Sigma Unveil 9 Full-frame Sony E-mount Art Prime Lenses

Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced plans to take 7 of its already full-frame Art-series prime lenses – alongside two all-new lenses – over to Sony E-mount cameras. The full-frame Sony E-mount digital cameras have long awaited the availability of Sigma Art glass which is already available to Canon and Nikon users.

Whilst retaining the same high-level performance of lenses in Sigma’s Art line, the new Sony E-mount versions will see some changes.

“The new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimises the autofocus drive and maximises the data transmission speed,” states Sigma.

Furthermore, the upcoming lenses will be fully-functional with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, currently not possible with the Sigma Mount Converter MC-11.

Similar to the MC-11, the new lenses will still be compatible with in-camera image stabilisation and in-camera lens aberration correction, which “includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.”

The lineup will include:

  • 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art
  • 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • 70mm F2.8 DG Macro | Art
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

The totally new 70mm F.28 DG MACRO Art and 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lenses will be exhibited at the CP+ 2018 convention, with a launch date still to be confirmed.

Through the use of brass bayonet mounts and a special surface treatment, Sigma claim the lenses will possess a “more rigid and stable feel” when in use. Complete with rubber sealing, the lenses will be dust and splash-proof – something that will come in handy for nature photographers looking to take their equipment out into the wild.

A mount conversion service is also on offer, where Sigma will convert the mount of the lens to suit a different camera body, ensuring they can be used for the long-term if you decide to change systems at some point in the future.

For more, check out the full Sigma press release here.

Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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