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.