Sigma today announced the following (or some of it).. And as far as I can see they’re really pushing that optical stabiliser into more or less all lenses in the line up! And not only that, if you translate that Japanese stuff you find that the 105mm also has “Adopted a highly weather resistant construction, also supported the harsh conditions of professional photography” – of course, it’s supposed to be used together with the soon to be released Sigma SD1 and MAAAN is this going to be fun!
SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
SLD glass + Full frame + HSM + dust and moisture resistant..
(According to the google translation that is)
SIGMA MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Optical Stabiliser + SLD + HSM + full frame + weather sealed
SIGMA APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
Optical Stabiliser + SLD + HSM
SIGMA APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM
Optical Stabiliser + HSM + full frame + weather sealed + FLD glass!! This is a biggie because it’s really top of the line type of glass!
(Also said to be Sigmas best lens ever made!)
According to Sigma it has something called AnalogFrontEnd or AFE. Analog signal data gets better, thus the tonal rendering gets better.