It's a great time to be a Sigma user. With the release of numerous exciting and innovative lenses priced competitively, the company is changing the lens market in a big way. Now, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is available for preorder.
Whereas some of their recent announcements have been extreme lenses, such as the 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary is a very practical option for photographers looking to add a telephoto zoom to their bag without digging too deeply into their wallets. At $799, it significantly undercuts the $2,000 range held by the NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, though those are both still great options. Though it's slightly slower, the difference is only a third of a stop, but the tradeoff makes the lens very small and light, coming in at just 2.55 lbs. It also features a push/pull zoom in addition to a rotary zoom for quick focal length changes, a short minimum focusing distance of 5.5 ft., a dust and splash-proof mount, optical stabilization, a nine-bladed aperture, and four super-low dispersion elements. Altogether, it's a very affordable option for photographers who want a light telephoto option with good image quality. Get yours here.