On this page I put together a lens guide containing all current Sigma A-Mount Lens available for the Sony Alpha Cameras. When I get more time I will add the the recently discontinued models to the lens database.  Be sure to click the Sigma Zoom lenses tab below as it’s on Sigma Prime Lenses by default!!

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Sigma Technology

ASP (Aspherical) The aspherical lens complex allows freedom of design, improved performance, a reduced number of component lenses and a compact size.
APO (Apochromatic ) In order to attain the highest quality images, the APO lens has been made using special low-dispersion (SLD) glass and is designed to minimize color aberration.
OS (Optical Stabilizer Function) This function utilizes a built-in mechanism that compensates for camera shake.
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high speed AF.
RF (Rear Focus) This lens is equipped with a system that moves the rear lens group for high speed, silent focusing.
IF (Inner Focus) To ensure stability in focusing, this lens moves the inner lens group or groups without changing the lens’ physical length.
CONV (APO Teleconverter EX) This lens can be used with the APO Teleconverter EX. It can increase the focal length and will interface with the camera’s AE (automatic exposure) function.
EX (EX Lens) The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
DG (DG for Digital) These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
DC (DC for Digital) These are special lenses designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialized design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus ! including compact and lightweight construction.
 

Sigma A-Mount Prime Lenses

 

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens

Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens for Sony Alpha SLR USAThe Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Lens is a spherical fisheye lens that easily captures a full 180° view in all directions, in a circular image. Even the most familiar and mundane of subjects can be portrayed with startlingly fresh new expressions through exaggerated perspectives and unusual distortion effects. It is also well suited for academic and technical measurements, such as solid angle measurements, cloud cover measurements & virtual reality. Having the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) incorporated into this lens allows for focusing to be quieter and more responsive. This lens provides the equivalent focal range of approx. 6.75mm when used with a Sony digital SLR camera. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note! Not suitable for Minolta 35mm film SLR cameras or for “full-frame” digital SLR cameras with image sensor bigger than APS-C size

Features

  • The first 180 degree circular fisheye lens designed specifically for APS-C size digital SLR cameras
  • Fast F2.8 maximum aperture making it ideal for low light photography
  • Minimum focusing distance of 13.5cm and a maximum magnification of 1:6
  • SLD glass minimizes color aberration
  • Equipped with HSM with full-time manual focus override
  • Equisolid angle projection method is possible for art and scientific use

Specs

Type 4.5mm Circular Fisheye for use with APS-C size Canon Digital SLRs
Minimum Focusing Distance: 5.3in / 13.5cm
Maximum Aperture F2.8
Minimum Aperture F22
Angle of View 180°
Lens Construction 9 Groups 13 Elements
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:6
Filter Diameter Insertion-type gelatin filter into rear of the lens
Diaphragm Blades 6pcs
Weight: 16.6oz / 470g
Dimensions: Diameter x Length: 3″ x 3.1″ / 76.2mm x 77.8mm

Price ~$899.00

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Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens

Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Autofocus Lens for SonyThe Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Autofocus Lens for Sony is a spherical fisheye lens that easily captures a full 180° view in all directions in a circular image. Even the most familiar and mundane of subjects can be portrayed with startlingly fresh new expressions through exaggerated perspectives and unusual distortion effects. This lens is designed for use with 35mm film cameras and full-frame digital cameras. Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. A gelatin filter holder is included for using color correction filters at the rear of the lens. Well suited for academic and technical measurements such as solid angle measurements, cloud cover measurements & virtual reality.

Note! Full circle can only be captured with 35mm format digital SLR and film SLR cameras.

Features

Improvements
This improved version offers a brighter f/3.5 aperture, with a vastly improved minimum focusing distance of 5.3″ (13.5 cm) and a maximum magnification of 1:4.6.
Circular Image
This circular fisheye lens can be used to create circular images with an angle of view of 180°. It permits creative expression through the exaggerated perspectives and unusual distortion effects.
DG Design
The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.
Equipped with AF
This extreme fisheye lens is unique as it incorporates an auto focus system to get accurate focusing that might be difficult through finder due to extremely large depth of field.
Ideal for Scientific Applications
This lens is useful for academic/technical applications such as solid angle measurements, because it provides a quantifiable angle/area relationship. It is widely used in science and industry for cloud cover measurements, weather observation, astronomical studies, agriculture etc.
Gelatin Filter Holder
The lens is supplied with an insertion-type gelatin filter holder at the rear allowing the use of gelatin filters.

Specs

Construction 6 Groups /11 Elements
Angle of view 180°
F stop range 22 – 3.5
Closest Focusing Distance 13.5cm(5.3″)
Maximum Magnification 1:4.6
Filter Size rear slip-in gelatin
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) Length 68.6mm (2.7″) X 73.5mm (2.9in”)
Weight 400g /14.1oz.

Price ~$899.00

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Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens for Sony Alpha Camera USASpecifically designed for digital SLR cameras equipped with APS-C size image sensors, the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens is a lens that captures a rectangular 180° view in all directions (when mounted on Sony SLR camera). The diagonal field of view of this fisheye lens produces striking images with exaggerated perspective and distortion. The minimum focusing distance of 5.3″ (13.5cm) and maximum magnification 1:3.3 allows subjects to be as close as 0.7″ (1.8cm) from the lens’ front element. This close focusing capability allows close-up photography and also it is possible to make use of large depth of field that covers a wide range of subjects. Even the most familiar and mundane of subjects can be portrayed with startlingly fresh new expressions through exaggerated perspectives and unusual distortion effects. Well suited for academic and technical measurements such as solid angle measurements, cloud cover measurements & virtual reality. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result, these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note! Not compatible with Minolta 35mm film SLR cameras, or for “full-frame” digital cameras (e.g. A900)

Features

  • Fast, ultra-wideangle rectangular-image lens
  • EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing with full time manual focus override
  • The built-in lens hood blocks out extraneous light, and the Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes flare and ghosting, creating superior image quality
  • A gelatin filter holder at the rear of the lens allows for the use of gelatin filters

Specs

Focal Length 10 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 154°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.3″ (13.46 cm)
Magnification 0.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.3
Groups/Elements 7/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Filter Thread none
Dimensions Approx. 3.0 x 3.3″ (7.62 x 8.38 cm)
Weight 1.05 lb (476 g)

Price ~$649.00

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Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Autofocus LensThe Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye is a full-frame fisheye auto focus lens that fills the entire 35mm negative with a full 180° diagonal field of view. This unique lens enables you to create a variety of unusual compositions even when shooting ordinary subjects. The improved DG lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, which is a common problem of digital cameras, and also creates an optimum color balance. Since most Digital SLR cameras use a smaller image sensor size (APS-C) than 35mm film cameras, 180 degree angle-of-view can not be obtained with Digital SLR cameras. With those cameras only the center part of the frame is used, therefore, peripheral distortion will be very small. The super wide angle of this lens makes it ideal for use with digital SLR cameras, providing a focal view of approximately 23mm.

