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Sigma announces 55-200mm lens
(Sunday, October 26, 2003 - 19:00 EST)

Sigma has today announced a new 55-200mm lens, complementing the launch of the new Sigma SD10 digital SLR.

To be available in Sigma, Canon, Nikon and Pentax lens mounts, the Sigma 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC is 84.6mm long, 70mm in diameter, weighs 310 grams and has 10 elements in nine groups. It uses a bayonet hood, has a filter thread of 55mm, and when used with the Sigma SD9 and SD10 digital cameras has an equivalent focal length of 93 - 340mm.

Original Source Press Release:

55-200mm F4-5.6 DC

High-performance Telephoto Zoom Lens, designed for use with digital SLR cameras.

Sigma's 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC lens. Courtesy of Sigma, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new 55-200mm F4-5.6 DC. This compact telephoto zoom lens was exclusively designed for use with digital SLR cameras. The image circle was designed to match the size of the image sensors of digital SLR cameras that also allows compact body and lightweight with overall length of 84.6mm (3.3”), and weight of only 310g/10.9 ounces. It has a filter size of 55mm, maximum diameter of 70mm (2.7”). This remarkably compact high performance zoom lens is ideally suited to a wide range of subjects. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 110cm (43.3”) and maximum magnification of 1:4.

  • An image sensor element larger than those corresponding to APS-C cannot be used in digital cameras or 35mm SLR cameras. If such an element is used vignetting will occur on the picture surface.
  • If SD9 or SD10 digital cameras are used, the angle of view will be equal to 93-340mm focal length. The angle of view varies depending on the camera.
Focal Length 55-200mm
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens Construction 10 Elements in 9 Groups
Angle of View 29.0°-8.1°
Number of Diaphragm Blades 8pcs
Minimum Focusing Distance 110cm (43.3”)
Maximum Magnification 1:4.5
Filter Size 55mm
Lens Hood Bayonet Hood
Dimensions Diameter 70mm (2.7”) X Length 84.6mm (3.3”)
Mounts (AF) Sigma, Canon, Nikon (D), Pentax
Weight 310gr / 10.9ounces

The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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