Sigma has finally announced the pricing for their new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens for Sony full-frame E-mount. In the US it will cost you $569.00 and in the UK the price will be £599.99 including VAT.

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You can already pre-order the lens in the US from online stores Adorama and B&H Photo. However, there is still no confirmed shipping date at this time.

The 70mm F2.8 is the first macro lens to join Sigma’s “Global Vision Art Line,” a lineup of lenses. The new MACRO Art is said to deliver “stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.”

In order to achieve this “extremely smooth” AF performance, Sigma has equipped the lens with an extending, floating, two-group focusing mechanism that the company says “minimizes aberration at all focal lengths,” whether you’re shooting at 1:10, 1:5, or the maximum magnification ratio of 1:1. Additionally, a new focus-by-wire system paired with a newly-developed “coreless DC motor” promises precise focusing—a must for macro shooters.

You can learn more about Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art lens on Sigma’s website.