  • Accepts removable gelatin filters in a holder near the rear of the lens
  • Optical material used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 15 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focus Distance 5.9″ (14.99 cm)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.8
Groups/Elements 6/7
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 2.78″ (7.37 x 7.06 cm)
Weight 11.71 oz (332 g)

Price ~$609.00

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Sigma 20mm f/1.8 (D) EX Aspherical DG DF RF Lens

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG ASPThis 20mm is a Super wide-angle lens with a large aperture of f/1.8 and angle of view 94.5°. It has Macro focusing capability with a minimum focusing distance of just 7.9″, for a reproduction ratio of 1:4. The 9-bladed iris diaphragm obtains beautiful out of focus image characteristics. Aspherical lens elements in the front & rear lens groups minimize distortion, spherical aberration and astigmatisms. The lens has non-vignetting optical construction in order to obtain adequate peripheral brightness with wide apertures-especially desirable for digital cameras. The lens incorporates a rear focus system eliminating front lens rotation. The focusing ring does not rotate during autofocus yet provides adequate focusing torque of the focusing ring during manual focusing of the lens. The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 20 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 94.5°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9″ (20.07 cm)
Magnification 0.25x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Groups/Elements 11/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 3.4″ (8.89 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.14 lb (520 g)

Price ~$629.00

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Sigma 24mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro Lens

Sigma 24mm f1/.8 EX DG ASPThe Sigma 24mm f1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro is one of the EX Series lenses. This lens has a fast F1.8 maximum aperture with macro focusing capability of minimum focusing down to 18cm/7.1inches (reproduction ratio 1:2.7). The iris diaphragm has 9 diaphragm blades to obtain beautiful out of focus image. It incorporates the floating focus system and uses two aspherical lens elements for minimizing distortion and spherical aberration and astigmatism. Internal focus system eliminates front lens rotation, thus allowing the use of a Perfect Hood and the easy use of polarizing filters. The lens incorporates non-vignetting optical construction, in order to obtain adequate peripheral brightness even at open aperture. This is desirable for digital cameras. The lens also incorporates dual-focus mechanism. It is easy to hold the lens, since focusing ring does not rotate during auto-focus, and yet it provides adequate focusing torque of the focusing ring during manual focusing of the lens. The lens materials used in this lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 24 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 84.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.1″ (18.03 cm)
Magnification 0.37x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.7
Groups/Elements 9/10
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 3.1″ (8.38 x 7.87 cm)
Weight 1.07 lb (485 g)

Price ~$549.00

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Sigma 28mm f/1.8 (D) EX Aspherical DG DF Macro Lens

Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG ASPThis 28mm lens has a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, with macro-focusing capability. It features minimum focusing, down to 7.9″ with a reproduction ratio of 1:2.9). The 9-bladed aperture diaphragm obtains beautiful out of focus images. It incorporates the floating focus system and the use of two aspherical lens elements to minimize distortion, spherical aberration and astigmatism. The lens incorporates minimum vignetting optical construction in order to obtain adequate peripheral brightness with open aperture. Internal focus system of the lens eliminates front lens rotation, thus allowing the use of a perfect hood and easy use of polarizing filters. The lens also incorporates a dual-focus mechanism. It is easy to hold the lens, since focusing ring does not rotate during autofocus, yet provides adequate torque of the focusing ring during manual focusing. The lens materials used in this new lens are lead and arsenic free ecological glass.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 28 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.9″ (20.07 cm)
Magnification 0.34x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.9
Groups/Elements 9/10
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 3.1″ (8.38 x 7.87 cm)
Weight 1.06 lb (480 g)

Price ~$449.00

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC Lens

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC Autofocus Lens for Minolta DigitalThe Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC Autofocus Lens for Minolta Digital is a large aperture lens that provides a standard angle most similar to the human eye. The 30mm focal length translates to approximately 50mm in 35mm format. A glass mold aspherical lens element at the rear group of the lens reduces color aberration and provides high-quality image results. From 15.7″ (40 cm) minimum focusing distance to infinity, this lens creates very sharp images with high contrast, and can perform superbly in a great range of applications, including snapshots, portraiture, indoor shooting and landscape photography. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

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Note! (*) Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras.

  • EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
  • Correction for various types of aberration provided by two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and a hybrid aspherical lenses

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 30 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 45°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.31′ (40 cm)
Magnification 0.09x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:10.4
Groups/Elements 7/7
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.2 x 2.3″ (8.13 x 5.84 cm)
Weight 15.17 oz (430 g)

Price ~$489.00

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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus LensThe Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens is a standard lens that provides a large maximum aperture of f/1.4. It is the ideal prime lens for use with all Sony or Minolta Maxxum digital or film SLR cameras. When used on Sony digital SLR cameras with the smaller APS-C size sensor, the equivalent focal length of this lens will be 75mm, which makes it an excellent choice as a bright medium telephoto lens. Its large f/1.4 aperture allows for sharply defined contrasty images against a nicely blurred background. The lens offers superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture, and corrects for possible flare. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance, while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration, which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

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Features

This lens also incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.

