Sigma has announced its newest lens to meet the high-level demands of professionals and it's worthy of the title Flagship! Get excited for the feature-packed Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN Sport! With a large F2.8 aperture that provides stable and high descriptive performance at all zoom and focus ranges, high-speed AF with a dual High-response Linear Actuator and an Optical Stabilizer function with the OS2 algorithm, users can get the right shot every time. This highly mobile lens was designed with high durability, rigidity, and texture while boasting a wealth of functions to assist comfortable shooting, pushing its way to the top of everyone's must-have list!
The new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN Sport was developed with professional use in mind. It offers both high optical performance and high-speed AF with a dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator), plus an incorporated floating focus which improves short-range performance, ensuring a stable, high-level image quality throughout the entire range. The floating focus has a structure in which the two focus groups move in opposite directions, thereby reducing the amount of focus lens movement by about half. The HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor in each of the two focus groups enables high-speed autofocusing. In addition to being fast and accurate, the lens also employs a control program that is designed to be quiet, so users can shoot movies comfortably without worrying about noise.
The latest OS2 optical stabilization algorithm provides an extremely high image stabilization effect of 7.5 stops at the wide end and 5.5 stops at the telephoto end. The lens is equipped with two OS modes. Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is ideal for panning shots of motorsports and other sports. In Mode 2, Sigma’s Intelligent OS, an algorithm enables effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, irrespective of the horizontal and vertical orientation, ensuring that the subject’s movement can be captured without losing the panning shot effect.
Three aspherical lenses are used for superior optical performance and streamlined lens construction. The change in angle of view due to focus shift is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus shift when recording video. Flare and ghosting, are addressed under all conditions of incident light based on the most advanced simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.
The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN Sport offers high weather resistance performance for shooting in harsh environments and improved quality and durability. The latest optical and mechanical design streamlines the lens configuration and internal structure, resulting in a significantly smaller and lighter body. The zoom mechanism employs an inner zoom, so the lens does not change with zoom operation, making it easy to handle when shooting hand-held, highly stable when installed on a gimbal, and resistant to dust and water droplets. The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are all dust and splash-resistant to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. The front element of the lens features a water and oil-repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens.
The Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN Sport is the first Sigma zoom lens for still photography to be equipped with an aperture ring. It is also equipped with an aperture ring click switch and ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suited to the shooting application. The lens body incorporates a newly designed Arca-Swiss compatible magnesium alloy tripod socket. Equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, the lens enables users to limit the focus driving range during AF when necessary, allowing quick and precise focusing. The lens also features three AFL buttons ready to be assigned to preferred functions using the camera.
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