Whoa. Sigma is on the brink of shaking up the camera lens industry yet again with another groundbreaking Art lens. Next week, on February 23rd, 2016, Sigma will reportedly announce a new 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens — a zoom lens with an unusually large f/1.8 fixed aperture.
It’s designed for APS-C sensors with Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sigma SA mount, so it has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 75-150mm — perfect for things like portraits and weddings.
Other reported specs of the new lens include 21 elements in 15 groups, an 82mm filter thread, a minimum focusing distance of 0.95m (~3.12ft), a length of 170.7mm (~6.72in), a 9-blade circular aperture, and a new HSM motor.
The lens will reportedly cost about ¥167,400 over in Japan (~$1,500), and may hit stores in late April 2016. Stay tuned!