SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens Announced

January 16th, 2023 Jump to Comment Section
SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens Announced

The newly announced SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens is the latest telephoto lens in SIGMA’s sports line. It is claimed to be the most versatile, fast-action mirrorless lens for professional photographers. The lens boasts an impressive zoom range, and according to the manufacturer excellent optical performance, fast and precise autofocus, and an advanced optical stabilizer algorithm.  Let’s take a closer look at what this lens can do!

Not to be confused with the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens, which is designed for SLR lenses in EF, F, and SA mounts, the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens is designed specifically for mirrorless lenses with E and L mounts.

As the name suggests, the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens is designed with sport and wildlife photographers in mind. It’s designed to be a high-quality, high-performance lens that can deliver portrait shots quickly from a distance.

The 60-600mm range of this lens offers a 10x optical zoom with full-frame sensor coverage on a mirrorless camera. SIGMA claims this to be the first 10x optical zoom natively available for mirrorless cameras. It is also fully compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x). This allows the lens to reach focal lengths of up to 1200mm!

Dual Action Zoom
Dual Action Zoom. Image Credit: SIGMA

Furthermore, the Dual Action Zoom design allows the lens to zoom by rotating the barrel or simply pulling the front of the lens forward.

High-response Linear Actuator (HLA)

High-response Linear Actuator
Image Credit: SIGMA

New to the SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens is the motor high-response linear actuator (HLA). This auto-focus motor delivers fast, precise, and quiet AF performance throughout the range of the lens.

SIGMA 60-600mm
Image Credit: SIGMA

The HLA also offers high focus following performance for sports photography and other subjects in motion such as cars, planes, or birds in flight, ensuring that the decisive moment is not missed.

Newly developed “OS2” Optical Stabilizer algorithm

“OS2” Optical Stabilizer algorithm
Image Credit: SIGMA

The lens optical stabilizer features a newly developed algorithm to improve performance. It provides 7 stops of image stabilization at 60mm and 6 stops at 600mm. According to the company, this is ideal for handheld shooting in lower light conditions, and while tracking fast-moving objects.

Optical design and build

Water and Oil-Repellent Coatings
Water and Oil-Repellent Coatings. Image Credit: SIGMA

The SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens features 2 FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) and 3 SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements in the optical design. These help to reduce fringing and distortions throughout the zoom range.

A Super Multi-Layer Coating on the lens elements helps to minimize flaring and produces a more contrasty, color-neutral image. The front element of the lens also features a water and oil-repellent coating to help keep it clear of containments.

Made specifically for wildlife, sports, and action photography, the body of the lens was designed with durability in mind. 

Multi Material Structure
Multi-Material Lens Structure. Source: SIGMA

Its multi-material structure combines magnesium alloy, TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. These materials keep the body lightweight and robust while the dust and splash-resistant gaskets fortify the case structure and expand its use to different environments.

SIGMA 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 DG DN Specs

Focal Length60 to 600mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E / Leica L
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View39.6° to 4.1°
Minimum Focus Distance17.7″ / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.41x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2.4
Optical Design27 Elements in 19 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable
Filter Size105 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4.7 x 11″ / 119.4 x 279.2 mm
Weight88 oz / 2.5 kg

Price and Availability

SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens
SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens. Source: SIGMA

The SIGMA 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens will be available in mid-February 2023 and is priced at $1,999.

For more information about this lens, visit Sigma’s website.

Are you a sports or wildlife photographer? What are your impressions of this new lens from Sigma? Let us know in the comments below.

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