Sigma APO 150mm f 2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro LensPress Release


The Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is a large aperture medium telephoto macro lens which incorporates Sigma's original Optical Stabilizer function. The successor to the APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM, introduced to market in October 2004, offers the latest optical design technology and weather-resistant design throughout for use in harsh conditions. A floating focusing system moves two different lens groups in the optical path to different positions. This system compensates for astigmatic aberration and spherical aberration and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro. Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction of all types of aberrations and the Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. Equipped with Sigma’s own proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) function, this lens offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focus capability. This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm creating a smooth blur to the out of focus areas of the image. It is also possible to use this lens with Sigma’s optional APO Tele Converters.

This product is showcased at Photokina 2010 in Koln, Germany.

Case, Bayonet type Hood (LH780-05), Hood Adapter (HA780-01), Tripod socket TS-21 supplied.

Specification For Sigma mount

*Lens Construction: 19 Elements in 13 Groups
*Angle of View: 16.4 degrees
*Number of blades: 9 pcs (Rounded diaphragm)
*Minimum Aperture: F22
*Minimum Focusing Distance: 38cm / 15in.
*Maximum Magnification: 1:1
*Filter Size: Diameter 72mm
*Lens Hood: Bayonet Type (LH780-05) supplied
*Dimensions: Diameter 79.6mm×Length 150mm / 3.1in.×5.9in.
*Weigh: TBD

* Nikon mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.

*For Nikon and Canon mounts, Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras except Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1V.

* When using the APS-C Hood Adapter HA780-01 with digital cameras with larger than APS-C size image sensor, vignetting will occur. Please remove he hood adapter id you are using these cameras.

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