Sigma has announced that the 100-400mm F5-6.4 DG DN OS | Contemporary lens will soon be available for Fujifilm X-mount cameras, adding to the line-up of X-mount lenses from the Aizu, Japan, based manufacturer.
Previously, the lens was available in Sony E and L mounts and we rate it very highly. Sigma has also announced the availability of the 23mm F1.4 DC DN | C lens for X mount. This lens is already on sale in Sony E and L mounts.
The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary has been optimised for use on Fujifilm APS-C cameras and can take advantage of the crop sensor to give an equivalent focal range of roughly 150-600mm. This optimisation has also increased its effective optical stabilisation from four to five stops.
Owing to differences in camera software between Fujifilm and Sony E-mount/L-Mount systems, the AF/MF Switch and AF-L button have been replaced with a new AF Function Setting switch and AF Function button. The switch changes the Function Button on the lens between AF and AF-L modes.
The lens also supports dual action zoom, which means it can be zoomed or out by turning the zoom ring, or by pushing and pulling the lens hood. You can also set the AF Limiter switch on the side of the lens to control the focus range, to reduce ‘hunting’ when shooting busy scenes and when subjects are a set distance away.
‘Macro and portrait photographers can take advantage of the 1:4.1 magnification ratio and 160cm minimum focus distance at 400mm to capture close-up images with creative background compression,’ Sigma adds.
Key features of the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary
*Function available on supported cameras only.
The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary will be available from the 23rd September and cost £899.99.
Fast 23mm prime for X-mount, too
Sigma has also announced that its 23mm F1.4 DC DN | C lens for Fujifilm X-mount will soon hit the shelves – it’s already onsale in Sony E and L mounts.
As well as a fast maximum aperture, this versatile prime lens has 13 elements in 10 groups, including three SLD elements and two aspherical elements, and is relatively light and compact at 340g.
It also includes a quiet, high-speed stepping motor that can lock onto subjects quickly and can be used with AF modes such as focus tracking and eye detection.
Key features of the Sigma 3mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary
(function available on supported cameras only)
This lens goes onsale on the 23rd of September for £449.99
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