Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens US pricing announced


Sigma officially announced the pricing of their 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens - $799. B&H is already taking pre-orders for the new lens (available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts). The lens was officially announced for the CP+ show in February.

Press release:

Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Pricing and Availability

Sigma’s new full-frame 4X zoom lens features a compact design optimized for telephoto photography; shipping late April 2017 for a retail price of 799.00 USD

Ronkonkoma, NY – March 31, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that its 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens will begin shipping late April 2017 for a retail price of $799.00. Boasting a 4X zoom ratio, the lens offers long reach and outstanding performance for a great value. The 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary telephoto zoom lens delivers excellent image quality and all-day usability thanks to its lightweight and compact design. Featuring a dust- and splash-proof mount, this lens is designed to be outdoors. With the newly updated Sigma optical stabilizer (OS), featuring a new gyroscopic sensor, the lens provides enhanced overall performance and exceptional handheld shooting at lower shutter speeds. The lens autofocus (AF) features a new, more responsive algorithm. Highly versatile, the 100-400mm F5-6.3DG OS HSM Contemporary lens also features Sigma’s unique macro function (1:3:8 ratio) and push/pull zooming for ease of use.

The all-new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3DG OS HSM Contemporary lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter for use on the full-frame and APS-C Sony systems. The Nikon mount features the brand new electromagnetic diaphragm.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Features and Benefits:

Optimal Ultra-Telephoto Performance with Exceptional Image Quality:

The new lens retains its performance in a compact 400mm ultra-telephoto zoom package with a filter size of 67mm and weight of 2.55lbs. It also comes with the full range of features and functions expected of a pro-caliber ultra-telephoto zoom: OS, hypersonic motor (HSM) with an updated algorithm for fast autofocus, a focus limiter and more. In addition, this uncompromising lens has unique customizable functions via the Sigma USB Dock. The Sigma USB dock works in conjunction with Sigma Optimization Pro software in order to connect a photographer’s lens to their personal computer to update firmware, calibrate the lens and other customizations such as a focus limiter, three-tier autofocus speed, manual focus override and optical stabilizer viewing functionality.

Compact Design Without Compromising Image Quality:

Four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and an optimized power distribution help minimize optical aberrations. In addition, Sigma has ensured outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range by minimizing transverse chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected via aperture control.

Push/Pull Zoom Mechanism Incorporated:

For quick control, the zoom ring incorporates a push/pull mechanism in addition to the regular twist mechanism. The exclusive lens hood has also been designed to accommodate push/pull zooming and overall lens control. By making it possible to adjust the angle of view instantly, photographers have a better chance of capturing fleeting moments.

Ultra Telephoto Lens with Macro Functionality:

Optimized for a variety of scenarios, with a minimum shooting distance of 5.5ft and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8, this lens can shoot from a distance, as well as in close position to the subject.

Other Features:

  • Dust- and splash-proof mount
  • All new optical stabilizer unit with enhanced algorithm
  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included (Nikon mounts only)
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Compatible with the newly developed teleconverters
  • Fast autofocus with full-time manual override
  • Compatible with Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 for Sony E Mount
  • Customizable and flexible adjustment with Sigma USB Dock
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Crafted in Aizu, Japan with each lens individually tested with Sigma’s own MTF measuring system “A1”
  • Lens barrel is engraved with the year of release

Via NikonRumors

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  • Hubertus Bigend

    Interesting! A sensible price. Now lets see what the testers say…

    Panasonic’s 100-400mm f/4-6.3 for MFT is $1800 at B&H. I’m already half considering to get the Sigma for Canon plus Metabones Smart Adapter.

    • Automatic corrections won’t be applied, but if you do PP in an Adobe application and are prepared to spend an afternoon creating a lens profile then it will probably perform as well as the Panasonic.

      There again, you would just be using the centre portion of the projected image where the lens will be at its best, so little-to-no correction might be called for anyway.

      If you end up doing this then I’d be interested in your experience. Others over on dpr report good experiences with adapted Canon glass on m43.

  • Ivan Kutsarov

    Wow at that price this lens is a steal!

  • WillWeaverRVA

    That’s a steal. If this came in Pentax K-mount I’d be all over this. Of course, if I end up switching to Canon, this will definitely be on my shopping list.

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    seems like a nice price for an interesting lens.
    Looking forward to real world tests

  • CarSalesman

    This lens is targeted at the consumer level. Considering most of the entry level camera bodies they will own will struggle to focus at their AF system’s f5.6 rated level, they are likely to be disappointed. Everything is a compromise.

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