Sigma has unveiled four new lenses – three of which are a refresh of existing models and one lens is entirely new.
The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM is designed for APS-C format DSLRs and will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. This lens replaces the prior model that was introduced in 2005. The new lens features 9 elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades. Minimum focus distance is 11.8-inches.
The new 30mm f/1.4 lens has an optimized AF algorithm and rear focusing system. It is also compatible with Sigma’s USB dock that allows firmware updates and focus adjustments.
Sigma updated the 19mm f/2.8 DN and 30mm f/2.8 DN lenses with a new pair for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX E-Mount cameras.
Both lenses have been redesigned to enhance optical performance, which should make a couple of nice little lenses even better – assuming Sigma keeps the price near the $199 price point of the prior models. (There’s no word on pricing yet for these new lenses.)
Finally, Sigma introduced a new 60mm f/2.8 DN lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony NEX E-Mount cameras. The new lens adds to the 19mm and 30mm lenses for a trio of primes now available from Sigma for these mirrorless cameras. The 60mm offers an equivalent focal length of 120mm on Micro Four Thirds cameras and 90mm on Sony NEX cameras. Minimum focus distance is at 19.7-inches and it contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to reduce chromatic aberration.
Again, no word on price or availability on these new lenses, but I would guess that we will see them on store shelves sometime this Spring.