Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce the release of two new Global Vision lens kits – the SIGMA 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports + Tele Converter TC-1401 kit and a SIGMA 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary + Tele Converter TC-1401 Kit.
SIGMA 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary + Tele Converter TC-1401 Kit has a UK suggested retail price of £1,099.99. The well-balanced lightweight model of the Contemporary line is perfect for handheld photography.
SIGMA 150-600 f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports + Tele Converter TC-1401 kit has a UK suggested retail price of £1,779.99. The Sports line model features excellent functionality and usability for professionals.
Expanding the focal range from 150-600mm to 210-840mm F6.3-9, the new kits offer even greater possibilities when capturing sports and wildlife images. Other advantages also include the SIGMA USB Dock compatibility for total customisation, SIGMA Mount Conversion Service, Zoom Lock operation, A1 MTF testing and individual inspection, 2 year extended warranty program*1 and the “MADE IN JAPAN“ stamp!
*1 Before purchasing your Sigma lens, please check with your retailer that the lens has been imported by Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd. If the lens has not been imported by us, the extended UK warranty will not be available. Lenses purchased from EBay, whether listed as new or otherwise, will not be eligible for this extended warranty.
WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Contemporary: a telephoto lens for hobbyists, and travellers
- Outstanding optical performance in a lightweight package.
- Splash-proof rear mount
- Removable tripod foot with tripod collar socket cover for improved hand-holding feel
- A compact, lightweight design for extended hand-holding photography
- 105mm x 260.1mm, 1830g
Sports: a telephoto lens for professional and advanced enthusiasts
- A go-anywhere hyper-telephoto zoom optimised for professional use.
- Splash and dust-proof design
- Aluminium alloy barrel
- Three point tripod foot and optional Arca-swiss quick release plate
- 121mm x 290.2mm, 2860g
About the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401
The SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 is developed exclusively for the new SIGMA Global Vision lens lines. By mounting it in between a telephoto lens and a camera, the focal length is increased by 1.4 times. The TC-1401 incorporates 1 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element which offers excellent aberration correction. Its durable construction and dust and splash-proof design make it suitable for professional use. It is compact and light, and provides convenient extension of the lens’ focal range. The Sigma 150-600mm lens and the TC-1401 Tele Converter can autofocus on DSLRs capable of AF operation at F8*2. Depending on the camera, the number of AF points capable of F/8 operation may vary. On cameras that state autofocus operation works up F5.6, the lens and Tele Converter combination can be used in manual focus. Please check your camera’s manual for further details.
*2 when shooting subjects with low contrast or a low luminosity value, the focus accuracy may vary.
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In addition, SIGMA’s latest firmware update improves the AF algorithm of the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses and further enhances AF speed by optimising HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) drive control. It is expected to increase autofocus speed by approximately 20%, to a maximum of 50% *3, during normal shooting as well as when using “Speed Priority” set through SIGMA Optimization Pro. To learn more about the firmware, visit this link: https://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/new/new_topic.php?id=962
*3 Performance of AF speed varies according to shooting conditions. SIGMA USB DOCK (sold separately) and installation of “SIGMA Optimization Pro” is necessary for firmware update.
Image below taken by photographer Tim Keeton using the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens on a Canon EOS-1Dx at f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO 200, 370mm
Image below taken by photographer Tim Keeton using the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens + SIGMA Teleconverter TC14-01 on a Canon EOS-1Dx at f/9, 1/800 sec, ISO 400, 840mm
The long-reach lens kit when used with a full-frame camera offers a focal length of 150-840mm and with an APS-C camera offers a focal length of 225-1260mm. Below are some sample images demonstrating the high quality of image resolution.
Images from a full frame camera:
Image from an APS-C camera
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