Sigma Photo had a good-sized booth and were showing off their latest lenses, as well as some old favorites. The new lenses are a budget-friendly 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 superzoom, as well as a 50mm F1.4 Prime.
They also had rare Lexus LFA and several 10+ models. Who cares about lenses. :)
No FF and superwideangle since edge-quality will be inferior. We would rather see a new wideangle DPxM with bent aps-c-chip.
Any word from Sigma on the rumoured 16-20 f/2? That's one I'm quite interested in. Here's one of the sources on this...
If you listen closely...
The background music on the Sigma stand is by the Eagles...
"Where you've been Canon?Nikon?
There's a a New Kid In Town...
Everybody loves Samsung.
And you both are not missed around...
Around... Ha ha Hound..."
Well, this is disappointing. I would expect Sigma to step up and make a competitor to the Nikon 18-300mm f3.5-5.6 VR, so people don't have to spend almost $1,000 to buy a good super zoom . . . but I guess they decided not to. I also don't know why they would make another 50mm f1.4, when they already have a good one and they don't have a good 24mm f1.4 prime. I think that unless they follow this 50mm A lens quickly with a new 24mm f1.4 A, they're just being silly. I'd also like to see a 20mm f2.8 A, a 17mm f2.8 A, and a 14mm f2.8 A, followed by a new full-frame camera with a 20x3 MP Foveon sensor. I'd like to see more S lenses too, like an S version of the new 24-105mm f4 OS and an S version of their 70-200mm f2.8 OS. Wouldn't a full-frame 12-24mm f2.8 S be great?!? (if it were to have image quality like the 18-35mm f1.8 A)
I really like the idea of Sigma's ART lineup, but the appeal of a 50mm f/1.4 jumbo sized lens eludes me.
Ok, if it had close flocus/macro and didn't have much vignetting when used ff, then possibly.
I think to achieve best optical results the lens cannot be very small. Look at the Zeiss Otus which is stunningly good but also a 1kg brick.
Indeed. This lens is 50% of the weight. If it is 90% of the quality at 25% of the price of the Otus, it will have many buyers. And Sigma is the company who could pull this stunt off :-)
Sigma please make an Art UW prime and/or fast UW zoom so you can take my money!!
Where are the actual "reports" or am I missing something here? Just a few photos and a few lines of text :/ I wouldn't mind seeing more information - interviews, etc.
It would be nice to see a lens manufacturer get away from petal shaped hoods on its prime lenses and provide a design that optimizes shading.The petal design is helpful for zooms but is a style affectation on primes.
I would not think "petal design" is only for zoom lenses (why?).The petal design helps for the image / the sensor being a rectangle. At any given focus length.
Obviously you have no idea why the petal shaped hoods are shaped that way. If you want a regular round hood you can get one from the aftermarket manufacturers, right? Or you can just cut your petal shaped hood into a round one by cutting off the petals.
New сameras from Sigma would not be?
Would not be WHAT?
I hope it's as good as the 18-35mm F1.8I love the lense.
Where's my 24-70/2.0 ?
Am blown away by the IQ with my 18-35mm not to mention how very please I am with my 17-70mm "kit" from Sigma. Even their latest iteration of their 50-150mm 2.8 is still extremely impressive (albeit getting old).
Great. All I need now is a new version of their 17-50mm 2.8 (is 2.0 asking too much?) and my kit is complete!
Im still waiting for a full frame 17 or 18 good quality prime thats under £500
Sigma is on a roll. Bravo!
I know everyone has really high hopes for this new Sigma 50 f1.4 Art being amazing, I hope Sigma didn't let us down, and I am hoping the price is still similar to there old 50, and I would like to see a size comparison with the other 50mm lenses out there, and also with the Sigma 35 1.4 Art, I would like to see Sigma advertise it as the L killer, because i'm sure it has better image quality than the Canon 50 L, and I hope as good as the new Otus, I can wish can't I ? I already own the Sigma 50 1.4 and the Canon 50 1.4, but I will be selling the Sigma to buy this new one if the price is right, I will keep the Canon just because it's small and light for my smaller camera even though I like my Sigma more, now I wonder if a new 85 Art is about to come out, it would have to be amazing to make me want to sell my Sigma 85 that I love, but if it has even more contrast and is even sharper I will want it, I am also curious about the rumored 135 f1.8 and 24/70 f2, Canon and Nikon look out
Same here, I'd sell my Canon 50mm 1.4 in an instant if I were still interested in a good IQ 50, but the size and weight of the Canon makes it more desirable as a backup. Since I got the Sig 35 and 85, I don't have much use for a 50... although Sigma sure knows what they're doing and are tempting me
"although Sigma sure knows what they're doing"
Hell... yes !
They certainly do, indeed! I just wonder, what has suddenly changed since 5 years ago? Probably some new optical engineers, better production methods and quality control, but the turnaround is simply unbelievable!Not that I mind, but I know some OEMs that might...
What changed, recently, was the arrival of a new CEO, Mr Kazuto Yamaki, upon the death of his father.
He likes photography, so he’s not just a suit. Though he sports a decent suit too:
He’s a great guy to have at the helm.
Thank you for your "inside" report and let's hope for some competition in this league of new good lenses.
Absolutely! Sigma are really on a roll. This "let's make the best lens we can and damn the consequences" (they're mostly HUGE) attitude is a refreshing contrast, at least for "affordable" lenses. Although I probably won't buy many (or any) because they're too big for my tastes, I admire the quality and wish them well. I hope these new lenses will inspire other manufacturers to improve their optics.
What's the price?
any new cameras on the horizon?
Sigma should just drop their camera line and just focus on making lenses where they excel at.
That new 18-200 looks as small as most 18-55 kit zooms. Impressive.
470g seems kind of light for the Sigmotus, can you guys confirm that it feels lighter than say the 35mm f1.4 Art? Really looking forward to this lens :)
It’s probably a mistake by DPR; Sigma sites claim the weight TBD. 35mm is slightly shorter and considerably narrower, but its weight is 665 grams.
How is it that 5 votes claim to have "had" the new 50/1.4?
They had the Sigma 50 f1.4 made for the SD9 and figure it's probably the same... They also say they have the SD1 because they had an SD9, and they know for a fact it is only 14 Megapixels... if even 14, probably 13.5MP, total.
The new Art lens looks crisp, modern, and … premium. Excellent industrial design, never mind the optics.
At least more modern than the shiny golden detail plastic and rubber cover lenses from Canon, Nikon, Tamron and older Sigma lenses. These lenses (and most DSLR bodies) look so last century it actually was one reason that held me back from buying a DSLR some years ago 8apart from size and weight).
Really clean industrail design is THIShttp://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/lenses/sony_zeiss_fe_55_1p8_za
The Zeiss lenses for E-mount are in my opinion all masterpieces inside and outside. They somehow manage to make me want to touch and use them all the time.
Nice, we've always known Zeiss users cared more about prestige and looks than actual quality of gear. Not that Zeiss lenses look any good.
Would be nice to see a photo of the 50 next to the 35....just to get a sense of how they compare in size.
Yo can see them at sigmaphoto.com web site.