To call Sigma’s Art series of lenses a “hit” would be quite the understatement. Sigma’s premium lens line has taken the photo world by storm, often giving photographers significantly better lenses for a lot less money. And now, it sounds like two more Art lenses are on the way.
In addition to the long-awaited Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lens that may or may not be debuted later this month at CP+, Sony Alpha Rumors reports that two more Sigma Art primes are in the works for a 2017 release: a 14mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/1.8. The rumor, although it is still just a rumor for now, already has photographers salivating all over comment sections and forum posts.
SAR claims “reliable sources” gave the site this information, and we have no reason to believe either of these lenses is made up. The 135mm f/1.8 in particular has been rumored since way back in 2013, making it exceedingly likely that one is indeed in development if not almost ready for real-world testing.
As Canon Rumors points out, however, the 14mm lens is a bit more of a dubious prediction. If it were a full-frame lens, it would compete directly with Sigma’s 12-24mm f/4 super-wide released in September, which is why CR believes this will be an APS-C lens.
Whatever these final lenses look like, we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as any officially-announced glass materializes.