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    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.