Sigma recently made a big leap into the world of the cinema by announcing 8 new cine lenses all at once. While most are expected to be released throughout the course of 2017, pricing and availability for the first two has now been announced. Those two lenses are the 18-35mm T2.0 and 50-100mm T2.0 lenses for APS-C sensor cameras.
Designed for super high resolution 6K and 8K footage, they’re also very fast at T2.0. Priced at $3,999 each, they’re certainly not inexpensive lenses, but they’re not too unreasonable when stacked up against the competition. These lenses are compatible with the “Super35” image size standard and are available in Canon, Sony and PL mounts.
Full specs are also now available for each of the lenses. Sigma’s quality control hasn’t always been the greatest in the past, but those issues seem to have been resolved lately. If they can keep up the level of quality that their ART series stills lenses are renowned for, then these two lenses should mark an impressive entry into the world of cinema.
Both the 18-35mm T2.0 and 50-150mm T2.0 will cost $3,999 each. They are available in Canon, Sony and PL mounts. Shipping begins on December 9th. At the moment, pre-orders only seem to be available through Sigma (18-35mm, 50-150mm), although I would expect it’ll be available at the usual places.
Have you jumped onto Cine lenses yet? Or are you shooting video with your regular stills lenses? Are you thinking about investing in Sigma’s new Cine lenses? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.