100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary Impression

Photo Gallery & Product Description

The new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary, which is designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, incorporates most functions of superior models and delivers the best-in-class optical performance. It is available in the L-Mount and the Sony E-Mount. The L-Mount version is compatible with the two new teleconverters (1.4X and 2.0X). To introduce this long-awaited super telephoto lens, we will start with a photo gallery and move on to the product description.

Photo Gallery

Camera SONY α7R III
Shutter Speed 1/125s
Lens F Number F8
Exposure Mode M-Manual
ISO 400
Focal Length 400mm
White Balance Manual
Photographer Yoshino Adachi

© Yoshino Adachi

Camera SONY α7R III
Shutter Speed 1/800s
Lens F Number F8
Exposure Mode A-Aperture Priority Mode
ISO 100
Focal Length 400mm
White Balance Auto
Photographer Wataru Nakamura

© Wataru Nakamura

Camera SONY α7R III
Shutter Speed 1/160s
Lens F Number F8
Exposure Mode M-Manual
ISO 320
Focal Length 400mm
White Balance Manual
Photographer Yoshino Adachi

© Yoshino Adachi

Camera Panasonic LUMIX S1R
Shutter Speed 1/200s
Lens F Number F9
Exposure Mode A-Aperture Priority Mode
ISO 100
Focal Length 560mm
White Balance Manual
Photographer Hiroshi Haraguchi

© Hiroshi Haraguchi

Camera SONY α7R III
Shutter Speed 1/400s
Lens F Number F5
Exposure Mode M-Manual
ISO 400
Focal Length 205mm
White Balance Auto
Photographer Satoru Korenaga

© Satoru Korenaga

You can get even closer using the simultaneously released teleconverters TC-1411(1.4X) and TC-2011(2.0X).
*The TC-1411 and the TC-2011 work only with the L-Mount.

Camera SIGMA fp
Shutter Speed 1/125s
Lens F Number F22
Exposure Mode M-Manual
ISO 800
Focal Length 800mm
White Balance Auto
Photographer Takumi Hayato

with TC-2011(2.0) / © Takumi Hayato

The samples below are shot from the same position at 100mm, 250mm, and 400mm. They were shot with no teleconverter, with TC-1411(1.4X), and with TC-2011(2.0X). Shooting range is surprisingly broad and the image quality is stable throughout the zoom range.

All shot by © Takumi Hayato

Camera SIGMA fp
Shutter Speed 1/320s
Lens F Number F13
Exposure Mode A-Aperture Priority Mode
ISO 1000
Focal Length 800mm
White Balance Auto
Photographer Takumi Hayato

with TC-2011(2.0) / © Takumi Hayato

The teleconverter is also effective for macro photography. This example was shot from the minimum focus distance (160cm) at the tele-end using the TC-2011(2.0X).

Product Description

The new 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary is newly designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. It is shorter than the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary (released in April 2017) with the MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11 for Canon EF Mount on the left. Besides, a comparison of lens construction diagrams provides the utmost evidence of the brand new design.

100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary
(L-mount / Sony E-mount)

100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary
(SIGMA SA mount / Nikon F mount / Canon EF mount)

With the SIGMA fp, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary shows how compact a telephoto system can be. The lens for comparison is the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports (released in October 2018).

The zoom ring incorporates a push/pull zoom mechanism just like the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary、60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports does. The movie demonstrates how quickly and smoothly you can zoom in and out.

You can assign useful functions to the AFL button from the camera body, let alone AF locking. When shooting sports for example, you can keep your right hand just to fire the shutter saving your left hand to activate the AF.

Because telephoto photography often requires a tripod, the dedicated tripod socket (sold separately) is strongly recommended to secure the lens and the camera to the tripod while maintaining a good weight balance. To install the tripod socket, remove the rubber ring in front of the mount. This rubber ring not only smoothens up the appearance, but also protects the installation mechanism when the tripod socket is not installed. Additionally, the accompanying strap works to prevent the weight of the lens from putting too much burden on the mount while carrying it around.

* The tripod socket is the same as the one for the 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art. So if you already have it, you can continue to use it for the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary.

A telephoto lens for mirrorless cameras for all subjects and situations

The precise rendition proves its best image quality in class. The autofocus powered by a stepping motor is fully compatible with the camera’s AF-C. Together with the SIGMA fp, it makes the smallest telephoto system ensuring maximum portability.

Magnesium is featured for the tripod socket attachment part to realize lightweight and durability. Its dust- and splash-proof structure lets you shoot with confidence in a variety of outdoor settings. This is an all-round telephoto lens for mirrorless cameras for all subjects and situations.

The 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS | Contemporary is the result of our uncompromising pursuit of high performance and a strong supporter for all photographers.