Sigma is one the verge of announcing two new products, whose specs and photos have just been leaked. They are the 50-100mm f/1.8 Art and 30mm f/1.4 Contemporary lenses and they are coming soon.
Everybody’s favorite third-party lens manufacturer is preparing to reveal two new optics. Rumors have circulated on the web, but it nobody has been able to pinpoint the exact details regarding the upcoming models.
We can put everything behind us now, as trusted sources have just leaked them and, while both of them sound like great products, one will certainly steal all the spotlights. Alongside the 30mm f/1.4 DN Contemporary version, Sigma will introduce a 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens shows up on the web ahead of official announcement
Sigma’s entire Art line-up is borderline impressive. An exception could be the 24-105mm f/4 unit, which has not been exactly welcomed by photographers. Nevertheless, the idea stands and a lot of people are anxiously waiting for the company to come up with new stuff.
This time, it is going to be big and everyone will be talking about it. The product is a Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens and is developed for DSLR cameras with APS-C-sized image sensors.
It will be released in Canon, Nikon, and Sigma mounts, albeit it may become available for Sony A-mount cameras as well. This optic will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of 75-150mm.
Ever since the 18-35mm f/1.8 Art lens came out, people had significantly raised their expectations from Sigma. An optic with a constant maximum aperture of f/1.8 throughout the 50-100mm zoom range will certainly meet their demands.
The optic will have 21 elements in 15 groups with three FLD elements and one SLD element among others. It will have a minimum focusing distance of 95 centimeters and a 9-blade circular aperture.
The ultrasonic motor will be new and will provide an even quieter and quicker focusing. According to the leakster, the lens comes with inner focusing and inner zooming mechanisms, meaning that the front lens element does not rotate when focusing, while the length of the lens does not increase when zooming in.
Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens will measure 93.5mm in diameter and 170.7mm in length. Its filter thread will be sized at 82mm and its total length will be 1.490 grams. It will be released on the market around April 22 for a price around $1,500.
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DN Contemporary lens coming soon for mirrorless cameras
The second lens is also very good on paper and it will finally get rid of the f/2.8 aperture found in Sigma’s mirrorless line-up. The 19mm, 30mm, and 60mm optics all have an f/2.8 maximum aperture.
The change consists of the 30mm f/1.4 DN Contemporary lens. While its focal length has been seen before, its brightness will be welcomed by mirrorless camera users. The Japanese manufacturer will release this optic for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds units.
Sources are reporting that the optic will have nine elements in seven groups with a 9-bladed rounded aperture. The AF drive is a stepping motor and the minimum focusing distance is 30 centimeters.
This optic also feature an inner focusing system, but its filter thread measures 52mm. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DN Contemporary lens has a length of 73.3mm and a diameter of 64.8mm. Photographers will be pleased to hear that the product is lightweight, as it weighs only 265 grams.
Its availability details are saying that the lens will become available around March 18 for roughly $450.