Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens delayed

It seems that the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is delayed again. The lens was initially supposed to be announced in October, but according to an email from Sigma UK to a reader, the lens will not be released till 2012:

"The latest we have from Japan is that they will not be available until next year and Japan have not given us any dates.  We apologize for the delay."

The Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens was announced in February 2011. The price is still unknown.

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  • sdfsdf

    no need to apologize. nobody cares

    • StickingZoom

      I would care if I had a crop DSLR. The old Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 was a very good optical performer, the new one has internal focusing and internal zooming (=less dust in the lens) and image stabilisation. If the optical formula has been improved too, than this lens should be exceptionally good.

  • WoutK89

    This is just another day in the life of Sigma…

    People complain about Nikon being slow, but Sigma announces things WITHOUT release date, and when you forget about it, they re-announce it like a new product. I think Nikon photographers are better of in that regard.

  • TaoTeJared

    No surprise here. Has Sigma ever released anything on time?

  • Enrico

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
    I’ve been waiting for this lens for a year.
    I dont’ want a 70-200. I want a 50-150 with OS.
    F**k Sigma

    • sdfsdf

      get 60micro, save moneys, get higher IQ and zoom with your feet and crop.
      If it would be FX lens, i would be all over it, but…

      • Enrico

        Thanks, but I already have a Nikon 17-55 2.8.
        I shoot weddings, reportage and so on, and I needed a 2.8 zoom.

      • tomm

        Don’t crop.

  • Remedy

    How about You shmacks realize that they had fking natural disaster in Japan this year, how about major earthquake followed by enormous tsunami followed by nuclear power plant explosion? How stupid are You people?

    • lorenzino

      What does this have to do with the delay?
      Japan is 100% functional at the moment. If (IF!!!) Sigma had problems with their Japanese facilities back in March, they should have already known about them, and they should have announced the delay of the lens since April.
      Besides, as many Sigma lenses are actually manufactured in China, I fail to see the connection between the earthwake here in Japan and Sigma manufacturing processes…

      • Remedy

        Oh my, send a note to Sony, they probably don’t know that they don’t have to delay NEX7. After all they only got flooded. Do You have ANY, tiniest, slightest idea about how many subcontractors is involved in a production like this? All those disasters are EXACTLY the reason why this lens and few other products are delayed.

        • lorenzino

          I have very clear ideas on the matter. You seem a bit confused though.
          Sony Nex7 WAS NOT delayed for the earthwake, but because of the flood in Thailand. The entire production of Sony cameras was submerged. It was not a matter of disrupting the production of some components: the ENTIRE production was flooded.
          But, all in all…
          What does Sony have to do with Sigma?
          Are we maybe mixing together different brands and countries? Like, i.e., Japan, China, Thailand?
          Yes, there are connections in the production of cameras and lenses (components, etc), but this is not the case for all products, and it is hardly the case with this lens.
          After all, cameras produced in other countries keep on being produced and shipped (e.g. the Samsungs).

          Then again: Japan is now 100% functional. Earthwake does not impact production after so many months. Thailand impacted this lens? How? Where is the Sigma facility producing this lens in Thailand?
          Sorry, for me to believe in this story, you have to show me some facts

  • MarkR

    EX DC OS HSM…

    I think Sigma needs to add more letters to their products; they don’t use enough. There are 26 letters or characters in the English & European alphabet, and more in others. Why not add more?

    Tongue firmly in cheek here.

    • lorenzino

      They could add something in Hiragana. Now, that would be cool :D

    • tomm

      What is a European alphabet?

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