  • Large Aperature, standard prime lens, has superior peripheral brightness and corrects the sagittal coma fare
  • Standard lens with large maximum aperture of F1.4.
  • Creates sharp images with high contrast and ensures superior peripheral brightness
  • Incorporates molded glass aspherical lens, perfectly correcting coma aberration and creating superior image quality.
  • Super multi-layer lens coating reduces fare and ghosting.
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensuring silent, high-speed AF.
  • * If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

Specs

Minimum Focusing Distance: 45cm/17.7in
Focusing: HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) quiet, high-speed AF
Full-time manual focus override
Focal length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.4
Minimum Aperture f/16
Angle of View 46.8°
Lens Construction 6 groups 8 elements
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:7.4
Filter Diameter 77mm
Diaphragm Blades 9 pcs
Standard Accessory Hood, Case
Weight: 520g/18.3oz.
Dimensions: 84.5mm x 68.2mm / 3.3in x 2.7in

Price: $499.00

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 Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Lens

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG MacroTo maintain high optical performance from infinity to close-up 1:1 macro photos without accessories, the Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG incorporates a “Floating Internal Focusing” (FIF) system. As a result, the lens also features a non-rotating front lens group which makes it easier to work with polarizing filters, and has a focus limiter to narrow down the broad focus range. And the improved minimum aperture of f/45 now provides improved depth of field. This lens is designed as a high-quality primary macro lens, good for film or digital SLR cameras. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This macro lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

  • Close focus capability of 7.4″
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghosting caused by reflections from the surface of digital image sensors
  • Screw-in hood also accepts a 72mm filter in the front of the lens hood

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 50 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32 – 45
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.4″ (18.80 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 9/10
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.8 x 2.5″ (7.11 x 6.35 cm)
Weight 11 oz (312 g)

Price: ~$369.00

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro Lens

Sigma 70mm EX DGThe Sigma Macro 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Lens is a medium telephoto macro lens which is ideal for both digital and 35mm film SLR cameras. The 70mm focal length gives an equivalent field of view to the popular 105mm macro lens when used on digital SLR cameras with an APS-C size image sensor. 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 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.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 10.1″ (25.65 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 9/10
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.7″ (7.62 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.16 lb (525 g)

Price: ~$499.00

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Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens For SonyWhen you need a medium-telephoto standard lens for everything from portraiture to sports, the fast Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Sony/Minolta Digital SLRs is a great solution. This large aperture beauty is designed with an SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and a glass mold element which yield first-class, sharp image captures with high contrast. The 85mm f/1.4 has Sigma’s HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) which provides fast, accurate and quiet autofocusing. The exterior of this lens is EX-finished which translates to a superior build and optical quality, enhanced handling and appearance. It comes with a petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. A dedicated hood adapter for cameras with an APS-C size image sensor is also included to expand the length of the hood for blocking out extraneous light more effectively. This fast f/1.4 lens is great for capturing fast moving images, allowing you to use faster shutter speeds, and is what you want when shooting under low lighting conditions. This highly efficient lens has a nine blade circular diaphragm for creating pleasant out-of-focus highlights (bokeh) which is a major asset to portrait and wedding photographers.

Note: This lens is designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 127.5mm with most cameras.

Note! If the camera body does not support HSM, autofocus will not be available.

  • Sigma’s 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is a large aperture medium telephoto lens optimized for use with digital SLR cameras and is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography.
  • Designed with SLD glass and a glass mold element excellent color correction is achieved for all types of aberrations and superior optical performance is ensured.
  • It is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuations of aberrations caused by focusing and the Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces flare and ghosting even in backlight photography.
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus capability. and
  • The round 9 blade diaphragm creates pleasant out-of-focus highlights.
  • Made in Japan.

Features

  • For Sony/Minolta Digital SLR Cameras
  • Fast f/1.4 Lens
  • HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
  • Quiet, Fast and Accurate Autofocusing
  • Super Multi Layer Coating (SML)
  • SLD & Glass Mould Elements
  • Pleasant Out-of-Focus Highlights
  • Accepts 77mm Size Filters
  • Includes Lens Hood & Adapter for APS-C
  • Only 3.4″ (87.6mm) Long

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 85 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 28.6°
Minimum Focus Distance 2.79′ (85 cm)
Magnification 0.11x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8.6
Groups/Elements 8/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.4″ (8.64 x 8.64 cm)
Weight 1.60 lb (725 g)

Price: ~$969.00

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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras delivers superb, distortion-free images throughout its broad focus range, from infinity telephoto to life-size (1:1) macro, as close as 12.2″ (31 cm) without accessories. A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion. Its non-rotating front lens group makes it easier to work with polarizing filters. A focus limiter helps divide the broad focus range into more manageable chunks. The “focus-free” mechanical design allows the lens to autofocus without any interference from the manual focus ring, making it easy to hold the lens without affecting the speed or normal operation of the autofocus function. Rugged mechanical construction also makes it durable enough for even the heaviest use required by professional photographers. This is an ideal lens for a wide variety of applications from nature photography to portraiture. The improved DG lens design for this lens corrects for various aberrations. This macro lens is specially coated to get the best color balance while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras. Sigma’s own proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) system enables handheld close-up photography.

  • Close focus capability of 12.2″ (31 cm)
  • Optical Stabilization (OS) enables handheld close-up photography
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghosting caused by reflections from the surface of digital image sensors
  • Dual Focus (DF) makes the lens easier to hand hold during AF

Features

  • Life-Size (1:1) Magnification
  • “Focus-Free” Mechanical Design
  • 12.2″ (31 cm) Close Focusing Distance
  • Non-Rotating Front Lens
  • Optical Stabilizer (OS)

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 105 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 23.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 12.3″ (31.24 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 11/16
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 5.0″ (7.87 x 12.70 cm)
Weight 25.6 oz (726 g)

Price: ~$969.00

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Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro LensThe Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Lens (For Sony) is a super compact and lightweight large aperture telephoto lens, with life-size (1:1) macro capability. To maintain high optical performance from infinity to close-up 1:1 macro photos without accessories, this 150mm lens incorporates a “Floating Internal Focusing” (FIF) system. As a result, the lens also features a non-rotating front lens group which makes it easier to work with polarizing filters. The HSM feature provides ultra quiet high-speed autofocusing as well as full-time manual focus override. Optical image stabilization (OS) allows you to use shutter speeds 4 stops slower than would be possible without OS. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations, using 3 Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements. This macro lens is specially coated to get the best color balance while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

  • Close focus capability of 15″ (38 cm), with 1:1 magnification.
  • Three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements control various color aberrations and assure high image quality.
  • Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situations.
  • Hyper Sonic Motor HSM provides ultra quiet high-speed autofocusing as well as full-time manual focus override.
  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 225mm with most cameras.

