I’ve been waiting and waiting for this lens to become available ever since I saw it at CES 2012. Well, now B&H has them. I just ordered mine and should have it in hand by early next week. I’ll let you know what I think of it after spending some time with it (maybe next week, or maybe not until after NAB 2012). [Read more…]
The new Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM now available at a street price of $1099. The lens range works out to roughly a 75-225mm equivalent on APS-C cameras like the Canon 7D and Nikon D7000. Canon, Nikon and Sigma-mount versions are expected to ship by the end of April.
The lens is currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.
A couple of upcoming lenses that I’m looking forward to trying out are the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 models for NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras. I’m particularly looking forward to getting a production model of the 30mm f/2.8 lens in the NEX mount since it works out to a 45mm-equivalent (60mm-equivalent for Micro Four Thirds models). [Read more…]
Sigma currently has up to $200 off some of there lenses. Details on the instant savings deals, lens models and mount options here at B&H.
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more…]
I’m not sure who’s driving the Sigma SD1 trainwreck; however, this limited edition wooden SD1 is about as far from the tracks as things can get. As if the $6900 price tag for the Sigma SD1 wasn’t laughable enough, this limited edition wooden model will set you back €9,999 ($13,750 USD equivalent). [Read more…]
Sigma has announced a new superzoom lens for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Pentax and Sony DSLRs. The Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM features new FLD low dispersion glass elements and SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements, which should improve the overall image quality, as well as correcting chromatic aberration.
The is the second version of this lens. As a quick refreshers, the “DC” means that it is made for APS-C (aka “cropped”) sensors and not full frame DSLRs. [Read more…]
The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a $26,000 beast of a lens. It’s also one that few photographers will ever hope to own. But that didn’t stop several people from reviewing the lens on Amazon with some rather humorous takes on what the lens has fictitiously done for them.
The sample images are pretty entertaining too…
A brief sampling of the reviews: [Read more…]
B&H Photo notified me that the DP2x should be in stock shortly and that they are now accepting pre-orders. The Sigma DP2x, which was announced back in February, is a fixed lens APS-C format camera – not too different from the general design of the Fuji X100.
The DP2x uses Sigma’s FOVEON image sensor and features a fixed 24.2mm f/2.8 lens, which is equivalent to the field of view of a 41mm lens on a full frame camera.
You can pre-order it here at B&H Photo.
Sigma’s new 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens is now available. While Sigma’s listed retail price of the lens is $1400, street prices are closer to the $1100 range. You can find it at B&H Photo.