Sigma has introduced a new superzoom lens for Sony E and L-mount mirrorless cameras, including those made by Panasonic, Leica, and Sigma. The company has released specifications and detailed images of the lens called the Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS. According to Sigma, this lens is the only one in the world that offers 10x optical zoom on full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The manufacturer also reported that the optical stabilizer in the new lens is extremely effective, providing up to 7 exposure stops at a focal length of 60mm, and up to 6 at a focal length of 600mm. The company calls this system, “OS2.”
The new optics from Sigma has two stabilization modes that can be manually switched. Mode 1 is a comprehensive setting, while mode 2 disables side-shift correction, enabling you to pan while maintaining vertical stabilization.
The lens consists of 27 elements in 19 groups, including three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and two F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements.
It is made from a “multi-component structure” consisting of magnesium, carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), and heat-resistant composite (TSC). The minimum focus distance is 0.45m at 60mm and 2.6m at 600mm.
The lens turned out to be quite massive, which is expected given its purpose and the available range of focal lengths.
Sigma installed a high-response linear motor (HLA system). The company reports that the optics have very high-precision and stable autofocus.
The Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS lens also features a dual zoom system that allows users to adjust the zoom using a ring or by pushing/pulling the front of the lens.
The sports lens is equipped with a special focus limiter, which allows users to limit the autofocus range. In addition, three AFL buttons on the lens barrel can be assigned to preferred functions using the camera.
Built into the lens barrel is a magnesium alloy tripod socket compatible with Arca Swiss. The leg can be removed and replaced with other interchangeable tripod sockets (sold separately) or attached to a monopod.
The new telephoto lens is dust and splash resistant, while seals in all key areas minimize the chance of water and debris getting inside the body, according to the manufacturer.
The frontmost optical element of the lens has a coating that repels dirt, oil, and water. Compatibility with Sigma 1.4x and 2x L-mount teleconverters is also declared.
Price and availability
The lens is manufactured at the Sigma plant in Aizu, Japan, and is available for pre-order on Bhphotovideo.com and Adorama.com for L-mount and Sony E-mount cameras. Deliveries will begin in mid-February 2023, with a price tag of $1,999.
Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS specifications
- Focal Length: 60 to 600mm
- Maximum Aperture: f/4.5 to 6.3
- Minimum Aperture: f/22 to 32
- Lens Mount: Sony E / Leica L
- Lens Format Coverage: Full-Frame
- Angle of View: 39.6° to 4.1°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 45 cm
- Maximum Magnification: 0.41x
- Macro Reproduction Ratio: 1:2.4
- Optical Design: 27 Elements in 19 Groups
- Diaphragm Blades: 9, Rounded
- Focus Type: Autofocus
- Image Stabilization: Yes
- Tripod Collar: Removable
- Front Filter Size: 105 mm
- Dimensions (ø x L): 119.4 x 279.2 mm
- Weight: 88 oz / 2.5 kg
Sigma recently introduced two new ART series lenses for Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount cameras. These are Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art and Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art lenses.