The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM for Sony, and for Pentax.
The large aperture standard zoom lens covers frequently-used focal lengths and delivers an aperture value of F2.8 (at 17mm) which enables close-up photography. This lens can be used for a variety of subjects such as portraits, sports and macro photography. The bright aperture value of F2.8 creates an attractive bokeh to the backgrounds, and avoids blurring of subjects by allowing a fast shutter speed.
The minimum focusing distance is 22cm throughout the entire zoom range, and the maximum magnification ratio is 1:2.7. It is possible to focus as close as approximately 4.7cm from the tip of the lens to the subject making this lens particularly useful for close-up photography. One ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass and three aspherical lenses provide correction for all types of aberrations and assure high quality images throughout the entire zoom range. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, providing sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures high speed and quiet auto focus and the rounded 7 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. The inner focus system eliminates front lens rotation, making the lens particularly suitable for using circular polarizing filters and attaching the supplied petal-type lens hood.

17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM for Sony and for Pentax will be discontinued with the launch of this lens.

SIGMA 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO HSM

Petal-Type Hood (LH780-04) supplied

Specification (For Sony mount)

*Lens Construction:17 Elements in 13 Groups *Angle of View:79.7-22.9 degrees *Number of blades:7 pcs (Rounded diaphragm) *Minimum Aperture (Wide):F22 *Minimum Focusing Distance:22cm/8.7in. *Maximum Magnification:1:2.7 *Dimensions:Diameter 79mm×Length 88.4mm / 3.1in.×3.5in. *Weigh:520g (18.3oz.)

Barcode No.

SONY:00-85126-92815-5 PENTAX:00-85126-92814-8

* Vignetting will occur if the lens is used with digital cameras with image sensor larger than APS-C size or 35mm SLR, and APS Film SLR cameras. * For Pentax mount, if the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available. * The appearance and specification are subject to change without notice.