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Sigma Presents 5 New SLR Lenses

2/10/2011 11:42:25 AM Eastern

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. -
Sigma released U.S.
pricing and availability Tuesday on five d-SLR lenses, including three
weather-resistant update models.

The new models
include the APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM ($4,700 suggested retail), the APO
Macro 150mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM ($1,600), the 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 II DG HSM ($1,400),
the APO 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM, and Macro 105mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM.

The three weather-resistant
updated lenses include the Sigma APO 120-300mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM and APO Macro
150mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM, which will be available in late February and the end
of March, respectively, and the 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 II DG HSM, which will ship in
April.

All three
weather-resistant lenses have compact designs and will be available first in
mounts for Nikon and Canon, followed shortly thereafter by Sigma, Pentax and
Sony versions.

Mark Amir-Hamzeh, Sigm
America president, said the 120-300mm and the 150mm will incorporate optical
stabilization (OS).

Sigma unveiled two
new DP2x lenses -- the APO 50-150mm f2.8 EX DC OS HSM and Macro 105mm f2.8 EX
DG OS HSM. Pricing and availability will be announced later.

Both models employ
optical stabilization and Sigma's hypersonic AF motor and high-quality EX
exterior.

The 105mm f2.9 EX
DB OS HSM is said to be capable of true 1:1 macro reproduction.

The DP2x is a
successor to the DP2 that includes Analog Front End (AFE) and high-speed autofocus.

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