Sigma has confirmed that its massive 200-500mm f/2.8 EX ?ultra-telephoto? lens will carry a UK price of £15,999.99.

First showcased last year, the 15,700g monster is designed for photography such as ?astrophotography, portraits, wildlife and sports?.

A dedicated Li-ion battery pack ? housed within the lens body – (BP-21) is used to power the zooming and AF operation, while a built-in LCD panel displays focusing distances and focal lengths.

A dedicated ?attachment? aims to deliver a 400-1000mm f/5.6 zoom, adds Sigma.

£16k pricetag for Sigma?s 200-500mm lens whopperPMA Live