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Sigma Could Be Busy at Photokina, with 4 Potential Lenses on the Way

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Sigma has done nothing but impress over the course of the last year, one piece of quality glass at a time. But as impressive as their Art, Contemporary and Sports glass already is, the company isn’t anywhere near done yet.

According to a report from Canon Rumors, Sigma might be announcing its next piece of prime glass, a brand new 85mm f/1.4 DG Art series lens, either at Photokina or in early 2015.

Canon Rumors notes that this could be in part to steal some thunder from what will most definitely be its main competitor, the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 OTUS that Zeiss is planning to unveil at Photokina.

The rumor site also points to the potential of Sigma announcing a super-telephoto in the range of 300–600mm, but the details stop there. There isn’t any mention of whether it’ll be a constant aperture, or even what range it will be in.

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Combine those two pieces of glass with the earlier reports of a 24mm f/1.4 and a 135mm f/1.8 lens, and Sigma is going to be a busy company come the last quarter of this year and the first of 2015.

Of course, these are still rumors, so salt is suggested. But regardless, it looks like Photokina is going to have a lot of exciting announcements in store for us. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date as it gets closer and closer.

In the meantime, start crunching the numbers and saving aggressively… none of these releases will come cheap.

(via The Phoblographer)


 
  • http://www.babbphoto.com/ Laura Babb

    I am basically waiting for all of these lenses to be released. Hurry up, Sigma.

  • KLU

    who cares? no friends to talk too?

  • Ian Evans

    Good contribution. Nice effort.

  • Tooki

    Someone, either Sigma or Nikon, needs to come out with an updated 135mm for the F-mount. The 135mm DC is great, but its autofocus just doesn’t cut it. An extra third of a stop and sharpness wide open wouldn’t hurt either.

  • BDWT

    What about that 15mm 2.8, Sigma? Anyone hear rumours about that being re-issued?

  • http://www.ritchielinao.com/ Ritchie Linao

    I hope there’s going to be a sharp f2.8 ultra wide art lens!

  • TSY87

    the zeiss 135 apo is amazing. That said, AF is a deal breaker for many so i understand… To me, the IQ and feel of the zeiss lens makes it such a joy to use.

  • Stephen S.

    I would bet serious money that Sigma will not be releasing four new lenses.

    As a portrait shooter, I find the 85mm and the 135mm to be the most intriguing options. I’m curious why both Sigma and Zeiss are (apparently) choosing to go with 1.4 for their 85mm lenses, rather than 1.2. The Canon 85L is the monster to beat. Nobody buys Nikon for one particular lens, but there are definitely people who buy Canon just to work with the 85L. Granted, in practical terms 1.2 isn’t a massive gain over 1.4…but still.

    Also, it boggles my mind that Sigma would create an Art-level, large-aperture 24mm lens without tilt-shift capability. Other than astrophotography, which is a niche, I’m not seeing the usefulness. It’s like putting image-stabilization on a wide-angle lens: why? In that circumstance, anybody with enough know-how to buy an expensive lens is already using a tripod.

  • Tooki

    Why do people always assume that wide angle lenses are only landscapes
    and other tripod based work? There are plenty of situations where I
    shoot my 35mm 1.4 or 14-24mm 2.8 at wide apertures in low light shots
    with people. I’m not saying a tilt-shift or two wouldn’t be welcome,
    but f/2.8-3.5 is not f/1.4. Oh, and your comment about nobody buying
    Nikon for one particular lens–how about that 14-24?

  • Tooki

    I’m sure it is, but I want something with autofocus that’s smaller, lighter, and faster than my 70-200, but with more reach than my 85 for events and low light.

  • Scott

    What Tooki said. I rarely use my wide angle for landscapes. Frequently it’s people in low light and I need to keep my shutter speed up.

  • David Portass

    what happened to the rumours of the Sigma 24-70 f2?