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- FLD and SLD glass ensure excellent image quality
- Allows Push/Pull and Twist zoom actions
- Dust and Splash proof o-rings throughout the lens. Minimum Focusing Distance - 260cm/ 102.4 in. Mininum Aperture - f22
- Water Repellent coating on front and rear optics
- Manual focus override works even in Continuous AF mode
Release Date: 15-10-2014
Details: Product Description Covering every essence. Portable, durable and of a high-standard - A Masterpiece of hyper-telephoto zoom lens. Dust and splash-proof, zoom lock at every focus distance, water-repellent coating, compatibility with the new tele converters, new OS system with accelerometer, easily accessible manual override switch, optimised auto focusing, telephoto shooting at 600mm, minimised chromatic aberration for higher optical performance and enhanced enjoyment with beautiful build quality. Since telephoto zoom lenses are often used under very challenging situations, this model has crystalised all the possible qualities and features to achieve the best optical and action-capture performance. While combining high portability and durability, this high-performance hyper-telephoto zoom lens from our Sports line offers outstanding rendering capabilities. Its versatility provides better flexibility for wider shooting scenes, and the high-performance definitely stimulates photographers' artistic expression. By incorporating excellent optical glass elements, it minimises chromatic aberration and achieves class leading image quality. This lens incorporates 2 FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, and compensates for colour aberration at the utmost. Chromatic aberration in particular, which could be visible especially towards the telephoto-end even when stopped down, is corrected by the optimised design of glass elements including FLD lenses. SIGMA's Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. It provides sharp and high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. The 9 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image. The lens is Dust and splash-proof and designed for higher durability. It is able to meet the demands that professional photographers require in challenging shooting conditions, such as in the rain. The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length. It can be fixed at the photographer's desirable focal length, which allows stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward. It also helps during long exposure photography. The forefront and rear lenses incorporate a water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be wiped away easily and prevents oil and fat from sticking to the surface, even in challenging shooting conditions. At the same time, the maintenance of the lens surface becomes easier. In addition to AF/MF, MO (Manual Override) is incorporated as one of the options of the focus mode switch. By setting it to the MO position, it switches to manual focus by rotating the focus ring even during continuous AF. With AF position, standard full-time manual focus is available. Using the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, it is possible to adjust the MO position's sensitivity to switch to manual focus. The tripod socket is newly designed since hyper-telephoto zoom lenses like this one which has 600mm telephoto-end often need a monopod or tripod for shooting. While ensuring that the tripod socket is large and stable, it's possible to click the position at every 90 degrees to make the change of shooting position from and to vertical and horizontal much easier. By attaching the supplied strap, the lens can be carried safely without putting unnecessary pressure on the mount of the camera. The tripod socket cannot be detached from the lens. This lens is optimised to allow the lens front to expand/contract smoothly in order to immediately adopt without adjusting the holding position, even to a sudden change in angle-of-view. The choice of twist or push/pull zoom actions ensures easy handling in any situation. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function using an accelerometer has been incorporated to ensure high accuracy. OS Mode 1 is suitable for general photography and Mode 2 is ideal for panning shooting for motor sports etc. With Mode 2, the accelerometer works effectively to minimise blur while shooting by detecting whether the camera is positioned vertically or horizontally. Box Contains 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens Case Lens Hood Shoulder Strap Front Cap Back Cap Instruction Manual 1year Warranty Card Note: Extended Warranty can be availed on lens which is bought from Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. If not then the extended UK warranty will not be available.
Package Dimensions: 16.5 x 9.1 x 8.7 inches