Sigma Corporation of America, has announced that they are getting ready to ship a few new lenses into the DSLR market place. Two of the lenses were announced back in October of 2010 at the Photokina event in Germany. The third is a new addition to the company’s effort to update their lens stable with the latest and greatest features currently available. So there is no actual new glass coming, just updates to three existing lenses. Added to these lenses is optical stabilization and weather proofing. So which lenses get the face lift?
The Sigma APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM. This super tele zoom lens gets updated with Optical Stabilization and weather proofing in addition to some other tweaks. Sigma will be using their FLD (fluorite glass equivalent) and SLD (Super Low Dispersion) glass elements in this lens in addition to Sigma’s special lens coating and high speed focusing motor. This lens should be available in late February with a MSRP of $4700.
If you shoot macro you’ll love this. The Sigma APO Macro 150mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the latest update of this lens. This lens also gets Optical Stabilization and weather proofing along with three SLD glass elements and Sigma’s special lens coatings. This lens should be available in late march with a MSRP price tag of $1600.
And finally, the newly announced Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 II DG HSM. This lens is outfitted with weather proofing, a HSM focusing motor, and the usual Sigma Lens coatings. It also features a full time manual focus override which is similar to Pentax’s “Quick Shift”. This update to the previous model will be available near the end of April 2011 sporting a MSRP of $1400.
All three lenses will be available first for Canon and Nikon mounts with versions for Sigma, Pentax, and Sony to follow shortly after.
If you’re interested in further info on this trio you can read the full Sigma Press Release here