Sigma announced the development of their 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS sports lens back in October and today we see its official launch.
The 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports lens will be available for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras.
The lens will start shipping on December 7th, 2023 for a recommended retail price of $1,499.00 US dollars or £1,499.00 in the UK.
The 70-200mm features an internal zoom design just like Sony’s much more expensive FE 70-200 F2.8 GM II lens.
It uses dual “High-response” linear actuators to drive two focus groups and has a minimum focus distance of 65cm (25.6″) at 70mm and 100cm (39.4″) at 200mm.
The lens is constructed of 20 elements in 15 groups, including 6 ‘fluorite-like’ FLD elements, 2 super-low dispersion elements and 3 aspherical lenses.
The built-in stabilization promises up to 7.5EV of correction at the wide end and 5.5EV at the long end.
For video shooters Sigma says that focus breathing has been minimized at both ends of the zoom, and there’s an aperture ring that can be declicked to allow smooth transitions.
The lens weighs 1335g for Sony E-mount and it includes a detachable, Arca-Swiss compatible tripod shoe along with a barrel-type hood made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic.
The lens is not compatible with Sony’s 1.4x or 2x teleconverters and Sigma does not support their own teleconverters for the E-mount version, only the L-mount.
|Lens construction:||20 elements in 15 groups (6 FLD, 2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||11 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Minimum focusing distance:||65cm (W) – 100cm (T)|
|Maximum magnification ratio:||1:5.2 (at 200mm)|
|Dimensions (max diameter x length):||90.6mm × 207.0mm / φ3.6in. × 8.1in. (E-mount)|