Sigma is jumping into the cinema lens market.
The company announced a number of new cinema lenses that will be rolling gradually into the market starting in November of this year and picking up steam in 2017.
The lenses will be rolled out in phases, with two models for EF and E mount cameras available initially and six more (one zoom, five primes) hitting the market from 2017 on. The lenses will be organized into three families: a high-speed zoom line for APS-C/Super 35mm cameras, a full frame zoom line and a full frame high-speed prime line.
Every model in Sigma’s CINE lens portfolio is weatherproof and has luminous paint markings to make them easier to read. They have cam-driven focus rotations of 180 degrees for smooth focus pulls and standard gear positions for accessories like follow focus and matte boxes. They also include a manual linear iris control and electronic mounts to provide camera metadata.
High Speed Zoom
The first lenses to market, they feature a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range and Sigma promises that the optical performance “is ready for high-resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K.”
There will be two lenses in the lineup initially, an 18-35mm and a 50-100mm. Both stop down to T22 and accept 82mm filters. A PL version of both lenses will be available in the future.
There will be one model in the full frame zoom line initially, a 24-35mm T.2.2, and it too is up for high-resolution recording. It stops down to T22 and accepts 82mm filters. It can focus on objects as close as 11 inches from the lens.
FF High Speed Prime Line
All five lenses in the full frame prime series are T1.5. You’ll find a 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. They stop down to T 16.
Sigma hasn’t disclosed pricing on the new lenses.
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