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Sigma unveils ultra zoom lens, 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma unveils ultra zoom lens, 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Sigma dished out a total of three HSM OS zoom lens last year at PMA, covering as wide as 18mm to 500mm of focus distance for a variety of shoot subjects. The 09 PMA is still one and a half month away; the manufacturer is already prepping another piece of ultra zoom lens with similar features- a digital APS-C crop sensor version of 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC with optical stabilizer (OS) and HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), extending 50mm more on the tele end to its popular line of 18-200mm.

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Sigzilla gets a price update

Sigzilla gets a price update

The gigantic Sigzllla that we mentioned earlier got the price updated from impress this morning. As we've mentioned, the size and weight are not beyond impossible but it’s unrealistic for field works, not to mention the huge price tag of $25,000 (2,625,000 yen). Sigma might want to scratch off their press release listing portraits and wildlife as targeted field of photography suitable for this lens. But i have to admit, that SigmaGodzilla is one sexy beast, wildlife or not, chicks will not have problems posing with or without feather cloths on.

[via impress]

New Teaser on Sigma 14 Megapixel Foveon Sp1

New Teaser on Sigma 14 Megapixel Foveon Sp1

The long waited Sigma SP1 is nearly there, at least that’s what Sigma is teasing us right now. Sigma threw in the supersized 14 Megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor on a compact digital camera back in Photokina 2006, it surfaced again in PMA 2007, but the camera remained in coming soon status since then. They have updated the site with the following new themes.

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Sigma rolls out Nikon mounted 18-200mm F3.5-F6.3 DC

Sigma rolls out Nikon mounted 18-200mm F3.5-F6.3 DC

Nikon D40’s is getting another friendly wide range zoom lens. Sigma announces a reduced size and lighter weight version of 18-200mm F3.5-F6.3 DC for Nikon. The additional built-in AF motor will grant the 18-200’s Nikon APS-C DSLR compatibility including D40/D40x. Unfortunately, Optical Stabilizer feature will be removed to shave 215g of weight and size reduction from 3.1”x3.9” to 2.8”x3.0” compare to existing version. The rest are pretty much similar to OS version except a slight increment of maximum magnification but 3 lens elements less. No mention of price and availability yet but we expect to see a much lower price compare to last model. A word of advice, avoid D40. You’ll get better choice of AF lens.

Sigma updates 18-200 to 'D40-friendly' status [via dpreview]

New lenses from Sigma, 50-150mm and 70-200mm

New lenses from Sigma, 50-150mm and 70-200mm

Sigma announces two new updates to their existing line of zoom lenses, the APO 70-200mm F2.8 II EX DG MACRO HSM and APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM. The 35mm Full Frame 70-200mm II version added one more ELD glass elements to improve chromatic aberrations, make it 3 compare to last model. The size, weight, aperture blades, MFD and magnification has no significant changes compare the last model. It is also compatible with Sigma 1.4x EX DG and 2x EX DG APO Tele-Converters. Price and availability are to be announced but expected to be around MSRP of $1200, $850 street price like last model.

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