Sigma’s standard Artwork lens sequence is getting overhauled for mirrorless cameras. On Thursday, July 11, Sigma unveiled three new lenses in a brand new sequence for full-frame mirrorless cameras, together with the corporate’s brightest aperture but on the brand new Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Artwork. The brand new sequence, which additionally consists of the Sigma 45mm F2.eight DG DN Modern and 14-24mm F2.eight DG DN Artwork, are designed for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount our bodies, together with Sigma’s personal Fp digital camera.
Sigma says the brand new line is designed to offer photographers extra optic choices with a greater mixture of efficiency and options than utilizing a number of digital camera programs. Whereas the sequence is new, the full-frame lenses will use the identical Artwork, Modern and Sports activities designations of the corporate’s current lens choices. As a result of the sequence is designed particularly for mirrorless and never a number of digital camera varieties, the lenses are usually smaller than the corporate’s different Artwork lenses.
Headlining the brand new sequence, the Sigma 35mm F2.eight DG DN Artwork makes use of the corporate’s brightest aperture but whereas additionally sitting as the primary wide-angle F1.2 for each the Sony E-Mount and L-Mount programs. The intense aperture is paired with aspherical lenses and anti-glare coatings to ship high-quality pictures even when taking pictures large open, the corporate says.
Sigma says that the lens design — which makes use of 17 parts in 12 teams — is designed for pairing with high-resolution digital camera our bodies, with the optics to seize pictures past 50 megapixels. The lens additionally makes use of in-camera distortion correction, whereas the optics itself assist to battle aberration. These optics are adjusted utilizing a Hyper Sonic Motor for autofocus.
Like Sigma’s DSLR Artwork sequence, the lens is available in a weather-sealed housing. The lens physique additionally homes an autofocus lock button, a de-click aperture ring, and focus-by-wire ring for guide focus.
Additionally sporting the Artwork designation, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.eight DG DN is designed for astrophotography and different low-light wide-angle pictures. Sigma says the newly developed lens makes use of optics designed to suppress distortions that create points with astrophotography, together with chromatic aberration and coma flare. Sigma claims the lens affords uniform decision even out to the sides of the body and is designed to higher deal with backlighting.
The lens makes use of a quiet autofocus stepping motor and likewise affords a full-time guide focus mode. Like different Artwork lenses, the 14-24mm is weather-sealed. Extra distinctive to the ultra-wide zoom, the lens additionally affords a rear filter holder for sheet-style rear filters.
Rounding out the trio of latest lenses, the Sigma 45mm F2.eight is designed to combine a compact dimension with efficiency, weighing 7.5 ounces and measuring lower than 2 inches lengthy. Sigma says the lens is designed for gentle bokeh and sharper pictures when stepping down the seven-blade aperture.
The lens makes use of a stepping motor for autofocus that Sigma says additionally works for video, in addition to facial detection and eye detection. On the outside, the lens is weather-sealed and makes use of a metallic construct for a number of principal components.
The 2 prime lenses can be obtainable this month, whereas the 14-24mm is slated for an August arrival. Sigma hasn’t but shared pricing particulars for the brand new lenses.
The brand new sequence comes after Sigma joined forces with Leica and Panasonic to create the L-Mount Alliance making a full-frame mounting system that crosses a number of manufacturers. Earlier this yr, Sigma introduced 11 current Artwork lenses can be obtainable within the new mount.