Features

  • Macro Lens With 1:1 Magnification
  • Focuses to 15″
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Hyper-Sonic Motor for Fast, Quiet AF
  • 3 SLD Elements Correct Aberrations
  • For Sony SLR Cameras

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 150 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 16.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25′ (38.10 cm)
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 13/19
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 5.9″ (7.87 x 14.99 cm)
Weight 2.60 lb (1.18 kg)

Price: ~$1099.00

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Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens

Sigma APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM LensThe Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM Lens (for Sony) is a high-speed macro lens offering a magnification ratio of 1:1 and a focal length of 180mm. This lens is compatible with the Sony A mount for use on full-frame and APS-C DSLRs. This lens incorporates 3 FLD glass elements for color aberration corrections, as well as a floating inner focusing system to reduce other aberrations such as field curvature and distortion, resulting in accurate scene rendition from 1:1 magnification to infinity. A Super Multi-Layer coating helps to eliminate ghosting and flare as well as produce images with more contrast and sharpness. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm also provides an appealing bokeh, especially when photographing at the maximum aperture or at 1:1 magnification. The integrated OS (Optical Stabilizer) system permits users to photograph handheld with shutter speeds up to 4 stops lower than usually possible. An HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) is also incorporated into the design, ensuring quiet and quick auto focusing and manual focus capabilities.

  • High-speed f/2.8 180mm macro lens provides 1:1 magnification ratio.
  • FLD glass elements and a floating inner focusing system help to correct for color aberration, field curvature, and image distortion.
  • Multi-layer coating reduces ghosting and flare and provides greater contrast and color fidelity.
  • Rounded 9 blade diaphragm produces an attractive out of focus quality.
  • Integrated Optical Stabilizer system permits users to photograph handheld with shutter speeds up to 4 stops lower than usually possible.
  • A Hyper Sonic Motor is incorporated into the lens design, ensuring quiet and quick auto focusing and manual focus capabilities.

Features

  • 180mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
  • Sony A Mount
  • 1:1 Magnification
  • Optical Stabilizer Function
  • FLD Glass Elements Reduce Aberration
  • Floating Inner Focusing System
  • Multi-Coating Reduces Ghosting and Flare
  • Hyper Sonic Motor for Quiet Focusing
  • Focus Distance of 18.5″ / 47cm

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 180 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 13.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 18.5″ (46.99 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 19/14
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.74 x 8.03″ (95 x 203.9 mm)
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer

Price: ~$New Item

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Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG lens

Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG lensThe Sigma APO 300mm f/2.8 EX DG lens is an ultra compact Apochromatic telephoto lens with a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture which incorporates two Extraordinary Low Dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum. It incorporates internal focusing which enables responsive and fast autofocus speed. A detachable tripod socket and rotatable drop in filter holder are also included. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras. With the use of the optional Sigma APO teleconverters, this lens can be used as a 420mm f/4 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or a 600mm f/5.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2X teleconverter.

  • Two ELD glass elements reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum and also ensure sharp, quality images of high contrast
  • Internal focusing with a non-rotating front
  • A drop-in 46mm filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel can be rotated to facilitate the use of filters, including a polarizing filter
  • Removable tripod collar
  • Built in front protective filter
  • The rounded 9-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 8.20′ (2.50 m)
Magnification 0.01x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.5
Groups/Elements 9/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus No
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Rear: 46 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.7 x 8.4″ (11.94 x 21.34 cm)
Weight 5.28 lb (2.39 kg)

Price: ~$3399.00

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Sigma 500mm F4.5 EX DG APO HSM Lens

Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO Autofocus LensThis Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX DG APO lens is an Apochromatic ultra-telephoto lens with a fast f/4.5 maximum aperture, and it incorporates two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration to a minimum. Internal focus enables responsive and fast autofocus speed. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras. By adding the optional Sigma APO teleconverter, you can use this lens as a 700mm f/6.3 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 1.4x EX teleconverter, or as a 1000mm f/9 MF ultra-telephoto lens with a 2x teleconverter.

  • EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology.
  • A rotatable 46mm drop-in filter holder in the rear part of the lens barrel facilitates the use of filters including a polarizing filter.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 13.12′ (4.00 m)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.7
Groups/Elements 8/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread Rear: 46 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.8 x 13.8″ (12.19 x 35.05 cm)
Weight 6.82 lb (3.09 kg)

Price: ~$4999.00

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Sigma A-Mount Zoom Lenses

 

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens

Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Ultra-Wide Zoom LensThe Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM is an ultra-wide zoom that has a 35mm equivalent angle of view of a 12-24mm lens when used on DSLRs with APS-C size image sensors. This lens is constructed with 15 elements in 11 groups which help deliver incredibly sharp image captures. Sigma’s FLD glass elements, equal to fluorite glass, correct for color aberrations and aid in delivering beautiful high contrast images. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4″ (24cm) allowing you to emphasize the subject by creating exaggerated perspectives. It features a compact construction with an overall length of 4.2″ (105.7mm) and a maximum diameter of 3.0″ (75mm). This 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 super wide angle zoom is perfect for shooting landscape photography, architecture, building interiors, photojournalism, wedding photography, group pictures and a wide variety of other shooting opportunities you may encounter.

For a chart of compatible cameras click compatibility chart.

Note: Due to the curved shape of the front element, filters cannot be attached to this lens.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

Features

  • This is a DC series lens designed exclusively for use with Sony/Minolta DSLRs with APS-C size sensors.
  • The lens features FLD glass elements with performance equal to fluorite glass to compensate for color aberration.
  • The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting while superior peripheral brightness ensures high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range.
  • One hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements give excellent correction for distortion and astigmatism.
  • It produces images with exaggerated perspective with its wide angle view.
  • The HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus capabilities.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 8 – 16 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.6 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 114.5° – 75.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.4″ (23.88 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7.8
Groups/Elements 11/15
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.2″ (7.62 x 10.67 cm)
Weight 1.22 lb (555 g)

Price: ~$699.00

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Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Lens

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Lens for SonyThe Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Lens for Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras lens offers an super-wide zoom solution to digital cameras, and was exclusively designed to suit the characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The super wide-angle capability of this zoom lens makes it a very powerful tool for both indoor and landscape photography. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note! (*) Not suitable for 35mm film SLR camera.

