Sigma Photo Announces 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art

Sigma_24-35_lrgSigma has announced a new Art lens, and this time it is a zoom lens for 35mm sensors. The 24-35mm f/2 Art is a moderate wide-angle zoom that is f/2, and while the size and weight is on the large side (nearly a kilogram), I think the image quality should be on the level of their Art releases. I’m not too excited about the focal lengths though. No word on pricing or availability yet.

CK: I think it’d be awesome if Sigma releases an APS-C or M43 equivalent of this lens for the mirrorless users. A Fuji X-mount one will be great. On APS-C, the lens would be 16-24mm f/2.0, which can be made smaller/lighter. On M43, it can be made even smaller! It could even be possible to make it 16-24mm f/1.4 on APS-C and 12-17mm f/1.0 on M43 if size is not an issue!

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Sigma Photo Announces 24mm f/1.4 DS HSM Art and dp0 Quattro


Sigma continue their conquest of the high-end lens market with the 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens. Given the great reception of the Art lenses with new designs so far, the 24mm f/1.4 is likely to be another hit. A bit surprising too, since I thought they would do the 85mm f/1.4 first, which should be an easier design. Now how about some Art lenses for us mirrorless users? I would like a 10mm f/1.8. Not greedy here, no.

No word on pricing or availability yet. Continue reading Sigma Photo Announces 24mm f/1.4 DS HSM Art and dp0 Quattro

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PMA@CES 2014: Sigma Announces the All-new 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ‘Art’ Lens

A | Art Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM
A | Art Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

A couple of years back, Sigma released the Art-series 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM to critical acclaim. This year at PMA@CES 2014, Sigma announced a new addition to the Art series in the form of a 50mm f/1.4 DG. Like the 35mm f/1.4DG HSM, the new lens also sports the premium-looking design – a welcome change from Sigma’s crinkled finish on their older lenses.

Like a lot of Sigma lenses, the 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM is rather big, with a 77mm filter size. This is apparently due to Sigma choosing to use a retro-focal design more commonly found on wide angle primes. The HSM moniker indicates that the lens employs an ultrasonic focussing motor for quick and improved focussing.

The lens will be available in Nikon, Canon, Sony and of course, Sigma mounts. Unfortunately, the price and availability is unknown at this point of time.

YS: Ye gods. 77mm for a 50mm f/1.4? Big, and rather unwieldy. The price for a retrofocus design to overcome soft corners on a DSLR.

David: It’s quite interesting that in the face of increasing smaller cameras and the mirror less trends, DSLR lens makers are actually making BIGGER and BIGGER lenses in an effort to up the optical quality game. Witness the humongous Zeiss full frame A mount primes, and also the new Otus…..

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