Sigma continues to impress, while pushing the establishments in the photo world to innovate. And if you don’t innovate, Sigma is going to out-hustle you.
Sigma is at the tip of the spear, folks.
While it is just an APS-C format lens, it does something no other lens on the market does today. You get a telephoto zoom with a constant aperture of f/1.8. With this lens, you get what is going to function like a bag of portrait prime lenses 50mm, 85mm and 100mm lenses.
I’ve already covered a good bit of the spec side of the lens in my prior post when the lens leaked out, but I’ll rehash the specs here again.
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Key Specs
- Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
- One SLD and Three FLD Elements
- One High-Refractive Index Element
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor
- Internal Zoom and Focus; MF Override
- Fluorine-Coated Polycarbonate Diaphragm
- Tripod Collar
- 21 Elements in 15 Groups
- Minimum Focus Distance (95cm) 3.12′
- 82mm Filter Ring
- 94mm x 170mm (3.7″ x 6.7″)
- 1491g (3.28 lb)
- Canon, Nikon and Sigma Mount Options
The new 50-100mm f/1.8 lens should be available at the end of April for $1099. You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
And yes, I want one too. And yes, I know you want it in full frame. Don’t bet against Sigma on that one. Make enough noise and I think you’ve got a shot at something similar in full frame.