Sigma announced the APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens at PMA earlier this year and is now making it available for purchase.
The lens has been built with Sigma's optical stabilization system and two elements with their new "F" Low Dispersion glass (FLD). The maximum f/2.8 aperture is available throughout the lens's entire zoom range. The 70-200mm is available now in Canon mounts with promises of Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts to follow soon.
Sigma claims a gain of up to four stops thanks to the stabilization system. When the lens is released to Sony and Pentax customers, those with in-camera image stabilization can choose between Sigma's OS or the system built into the camera itself.
The Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 will have a minimum focusing distance of 55.1-inches throughout the zoom range. The new lens is comprised of 22 elements in 17 groups and a nine-blade diaphragm.
Pricing and availability
The Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens is priced at $2470 and is available to Canon shooters now.