PMA 2010: Sigma Announces New Lenses

Today at PMA, Sigma announced a wide range of new lenses, including a prime 85mm f1.4.

The rep at the Sigma booth who said that the prices and release dates are not solid, but these lenses should be hitting the market by the end of this year, possibly in the second quarter (after March).

They are made to fit most major DSLR brands, including not only Nikon and Canon but Sony and Pentax.

Here’s a list of the lenses with a summary of specs, pictured left to right:

  • 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM
    Medium telephoto lens for full-frame cameras. On a crop sensor, it will look like a 127.5mm lens. HSM stands for Hyper Sonic Motor, a quieter and fast autofocus mode.
  • 17-50mm f2.8 DC OS HSM
    A standard zoom lens for crop sensor cameras with Optical Stabilizer function with special coating to reduce flare and ghosting.
  • 8-16mm f4.5-5.6 DC HSM
    A super wide lens for crop sensor cameras, but will look like 12-24mm. Distortion is corrected by a hybrid aspherical lens and two glass mold elements.
  • APO 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG OS HSM
    Telephoto zoom with Optical Stabilizer, made for full-frame cameras, compatible with Sony and Pentax with image sensor shift anti-shake system.
  • APO 50-500mm f4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
    10x high zoom ratio ultra telephoto zoom lens with OS, for full-frame. Not as wide of an aperture, but it’s got a huge range.

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  • lightcatcher74

    Great Macro!! The 50-500 OS has an amazing capability to shoot near a 1:1 macro at 200mm (a 320mm 35mm eqiv.). I didn't have time to compare it to a prime 1:1 macro but I was able to focus about 18″ away at 200mm in the back room of the booth. Hand held at 1/13 sec and it was tack sharp on the 2.7″ LCD on the 1.6 sensor rebel . Our regional Sigma Director said ” wait… you are in focus that close?”

  • lightcatcher74

    8mm to 16mm… no distortion. If I had to compare it in distortion it would be next to ( maybe a bit better) than the nikon 14 2.8 ( on a full frame) and we're talking a 12.8 mm ( canon, 12 mm nikon the room had a low grade rebel in it so other than what I could see in the viewfinder I couldn't do much). When holding the edge of the frame to the corner wall of the cubical it converged in in maybe 2%. For architecture it can hold its own. Appeared to be very sharp edge to edge… don't want to put my rep on it with out further inspection. If it's under $800 i'd say it's a no brainer though.