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

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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