Glass Blast

As reported on Zoom Street’s Street Talk page, Sigma just announced five new lenses. Among theses are two that really grabbed my eyeballs: the APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM and a super fast 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. Oh,  yeah, their extreme wide angle 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM sounds killer, too. I’ve always been impressed by Sigma’s combination of quality and price. At the moment I’m shooting with their fast 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM which I’ll be reviewing in the May issue.

Fast enough to earn my tag of “dusk-buster.” Extremely sharp, with a sweet spot around F5. Add the Macro capability and we’re talking one awesome little zoom that could easily become a favorite walk-around lens.

Here’s a quick Macro grab shot taken outside my front door… (click on the image for a larger view)

17mm, 1/100 sec at f/5.0 (ISO: 200)

Visit Sigma’s web site and check out their extensive collection—it’s a glass blast.