Features

  • EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
  • Correction for various types of aberration provided by three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element and two aspherical lenses
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.4″ (24 cm) at all focal lengths
  • The IF (Internal Focusing) design offers smooth and fast autofocus and non-rotating filter attachment

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 10 – 20 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 102.4° – 63.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.4″ (23.88 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.6
Groups/Elements 10/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.5″ (8.64 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.14 lb (520 g)

Price: ~$479.00

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Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for SonyThe Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom is a super-wide angle lens with a relatively bright f/3.5 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range, helping to ensure high image quality.  The lens gathers enough light to make it a great choice for indoor shooting as well as landscapes and creative portraiture.  This version of the lens is exclusively made to fit Sony’s Alpha lens mount, which is also shared by the discontinued Minolta Maxxum cameras.  It is not intended for use with Sony’s “full frame” digital SLR cameras, or for any film-based Minolta Maxxum cameras. With a wide angle viewing range of 102.4-63.8°, this lens can empower a photographer to produce creative images with exaggerated perspective.  Its Super Multi-Layer coating reduces flare and ghosting, and a HSM autofocus motor provides quiet operation, high speed, and perhaps most important the ability to manually override focus position at any time. The 10-20 f/3.5 EX DC HSM incorporates an inner focusing system to eliminate front lens rotation, which also makes the lens able to use an included petal-type bayonet hood to eliminate extraneous light from striking the front of the optic.  Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements and a SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element provide excellent color fidelity, and 4 aspherical lens elements provide correction for common distortions. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.4″ (24cm) throughout the entire zoom range, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.6.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with 35mm SLR cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size

Features

Super-Wide
Broad 10-20mm zoom range is ideally suited to tight interiors or expansive landscapes with “APS-C” type digital SLRs
High Image Quality
Two ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements, one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, and 4 aspherical lens elements help render undistorted scenes with true color
Fast and Silent AF
Sigma’s best HSM autofocus allows for quick operation that’s barely audible, along with fulltime manual override
EX Build Quality
Sigma “EX” lenses feature robust construction appropriate for demanding professional use, and are backed with a 4-year warranty against manufacturer defects for USA customers
Made in Japan
The 10-20 f/3.5 EX DC HSM is made in Sigma’s Japanese factory

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 10 – 20 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 102.4° – 63.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.4″ (23.88 cm)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.6
Groups/Elements 10/13
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 3.5″ (8.64 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.14 lb (520 g)

Price: ~$649.00

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 Sigma’s 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Lens

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom LensSigma’s 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASP HSM II Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (For Sony) is designed for use with full-frame digital cameras, and offers a dramatically ultra-wide, minimally distorted zoom lens with a field of view from 122° to 84.1°. This range makes it ideal for the tightest of interiors, as well as for dramatic landscape photography. Using a camera with an APS-C sensor will give you an effective range of 17-35mm, also a very attractive wide-angle zoom range. One Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and four “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass elements compensate for color aberration and deliver improved image quality. Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give you compact, lightweight construction (3.3″ diameter x 4.7″/23.6 oz) and improved performance. Super Multi-Layer Coating on the lens reduces flare and ghosting, while the Inner Focusing system keeps the length of the lens unchanged when changing focus. The splash-proof design helps protect the 12-24mm lens from the elements. This versatile, sturdy lens will put drama into just about any subject you choose.

Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 17-35mm with most cameras
  • One SLD and four FLD glass elements compensate for color aberration and provide high image quality
  • Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give advanced performance and compact, lightweight construction
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Superior peripheral brightness–provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum apertures
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus, with full-time manual focus override
  • Minimum focusing distance of 11″ (28 cm) throughout the entire zoom range
  • Splash-proof design for use in harsh conditions
  • Maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.4
  • A front cap adapter, front/rear lens cap and carrying case are included with the lens
  • Uses rear-mount gelatin filters

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 12 – 24 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 17 – 35 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 – 22
Minimum: f/5.6 – 22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 122° – 84.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02″ (28 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.4
Groups/Elements 13/17
Diaphragm Blades 6
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 4.7″ (83.82 x 119.38 mm)
Weight 23.63 oz (670 g)

Price: ~$949.00

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 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens

Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for SonyThe Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens for Sony/Minolta DSLRs is an incredibly versatile, lightweight, and compact lens designed specifically for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. The lens has a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout the entire zoom range. It features a construction of 17 elements in 13 groups with glass that corrects for flare, ghosting and all types of aberrations. It produces high contrast and sharp images throughout the zoom range even at its maximum aperture. Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilization) feature allows you to shoot at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This means your images will look sharper, even when shooting without a tripod in low existing light or at maximum range with a flash. This lens is also equipped with Sigma’s Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) which provides for fast and quiet autofocusing. The Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 is ideal for many photo opportunities particularly landscapes and portraits, but with its wide focal range and a close focusing distance down to 11″ (28cm) you can capture images with unique perspectives. It will quickly become one of the most important lenses in your gear bag.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras.

Features

  • This lens is for use with digital cameras with APS-C size sensors only. 1
  • The DC designation on the barrel means that this is a special lens designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size (APS-C) of the image sensor of your digital SLR. Its specialized design gives this lens the ideal properties for digital cameras, including a compact size and lightweight construction.
  • The 17-50mm f/2.8 offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) that allows shooting at shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would be otherwise possible, for sharper handheld photography even in low-light situations.
  • Constructed with 17 elements in 13 groups, it features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass which is the highest level low dispersion glass available with extremely high light transmission. This glass has a performance equal to fluorite glass which has a low refractive index and low dispersion compared to current optical glass. FLD glass offers superior optical performance, equal to fluorite, at an affordable price.
  • Its HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet & high-speed auto focus.
  • Sigma lenses are made in Japan.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 17 – 50 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 72.4° – 27.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 11″ (27.94 cm)
Magnification 0.2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Groups/Elements 13/17
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 3.6″ (8.38 x 9.14 cm)
Weight 1.24 lb (565 g)

