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Rumor: Sigma to Announce a 16-20mm f/2 DG Art Lens for Full-Frame DSLRs in 2014

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Sigma is on a tear when it comes to releasing amazing glass. From the groundbreaking 18-35mm f/1.8 for APS-C cameras to the 24-105mm f/4 that had people pretty excited, Sigma glass is quickly becoming synonymous with phenomenal quality and affordability.

And now, the newest murmurings to come down the rumor pipeline have another exciting Sigma lens in the works, this one a 16-20mm f/2.

The rumor comes to us via Canon Watch, who are reporting that this one has a “50-60% chance (at least) to be true.” If true, it would be a surprisingly narrow focal length that would benefit from four more millimeters on the top end, but at the right price and with phenomenal performance people might just be willing to overlook that.

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Most likely, this lens would compete with Nikon’s 14-24mm f/2.8 (which retails for $2,000) or Canon’s rumored version of the same lens, which was supposed to arrive sometime this year but has yet to show itself. Of course, no pricing or availability information came along with this rumor, but given the shorter reach it would probably have to clock in at least a few hundred dollars cheaper to entice photogs away from those options.

As with all rumors, it ought to be taken with a healthy dose of salt, but if it does turn out to be true, what do you think? Is this just too narrow of a focal length? And what do you think the pricing sweet spot would be for this piece of glass? Let us know in the comments down below.

(via Canon Watch)