Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN NEX & MFT Lenses Priced at $199

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Sigma’s refreshed Micro Four Thirds and NEX primes, the 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses, will begin shipping later in March for $199 each.

These new lenses are priced the same as their predecessors and should be solid additions to mirrorless kits – particularly the NEX versions due to the limited selection of available lenses thus far. I own the 30mm in the older version in NEX mount  and have been more than happy with the performance it delivered at the $199 price point.

You can order the new, improved versions from B&H at the below links.

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN: Sony NEX version | Micro Four Thirds version

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DNSony NEX version | Micro Four Thirds version

Sigma Announces 30mm F1.4 DC HSM Lens Pricing & Availability

Sigma 30mm DC HSM

Sigma’s new 30mm F1.4 DC HSM lens will be available later this month for $499. The new lens is designed for APS-C sensor DSLRs and will be offered in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Check it out at B&H Photo at the following links.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Canon mount)

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Nikon mount)

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM (Sigma mount)

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 – Black Friday Deal Alert

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lens for $149 - Black Friday Deal Alert

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.

The deal on this lens is here for the Micro Four Thirds mount and here for the Sony NEX version.

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN First Look Review

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN for Sony NEX

The Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN is the closest thing to a “fast 50″ that we can get right now for Sony’s NEX models in the native E-mount.  I’ve been playing with it for a couple of days and, in short, I think it’s a nice complement to the 18-55mm kit lens.  At $199, it’s certainly a lens that NEX owners should consider adding to their kit. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-C3, 30mm Macro Lens & F20S Flash Announced

The Sony NEX-C3 is a follow-up to last year’s NEX-3 and NEX-5 cameras.  Based on the feature set and price point, the NEX-C3 appears to serve as more of a direct replacement for the NEX-3.

The NEX-C3 offers a 16.2MP APS-C sensor and captures 720p HD video.  The NEX-C3 covers a broad sensitivity range of ISO 200-128000 and is capable of capturing images at a frame rate of 5.5 frames per second. [Read more...]