Sigma has added Sony E and L-mount versions of its popular 10x telephoto zoom lens to its existing Sigma, Canon EF and Nikon F mount options.

The new Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 OS Sport lens. (Source: Sigma Photo.)

The new lens is the second model in Sigma’s Sports range to be released for full-frame mirrorless cameras, following the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports lens for Sony E, which was released in 2021. Its optical design consists of 27 elements in 19 groups and including three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and two ‘F’ Low Dispersion (FLD) elements to minimise chromatic aberrations. Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic and Thermally Stable Composite have been used in the construction of the lens barrels to keep the overall weight of the lens down to just under 2.5 kg. Built-in optical stabilisation (OS) claims up to six stops of shake correction at 600mm and seven stops at shorter focal lengths and the lens provides two OS modes: Mode 1 for general shooting, and Mode 2 for fast panning shots.

Autofocusing is driven by a newly designed HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) focusing motor, while the dual-action zoom ensures high precision and a fast, intuitive response. A  Focus Limiter switch is provided to ensure quick and precise focusing. Three AFL buttons are positioned to be easy to operate in any orientation, while the Zoom Lock switch can be locked at all marked focal distances. The minimum focusing distance is 45cm at 60mm, while at 200mm the lens offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.4 for close-up shots. The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection have dust- and splash-resistant sealing.

An Arca Swiss compatible magnesium alloy tripod socket makes the lens compatible with a range of tripods and monopods for different uses and situations. The L-Mount version of the lens is compatible with the Sigma Tele Converter TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x).  The new lens in manufactured at Sigma’s sole production base in Aizu, Japan. It is scheduled for worldwide release from mid-February, 2023 at an MSRP of US$1999.