Price: ~$669.00

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

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Lens for SonyThe Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM Lens is a large-aperture lens with a maximum f/stop of f/2.8 in wide angle setting. The large zoom range of this 4x zoom lens (equivalent range of approx. 25.5-105mm when used with a Sony digital SLR camera) makes it ideal as an everyday large-aperture lens. In addition, the minimum focus distance of 8.7″ along with the maximum magnification of 1:2.7 also makes the lens perfect for close-up photography. The lens’ Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus, while its rounded, seven-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur when shooting at wide apertures. The inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle (rear of lens) is made to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note! Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or for any digital SLR camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size

Features

  • DC lenses are designed for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size chips
  • Large 4x zoom range gives this lens a equivalent range of 25.5-105mm when used with a Sony digital SLR camera
  • Fast f/2.8-4 aperture makes this lens perfect for low light
  • With a minimum focus distance of 8.7″ along with the maximum magnification of 1:2.7 the lens is perfect for close-up photography
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) also ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 17 – 70 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 – 4.0
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 72.4° – 20.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 8.7″ (22.10 cm)
Magnification 0.37x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.7
Groups/Elements 13/17
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 3.5″ (7.87 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.18 lb (535 g)

Price: ~$469.00

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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Lens

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM Zoom For SonyThe Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM is a lens dedicated to digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors offering a large aperture and Sigma’s Optical Stabilization and provides a high level of optical performance. The combination of the large aperture of f/2.8 and anti-shake function makes capturing exceptional photos in low light achievable, and the wide angle is well suited for indoor photography. It offers superior peripheral brightness as well as a compact and lightweight construction. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and three Aspherical lenses provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. Designed with inner focusing and inner zooming systems, high image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches (30cm) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.1.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR cameras. For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

Features

Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma’s anti-shake function makes capturing exceptional photos in under most lighting situations achievable.
HSM Autofocusing for Sony D-SLR Cameras
Inner Focus System
An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the petal-type lens hood (supplied) plus circular polarizing filters.
Excellent optical design
Special Low Dispersion (SLD) and Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements provide excellent correction of color aberrations. This lens produces an exceptional level of optical performance.
Reduced Ghosting and Flare
The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghost. High image quality is assured throughout the entire zoom range.
Ideal For Portraits and Snaps
With a minimum focusing distance of 7.9″, and a maximum magnification of 1:3, this large aperture standard zoom lens, with close-up ability, is ideal for portrait and snap shots.
Compact and Lightweight Lens
Its design incorporates both glass-mold and hybrid aspherical lens technology which offers a compact and lightweight construction.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 – 50 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8 – 4.5
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 69.3° – 27.9°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8″ (29.97 cm)
Magnification 0.24x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.1
Groups/Elements 12/16
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.91 x 3.49″ (7.39 x 8.86 cm)
Weight 13.93 oz (395 g)

Price: ~$199.00

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Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM Lens

Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM Zoom Lens The compact Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM Zoom Lens is a high zoom ratio lens with SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, a molded glass aspherical lens and two hybrid aspherical lenses provide correction for aberrations. It is designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras and incorporates Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilizer) to compensate for camera shake. OS offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than lenses without OS. The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 13.8″ at all focal lengths, and has maximum magnification of 1:3.8, making it ideal for close-up photography. This lens incorporates a HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed autofocus. It is the ideal lens for several type of photography such as wide-angle, telephoto and close-up.

Note! Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with 35mm SLR cameras or digital cameras with image sensors larger than APS-C size.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 – 125 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.8 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 69.3° – 11.4°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.15′ (35 cm)
Magnification 0.26x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.8
Groups/Elements 12/16
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 3.5″ (7.37 x 8.89 cm)
Weight 1.11 lb (505 g)

Price: ~$339.00

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Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC HSM Lens

Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC HSM Lens for Sony The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC HSM Lens for Sony offers an “all-in-one” super-zoom lens solution, from wide-angle to long telephoto. It provides the equivalent focal range of approx. 29-320mm when used with a Sony digital camera. The 18-200mm has a Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for quiet, high-speed autofocus. The 18-200mm’s optical design incorporates aspherical lenses and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, which provides the utmost correction for all types of aberrations. It also enables this extended super-zoom lens to be housed in a compact and lightweight construction. DC lenses are exclusively designed for digital SLR cameras. The image circle is sized to match the smaller dimensions used for the APS-C image sensor. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Note! (*) Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or for any digital SLR camera with image sensor bigger than APS-C size.

Features

  • This DC (Digital) lens is designed so that the image circle matches the size of the APS-C image sensor. Its specialized design gives the lens the ideal properties for digital cameras; the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus.
  • Two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and three hybrid aspherical lenses provide high-quality images throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocus and the inner focus system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using the supplied petal-type lens hood and circular polarizing filters.
  • A magnification scale is displayed on the lens barrel for each focal length, ensuring ease of use.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 – 200 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22 – 22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 76.5° – 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45.11 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.8
Groups/Elements 14/18
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 3.5″ (7.62 x 8.89 cm)
Weight Not Specified By Manufacturer

Price: ~$339.00

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Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Lens

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens For SonyThe Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens utilizes an anti-shake compensation function, with a 13.8 times zoom ratio. This lens’s Hybrid Optical Stabilizer provides not only an anti-shake function for the camera body, but also compensates for image shaking in the view finder as the Optical Stabilizer is built in to the lens. Four special low dispersion glass elements and three aspherical lens elements, results in excellent image quality throughout the entire zoom range. With a minimum focusing distance of 17.7″ at all focal lengths and a maximum magnification of 1:3.4 reproduction ratio, this wide-range zoom is great for close-up photography as well as for telephoto shooting.

Note! This lens is only for APS-C / DX sensors (not full frame).

