I confess, I'm a Canon junkie (but you already knew that didn't ya? HA!), but dang, these Sigma ART lenses are very cool!
In the last few months, I've been shooting a lot with the Canon 135 f2 and love it a lot…. but I've also seen a whole ton of folks who are posting images shot with the Sigma 85mm Art and frankly I want one!
So I'm curious to know what you think about these. Let me know in the comments?
I am constantly hearing about how Canon is missing the boat with their DSLRs (and yet they're still leading in sales) and how Sony and Panasonic are now the innovators in cameras, so I'm curious as to your thoughts on these new non-Canon lenses.
FroKnowsPhoto has a good intro video based on the announcement… see it below!
Sigma announces 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art lenses
Sigma has released a trio of its high-end ‘Art' lenses: two primes and one zoom. All three are designed for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma bodies.
The first is the ultra-wide 14mm F1.8 DG HSM, which Sigma claims is the ‘world's first and only F1.8 ultra-wide-angle lens.' The lens has 16 elements, three of which are FLD (low dispersion) and four are SLD (super-low-dispersion). It also has a large (80mm) aspherical front element to reduce distortion and ‘deliver outstanding image quality from the center to the edges.' The 14mm F1.8 has 9 rounded aperture blades, a minimum focus distance of 27cm/11in and a ring-type ultrasonic (HSM) focus motor.
Next up is the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art. This lens features three SLD and four aspherical, nine rounded aperture blades and optical image stabilization. The lens is weather-sealed and made of a combination of metal and ‘thermally stable composite' material. The minimum focus distance of the 24-70 is 37cm/1.5in and it uses 82mm filters.
Last, but certainly not least, is the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM telephoto prime. Sigma says that this lens ‘offers the […] resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs.' It has a hypersonic (ring-type ultrasonic) focus motor that delivers fast (and ‘exceptionally stable') focus speeds, while an acceleration sensor ‘detects the orientation of the lens' so the AF system can respond to ‘varying loads on the focusing group due to gravity.'
The lens has 9 rounded aperture blades, dust and splashproof construction, and a weight of 1130g/40.2oz.
Pricing and availability for all three lenses will be announced at a date to be determined.
Read full article at DPReview “Sigma announces 14mm F1.8, 24-70mm F2.8 and 135mm F1.8 Art lenses”
Sigma Brings a Global Vision Lens Quartet to CP+
Sigma continues to release more and more exciting and unique lenses for its ever-expanding Global Vision series, this time with four new full-frame options that will appeal to many photographers. The much-loved Art series sees a trio of options, including an ultra-wide 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM, a perfect portrait option with the 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM, and a professional staple in the 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM. The Contemporary series is also gaining a new zoom, the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM, a super telephoto option that offers an excellent range while keeping weight and size to a minimum. These lenses will be available in Nikon F, Canon EF, and Sigma SA mounts.
Learn more at B&H.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)