While Sigma stole headlines earlier this week with its new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, it also announced a fast and affordable 30mm lens for Sony E and Micro Four Thirds lens mounts. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is the first truly affordable f/1.4 lens in the mirrorless market at just $339. [Read more…]
Panasonic 30mm f/2.8 Macro and 42.5mm f/1.7 Lenses Announced
Panasonic has announced a pair of new Micro Four Thirds lenses – the 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MACRO OIS lens and the 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER OIS lens. Both lenses should be available in May 2015. [Read more…]
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Lens Now In Stock
Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN NEX & MFT Lenses Priced at $199
Sigma’s refreshed Micro Four Thirds and NEX primes, the 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses, will begin shipping later in March for $199 each.
These new lenses are priced the same as their predecessors and should be solid additions to mirrorless kits – particularly the NEX versions due to the limited selection of available lenses thus far. I own the 30mm in the older version in NEX mount and have been more than happy with the performance it delivered at the $199 price point.
You can order the new, improved versions from B&H at the below links.
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN: Sony NEX version | Micro Four Thirds version
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN: Sony NEX version | Micro Four Thirds version
Sigma Announces 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Lens Pricing & Availability
Sigma’s new 30mm F1.4 DC HSM lens will be available later this month for $499. The new lens is designed for APS-C sensor DSLRs and will be offered in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Check it out at B&H Photo at the following links.
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Canon mount)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Nikon mount)
Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN (2 Lens Kit) for $199 – Deal Alert
B&H has the Sigma 19mm and 30mm two lens kit for Sony NEX cameras back in stock at $199 for both lenses with free shipping in the US. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review
The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN is the closest thing to a “fast 50” that we can get right now for Sony’s NEX models in the native E-mount. I’ve been playing with it for a couple of days and, in short, I think it’s a nice complement to the 18-55mm kit lens. At $199, it’s certainly a lens that NEX owners should consider adding to their kit. [Read more…]
Sony NEX-C3, 30mm Macro Lens & F20S Flash Announced
The Sony NEX-C3 is a follow-up to last year’s NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras. Based on the feature set and price point, the NEX-C3 appears to serve as more of a direct replacement for the NEX-3.
The NEX-C3 offers a 16.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 720p HD video. The NEX-C3 covers a broad sensitivity range of ISO 200-128000 and is capable of capturing images at a frame rate of 5.5 frames per second. [Read more…]