History

    Introducing a Handy Tele Master—
    a new approach
    to the ultra-telephoto zoom

    A compact body and top performance
    in one complete package.

    An ultra-telephoto lens
    with an optical stabilizer (OS) system

    An ultra-telephoto lens with an optical stabilizer (OS) system has several advantages. The OS allows the photographer to take photographs in unstable circumstances. The narrow angle of view makes it possible to dramatically compress perspective and flexible handling of the background. The photographer can thereby make the subject appear to jump out of the image, with the area in focus impressively sharp and clear. Nevertheless, ultra-telephoto lenses have traditionally had some disadvantages as well. As the nickname “bazooka” implies, they have tended to be big, heavy, and therefore burdensome to carry around. With the goal of creating an ultra-telephoto lens that is far more accessible, SIGMA incorporated all of its latest technologies into SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary.
    SIGMA 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary offers the compact size, lightweight, and high cost performance of a 70-300mm lens while delivering 400mm telephoto performance. This approach results in a tempting new ultra-telephoto choice for photographers. Offering a combination of stunning image quality and outstanding functionality, this lens satisfies the needs of pros and amateurs alike.
    Introducing the new and greatly enhanced “light bazooka” ultra-telephoto zoom lens.

    Leveraging the latest technology to combine outstanding optical performance with compact design, this line is perfect for a wide range of photographic scenes.

    SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art and Sports. Among the three, the Contemporary line is a high performance line which incorporates the very latest technology making it possible to accommodate both high optical performance and compactness for use in various photography situations. SIGMA has solved the difficult problem of keeping the size and weight down without compromising optical performance and function with the latest technology.

    Features

    An exciting new ultra-telephoto
    zoom option

    Offering an outstanding combination of image quality and functionality

    • SLD glass

    This lens offers the compact size, lightweight, and high cost performance of a 70-300mm lens while delivering 400mm telephoto performance. This approach results in a tempting new ultra-telephoto choice for photographers. Offering a combination of stunning image quality and outstanding functionality, this lens satisfies the needs of pros and amateurs alike.

    Compact packaging with uncompromising image quality

    In designing this lens, SIGMA strived to push both compactness and image quality to the limit. Four SLD glass lens elements and an optimized power distribution help minimize optical aberrations. Moreover, by taking special care to minimize transverse chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected via aperture control, SIGMA has ensured outstanding image quality throughout the zoom range.

    Distortion

    Telephoto plus macro functionality

    With a minimum shooting distance of 160cm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8, this lens can shoot either from a distance or up close.

    Exclusive low-dispersion glass

    The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From the start of the design process, SIGMA measured flare and ghosting to establish an optical design that is resistant to strong incidental light sources such as backlight. At the prototyping stage, SIGMA used not only simulations but actual photographic experiments to assess flare and ghosting under multiple criteria, identify the causes of these issues under a wide range of situations, and take measures to mitigate them. In addition, SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating helps further reduce flare and ghosting and provide sharp, high-contrast images even in backlit conditions.

    Vignetting

    F5
    F11
    F22
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Top performance
    with the specification
    and functionality
    of a more expensive unit

    Whether for main or auxiliary use

    Since its release, the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary has won photographers over with its strong fundamental performance and exceptional image quality. The new lens retains all of this performance in a compact 400mm ultra-telephoto zoom package with a filter size of just ⌀67mm and weight of just 1,160g. Yet it also comes with the full range of features and functions expected of an ultra-telephoto zoom: optical stabilizer (OS), hypersonic motor (HSM) with updated algorithm for fast autofocus, focus limiter, and more. In addition, this uncompromising specification becomes customizable with the available SIGMA USB Dock accessory.

    All-new optical stabilizer (OS) unit with exclusive algorithm

    Featuring a newly developed gyroscopic sensor and a new and exclusive algorithm, the all-new OS unit provides a powerful stabilization effect. An acceleration sensor detects camera shake in any direction—horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. This technology allows the OS to stabilize the image very effectively, regardless of whether the camera is being held in horizontal or vertical orientation.

