In addition to the previously mentioned Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens sale, B&H has the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens on sale for $149 (reg. $199) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. It is available for Sony NEX cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. This deal ends Nov. 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras is $50 off at B&H for Black Friday. The lens normally runs $199, but is $149 right now. I own this lens and highly recommend it for Sony NEX users. See my Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review.
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens. The new lens retails for $899 and should ship this month (within the next few days).
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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Canon mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Nikon mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Sony mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Pentax mount)
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Sigma mount)
There are no specific details about the upcoming lens other than the name designation that appeared on a slide during an official Sigma presentation.
You can watch the full presentation in the video below. [Read more…]
Sigma announced the following three new lenses at Photokina 2012.
17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM – This new Contemporary lens is designed for cameras with an APS-C sensor and covers a range equivalent to 25.5 to 105mm on a 35mm camera. An upgrade to its predecessor, which was released in December 2009, this general purpose lens offers a new design and a more compact build.
35mm F1.4 DG HSM – This Art lens provides photographers with a state-of-the-art alternative to the more conventional 50mm. This lens’ axial chromatic aberration is minimized, which renders a cool and smooth out-of-focus image. At low apertures, it can perform like a wide-angle lens; when opened up to F1.4, it will provide background bokeh and make the subject pop like a mid-range telephoto lens.
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM – With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011. This high-performance lens eases difficult shooting conditions by offering a maximum focal length of 300mm and a wide-open aperture of F2.8. This lens, like the other Sports category lenses to come, is dust and moisture resistant, and allows users to adjust the focus speed and the focus limiter via a button on the lens.
Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its DP1 Merrill compact camera, which features a 19mm f/2.8 fixed lens (28mm equivalent). The DP1 Merrill differs from the DP1x because the DP1 Merrill includes one “F” low dispersion glass element for correcting aberrations in addition to the Foveon X3 46MP image sensor (same sensor as the Sigma SD1 Merrill).
The DP1 Merrill will be available for $999 in mid-September. Check availability at B&H Photo.