Sigma’s 14mm, 70mm and 135mm Sony E-Mount Art series lenses have started shipping

Aug 10, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Sigma’s 14mm, 70mm and 135mm Sony E-Mount Art series lenses have started shipping

Aug 10, 2018

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Sigma’s lineup of native Sony E-Mount Art is now almost complete. Having shipped the 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm E-Mount lenses in June, Sigma has now started sending out the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM, 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art series E-Mount lenses.

Having played with E-Mount versions of the 20mm and 50mm lenses only a week ago, they seem to show definite improvement on Sony bodies over MC-11 adapted EF or SA mount lenses. So these should be warmly welcomed by Sony shooters, particularly the 135mm f/1.8.

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The E-Mount versions of Sony’s Art Series lenses have gained a new control algorithm to optimise autofocus for Sony’s systems. And they’re compatible with Sony’s continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus. Both of these features are missing when using the Sigma MC-11 mount converter. They’re also compatible with Sony’s IBIS and lens aberration correction.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art – $1,599

  • Focal length: 14mm
  • Aperture: ff/1.8-16
  • Mount: Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Angle of view: 114.2°
  • Optics: 16 elements in 11 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 27cm (10.63″)

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro – $569

  • Focal length: 70mm
  • Aperture: ff/2.8-22
  • Mount: Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Angle of view: 34.3.2°
  • Optics: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 25.8cm (10.16″)

Sigma 105mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art – $1,399

  • Focal length: 14mm
  • Aperture: ff/1.8-16
  • Mount: Sony E
  • Format: Full Frame
  • Angle of view: 18.2°
  • Optics: 13 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum focus distance: 87.5cm (2.87′)

Although Sigma has officially launched the 14mm lens, it does appear to still be listed as pre-order, while the other two are showing as available now. I would imagine the 14mm will catch up at any moment.

That only leaves the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens to go in the new E-Mount lineup. That should hopefully be coming sometime later this month. I’ve had a play with an SA mount version of this lens on Sony, and it’s already very impressive. I look forward to seeing how well this one performs when it’s available in a native Sony E-Mount.

 

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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