Archive for January, 2008

(another) Sigma APO 200-500 F/2.8

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Hmmmm .. looks like Sigma has released *another* whopper of a lens at the PMA this year. However, the main thing that caught my attention, was that they released it LAST year too! This year it seems to be green instead of black, and have its own battery instead of its own display. The quality they both seem to share is being FRIGGIN HUGE (16kg?!).  Mysteriously enough, neither of these behemoths are listed on Sigma’s website.

Sigma 200-500 f/2.8 EX DG

from DPR – News

Pre-PMA 2008: As part of Sigma’s bumper lens launch, it has announced what might be the ultimate wildlife lens. Sigma claims the APO 200-500 f.2.8 is the world’s first lens to offer an f/2.8 aperture at 500mm focal length. It comes with an “attachment” to give users a handy 400-1000mm f/5.6 option. The lens (which is cosmetically reminiscent of a piece of military hardware) weighs nearly 16kg and uses a dedicated Li-ion battery to provide power for focusing and zooming. It will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts.

Another Day at the Gym

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Basketball season still in full swing ..