Sigma is rumored to be working on a new DN-series lens, most likely the 24mm f/2.8 Art, which will be released this fall for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors.
In a recent interview, Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has revealed that the company is focusing on the demands of its current users. He admitted that most of their clients are using Canon and Nikon DSLRs and their biggest request is a 24-70mm f/2.8 Art optic. This is why the company has not launched a lens for Sony FE-mount mirrorless cameras and this is why such lens is rumored to be unveiled soon for the aforementioned shooters.
The Japanese manufacturer’s CEO also claims that the next in line after the optics for DSLRs is its line-up for mirrorless cameras with APS-C-sized or smaller sensors. According to the rumor mill, this is true, as a Sigma 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens is on its way for Sony E-mount cameras.
Sigma 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens coming this September for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras
The company is allegedly developing a new 24mm wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, which will be compatible with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras featuring an APS-C image sensor. It this becomes true, then the lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 36mm.
Sigma is rumored to release the product in September 2015, which means that the company might unveil it in July or August 2015.
The product will be added to the company’s DN-series, which is describing optics for mirrorless cameras. Currently, there are three units in this category, all of them being available for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds shooters.
Unfortunately, the source has been unable to confirm whether or not the Sigma 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens will be released for Micro Four Thirds cameras. On MFTs, the optic would offer a 35mm equivalent of about 48mm.
It would become Sigma’s fourth DN-series lens
The DN-series consists of the 19mm f/2.8, 30mm f/2.8, and 60mm f/2.8 units. All of them feature similar designs, the 30mm being the smallest and the 60mm being the biggest.
Sigma is making the lenses in Japan and they feature a filter thread of 46mm. As a result, we can expect the Sigma 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens to have the same style as its DN counterparts and to offer an identical filter thread.
Nevertheless, these details are all based on gossip talks, which means that you should take them with a pinch of salt and to stay tuned for more!