Sigma’s Art lens lineup has become extremely popular, and according to Digicame-info the company is about to add a new lens to the lineup.
Continuing to focus on wide angle lenses, the next lens rumored to be released is the 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, and if true we should see it already this Friday.
Below are the rumored specs:
- Designed for full frame DSLR cameras
- Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
- Large diameter, double sided aspherical lens
- Two FLD (‘F’ Low Dispersion) and five SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements
- Correction of magnification chromatic aberration to the limit (what?)
- HSM AF motor with new full-time manual mechanism
- Total length: 129.8mm
- Maximum diameter: 90.7mm
- Weight: 950g
- 9 circular diaphragm blades
- Maximum magnification: 1:7.1
- Flare and ghost measures thoroughly (I’m guessing this means reduced flare and ghosting)
- ‘Very small’ distortion
- Attention to the sagittal coma flare (Again guessing, reduced coma?)
- Available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts
- Suggested retail price in Japan will be ¥ 162,000 (retail price is around ¥ 120,000 at the lowest price). (Not quite sure what this price is referring to, but it makes no sense).
This will also be Sigma’s first 20mm f/1.4 lens. Until now the closest it got was the 20mm f/1.8 lens.
There have been lots of rumors going around lately, including Canon’s upcoming 1D X Mark II specs and a new 70-200mm lens, but due to the source and proximity to the announcement date this one seems to be especially accurate.