January 31, 2008
Sigma Fills The Gap With Multiple Lenses
Sigma unloaded a few jabs aimed at Nikon's existing lens gaps with some long-awaited announcements. First up is the revisions to some classic lenses - namely the new 120-400mm f4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM and the new 150-500mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM supertelephoto zooms.
Both lenses address the lack of combined Optical Stabilization and HyperSonic Motor AF performance in the venerable 80-400mm DG OS and the 50-500mm DG HSM. This combination was first pioneered in the latest iteration of the 18-200mm DC OS HSM all-in-one zoom released in mid-2007. The new tele lenses are also a response to the calling of Nikkor fans to update the aging screw-drive AF 80-400mm VR with a Silent Wave motor. Many Nikonians were disappointed to find that refresh was not one of the announcements made at PMA 2008.
Posted by covey22 at January 31, 2008 5:44 PM