    Push/pull zoom mechanism incorporated

    For quick control of the angle of view, the zoom ring incorporates a push/pull mechanism in addition to the regular twist mechanism. The exclusive lens hood has also been designed to accommodate push/pull zooming and overall lens maneuverability. By making it possible to adjust the angle of view instantly, this lens gives photographers an even better chance of getting that crucial shot.

    Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included

    The Nikon mount version of this lens includes an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism that allows it to receive the appropriate signals from the camera body. This feature ensures precision diaphragm control and stable Auto Exposure (AE) performance during continuous shooting.

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    Newly designed Teleconverters (Optional)

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. The addition of SIGMA’s TELECONVERTER TC-1401 or TELECONVERTER TC-2001 produces a AF 140-560mm F7-9 hyper-telephoto zoom lens* or a MF 200-800mm F10-12.6 hyper-telephoto zoom lens respectively.

    * When it is attached to cameras that are compatible with AF at F8, focus accuracy is not ensured on the telephoto side at the focal length scale more than 200mm.

    Smoother AF operation

    The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet AF. The updated algorithm enables smoother AF operation.

    High-precision,
    rugged brass bayonet mount

    The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

    Dust-proof and splash-proof mount.

    The lens mount incorporates rubber sealing* to protect the mount from dust and water drops.

    * Except for the SIGMA mount

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • SLD glass

    Lens Construction

    21 elements in 15 groups

    Angle of View

    • 24.4°­ - 6.2°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    160cm / 63in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:3.8

    Filter size

    φ67mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • φ86.4mm × 182.3mm / φ3.4in. × 7.2in.
    • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

    Weight

    • 1,160g

    Edition Number

    C017

    Supplied Accessories

    Hood (LH770-­04)

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • SIGMA SA-Mount
      00-85126-72956-1
    • Nikon F Mount
      00-85126-72955-4
    • Canon EF Mount
      00-85126-72954-7

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Distortion

    Vignetting

    F5
    F11
    F22
    F6.3
    F11
    F22

    Vignetting guide

    Product Lineup

    100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH770-­04)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-72956-1
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH770-­04)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-72955-4
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH770-­04)

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-72954-7

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH770-04

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93345-6

    FRONT CAP LCF-67mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92947-3

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92949-7
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92950-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92951-0

    Separately Sold Accessories

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93180-3

    PROTECTOR 67mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93107-0

    WR PROTECTOR 67mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93094-3

    WR UV FILTER 67mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93068-4

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93081-3

    TELE CONVERTER TC-1401

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. offered magnification of focal length of TC-1401 is 1.4 times and that of TC-2001 is 2 times respectively.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87956-3
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87955-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87954-9

    TELE CONVERTER TC-2001

    Teleconverters that are newly designed to match the new lens line-ups can be attached. offered magnification of focal length of TC-1401 is 1.4 times and that of TC-2001 is 2 times respectively.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87056-0
    • Nikon F mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87055-3
    • Canon EF mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Case

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87054-6

    USB DOCK UD-01

    By connecting a SIGMA Art, Contemporary, or Sports lens to a computer with the SIGMA USB DOCK, photographers can update the lens firmware and adjust focus position and other parameters.

    • SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87856-6
    • Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87854-2
    • Nikon F mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87855-9

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 allows you to use your SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA EOS mount interchangeable lenses with the Sony E-mount camera body.

    • SIGMA SA-E
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93251-0
    • CANON EF-E
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93250-3

    SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21

    The SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-21 allows SIGMA SA mount and SIGMA’s CANON EF mount interchangeable lens owners to use their lens investment on L-Mount camera bodies.

    • SIGMA SA-L
      SIGMA SA-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93724-9
    • CANON EF-L
      Canon EF mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93723-2

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    Impressions / Samples