Sigma 70-210mm Zoom IA (Intelligent Auto)
Launched September 1992


Sigma 75-300mm F4-5.6 DL Zoom lens

Sigma Launch their new De-Luxe lens.

There has been a move by some camera manufacturers to introduce a lower-priced range of lenses. Unfortunately, these ‘budget’ lenses have had to sacrifice many features in order to achieve their lower selling price. Many lenses no longer have zooming and focusing information engraved on the lens barrel, depth of field information is sadly missing on many, and indeed some have taken the drastic step of utilising a plastic back mount.

As Sigma are the largest lens manufacturers in the world, they have been able to develop their 75-300mm deluxe lens to sell for £149.95 in auto-focus fitting! This new departure in the cost of auto focus photography has in no way compromised the quality of the lens.

In spite of its compact size (it is the shortest of all the 75-300mm AF zoom lenses currently available) the Sigma 75-300mm DL lens uses two low-dispersion glass elements in the front lens group to produce superior optical quality. Its lens barrel is engraved with a focusing scale and depth of field information in both feet and meters.

A generous manual focusing ring and metal back mount complete the overall quality the lens delivers.

Construction 14 Elements in 11 Groups
Focal Length 75-300mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ4-5.6
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 30-8°
Minimum Focus Distance 150cm
Number of blades TBA
Maximum Magnification TBA
Zooming System One Touch
Filter Size 55mm
Diameter 74mm (max.)
Length 119.5mm
Weight 565g
SRP at launch: £139.95/£149.95
Available Mounts: MF: Most

AF: Minolta, Canon, Nikon, Kyocera, Pentax