I've been waiting on the new sigma "designed for mirrorless" lenses, and now...

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TN Args
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Re: I've been waiting on the new sigma "designed for mirrorless" lenses, and now...

Phil Photo wrote:

I thought the new, pre-announced a year ago "new sigma lenses, designed exclusively for mirrorless" would be a big win for sony.
For all this time, sigma art lenses had beautiful picture, but the emount versions seemed to basically integrate an adaptor onto the lens.

Also outp[erf

I was looking forward to a smaller, potentialy lighter set of emount lens to use on my A7ii.

But I was wondering what the holdup was in releasing them.
Seems like the other shoe has dropped. I'm guessing they were holding the lens announcements, until their own new, L-MOUNT "fp" sigma FF camera was ready to go as well.

So now the new "fp" camera gets announced at the same time their first new "for mirrorless" lens was released

(35mm DG DN F1.2: available in Emount, **and L mount**)

Discuss?

I don't accept your conspiracy theory. Maybe the fp with the 45/2.8 lens, but not the 35 Art.

The old 35 Art is their oldest and optically weakest Art prime, so the new model is very timely, not so much for fp, but for A7RIII and S1R cameras. Note that the old 1.4 is 665g and the new 1.2 is 1090g, so it will be a big step up optically, not merely half a stop faster.

cheers

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