Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens patented in Japan

Sigma has patented a 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM telephoto zoom lens in Japan designed for full-frame digital SLR cameras.

The bright aperture lens in the patent application has a focal range between 70 and 200mm which is ideal for action and sports photography.

This means the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens is in development and will be added to the company’s Sports lineup. Sigma’s new Sports line of lenses offers the kind of action-capture performance that precisely executes the intentions of the photographer.

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens is in the works

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens patented in Japan

If becomes available in the market the new Sports series full-frame telephoto zoom lens will feature optical image stabilisation and a quiet “hypersonic” focus motor. HSM refers to the the Hyper Sonic Motor equivalent to Canon USM and Nikon SWM technology. The Hyper Sonic Motor tech on Sigma lenses deliver quick, smooth, and silent autofocusing.

The maximum aperture of the lens stands at f/2.8 throughout the focal range. Sure the lens will benefit from the image stabilization technology which reduces camera shakes in order to prevent photos from turning out blurry.  The optic is an ideal choice for photographing many different subjects; birds, wild animals, airplanes, motorsports, and even portraits.

Here are the details of the Sigma 70-200 patent application.

  • Published 2016.5.12
  • Filing date 2014.10.8
  • Zoom ratio 2.67
  • Focal length 72.41 118.50 193.38
  • F-number 2.92 2.92 2.92
  • Full angle of view 2ω 33.58 20.51 12.56
  • The image height Y 21.63 21.63 21.63
  • The total lens length 250.00 250.00 250.00

Along with the Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM optic, the company is actively working on 85mm f/1.4 Art, 24-70mm f/2.8 Art OS, 70-200mm f/2.8 OS Sport lenses. The new Sigma lenses expected to arrive in 2016 possibly at Photokina 2016 event.