JUST ANNOUNCED: Sigma launches art prime lenses for Sony E-mount cameras

28 February 2018 | Category: General News

JUST ANNOUNCED: Sigma launches art prime lenses for Sony E-mount cameras

We will be the FIRST in the country to stock them, expected in April 2018, so get in touch to be amongst the first to test them out!

The SIGMA Corporation has announced the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for the Sony E-mount digital camera series with full-frame image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the lenses as members of the Art line, which offers photographers the highest level of optical performance. While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony's Continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not addressed by SIGMA mount converter MC-11. Like the MC-11, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion. The line-up will include the Art line set of seven prime lenses covering 14mm to 135mm. It will also include two models that SIGMA will be exhibiting at CP+ 2018: 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art and 105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art (launch date TBC). Further, SIGMA plans to introduce additional Sony E-mount models in the Art line going forward.

The line-up:

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
85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
105mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art

Key features:

Autofocus tuned for each lens

Thanks to an autofocus drive control program tuned for each lens and high-speed data transmission, the lenses will offer high-speed autofocus at the same performance level as that of a lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. In particular, in E-mount cameras offering Sony's Fast Hybrid AF, AF-C mode will deliver exceptional subject following performance. Moreover, autofocus will remain extremely precise even in those E-mount cameras offering only contrast AF.

Compatible with in-camera image stabilization

The lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization. The E-mount camera senses the focal length of the lens and automatically optimizes image stabilization performance.

Data loaded for compatibility with in-camera aberration correction

The lenses will be fully compatible with in-camera aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion. By matching corrections to the optical characteristics of the lens, this function takes image quality to an even higher level.

Native mount for a more rigid and stable feel

Making the mount native to the lens makes possible a more rigid and stable feel. Featuring a special surface treatment to enhance strength, the brass bayonet mount offers a high-precision fit and exceptional durability. The mount connection area incorporates rubber sealing for dust- and splash-proof construction.

Hireacamera will be first in the country to stock these lenses, our range of lenses available for hire can be found HERE for stills, and HERE for video