Sigma just announced the fp mirrorless camera, featuring a full-frame 24.6MP BSI Bayer CMOS sensor and Leica’s L-mount. It is the world’s smallest full frame camera – with the body being just slightly larger than the Sony RX 100 VI pocket camera. [Read more…]
Sigma has released new information regarding compatibility of its lenses with the Canon EOS R.
I’ve posted the entire statement below; however, I wanted to note a little bit of anecdotal evidence on the topic. I’m currently testing the EOS R and have used it with the base EF adapter and Sigma lenses in my normal operating manner. Even with 15-year-old Sigma lenses, my results have been just fine. There may be some edge-case uses that I haven’t attempted yet that end up throwing me for a loop – but so far, so good.
Read on for the full compatibility notice from Sigma below. [Read more…]
The new Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is now available for pre-order for $1399. It is available in mount options for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with full frame coverage. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Key Features
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Three FLD Elements
- Three SLD Elements
- One Aspherical Element
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Hyper Sonic AF Motor
- Manual Override
- Protective Front Coating
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
B&H has the new Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens in stock and now shipping for Canon EF mount. This massive 10x zoom lens also works on APS-C models where it provides a 96-960mm equivalent focal length range. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Nikon version should be in stock soon too.
Sigma’s updated set of nine prime Art lenses for native Sony E-mount are now available and shipping. The lenses include Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lenses, along with seven existing lenses:
- Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art
The news of these new lenses broke back in March and I took a closer hands-on look at the new Sony versions of these Sigma lenses at NAB 2018 in April. You can check them all out and order them now here at B&H Photo.
These Sony versions have the same optics and overall construction of these popular lenses in the Canon/Nikon mount counterparts. However, the lens barrel is extended to make up for the additional flange distance required provide a native Sony E-mount.
Sigma revealed the price of the recently announced 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens at just $1599. As with other Sigma lenses, I think this is an incredible price point for such a killer lens. I was able to play with it for a bit back at NAB last month and I think its going to be a real hit as a portrait option. [Read more…]
Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art lens price has been unveiled at $579 and will ship in Canon and Sigma mounts at the end of May to mid-June (the Sony E mount version is coming later this year).
The new lens offers a full 1:1 magnification with a minimum focus distance of 10.2″. The focus-by-wire design for this lens is apparently incompatible with Nikon’s AF system, so the F mount will be sitting out this round. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Last month, Sigma announced that it is releasing Sony E-mount versions of its Art lens line to accompany the Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mount versions. While we’ve been able to use Sigma lenses on Sony’s A7 series thanks to the Sigma MC-11 adapter, the performance is still lacking because it is not a native connection for the Sony A7 lens mount.
Now, Sony users have a native E-mount for the A7 series, as well as other E-mount cameras. However, due to the fact that the identical optics are used for the Sony version, the lenses are substantially larger to accomodate the flange distance for the Sony camera.