24 Feb 2016

Sigma intros two lenses and Sony E-Mount adapter

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Sigma's new 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens and the MC-11 mount Sigma's new 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens and the MC-11 mount Sigma/RedShark News

Sigma has added to its line with the introduction of two new lenses and an adapter for Sony E mount glass, as well as a service to retrofit lens mounts.

The Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 Art joins the popular 18-35mm Art lens to provide a unique short telephoto lens with constant aperture, the same low dispersion elements as found in other lenses in the Art series as well as slimmer and faster Hyper Sonic Motor for faster AF functions. It covers an APS-C size sensor and will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts. Suggest list price is $1099 with availability to be announced.

Also announced is the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN lens at a price point of $399 US. It is Sigma’s first lens to be available in either a Micro43 or Sony E mount.

In a first as well for a third party manufacturer, Sigma will offer a conversion service for any lens in its Contemporary, Art or Sport line to Sigma, Canon EF, Nikon, Pentax, Sony A mounts with mirrorless lenses able to be converted to Micro43 or Sony E mounts. Prices to be announced.

Sigma in addition has announced the MC-11 converter which will adapt Sigma Canon EF mount and Sigma SA mount to Sony E mount cameras. This adapter will preserve data connections, autofocus, and image stabilization functions within the Sony camera.

Sigma notes compatibility with Sony A7, NEX, A5000 and A6000 cameras. There is no indication of compatibility with Sony E mount video cameras. The adapter is priced at $249 with shipping to be announced.

Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz is Redshark’s East Coast Editor and a veteran shooter, editor, consultant, author and industry expert. He is a frequent contributor to TVTechnology Magazine as well numerous print publications, websites podcasts. Ned was among the founders of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group (now LA Creative Pro User Group) and is currently president of the New York City user group Mopictive NYC.

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