Rumors hint at super-fast Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art lens for APS-C DSLRs
Rumors suggest Sigma is getting ready to launch a 50-100mm F1.8 lens for APS-C cameras. Full specifications and convincing images of the lens have been leaked, suggesting the lens will be part of the company's impressive 'Art' range. Such a lens would offer a fast partner to the company's 18-35mm F1.8 Art lens, giving the same angle-of-view, depth-of-field and total light gathering capability as a ~75-150mm F2.8 lens on full-frame.
Specifications reported on Digicame-info.com seem plausible, so we're looking forward to next week's CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, to see if the rumors are true. We'll be reporting from the show, so stay tuned for all the details.
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||21/15|
|Minimum focus distance||95cm|
|Length||170.7mm (mount not specified)|
The site suggests a price of ¥167,400 (~$1500) and a launch date of April 22nd.
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