Sigma just announced its new 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens. It offers full frame coverage and is designed for 50MP+ cameras.
The new lens features three FLD glass elements, three SLD glass elements, and three aspherical lens elements, including one 80mm high precision molded glass aspherical element. If offers near zero distortion (less than 1%) and minimal transverse chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
The new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art lens supports Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts and works with Sigma’s MC-11 Sony E-mount converter. The Nikon mount features brand new electromagnetic diaphragm, whereas the Canon mount is compatible with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function.
No word yet on pricing or availability. Sigma typically staggers this info, so I’d expect an announcement on the final details in a month or two. Stay tuned.
You know the end is coming when crap like this starts showing up online. We’ve had drones landing on the White House lawn, we’ve heard first hand reports of commercial pilots encountering drones on approach and now, we see the above video in which a reckless drone operator is intentially approaching a Frontier Airlines passenger jet.
The incident occurred near McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. According to PetaPixel, “the video was originally posted to a Facebook group called ‘1% FPV’ by a ‘James Jayo Older’ with the caption: ‘Found the SD card.. 1%ers only.'”
Other than the obvious threat to the safety of the people on board the jet, this is terrible PR for an industry that is still finding its way through technological and regulatory hurdles. We’ve come so far in both areas over the past couple years. However, it just takes one major incident to crush the industry. With idiots like this flying drones, it seems almost inevitable.
Sony has a new trade-in event for several of its full frame mirrorless cameras this winter. In addition to your trade-in value, you get up to a $500 instant rebate and a $200 bonus for trading in your old camera. You can check your trade-in value and check out the Sony A7 and A9 models here at B&H Photo.
This trade-in bonus deal ends March 31, 2018.