Sigma Unveils the 60-600mm Sports Lens for L-Mount and E-Mount Cameras

SIGMA has announced the release of the 60–600mm F4.5–6.3 DG DN OS lens, a high-power ultra-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a unique 10x focal length. The latest optical design delivers high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range, even with 10x zoom, which makes it capable of capturing any scene in high definition. The newly developed linear motor “HLA (High- response Linear Actuator)” delivers unprecedentedly fast and precise autofocusing. In addition, the newly developed algorithm “OS2” enables image stabilization of 7 stops at the wide end and six stops at the telephoto end. Of course, it is also equipped with Dual Action Zoom, Dust, and Splash Resistant Structure, as well as a wealth of customizable functions and specifications of SIGMA’s Sports line to meet the needs of various shooting environments and situations. With its many features and stellar optical performance, this lens captures the moment with a rich sense of dynamism.

Key Features:

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is an ultra-telephoto 10x zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that covers a zoom range of 60-600mm, a range only available from SIGMA. It enables users to seamlessly capture scenes from close-ups to long-distance shots without changing lenses, even in difficult situations such as air shows or professional sports events.

SIGMA employed the latest optical design to effectively correct chromatic aberrations that tend to occur in the ultra-telephoto range using various high-quality materials, including FLD and SLD glass elements. The lens can capture every moment with uncompromising high image quality in the unique focal length range of 60-600mm.

The minimum focusing distance is 45cm at the wide end. At the focal length of 200mm, the lens offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.4, allowing users also to enjoy the lens as a telephoto macro lens, adding to its overall versatility.

The autofocus of the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports makes use of the newly developed linear motor “HLA (High-response Linear Actuator).” This high-output linear motor and advanced electronic control realize a quiet autofocus with unparalleled high speed and high precision. The new motor also enables high focus-following performance, ensuring that the decisive moment is not missed in sports photography and any other situation where the subjects are in motion, from motor vehicles to birds in flight.

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function employs SIGMA’s newly developed algorithm “OS2”. The new algorithm significantly improves image stabilization performance, with 7 stops at the wide end and 6 stops at the telephoto end. This allows the lens to capture powerful and dynamic moments with a rich sense of motion.

The lens is equipped with two OS modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is best suited for fast panning shots, for example in motorsports and other dynamic situations. In Mode 2, an acceleration sensor combined with SIGMA’s Intelligent OS, an algorithm specially designed for panning shots, enables effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, regardless of the horizontal and vertical orientation of the lens. This means that the subject’s movement can be expressed without losing the effect of panning shots.

The lens features a multi-material structure in which materials such as magnesium, CFRP, and TSC are optimally arranged according to their characteristics. As a result, the lens barrel is lighter in weight while retaining the same robustness as previous models, thereby providing high versatility in various scenes and applications.

The lens supports Dual Action Zoom, allowing users to use rotary zooming by rotating the zoom ring and straight zooming by grasping the tip of the lens. This enables both precise and quick operation in any given situation.

The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel, and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant* to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. Further, the lens’s front element features a water and oil-repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens.

Here are some sample pictures:

The lens is manufactured in Sigma’s Aizy, Japan production facility. It will start shipping mid-February 2023 for $1999.

More info on Sigma’s website.

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