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…]

Top 10 Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 Lens Reviews on Amazon

Sigma 200-500mm

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a $26,000 beast of a lens.  It’s also one that few photographers will ever hope to own.  But that didn’t stop several people from reviewing the lens on Amazon with some rather humorous takes on what the lens has fictitiously done for them.

The sample images are pretty entertaining too…

Sigma 200-500mm Sample Image

Sigma 200-500mm Sample Image via Amazon.com

A brief sampling of the reviews: [Read more…]

Sigma DP2x Available for Pre-Order

Sigma DP2x

B&H Photo notified me that the DP2x should be in stock shortly and that they are now accepting pre-orders.  The Sigma DP2x, which was announced back in February, is a fixed lens APS-C format camera – not too different from the general design of the Fuji X100.

The DP2x uses Sigma’s FOVEON image sensor and features a fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to the field of view of a 41mm lens on a full frame camera.

You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.