Sigma has announced that their new optically stabilized 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM, a fast, constant aperture telephoto lens, is now available in the US for $4,700 MSRP. The lens updates its predecessor which lacked the OS feature.
This upgraded Sigma telephoto lens targets sports and wildlife photographers as primary market. It boasts the company’s new “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements and a splash-proof design which protects from water spattering because its buttons and connections are fitted with O-ring seals to prevent dust and water getting inside the camera body.
“This lens is a must-have for sports and wildlife photographers,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Think of this as a prime 300mm F2.8 in terms of its ultra-high resolution, with the added bonus of being an F2.8 constant-aperture zoom lens that allows the photographer to recompose the scene anywhere from 120mm to 300mm without having to change their capture position. There’s really no other lens like it.”