The new Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens rumored to be released next month

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Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM lensSigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Lens

The new Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens (pictured on the left) is expected to be released in late January 2013 (probably during the CP+ show in Japan). The new lens will have an improved optical design and it will be 9mm shorter and  70g lighter then the current version (pictured on the right):

  • 16 elements in 14 groups, 2 FLD, 1 SLD elements, 3 aspherical surfaces
  • Minimum focusing distance: 22cm
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:2.8
  • Four stops OS
  • Filter thread: 72mm
  • Lens dimensions: 82mm length, 79mm diameter
  • Weight: 465g
  • Expected price: around ¥45,000, around $500 (the old Nikon version is currently on sale for $299)

One of the old Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 variations is already listed as discontinued at B&H.

Via digicame-info

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  • C. Zeiss

    Just when I think Sigma is all grown up (I guess the new 35 1.4 and the 120-300 are beauties) they come back and label a 3X zoom lens with variable aperture as a “Macro.”

    GTFOH.

    • Nishi Drew

      Well, it’s by no means a bad lens and no one else makes one, sure it’s not as macro as a true dedicated macro lens, but I can agree that this isn’t the lens that necessarily needs the new beautiful design

  • jc

    there’s no macro marked on the new lens.

  • Sifor

    Argh waiting for the 120-300 2.8… looks like it’s going to be in the middle of the year onwards…. *sigh*

  • JBaxter

    For my wedding photography I’m not going to use nothing but L lense.

    • wylun

      thats nice

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