreshers, the “DC” means that it is made for APS-C (aka “cropped”) sensors and not full frame DSLRs. [Read more…]