Features

  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Low Dispersion Glass
  • Super Multi-layer Coating
  • Inner Focusing System
  • Magnification of 1:3.4 For Close-up Photography
  • Petal-type Lens Hood

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 18 – 250 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 69.3° – 5.7°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48′ (45 cm)
Magnification 0.29x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.4
Groups/Elements 14/18
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 4.0″ (7.87 x 10.16 cm)
Weight 1.39 lb (630 g)

Price: ~$479.00

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Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for SonyThe Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM Lens is a large aperture standard zoom lens that covers a range from wide angle to short telephoto. It is ideal for general photography such as snapshots, portraiture and landscapes. When used on digital SLR cameras which use the APS-C (Sony DT) sensor, this lens will provide a focal length equivalent to 36-105mm in 35mm terms. DG is a designation that Sigma uses on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The Super Multi Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and the use of ELD and SLD glass provides excellent correction of all types of aberrations. The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function as well as full-time manual focusing capability.

Features

DG Lens Design
The DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. The lens is specially coated to achieve the best color balance, while also cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
Hyper Sonic Motor provides smooth, silent AF with fulltime manual focus override
ELD & SLD Elements
This lens uses 1 ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) element, 2 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements, and 3 aspherical elements for excellent correction of all types of aberrations
EX Series
The EX series denotes excellence of engineering and technology
9-Blade Aperture
The rounded 9-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 24 – 70 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 84.1° – 34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25′ (38 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.3
Groups/Elements 12/14
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 3.7″ (8.89 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 1.74 lb (790 g)

Price: ~$899.00
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You Pay: ~$824.00

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Sigma 50-200mm f/ 4-5.6 DC HSM Lens

Sigma 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DC HSM LensThe Sigma 50-200mm f/ 4- 5.6 DC HSM is a compact, high-performance telephoto zoom lens. The lens incorporates SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass in the front lens groups and is equipped with an inner focusing system to provide high image quality throughout the entire zoom range. The incorporation of HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high-speed auto focus.
The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high contrast images throughout the entire zoom range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 43.3inches (110cm) throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.5. An inner focusing system eliminates front lens rotation, making it suitable for use with circular polarizing filters.

Features

Inner Focusing System
Eliminates Front Lens Rotation; Suitable for Use with Circular Polarizing Filters
Compact Telephoto Zoom Lens
High performance in a small 2.9 x 4.0″ package
High Image Quality
SLD Glass Elements with Inner Focusing
High Magnification
1:4.5 Magnification, Exclusively Designed for Digital SLRs

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 50 – 200 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 27.9° – 7.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.61′ (1.10 m)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.5
Groups/Elements 10/14
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 55 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.9 x 4.0″ (7.37 x 10.16 cm)
Weight 14.82 oz (420 g)

Price: ~$159.00

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Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus LensThis Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens is for digital SLR cameras with a Sony/Minolta lens mount. The lens has a standard to ultra telephoto zoom range that is ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. The range translates into an equivalent 75-750mm when used with digital SLR cameras with an APS size chip. The lens is also compatible with full frame cameras. You can even increase your telephoto range by using the Sigma APO teleconverters. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3-4 stops faster. This allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. The use of the OS (Optical Stabilizer) system, HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), APO (Apochromatic) design, four elements of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, and multicoated optics all enable this lens to provide a high level of performance throughout its entire zoom range. A rear focus system insures quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating front barrel. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance, while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration, which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

Note: The filter size of this lens is 95mm and the lens is supplied with a step down ring enabling digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor to use an 86mm filter.
Note: It is not possible to use a polarizing filter with the step down ring. If you attach a polarizing filter, you may not be able to remove it from the lens again.
Note: It is not possible to use the AF and the built-in OS function of this lens when attaching it to film SLR cameras

Note! If the camera body does not support the HSM motor, autofocus will not work.

Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 75 to 750mm with most cameras.
  • The standard to ultra telephoto zoom range makes this perfect to carry when you only have room for one lens.
  • The OS system uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving subject such as motor sports.
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system ensures quiet and high-speed autofocusing with full time manual focus override.
  • Four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration.
  • The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations.
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 50 – 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 46.8° – 5.0°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64′ (49.99 cm)
Magnification 0.32x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.1
Groups/Elements 6/22
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 95 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 4.1 x 8.6″ (10.41 x 21.84 cm)
Weight 4.33 lb (1.96 kg)

Price: ~$1659.00

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Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM Lens

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM for SonyThe Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO OS HSM lens for Sony is the second generation of large-aperture telephoto zoom lenses incorporating Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilizer) anti-shake system. It offers the equivalent of shooting at shutter speeds 3 to 4 stops slower than without OS, thus allowing handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. Its HSM ensures quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focusing. It features a large maximum aperture of f/2.8 that remains constant throughout the zoom range, making it incredibly valuable when shooting in low light situations such as wedding or other events. It is also great when shooting fast-moving subjects such as sports, when fast shutter speeds are needed to capture fleeting moments. The 70-200mm f/2.8 is fast and versatile and at a length of 7.8 (19.8cm) will be a tool that seldom sees the inside of your camera bag. The lens comes with a petal-type lens hood plus an adapter to extend its length for users with APS-c cameras.

  • Note: This lens is optimized for full-frame Sony DSLRs and may also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors but it will increase focal length to about 100-300mm with most cameras.
  • Note: When using the OS function of the lens with a camera which incorporates a stabilizer unit, please turn the camera’s stabilizer unit off.
  • Note! Optical Stabilizer (OS) function will not work with film SLR cameras

Features

  • Sigma’s New APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM is the second generation of this large aperture telephoto zoom lens now incorporating Sigma’s Optical Stabilization (OS) anti-shake system. It uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake.
  • Two FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have the performance equal to expensive fluorite glass, and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, combine to provide excellent reduction of aberrations and image quality.
  • The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus images (bokeh).
  • Sigma has managed to make the lens more compact than its predecessor, measuring only 7.8″ (8.64cm) in length.
  • The Super Multi-Layer lens coating reduces flare ghosting and assures high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
  • The lens DG designation translates to large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras while retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 200 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34.3° – 12.3°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.59′ (1.40 m)
Magnification 0.125x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Groups/Elements 17/22
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.4 x 7.8″ (8.64 x 19.81 cm)
Weight 3.15 lb (1.43 kg)

Price: ~$1399.00
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You Pay: ~$1299.00

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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lens

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro lensThe Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 DG Macro lens is the compact and economical choice for a telephoto zoom lens. Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length. It is the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.

