Sigma officially presents four new lenses: an ART zoom, two ART primes, and a Contemporary zoom

Feb 21, 2017

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Sigma officially presents four new lenses: an ART zoom, two ART primes, and a Contemporary zoom

Feb 21, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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It seems that the rumors around new Sigma lenses were true. At least partially though – because they didn’t launch two new lenses, but four of them. Sigma 14mm f/1.8 and 135mm F/1.8 Art prime lenses are accompanied by two zooms: 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and 24-70mm F2.8. Considering that it’s a Sigma Art lens that got the highest DxO Mark rating ever, you might want to consider buying one of the new Art lenses if you’re looking to add these primes or zooms to your gear bag.

Sigma has introduced the new lenses at the 2017 CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. After the announcement, they are now officially listed on Sigma’s website. Here are the details about each of the lenses from the official press release and Sigma’s website.

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Debuting the world’s first 1.8 wide-angle lens, the 14mm F1.8 Art incorporates the same groundbreaking aspherical element as Sigma’s critically acclaimed 12-24mm F4 Art. Boasting outstanding image quality from center to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Three lens elements are made with FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass, which is equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance, and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, which reduce chromatic aberration. In addition to the great IQ from edge to edge, the new 14mm F1.8 offers a superfast and efficient AF system.

With a minimum focus distance of 10.6 inches at 14mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.

Lens Construction 16 Elements in 11 Groups
Angle of View 114.2º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 (Rounded)
Mininum Aperture f16
Minimum Focusing Distance 27 cm / 10.6 in
Filter Size (mm) N/A
Maximum Magnifications 1: 9.8
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
9.5in x 5.0in
Weight  1,170g/41.3 oz
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma DG
HSM
Nikon DG
HSM
Canon DG
HSM

135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Boasting outstanding sharpness and great IQ from edge to edge, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens. Ideal for events such as concerts, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large hyper sonic motor (HSM) provides ample torque to the focus group for optimal speed while the acceleration sensor detects the position of the lens for compensation focus groups for factors including gravity, producing faster and more responsive AF. Equipped with a focus limiter, the 135mm F1.8 Art can be easily optimized for a variety of distances and situations.

Lens Construction 13 Elements in 10 Groups
Angle of View 18.2º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 (Rounded)
Mininum Aperture f16
Minimum Focusing Distance 87.5 cm / 34.4 in
Filter Size (mm) 82mm
Maximum Magnifications 1: 5
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
4.0″x4.5″ in
Weight  1130g/ 40.2 oz
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma DG
HSM
Nikon DG
HSM
Canon DG
HSM

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Featuring a brand new OS and highly efficient and fast AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series. Covering a wide range of shooting scenarios, the 24-70mm workhorse DNA includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The 24-70mm F2.8 Art aspherical elements use Sigma’s groundbreaking thicker center glass design and highly precise polishing process, delivering stunning images and bokeh effects. The lens’ purpose-built structure boasts a new metal barrel for optimal durability with TSC composite internal moving components designed to resist thermal contraction and expansion.

Lens Construction 14 Elements in 12 Groups
Angle of View 84.1-34.3º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 38 cm / 15 in
Filter Size (mm) 82mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:5.3
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
88.6mm x 94.7mm / 3.5in. x 3.7in.
Weight 790g / 27.9oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma HSM
IF
EX
DG
Nikon HSM
IF
EX
DG
G
Canon HSM
IF
EX
DG
Sony/Minolta HSM
IF
EX
DG
Pentax (discontinued) HSM
IF
EX
DG

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary

Boasting outstanding reach and performance value, the new 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary telephoto zoom lens offers great IQ and usability with its lightweight, compact, dust- and splash-proof design. Equipped with the newly released Sigma OS and AF, the lens provides exceptional performance at lower shutter speeds. Highly versatile, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 Contemporary also features Sigma’s unique macro function (1:3.8 ratio) for perfecting close-ups and distance shots, and push/pull focal zooming for ease of use.

Lens Construction 21 Elements in 15 Groups
Angle of View (35mm) 24.4º-6.2 º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Mininum Aperture f22
Minimum Focusing Distance 160 cm / 6.3 in
Filter Size (mm) 67mm
Maximum Magnifications 1:3.8
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
86.4×182.3mm/ 3.4×7.2in
Weight 1160g/ 40.9oz.
Corresponding Mounts
Sigma DG OS HSM
Nikon DG OS HSM
Canon DG OS HSM

If you’re considering to buy any of these lenses, they all work with Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts natively. If you’d like to use it with Sony, you could attach a Sigma MC-11 Sony E-mount converter.

The information on shipping and price haven’t been published yet. The lenses are marked as “available soon” on Sigma’s website for now. However, you can take a look at the specs and see for yourself if they work for you. And we’ll keep you updated on price and availability.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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One response to “Sigma officially presents four new lenses: an ART zoom, two ART primes, and a Contemporary zoom”

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    I’m really hoping the 24-70 comes in Oly mount.