The gossip mill is claiming that the next lens to be announced by Sigma will be the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens, which has been rumored before and which will cover full-frame sensors.
Sigma is one of the most well-liked third-party lens makers in the world. The company’s optics are offering a high image quality, while their price tags are usually smaller than the ones of its Canon and Nikon counterparts.
According to insiders, the manufacturer is planning to launch a new lens in the not-so-distant future. The next Sigma optic is rumored to be an Art-series zoom model. Sources have confirmed that the product consists of a 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art unit, which Sigma has acknowledged to be the most requested product by its fans.
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens is the company’s next lens
The company’s leaders have confirmed that the feedback from photographers is telling them to release a Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens. However, the representatives have not said that such product is coming, only that it is needed. The latest gossip talks are claiming that the optic is indeed in development and that it is planned to be the manufacturer’s next lens to be released.
The announcement date as well as the release date of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art lens are unknown. It is said that the Japan-based corporation is having trouble in keeping up with lens demand. It cannot make too many lenses at the same time and now it is focusing on the 150-600mm Contemporary and Sports optics, while the 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Art has been put on hold.
The 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art’s manufacturing would have to be prioritized, as this is an important lens, so Sigma must first deal with the current situation and then it will move forward with its plans. We should not expect this optic to be released on the market before the end of the summer.
Three other Sigma lenses could be released by the end of 2015
After the introduction of the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art, Sigma will focus on an alleged 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Contemporary model. It will also become available for DSLRs with full-frame sensors.
This telephoto zoom model will be followed by a wide-angle zoom unit for cameras with APS-C sensors. Its focal range and aperture details are unknown for now.
Finally, this year will bring a new lens for mirrorless camera owners. The optic will most likely be a 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens. For now, take everything with a pinch of salt and stay tuned for further details!