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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.