Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens

Dustin Abbott completed his exhaustive review of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.

The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports is a hyper-telephoto prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, and APS-C sensor cameras with an effective increase in the focal length. Designed for the professional sports and wildlife shooter, the Sigma 500mm F4 is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts with a price tag of $5999.99 in the US. Check availability at Amazon USAB&H PhotoAdorama.

The review below comes with a rich set of test shots and discusses every aspect of the Sigma 500mm F/4 OS Sport lens.  Continue reading “Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Review : A Unique Lens”

SIGMA announces the FF Classic Prime Line of CINE lenses and More

SIGMA Welcomes New Line of Full-Frame Classic Art Prime Cine Lenses; Launches /i Technology-compatible Cine Art Prime PL mount lenses; and Announces SIGMA Mount Converter MC-31; See Them All at IBC 2019

September 10, 2019

Sigma Corporation today made the following announcements:

  1. Introduction of the new series “Full-Frame Classic Art Primes” to the lineup, a new solution from SIGMA that meets the most advanced technological demands for classical expression; Compatible with Cooke’s /i Technology communication protocol, these lenses are ideal for shooting and editing with the latest imaging technology
  2. Launch of new Art Prime PL mount lenses that support Cooke Optics’ /i Technology communication protocol in the latest addition to the SIGMA Full-Frame High Speed Prime Line.
  3. The development of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, a converter that allows PL mount lenses to be used on L-Mount cameras.

All newly announced products will be on display at the 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam. Continue reading “SIGMA announces the FF Classic Prime Line of CINE lenses and More”

Sigma fp Full-Frame L-mount Mirrorless Camera

Sigma fp  is an ultra compact full-frame  mirrorless camera. This L-mount camera features a 24.6 BSI-CMOS sensor with a traditional Bayer color filter, a contrast-detect AF system and fully electronic shutter.

Sigma fp can shoot bursts as fast as 18 fps and offers an Auto HDR mode for both stills and videos. The camera can record 12-bit Cinema DNG video to an external recorder, as well as UHD 4K internally.

The camera is designed to be modular, with optional grips, flash brackets, an ‘LCD viewfinder’ and more. Sigma has opened up the system so third party manufacturers can get in on the action. Continue reading “Sigma fp Full-Frame L-mount Mirrorless Camera”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art is an ultra-fast semi-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony, Panasonic and Leica mirrorless bodies. The lens, which Sigma claims can resolve over 50 million pixels, contains a total of 17 elements, including aspherical and ‘SLD’ glass. The minimum focus distance is 30cm (~11″), with a max magnification of 0.2x.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.2 is fairly hefty, weighing over 1kg (2.4lbs) with a length of 136mm (5.4″). This is compared to the older 35mm F1.4 Art, which weighs 665g (1.5lb) and measures 94mm (3.7″) in length. The filter ring of the new 35mm F1.2 is supersized too, at 82mm.

The lens has an aperture ring that can be clicked or de-clicked, as well as a customizable AFL button. Build quality appears high, with a weather-sealed enclosure and a coating on the front element to repel oil and water.

The 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month, US Price would be around $1,300. Continue reading “Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless”

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Full Frame Mirrorless

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens announced for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The Art lens will be released in August for Panasonic / Leica L-mount and Sony E-mount.

The company calls it the ‘definitive lens for astrophotography’ and emphasizes its ‘outstanding’ resolution to the edges of the frame, achieved in part thanks to the inclusion of low dispersion elements and Sigma’s Nano Porous Coating (NPC).

The lens is splash and dustproof, and features a rear filter holder. The aperture diaphragm uses 11 rounded blades, and the lens weighs 28 oz / 795g. Shipping will start in late August 2019 and US Price would be around $1,300.

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Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens is a compact, standard prime for full-frame Sony, Leica and Panasonic mirrorless cameras.

The lens is just 46mm (1.8″) long and weighs 215g (7.6oz), but still has a metal lens barrel and weather-sealing. It contains eight elements, a seven-blade aperture and 24cm (9.4″) minimum focus distance. The 45mm has an aperture ring, as well.

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Lens will start shipping soon, and pricing is expected to be announced shortly. It is expected to be around $500.

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Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, FE 45mm f/2.8, FE 12-24mm f/2.8, FE 24-70mm f/2.8 Lenses Coming Soon

Sigma is on the verge to announce four new lenses for Sony full frame E-mount cameras. These lenses will be the Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, Sigma FE 45mm f/2.8, Sigma FE 12-24mm f/2.8, Sigma FE 24-70mm f/2.8.

All these lenses will have new design, exclusively designed for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. See all full-frame Sigma lenses for Sony E-mount here.

Sigma is going to have a new product announcement next week on July 11/12, 2019. 4 new Sigma FE lenses exclusively designed for Sony E-mount full frame mirrorless cameras will be announced, these four new Sigma FE lenses are: Continue reading “Sigma FE 35mm f/1.2, FE 45mm f/2.8, FE 12-24mm f/2.8, FE 24-70mm f/2.8 Lenses Coming Soon”

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE Lens Rumors

Sigma is rumored to announce a new Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE lens for Sony E-mount. The report first originated on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. This will be athe first f/1.2 lens from Sigma for Sony E. See all full-frame Sigma lenses for Sony E-mount here.

Here are some additional specifications of the upcoming/rumored Sigma 35mm f/1.2 FE lens.

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Firmware Update Released

Sigma released a new firmware update for their 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens for Nikon F-mount.

The new firmware for Sigma lens for Nikon fixes issues with the optical stabilization (OS).  Continue reading “Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens Firmware Update Released”

Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Reviews

Here are the latest Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens reviews and first impressions.

The Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM is a new wide-angle prime lens for full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras. The lens provides the equivalent angle of view as a 44.8mm lens on an APS-C system (depending on the crop factor).

The US price of Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens is $1,399 and available in Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E and Sigma SA mounts. Check out the latest Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens reviews below. Continue reading “Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Reviews”