Sigma News & Rumors: Sigma Introduces DP1Q, 150-600mm Sports and Contemporary, Two Teleconverters and Four Filters


After launching the DP2Q, it was forseeable for Sigma to soon announce the remaining DP/SD1 Quattros. Today was the day – this morning, Sigma presented the most wide-angled one of the three DP compacts, namely the DP1Q. The only surprise is the optional CRT finder “LCD Viewfinder LVF-01“ that you can see below. The DP1Q is said to be available in Mid-October, the LVF-01 in December. More information can be found on the Sigma U.S. website.


With regard to the lenses, the Sigma rumors site appears to be fed with plenty of misinformation, leading us all astray. Instead of the long-anticipated fixed focal lengths (24/1.4 Art, 85/1.4 Art…), not just one but two super teles were announced. The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sports is the more expensive high-end version which is completely sealed and comes with a more sophisticated optical design.


The 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary has merely one seal on the mount, but is smaller, lighter and, most likely, more affordable.


In the chart below, I summarized the most important info and differences:


AF with Teleconverter

Dust/Splash water protection


Optical design

Special Glass Varieties

Filter Diameter

Closest Focusing Distance

Image Ratio

Diaphragm Blade





150-600mm f/5-6.3 C

Up to f/8

mount only


20 lenses in 14 groups

1 FLD and 3 SLD




9 (rounded)

105 x 260.1mm


Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony


150-600mm f/5-6.3 S

Up to f/8

mount, all rings/buttons


24 lenses in 16 groups

2 FLD and 3 SLD




9 (rounded)

121 x 290.2 mm

2860 g

Canon, Nikon, Sigma


Here you can see both lenses alongside one another:


And here are two videos by Sigma demonstrating the dust/splash water protection of the sports version:

Besides the DP1Q and the super teles, Sigma also announced the 18-300mm F3,5-6,3 DC Makro OS HSM Contemporary, the TC-1401 1.4× and TC-2001 2× teleconverters and four filters. Just click on the links to reach the official info pages. Below, I included some product images of the lens, teleconverters and filters.

Sigma-18-300mm-f3.5-6.3-DC-OS-HSM-Macro-Contemporary Sigma-18-300mm-DC-OS-HSM-with-lens-hood Sigma-18-300mm-DC-OS-HSM sigma-18-300mm-f3-5-6-3-dc-os-hsm-contemporarySigma-TC-1401-2001-1.4x-2x-Teleconverters Sigma-WR-Filters

  1. […] week ago, Sigma officially presented its DP1 Quattro, the screen viewfinder LVF-01 and three lenses. Even though the 1 is the only one […]


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