Sigma has officially announced their new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount.
The lens will cost $949.00 in the US and £899.00 in the UK (without tripod collar), with first shipments in early July.
An additional tripod collar (Sigma TS-111 Tripod Collar) will be sold separately and cost $107.00 / £139.00.
Sigma also announced a 1.4x (TC-1411) and 2x (TC-2011) teleconverter but sadly only for the L-mount. There was no news on an E-mount version of these teleconverters or if the existing Sony 1.4x and 2x teleconverters would be supoorted.
Full product details and sample images can be found on Sigma’s product page for this lens.
Lens construction: 22 elements in 16 groups
Angle of view (35mm): 24.4°-6.2°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22-29
Shortest shooting distance: 112(W)-160(T)cm
Maximum shooting magnification: 1:4.1 (at 400 mm)
Filter size: φ67 mm
Maximum diameter x length: E-mount φ86.0mm × 199.2mm
Weight (E-mount): 1,140g (including PROTECTIVE COVER PT-31)
Edition number: C020
Accessories: Hood (LH770-05), PROTECTIVE COVER PT-31
First Impressions and Early Reviews
Dustin Abbott also has a written review up with lots of sample images that you can find here.
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see how this new lens compares with the much more expensive Sony FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 GM lens.
Are you thinking about purchasing the Sigma? Let me know in the comments below.