Sigma High Speed Cinema Lenses Announced – New Zooms and Primes

September 7th, 2016
Sigma High Speed Cinema Lenses Announced - New Zooms and Primes

Today’s announcement of the new Sigma High Speed Cinema lenses, complete with both prime and zooms, comes on the eve of the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) week in Amsterdam.

Sigma’s Art series has long been a favorite of DSLR filmmakers, and these new cinema lenses are aimed squarely at the high-end commercial and film industries. This is the company’s first foray into the cinema lens world, and is an ambitious first step with eight new lenses covering a variety of focal lengths.

The Sigma FF High Speed Cinema Prime lineup includes the following focal lengths: 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm, all at a speedy T1.5, with the option of E, EF or PL mounts.

Two new Sigma High Speed Cinema Zooms cover 18-35mm and 50-100mm at T2.0, and will handle 6-8K sensors from camera manufacturers like RED Cinema. Available initially in both EF and Sony E mount, I’m told PL mounts are on the way for the zoom line as well.

All lenses are weatherproofed and use luminous paint markings for operating in dark conditions. Sigma also announced a plan to continue adding to the cinema line throughout 2017 with an additional zoom and a further five primes on the horizon.

Sigma High Speed

New Sigma High Speed 50-100 T2.0 Cine Zoom (EF and Sony E)

SigmaCinemaLensCoverPicSigma High Speed Cinema Lenses – Features at a Glance:

  • Sigma FF High Speed Primes in T1.5, and Full Frame compatible.
  • Sigma High Speed Zooms in T2, Super 35mm coverage.
  • Metal bodies, with standardised 95mm front diameter, 82mm filter thread, lens gear positions and 0.8M gear pitch across the board.
  • Same weatherproofing found in their 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Zoom.
  • Luminous paint and laser engraved ensure durable lens markings that can be operated also in dark conditions.
  • Smooth and precise focusing and zooming with ring throw of 180° and 160°, respectively.
  • Optional manual iris control.

 

Separately, Sigma also announced a non “High Speed” FF Cinema Zoom today that covers 24-35mm T2.2, and will be available in EF and E mount with no plans for a PL mount version. Could this be a more budget friendly option aimed at competitors like Zeiss with their ZEISS LWZ.3 21-100mm/T.2.9-3.9 T recently being announced?

With Rokinon’s Xeen line occupying the entry level of the cinema glass market at least in terms of primes, and with many manufacturers building glass only big-budget productions can afford, it will be interesting to see where Sigma’s pricing lands.

Availability: Expected Q4, 2016 – initially only available in Japan and the United States.

Pricing: TBD

 

What are your thoughts on the new Sigma FF High Speed Cinema lineup? Let us know below. 

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 Albin Wildner
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September 9th, 2016

Sadly it looks like a very small focus pulling degree on these pictures

Ahmad Anka
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September 8th, 2016

Elie Khadra

Anylou Alvarado
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September 7th, 2016

Me los regalas de Navidad??

Anylou Alvarado
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September 7th, 2016

Me los regalas de Navidad??

Roberto Mettifogo
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September 7th, 2016

those are the Art series rehoused and maybe with better coatings…

Seethal Joseph
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September 7th, 2016

Price range pls

Zac Gordon
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September 7th, 2016

Daniel Kwabena Craig

Daniel Kwabena Craig
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Zac Gordon

?

Zac Gordon
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Zac Gordon

meh. may get these for my amira

Joshua Valdez
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September 7th, 2016

YES!! I’ve been waiting for these!

James Bridges
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September 7th, 2016

Not all of these lenses are FF

Alonso Aliaguilla
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September 7th, 2016

Andy Mingorance Matthew Gonsalves

Andy Mingorance
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September 7th, 2016

???

Alonso Aliaguilla
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September 7th, 2016

Andy Mingorance how can one ever have savings or support their family with this crap???

Andy Mingorance
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September 7th, 2016

Lmao…. Only putting this stuff on massive credit lines will make it possible.

(If that.)

Kai Liu
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September 7th, 2016

I hope rokinon can make a f2.8 zoom. manual focus only.

David Michnowicz
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September 7th, 2016

No 16???

Daniel Fortin
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September 7th, 2016

Oh boy. Paul Neary

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September 7th, 2016

Great news. Depending on the particular lens, the optical quality of some of the Sigma range and also Samyang/Rokinon lenses can rival the very best (including Zeiss).

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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Graham Sheldon

Hi Graham. The T2 low light ability of the new Sigma Cine zooms is better than most of the competition. That will make people sit up and notice.

The primes should perform similar to Sigma’s Art series lenses. Every lens loses some resolution at the aperture extremes, but tests on the Art lenses show they are very very good.

Toson Chan
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September 7th, 2016

Johnny Leung

Johnny Leung
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September 7th, 2016
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Fuck me

Louis Bergogné
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September 7th, 2016

“Optional manual iris control” is this even an optional feature on cinema lenses?

 Kevin Almodovar
Kevin Almodovar
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September 7th, 2016

What does “Optional manual iris control.” mean? Will there be an electronic iris control in these lenses? I was on a thread where there was a huge discussion with some saying this would never happen in a cine lens.

João Rosa
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September 7th, 2016

Such a good time to be alive ?

Michael Sandiford
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September 7th, 2016

There’s also another company about to go into the zoom market as well.

Matias Goinheix
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September 7th, 2016

which one?

Josef Spajon Xavier
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September 8th, 2016

Thanx for zero information

Michael Sandiford
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September 8th, 2016

No worries. I had mentioned it elsewhere. All I will say is Korean.

Girolamo Macina
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September 7th, 2016

Please share prices you saw. I can’t find any informations about it.

Timothy McClanahan
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September 7th, 2016
Jobin George Jacob
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September 7th, 2016

Harsh Sharif Hudda

Astral Xilef
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September 7th, 2016

yaaasss. *edited* well, just saw the prices – nope. :/

Piotr Szubryt
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

how much?

Astral Xilef
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September 7th, 2016
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it’s yet to be announced. expect a full frame high mid-level dslr body price on each of them :D

Marcus John
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

So you didn’t just see the prices then?

Astral Xilef
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

no.

Ramon Solorio
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

Lol

Per Frits
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

Where did you see the prices?

Mitchell R. Straub
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September 7th, 2016
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So you lied?

Matias Goinheix
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September 7th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

what did you expect? lol

Josef Spajon Xavier
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September 8th, 2016
Reply to  Astral Xilef

Another dumb useless post

Matthijs Peters
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September 7th, 2016

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