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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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