Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG is a macro lens (released on 10.07.06) ideal for both Digital SLR cameras and 35mm film SLR cameras. The lens is featuring 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, Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting, and floating focus system provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.

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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 for around £339.99.

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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.

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