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May 27, 2008

Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 /400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG ultra telephoto zoom lens

Gentec introduces new Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG ultra telephoto zoom lens

Gentec International is pleased to announce Sigma’s new APO 200-500mm / 400-1000mm EX DG ultra telephoto lens offering a fast F2.8 aperture at the 500mm focal length and F5.6 at 1000mm.

This powerful lens covers widely used focal lengths from 200mm to 500mm and maintains the large F2.8 aperture throughout the entire zoom range, making the lens ideal for astrophotography, portraits, wildlife, and sports. The dedicated attachment doubles the focal length range and ensures autofocusing with an aperture of F5.6 all the way up to the 1000mm focal length.

A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and three Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) glass elements provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations. Sigma’s super multilayer coating reduces flare and ghosting to ensure high image quality throughout the zoom range. The lens hood, designed exclusively for this lens, blocks out extraneous light. A 72mm filter can be inserted at the rear of the lens, and a circular polarizing filter can be used in situ thanks to the ingenious internal rotation mechanism. The dedicated lithium ion battery is used to power the zooming and autofocus operation; this battery is built into the lens barrel. For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distances and focal lengths can be viewed on the built-in LCD panel.

The suggested retail price of the APO 200-500mm F2.8 / 400-1000mm F5.6 EX DG lens is $19,999.95. The lens includes a 400-1000mm F5.6 Attachment, Battery Pack (BP-21), Battery Charger (BC-21), Dedicated Hard Case, and Carrying Strap.

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Focal Length: 200-500mm (400-1000mm with Attachment)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Lens Construction: 17 Elements in 13 Groups
  • Angle of View: 12.3°- 5°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 200-500 cm / 78.7-196.9”
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:7.7
  • Filter Size: 72 mm (Rear)
  • Dimensions Diameter: 236.5 mm / 9.3” x Length: 726 mm / 28.6”
  • Weight: 15,700 g / 553.7 ounces
  • Mounts (AF): Canon, Nikon, Sigma
Appearance and specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice.

About Gentec International

Gentec International is Canada's leading consumer accessory products company supplying a complete range of photo, video, digital, sport optics, home theatre, electronics, wireless and mobile audio products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers prominent brand names such as Optex, Sigma,Velbon, Roots, SanDisk, Sunpak, Bushnell, Tasco, Zeiss, PlanetWireless, Energy, Sony, Electrohome, Prolink, Stinger, Peripheral, and Best Kits & Accessories.

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