Sigma to release a lighter and smaller 18-250mm lens

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a single lens that could do the job when you’re on your vacation? Imagine, carrying with you a set of lenses for different types of situations! Now, that’s a drag.

Independent lens maker Sigma developed a new DSLR lens that promises to be lighter and smaller than previous lenses of its range.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM may not be a telephoto lens, but it surely could make your trip much better. The Sigma 18-250mm lens can shoot everything precisely and the best part is, it is made up of a special polycarbonate material, called thermally stable composite (TSC), that makes it lighter and smaller from its counterparts.

Sigma said that this technology makes the lenses lighter and smaller.

18-250mm lenses without TSC usually weigh-in at 623g. The TSC technology enabled Sigma to create an 18-250mm lens that only weighs at 470g and it is also smaller by 1.3cm and 0.5cm in diameter.

Optical Stabilization technology by Sigma is also included. This means sharper handheld shots at lower shutter speeds.

The Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM will be available to Sony, Nikon, Canon and Pentax mounts. Sigma hasn’t released the price of the lens.

Is this a great innovation for Sigma?

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Sigma wants to make Nikon 1 lenses

Now, Sigma is confirming that they would like to have the opportunity to produce lenses for the Nikon 1 range of cameras.

Before they can do this, they need to secure the technology from Nikon first before they can venture in to delving to the Nikon 1 lenses.

Sigma just recently started offering lenses for compact cameras. Their two latest lenses, the 30mm and 19mm for Sony E-mount cameras.

They were able to produce such lenses for the compact camera due to the fact that Sony released the information needed by Sigma to produce the lens.

Third party lenses are cheaper compared to those that are manufactured by the big named brands.

Graham Armitage of Sigma UK told TechRadar that,”We’d like to provide lenses for everybody, but they don’t [Nikon] haven’t released the tech yet. It will also depend on how successful the initial two lenses perform as well.”

Nikon currently has only three compatible lenses for their Nikon 1 line.

Other third party manufacturers like Tokina and Tamron are also intrigued by this venture. They have signified their intention to produce such lenses.

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