30 May 2018
Available to hire for Canon & Sony full-frame (with the MC-11 adapter), these outstanding lenses offer a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K - 8K. Furthermore, while offering the highest image quality in its class, the zoom lens is of a compact construction and offers amazing value.
Inspection of each and every lens
There are three requirements for outstanding lenses: fine design, precise manufacturing and inspection that ensures compliance with all specifications. SIGMA lenses are born of outstanding design concepts and excellent manufacturing technology, but they are not complete until they undergo their uncompromising lens performance evaluation. SIGMA has developed their own A1 proprietary Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) measuring system using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of their quality control inspections. Each and every lens is checked before shipping. Thanks to the ultra-high resolution sensors, high- performance shooting is assured.
Minimization of flare and ghosting
Computer-based ray tracing has been used from the design stage onward to minimize flare and ghosting and enhance contrast in backlit conditions. Ghosting has also been checked at every prototype stage, with its causes identified, assessed, and eliminated.
Sharpness combined with outstanding bokeh effect
To fulfil the high demands for image quality in still photography, SIGMA has solved a wide range of issues. The benefit of these efforts can now be enjoyed in cine lenses as well.
Colour balance standardized across the line-up
All of the lenses in the line-up are designed to comply with SIGMA’s CCI standard. Standardized colour balance makes colour correction a snap.
6K-8K class resolution
The line-up features the same optical system that delivers 50-megapixel plus resolution in still photography. Therefore, these lenses are ready for higher resolution shooting, and are ideal for chroma keying as well.
Lightweight and compact
Leveraging the high-precision, high-efficiency mass production technologies developed for its still camera lenses, SIGMA has made extremely lightweight and compact cine lenses a reality. Featuring all functions essential to cinematography, these lenses keep weight and size to a minimum, while their specification is optimized for enhanced durability. The end result is a combination of performance and compact design at the highest level.
Dust-proof and splash-proof construction
The line-up features the same dust-proof and splash-proof construction as the SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM｜Sports. With each ring and mount specially sealed to prevent water and dust from entering, this lens is ready for use in tough conditions. The unusually robust specification of the line-up allows the user to concentrate on shooting while significantly reducing the burden of maintenance.
100% metal body
The body is made completely of metal to stand up to tough professional use over the long term.
Luminous paint for enhanced visibility
The specification, gradation baseline, and lens change indications all feature luminous paint to aid in changing and operating the lens in the dark.
Laser engraving for enhanced durability
Information on each ring is laser-engraved for use over the long term. In addition, tape may be placed on gradations without fear of stripping away the paint when the tape is removed.
You can see one of Sigma's promotional videos below:
The new Sigma T2 High Speed Cine Zoom Cine Lenses are available for hire, HERE.