Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG

The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view the popular Sigma 105mm EX DG macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.

Press Release:
The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new MACRO 70mm f/2.8 EX DG lens. This medium telephoto macro lens is ideal for both digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras.

The design of this lens makes it suitable for taking pictures in all situations from infinity to 1:1 macro, both with natural light conditions or flash. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations and produce an exceptional level of optical performance.

Sigma’s super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, and helps create a natural color balance. The floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro. A ‘Focus Limiter Switch’ in incorporated on the lens, improving the speed and accuracy of autofocus by limiting the focus range. A screw-in lens hood is included for convenient use of circular polarizing filters.

Features
  • Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and two high refractive index SLD lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations
  • Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro
  • Equivalent field of view to 105mm macro lens when used on a digital SLR camera with an APS-C size image sensor

Specifications

  • Focal Length :70mm
  • Minimum Aperture :f/22
  • Lens Construction :10 Elements in 9 Groups
  • Angle of View :34.3°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades :9 pcs
  • Minimum Focusing Distance :25.7cm (10.1”)
  • Maximum Magnification :1:1
  • Filter Size :62mm
  • Lens Hood :Screw-in Type
  • Dimensions :Diameter 76mm (3.0in”) x Length 95mm (3.7”)
  • Weight :525g/18.5oz
Pricing and Availability
The Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG lens will be available in Sigma Autofocus, Canon EF, and Nikon AF mounts from August, and Sony and Pentax mounts from September. It will be priced at £339.99.
By: strawman 4480 days ago
Thats a bit pricey, its more than the Canon EF-s 60mm lens.
By: IanA 4476 days ago
That is the SRP. You never actually pay that!
Keep an eye out for when it's listed on website shops and you'll find it can be had for a lot less.

Ian

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