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.
The recently announced Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens‘ price is officially set at $1299.
Recall that the lens offers full frame coverage and is designed for 50MP+ cameras. It features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. It offers near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
It’s available for pre-order for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Sony continues to make big runs at Canon and Nikon. With each new camera announcement, more and more eyebrows are raised to what Sony’s E-mount line is offering. The latest big move doesn’t come from Sony directly though.
Sigma gives a big nod to Sony with the announcement of 9 new lenses from its Art line for the Sony E-mount, which were previously limited to Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. 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: [Read more…]
Sigma just announced its new 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens. It offers full frame coverage and is designed for 50MP+ cameras.
The new lens features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. If offers near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
The new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mount features brand new electromagnetic diaphragm, whereas the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
No word yet on pricing or availability. Sigma typically staggers this info, so I’d expect an announcement on the final details in a month or two. Stay tuned.
The Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lens retails for $1599, while the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens retails for $1299. Both lenses begin shipping this month, although Nikon shooters will have to wait until July for the 24-70mm lens in their mount.
The savings are noteworthy over first-party brands. For instance, the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM lens retails for $2099 with a one and third stop handicap to the Sigma lens. Likewise, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens retails for $1899 and doesn’t offer image stabilization like the Sigma lens.
You can find the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM lens here at B&H Photo.
And, you can find the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens here at B&H Photo.