Sigma Launches the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 for E-Mount and L-Mount

Sigma launches the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3

Earlier this week, Sigma announced a super-telephoto zoom for E-mount and L-mount cameras: the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports activities. 

Whereas Sigma has lengthy provided a 60-600mm model for Nikon F-mount and Canon EF-mount cameras, the brand new lens will give Sony, Leica, Sigma, and even some Panasonic customers the facility to shoot at 60mm, 600mm, and wherever in between with out altering lenses. It additionally boasts an upgraded autofocus motor and enhanced picture stabilization in comparison with the outdated DSLR mannequin, which ought to solely add to the lens’s enchantment.

Superzooms are likely to battle with sharpness and different aberrations, particularly on the finish of their focal size ranges, although Sigma claims that the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 “delivers excessive optical efficiency all through the complete zoom vary…mak[ing] it able to capturing any scene in excessive definition.” And whereas we haven’t gotten our fingers on the lens to check it ourselves, the pattern pictures do look very spectacular.

Sigma guarantees a lightning-fast AF motor, which is important for the lens’s target market: newbie and intermediate sports activities, wildlife, fowl, and aviation photographers who don’t need to spend $6000+ on a pro-level lens, however who do want main attain. The 60-600mm zoom is uniquely versatile, too; you’ll be able to {photograph} a topic from a major distance, then zoom out and proceed to shoot because it comes nearer and nearer. It’s also possible to use the lens to {photograph} quite a lot of fowl and wildlife topics, together with distant and/or smaller animals, bigger and/or less-skittish animals, and animals in wider scenes.

Even super-telephoto primes, whereas spectacular, don’t provide the identical degree of flexibility because the 60-600mm (and although they do include a number of different advantages, together with huge most apertures and breathtaking sharpness, they function eye-watering value tags).

Don’t get me improper: The Sigma 60-600mm does have weaknesses. It’s comparatively huge and ponderous – at the very least in comparison with an ordinary telephoto lens – so that you definitely received’t need to lug it round for informal images. Plus, whereas the lens doesn’t value an arm and a leg, its $2000 MSRP is way from reasonably priced. And the f/4.5-6.3 variable most aperture isn’t supreme for low-light images, although you’ll be able to all the time use the lens’s image-stabilization perform to keep up sharpness at slower shutter speeds in the event you’re handholding.

However on the finish of the day, the 60-600mm will undoubtedly be an important purchase for enthusiastic non-professionals who can’t afford higher-end choices or desire the flexibleness provided by a well-made super-telephoto zoom.

The Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports activities received’t start transport till late February, however it’s at present available for preorder on Amazon and B&H.

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