Yesterday, Sigma Corporation announced the release of its new 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens. The lens was first introduced at the PMA show earlier this year. The lens is designed for DSLRs that utilize the smaller APS-C sized image sensor.
The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 11-inches throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification of 1:5. It is currently available only in the Canon mount, with Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and Pentax mounts becoming available in the coming weeks.
For Sony and Pentax shooters who are using cameras that offer in-camera stabilization, they can utilize the anti-shake system of the lens or camera body.
MSRP for the 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM lens is $980.
For more details, visit www.sigmaphoto.com.