Reliable camera news leaker Nokishita has released details of a new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens set to be revealed this Thursday, June 18th.
The lens is rumored to be compatible with Sony E-mount and also the L-mount.
Two 1.4x and 2x converters are also rumored to be announced but only for the L-mount version. This begs the question as to whether or not the lens will also work with Sony’s own 1.4x and 2x teleconverters.
Sigma has a new product announcement on Thursday this week at 15:00 CEST time, when this lens is likely to be officially announced.
You can watch the announcement live on YouTube if you wish:
Here are the rumored specs:
Lens construction: 22 elements in 16 groups (including 1 FLD lens and 4 SLD lenses)
Minimum focussing distance: 112 cm (wide-angle end)/160 cm (telephoto end)
Maximum shooting magnification: 1:4.1 (at 400 mm)
Filter diameter: 67mm
Tripod mount: Optional
The rumored price in North America is said be be $949.00 and €1,199.00 in Europe.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this lens compares with the much more expensive Sony FE 100-400 F4.5-5.6 GM lens.