Featuresx

  • Macro photography with a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length
  • Switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2
  • SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element in this lens for excellent correction of chromatic aberration

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34.3° – 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (149.86 cm)
Magnification 1 – 2x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Groups/Elements 10/14
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.7″ (7.62 x 11.94 cm)
Weight 1.17 lb (530 g)

Price: ~$169.00

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Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Lens Sigma’s 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro is one of several tele zoom lenses. It is a compact Apochromatic autofocus tele zoom lens incorporating two Special Low Dispersion glass elements in the front lens group, plus one Special Low Dispersion glass element in the rear lens group, to minimize chromatic aberration. This Tele-Macro Zoom lens is capable of focusing down to 1:2 (half life-size) reproduction ratio at 300mm focal length with superb optical quality. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm. The lens materials used in this product are lead and arsenic free ecological glass. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance whilst cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor.

Features

  • Macro photography with a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300mm focal length
  • Switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34.3° – 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (149.86 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
Groups/Elements 10/14
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 4.7″ (7.62 x 11.94 cm)
Weight 1.17 lb (530 g)

Price: ~$239.00

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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Lens

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Telephoto Zoom for SonyThe Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Telephoto Zoom makes telephoto shooting easy for many types of photography such as sport and nature. The lens is built with Special Low Dispersion Glass (SLD) elements to provide corrections for all types of aberrations. Its super-multi-layer coating adds to the excellence of images by reducing flare and ghosting, yielding high contrast images throughout the focal range. Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilizer) can reduce shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This lens rounded 9-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur for out-of-focus areas of a picture. With a minimum focusing distance of 59.1″ throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.9, this zoom is a good choice for close-up imaging. The compact construction of the lens helps make it good for travel and hand-held telephoto photography.

Features

  • Sigma’s OS (Optical Stabilizer)
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 59.1″
  • 9-Blade, Rounded Diaphragm
  • Multi-Layer Lens Coating
  • Lens Hood Included
  • Lightweight (21.5 oz)

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 70 – 300 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.0 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 34.3° – 8.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (1.5 m)
Magnification 0.256x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.9
Groups/Elements 11/16
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 62 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.0 x 5.0″ (7.62 x 12.70 cm)
Weight 1.34 lb (610 g)

Price: ~$359.00

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Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Lens

Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Autofocus Zoom LensThe 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG APO OS HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens from Sigma is a telephoto zoom lens for use with Sony DSLR cameras. The lens features built-in Optical Stabilization (OS) for sharper photos, and a Hyper-Sonic Focus Motor (HSM) for quick and quiet autofocus. Its optical formula is highlighted by three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass elements, which serve to correct color and preserve sharpness throughout the entire 3.3x zoom range of the lens. Its rear focusing system corrects for aberration fluctuations caused by focusing. The lens, which is only eight inches in length and weights a mere 3.9 pounds, ships with a lens hood, a removable tripod collar, front and rear caps, and a carrying case. It can be used with Sigma APO teleconverters for those times when you require a longer focal length. While it is not a true macro lens, its innate close focusing capability makes it a great use for capturing smaller objects including flowers — without having to change to a dedicated macro lens. Because most Sony cameras feature in-body image stabilization, the lens provides you with the option of disabling the in-lens stabilization during use — giving you the flexibility to use the image stabilization of your choice: in-body or in-lens. Owners of legacy bodies that do not have stabilization will find this option especially useful. Of course, you can disable the stabilization feature in both the lens and the body for those times when it is appropriate to do so, such as when you are using a tripod.

Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in equivalent field of view to about 180-600mm with most cameras
  • Offers Sigma’s OS System (Optical Stabilization) allowing handheld photography even in low-light situations
  • HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor) ensures a quiet and high-speed auto focus
  • Minimum focusing distance of 59″ with a maximum magnification of 1:4.2
  • Compact lens weighs only 3.9 pounds and is a mere 8″ in length
  • A lens hood, tripod socket (TS-31), front & rear lens caps, and carrying case are included with the lens

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 120 – 400 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 20.4° – 6.2°
Minimum Focus Distance 4.92′ (1.50 m)
Magnification 0.23x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.2
Groups/Elements 15/21
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.6 x 8.0″ (9.14 x 20.32 cm)
Weight 3.86 lb (1.75 kg)

Price: ~$999.00

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Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens

Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Autofocus LensThis Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO Lens is for digital SLR cameras with a Sony/ Minolta lens mount. It is an ultra telephoto zoom lens ideal for nature, wildlife, or sports photography. This zoom range translates into an equivalent range of 225-750mm when used with digital SLR cameras with an APS size chip. The lens is also compatible with full frame cameras. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system minimizes image blur caused by camera shake, and offers the equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 3-4 stops faster. This allows handheld telephoto zoom shooting even in poorly lit conditions. The use of the OS (Optical Stabilizer) system, HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), APO apochromatic design, three elements of SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass, and multicoated optics all enable this lens to provide a high level of performance throughout its entire zoom range, as well as versatility. A rear focus system insures quick, convenient manual focus and a non-rotating front barrel. The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance, while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration, which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras. By adding the optional Sigma APO teleconverter, you can use this lens as a 210-700mm f/7-9 manual focus ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 1.4X EX teleconverter, or as a 300-1000mm f/10-13 manual focus ultra-telephoto zoom lens with a 2X teleconverter.

Note! If the camera body does not support the HSM motor, auto focus will not work.

Features

  • Designed for use with full frame digital SLR cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-C size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 225 to 750mm with most cameras.
  • The OS system uses two sensors inside the lens to detect vertical and horizontal movement of the camera. It works by moving an optical image stabilizing lens group, to effectively compensate for camera shake. It automatically detects movement of the camera and compensates for camera shake when shooting a moving subject such as motor sports.
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) system ensures quiet and high-speed auto focusing with full time manual focus override.
  • Three Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements provide excellent correction for chromatic aberration.
  • The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations.
  • Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces ghost and flare.

Specs

Performance
Focal Length 150 – 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/5 – 6.3
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 16.4° – 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 7.22′ (2.20 m)
Magnification 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.2
Groups/Elements 15/21
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Physical
Filter Thread 86 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.7 x 9.9″ (9.40 x 25.15 cm)
Weight 4.19 lb (1.90 kg)

Price: ~$1069.00

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