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Gentec Announces Availability of the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens in Canada

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary

Sigma adds a portable hyper-telephoto to the Contemporary line with the addition of the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. This hyper-telephoto zoom lens incorporates dust-proof and splash-proof components as well a water and oil-repellent coating.

The pricing and availability has not been determined yet but it will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma camera mounts later.


September 15, 2014

Sigma adds portable hyper-telephoto to Contemporary line with new 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

Gentec International is pleased to announce the new Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens. This hyper-telephoto zoom lens maintains impressive image quality while increasing portability over the recently announced Sports version. This new lens features a more compact design, allowing for lighter weight and better usability when shooting handheld for long periods of time.

Pricing and availability for the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary lens have not yet been determined. The lens will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma camera mounts.


1. contemporary line lenses provide high quality images with compact designs
Sigma is organizing its interchangeable lenses into three product lines: Contemporary, Art, and Sports. Combining quality optics with compactness, the Contemporary line helps photographers get the shot while maintaining lightweight construction. This lens is designed to capture distant subjects.

The 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary is ideal for those traveling to remote locations or who simply don’t like to be weighed down by their gear on vacation, but still demand the reach of a super-telephoto lens. By incorporating 1 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements, which have performance equal to fluorite, and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, this lens achieves outstanding image quality.

2. Water and oil-repellent coatings applied to front element
The front element of the Sigma 150-600mm lens has received a specially designed water and oil-repellent coating that allows water to be easily wiped away and prevent oil or grease from sticking to the surface, even in adverse weather conditions.

3. Dust-proof and splash-proof mount
Like the sport version, this new lens incorporates dust-proof and splash-proof rubber seal to protect the mount and camera internals from dust and water.

4. Zoom lock switch available at any focal length
The new zoom lock switch enables the zoom ring to be locked at any focal length in the range. It can be fixed at the photographer’s desired focal length, allowing for stable shooting whether the lens is positioned upward or downward, or during long-exposure photography.

5. Accelerometer enables panning photography in both vertical and horizontal positions
The Optical Stabilizer system incorporates the use of an accelerometer for accurate positioning of the stabilizing element. OS Mode 1 is suitable for general handheld photography, while Mode 2 is ideal for panning and tracking of motorsports or birds in flight. The accelerometer works to detect horizontal or vertical camera positioning, and compensates accordingly.

6. Compatibility with new Sigma teleconverters, maintaining autofocus at F8
When used with Sigma’s new 1.4x teleconverter (TC-1401), this lens becomes a MF 210-840mm F7-9 hyper- telephoto lens and may maintain autofocus up to F8 when used with compatible camera bodies. With the Sigma 2x teleconverter (TC-2001), this lens becomes a MF 300-1200mm F10-12.6 hyper-telephoto lens.


  • Optical stabilizer (OS)
    Sigma’s optical stabilizer (OS) system offers the use of shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible for steady handheld telephoto photography. The OS system has two modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general photography and Mode 2 is best for panning shots of subjects such as planes or racing cars. It is possible to adjust the OS function using the USB Dock.
  • Designed to reduce flare and ghosting
    Advanced optical design and Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp, high-contrast images, even in backlit conditions.
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)
    The Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, high-speed autofocusing, as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring. With the enhanced AF algorithm, smoother autofocusing is achieved. Full-time manual focus is also possible. Using the USB Dock, it’s possible to adjust the AF speed as desired.
  • Rounded diaphragm
    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.
  • Brass bayonet mount
    A specially treated brass bayonet mount ensures maximum precision, greater strength, and superior durability for long-term use.
  • Mount conversion Service
    This lens is eligible for Sigma’s Mount Conversion Service, a paid service that lets you change the mount to use the lens on a different camera body. For program details, visit
  • Evaluation with Sigma’s “A1” MTF measuring system
    Replacing an MTF measuring system using conventional sensors, Sigma now employs a proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of Sigma’s quality control inspections.
  • Made in Japan
    All Sigma’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, is carried out under an integrated production system entirely in Japan. Sigma is now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”, with each product reflecting a combination of expertise, advanced technology, and genuine craftsmanship.

For more information, please contact Samantha Eng, Cohn & Wolfe, at 416-924-5700, extension 4031, or email

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