Sigma has confirmed that its 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM lens will be out in July priced £649.99, initially in Sigma, Canon and Nikon fits.

Sony and Pentax versions are expected to arrive in shops a month later.

The newcomer boasts a minimum focusing distance of 24cm.

The lens was first showcased at the PMA show in Las Vegas in March.

For details call Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd on 01707 329999.

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