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Sigma Ships 60-600mm 'Safari & Sidelines' Zoom Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

1 November 2018

Sigma has begun shipping its Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, the world's first 10x optical zoom with a telephoto reach of 600mm introduced at Photokina, the company announced.

With 25 elements in 19 groups, including three "F" Low Dispersion and one Special Low Dispersion glass elements, the zoom offers both high resolution and consistent edge-to-edge performance throughout its zoom range, Sigma said.

Its intelligent OS featuring delivers an image stabilization effect of four stops, the company added. In addition, when shooting at the focal length of 200mm, the Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports can also be used for telephoto macro photography, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.3.


Highlights of the new zoom include:

  • Full-frame format
  • Aperture Range: f4.5 to f32
  • Three FLD elements, one SLD element
  • Super Multi-Layer coating
  • Hyper Sonic autofocus motor
  • Intelligent OS image stabilization
  • Removable Arca-type tripod foot
  • TSC material, dust- and moisture-sealed
  • Rounded 9-blade diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma teleconverters


Specifications for the zoom include:

Mount Canon, Nikon, Sigma
Focal Length 60mm to 600mm
Aperture Maximum: f4.5 to f6.3
Minimum: f22 to f32
9 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 39.1° to 4.1°
Minimum Focus 1.97 inches
Magnification 0.3x
Optical Design 25 elements in 19 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread 105mm
Dimensions 4.74 x 10.59 inches
Weight 9.545 lbs.


B&H is accepting pre-orders at $1,999 for the Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts.

For more information see the news release below.

Sigma Ships Its 'Safari & Sidelines' Lens Master

Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is available today for $1999 in Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera mounts

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. -- The world's first 10x optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm, Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports, is now available through the authorized Sigma dealer network. Making its debut at Photokina 2018, this absolute all-rounder is a great one-lens solution for nature & wildlife, sports & action and creative photography.

Optical Design to Meet the Most Stringent Needs of Professional Photographers

Incorporating 25 elements in 19 groups, including three FLD ("F" Low Dispersion) and one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, this lens boasts maximum correction of magnification chromatic aberration encountered in hyper-telephoto shooting, offering both high resolution and consistent edge-to-edge performance throughout the entire zoom range. Its intelligent OS featuring the latest algorithm delivers an image stabilization effect of four stops. In addition, when shooting at the focal length of 200mm, the Sigma 60-600mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports can also be used for telephoto macro photography, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.3, thanks to its high rendering performance.

Multi-Material Build for Portability and Durability

Thanks to the new state-of-the-art facility located at the Sigma Aizu factory in Fukushima, Japan, which is now fully operational and solely dedicated to the processing of magnesium alloy, this lens incorporates magnesium, a useful component that provides toughness and durability while being lightweight. Together with CFRP and TSC materials, magnesium in lens construction dramatically reduces weight, ensures durability and enhances portability, allowing for comfortable handling of the 10x zoom lens. Use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, a light but strong material used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircrafts, enhances overall build of the lens. TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) offers thermal expansion characteristics similar to those of aluminum. Since parts made with TSC expand and contract less due to changes in temperature, they tend to perform better under extreme weather conditions and help maintain the performance of the lens. TSC also offers outstanding elasticity: compared to polycarbonate containing 20 percent glass, TSC offers approximately 70 percent higher elasticity; compared to polycarbonate containing 30 percent glass, it offers 25 percent higher elasticity.

Smart Zooming Mechanism Ensures Photographers Never Miss the Perfect Shot

The zooming mechanism has been engineered to make both smooth rotation and straight zoom possible. In addition, the dust- and splash-proof structure, a classic attribute of the Sigma Global Vision Sports line, ensures safe use even in the most challenging shooting conditions. Together with the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front element, this lens is a reliable and indispensable tool in any professional photographer's kit.

Accommodating Diverse Shooting Styles

Versatile and robust, the Sigma 60-600 f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is the perfect companion for someone going on a safari trip and needing an all-in-one lens to capture wildlife up close and from afar, as well as someone eager to take crisp, sharp images of an action-packed sports game without unwanted blurs or shakes. This lens is a true all-rounder that won't disappoint photographers on the most challenging photo assignments.

Other Features

Other features include:

  • Using this lens with Sigma's Teleconverters TC-1401 or TC-2001 produces an AF 84-840mm f6.3-9 hyper-telephoto zoom lens or an MF 120-1200mm f9-13 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively.
  • Equipped with tripod socket
  • Equipped with CFRP hood
  • Equipped with focus limiter
  • Manual Override capable of switching two full-time manual modes
  • Zoom lock switch can be set to all marked focal lengths
  • Compatible with Canon Lens Aberration Correction
  • Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
  • Compatible with Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 for Sony E camera systems
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock for lens customization and firmware updates
  • Available Mount Conversion Service
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Each lens is inspected with Sigma's proprietary MTF measuring system A1
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount

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