Sigma Announces Super-Fast 50-100mm F/1.8 Zoom & 30mm F/1.4 Prime for $339

February 23rd, 2016
Sigma Announces Super-Fast 50-100mm F/1.8 Zoom & 30mm F/1.4 Prime for $339

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Sigma just announced two new super-fast lenses. The Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM joins the “Art” family of lenses that have shown great performance. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN is made for Sony E-Mount and comes at a low price of $339.

Both lenses were announced alongside Sigma’s new MC-11 (announced earlier today) which is basically a Metabones adapter for Sigma lenses.

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art Lens

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8

The press-release says it all:

Pairing a versatile range of telephoto focal lengths with a fast constant maximum aperture, this 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens from Sigma is designed for APS-C-format Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and provides an 80-160mm equivalent focal length range.

The rest goes on to emphasize the high performance of the lens. It is true that many sources have reported about outstanding quality on Sigma’s “Art” line of lenses. At cinema5D we reviewed the Sigma 20mm F/1.4 Art Lens a while back and found it was a superb lens that also offered good handling for video.

The most evident downside to this zoom is that it will only work with APS-C sized sensors. This means that it will not be an ideal choice for full frame cameras like the Sony a7S II or the Canon 5D Mark III. However, in terms of filmmaking, I can see this one as a potentially good choice for super-35mm cameras like the Sony FS7, C300 mark II or Varicam LT. It is available with Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mount options.

The lens is on pre-order now, and will arrive in late April with a price tag  of around $1,100.

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for Sony E

A fast, versatile prime, this 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, where it provides a 45mm equivalent focal length.

What’s interesting about this lens is its native Sony E-mount. The low price of $339 for such a fast lens could be very interesting for many video shooters and photographers as well, provided the quality is up to par. The native E-mount means fast autofocus performance by skipping the need for an adapter, and the low aperture of f/1.4 means that it will deliver nice shallow depth of field and help with lowlight shooting.

Personally, I’m a fan of fast wide angle lenses. However, just like the 50-100m zoom mentioned above, this lens is made for APS-C sized sensors, so it will be more similar to a 45-50mm field-of-view and not cover the full-frame sensor of a Sony a7S II. Alternatively the slightly more expensive Sigma 35mm full-frame Art lens is a good option for Sony a7S II cameras. The 30mm f1.4 is available for Sony E or MFT mount.

The lens is on pre-order now, will arrive in mid March and cost around $340.

more info on the Sigma 50-100mm here
more info on the Sigma 30mm here

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Leo Maria Bauer
Leo Maria Bauer
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50-100 klingt mal interessant, ich mag mein sigma art

 Danny Taillon
Danny Taillon
MemberFebruary 23rd, 2016

The Sigma 30mm ART is an APS-C lens aswell. The difference being the mount.

Omar Rios
Omar Rios
GuestFebruary 23rd, 2016

Dude! Those are cheap. We should buy one with the money of the wedding

Anonymous
Anonymous
GuestFebruary 23rd, 2016

Can someone explain why they lable the lens a 35mm, APS-C Only? With a focal that is more like 45 – 50mm? Why not call it a 45mm?

Tyler Deschaine
Tyler Deschaine
GuestFebruary 23rd, 2016

Sorry I meant 30mm…

 Danny Taillon
Danny Taillon
MemberFebruary 23rd, 2016

A 35mm lens will be a 35mm lens no matter on which sensor you are using it. It’s a “calculation of an optical distance from the point where light rays converge to form a sharp image of an object to the digital sensor or 35mm film at the focal plane in the camera. The focal length of a lens is determined when the lens is focused at infinity.” (Quoting Nikon)

What changes is the angle of view. That’s why you are often seeing “EQUIVALENT” ’cause people are referring to the angle of view you get with a equivalent lens on a fullframe sensor.

Oscar M
MemberFebruary 24th, 2016

Sigma Announces Super-Fast 50-100mm F/1.8 Zoom & 30mm F/1.4 Prime for $339
kind of misleading…

it´s $760 short of the price for the 50-100 :)

 Tony Barbon
Tony Barbon
MemberMarch 10th, 2016

Any word on versions with internal stabilization?

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