Contemporary Sigma 100-400mm f / 5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens for Sony E
The SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary is the brand's first telezoom designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras. With a lightweight, compact and robust body, its state-of-the-art optical design ensures high-resolution image quality and edge-to-edge contrast throughout its entire focal range.
In addition to a high-speed and quiet autofocus system optimized with the latest algorithms, the SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary incorporates a powerful four-stop Image Stabilizer (SO).
Its optical construction consists of 16 groups and 22 elements, with one FLD and four SLD elements used for aberration and distortion correction. Built with the latest optical design technology and optimized for mirrorless systems, this new optics deliver great image quality that rivals that of a standard zoom such as the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art, thus establishing itself as a the ideal complement.
The bokeh and compression effect that only a long telephoto lens can provide offers a new perspective on any everyday scene. Add to the equation the excellent portability of the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary, the result is a set that opens the door to new ways to enjoy ultra-ultra photography.
Introducing the lightweight bazooka - a new approach to telephoto zoom
The narrow viewing angle makes it possible to dramatically compress perspective and flexibly handle the background. The photographer can make the subject appear to jump in the image, with the area in focus impressively sharp and clear. However, telephoto lenses have also traditionally had some disadvantages, such as the nickname 'bazooka', which means that they are usually large, heavy and therefore difficult to transport. In order to create a more accessible ultra-telephoto lens, SIGMA incorporated all its latest technologies into this new model for the Contemporary line. With its extraordinary combination of optical performance and size, it is a telephoto lens that is enjoyed both in use and transport. While keeping the functionality and exceptional image quality of a telephoto lens intact, SIGMA has managed to make them incredibly compact, including 400mm lenses. Introducing the new and vastly improved "light bazooka" telephoto lens.
Combining excellent optical performance with compact design, this line is perfect for a wide range of photographic scenes.
SIGMA is organizing all of its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary is a high-performance yet compact line, incorporating the latest technology and allowing it to be used in a variety of photographic situations. SIGMA has managed to solve the difficult problem of maintaining a compact size and light weight without compromising optical performance and functionality.
A great new telephoto zoom option
Combine image quality and functionality
This lens offers the compact size, light weight, and performance of an expensive 70-300mm lens, while providing the performance of a 400mm telephoto lens. This advantage results in a tempting new telephoto option for photographers. It combines impressive image quality and functionality, meeting the needs of both professionals and amateurs.
Compact and with high image quality
When designing this lens, SIGMA went to great lengths to achieve compactness and image quality. Four SLD glass lens elements and optimized power distribution help minimize optical aberrations. Additionally, by taking special care to minimize transverse chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected by aperture control, SIGMA has ensured exceptional image quality throughout the zoom range.
Telephoto + Macro Functionality
With an image_sigma_100-400 minimum focusing distance of 160cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1: 3.8, this lens can shoot either at a distance or at close range.
Exclusive low dispersion glass
The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the wavelength of the light. This fact causes different colors of light to focus on slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the streak of color that is particularly noticeable on telephoto lenses. Most of the chromatic aberration can be eliminated by combining a convex element of high refractivity with a concave element of b