The Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art lens is rumored to be announced during the Photokina 2014 event taking place next September in Cologne, Germany.
Sigma is becoming a very aggressive competitor for Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony, and other digital imaging companies. The Japan-based manufacturer is working on several new products, which are rumored to be announced in 2014.
Sigma to launch SD1 Merrill replacement DSLR in 2015, new lenses in 2014
The rumor mill has recently revealed that the company is also developing a successor for the SD1 Merrill. However, the Foveon-based DSLR will become available sometime in 2015, so there is a long time to wait until then.
In the meantime, Sigma is keeping itself busy with new lenses. Telephoto models are being planned as the Winter Olympics and the World Cup are both opportunities to make the most of those long focal lengths.
It appears that new 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm models are currently in development and we might see an announcement event in the neighboring future.
Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art lens to be announced at Photokina 2014
Nevertheless, these are not the sole optics to come soon. According to sources familiar with the matter
The largest imaging and photography trade fair takes place in Cologne, Germany. It will open its doors to visitors next September after taking a break in 2013. The biennial event is home to numerous launches, so it would not be such a big surprise if Sigma were to be an important part of it.
The release date of the new telephoto lens will take place shortly after Photokina 2014 so that potential customers will not be forced to wait for too long.
Sigma will most likely make its optic compatible with Canon, Nikon, Sony, and Sigma mounts, while Pentax is also a strong candidate.
New camera rumored to be unveiled soon by Sigma
The person who has leaked this intel is claiming that a camera will be launched soon, too. As stated above, a DSLR is believed to become official in 2015. As for next year, there are some talks of a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Its specifications and pretty much all the details have not been leaked on the web, but we are expecting the information to reveal itself, as the rumors are intensifying.