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Sigma announces 60mm F2.8 for mirrorless and redesigned 30mm F1.4 DC

Jan 29, 2013 at 08:00 GMT

CP+ 2013: Sigma has announced four additions to its 'Art' range of prime lenses, including a 60mm F2.8 DN lens for mirrorless cameras and an updated 30mm F1.4 DC for APS-C DSLRs. Alongside these are redesigned versions of its 30mm and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses for mirrorless in metal bodies. Like these lenses, the 60mm F2.8 DN features a metal casing and will be available for the Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts. It will offer a 90mm equivalent field of view on Sony NEX cameras or 120mm equivalent coverage of Micro Four Thirds bodies. The Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC is a completely redesigned version of the popular normal lens for APS-C DSLRs - it will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Price and availability details have not been given.

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Sigma Corporation announces four new lenses at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN

APS-C format, E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds lenses feature sleek new ‘Art’ product line design

YOKOHAMA, Japan Jan. 29, 2013Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced the release of four new lenses for the ART product line, including three lenses for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and one lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors. This announcement comes at the start of the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013 this week in Yokohama, Japan.

The new and updated Sigma lenses include the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM, which will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts, and the 30mm F2.8 DN, 19mm F2.8 DN and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses, which are available for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount camera systems. Pricing and availability on all of these lenses has yet to be announced.

The 60mm F2.8 DN lens is entirely new to the Sigma lineup, while the 30mm F1.4 DC HSM and the 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses are existing focal lengths that have been redesigned with enhanced optical performance and included as part of Sigma’s new Global Visioncategory restructuring. All three DN lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. They also boast metal exteriors and a simply shaped focus ring, with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. In addition, DN users can choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment.  

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC

“We’re really proud of the super sharp lenses we’ve produced in the past year and these new Art lenses will continue to impress our fans and critics alike. They’re ideal for the landscape, portrait, still-life, close-up and casual photographer who values creative, dramatic outcomes above compactness and multifunction,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The lenses are entirely made in Japan and they boast the new product line’s sleek design and enhanced quality control. We’re quite proud of these changes – and additions – to our lens lineup; they’re further evidence of Sigma’s forethought in this fast-moving industry.”

Here are more details on these new lenses from Sigma:

For information about Sigma Corporation of America, visit www.sigmaphoto.com. For the full press releases for each of these new lenses, visit Sigma’s news section at www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-news.

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length60 mm
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds, Sony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum apertureF2.8
Minimum apertureF22.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Aperture notesRounded blades
Optics
Special elements / coatingsSLD glass
Focus
Minimum focus0.50 m (19.69)
Maximum magnification0.14×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualUnknown
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Diameter61 mm (2.39)
Length56 mm (2.19)
SealingNo
Filter thread46 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Tripod collarNo

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typePrime lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length30 mm
Image stabilisationNo
Lens mountCanon EF, Nikon F (DX), Sigma SA
Aperture
Maximum apertureF1.4
Minimum apertureF16.0
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Aperture notesRounded blades
Optics
Elements9
Groups8
Special elements / coatings1 aspherical element
Focus
Minimum focus0.30 m (11.81)
Maximum magnification0.15×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeUltrasonic
Full time manualYes
Distance scaleYes
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight435 g (0.96 lb)
Diameter74 mm (2.92)
Length63 mm (2.49)
SealingNo
Filter thread62 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeLH686-01
Tripod collarNo

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Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN