Sigma Adds Optical Stabilizer to 17-70mm Standard Zoom Lens

Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Zoom Lens

Sigma’s latest lens offering is a fast 17-70mm standard zoom lens, and it’s optically stabilized. The new Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Sigma DSLRs.

With the OS (Optical Stabilizer) function, Sigma claims you can shoot with shutter speeds 4 stops slower than would be possible without the stabilization. Sigma adds that the incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high speed autofocus.

The company points out that the new lens has a minimum focusing distance of 22cm (8.6 inches) throughout the entire zoom range and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7, making it ideal for close-up photography. It is possible to focus as close as approximately 4.7cm from the tip of the lens to the subject making this lens particularly useful for close-up photography, according to Sigma.

[Site: Sigma Japan]

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