A new Sigma 16-20mm f/2 DG ART lens designed for full frame DSLR cameras will be announced during the first half of 2014, before the beginning of the summer.
In recent times, the most rumored category of products has been the lens one. It appears that the 2014 trend will see a re-emergence of high-quality glass, as manufacturers will attempt to bring the best technologies to the market, in order to try and get the edge over their competitors.
When the competition is so fierce, photographers are the ones who gain the most and we can only be happy for this. A company that is rumored to put out plenty of glass in 2014 is Sigma.
Sigma 16-20mm f/2 DG Art lens to join the company’s high-quality glass series next year
Multiple optics are believed to become available next year, including four super-telephoto models. However, the list has just been extended with another unit: the Sigma 16-20mm f/2 DG Art lens.
This model has not been mentioned before, but it is nice to see that the Japan-based company is bringing some wide-angle goodness to the table.
Wide-angle goodness for full frame camera owners
The Sigma 16-20mm f/2 DG Art lens will be designed for full frame cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others. As its name is suggesting, it will be a part of the Art series, which focuses on high image quality.
Art models include prime optics with fast apertures, wide-angle and ultra wide-angle models, macros, and fisheye lenses. The DG tag means that they have been built for full frame cameras, but will work with APS-C shooters in crop mode.
Sadly, the OS tag is missing, which means that optical image stabilization technology will not be there to compensate for camera and hand shakes.
Sigma to launch Sony A-mount model of the popular 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM lens soon
A separate rumor is claiming that the highly-praised Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM lens will become available in another mount at the beginning of 2014.
For the moment, this zoom optic can be purchased by Canon, Nikon, and Sony E-mount APS-C camera owners. However, it seems like the company will extend the availability and release it for Sony A-mount APS-C users as well.
At the time of writing this article, the Canon model is available at Amazon for $829.99. The A-mount unit should become official by the end of January, so stay tuned for more information.