The new roadmap (full version below) includes the pancake XF27mm f/2.8, XF10-24mm f/4 OIS and XF23mm f/1.4 lenses by the end of 2013. Additionally, Fuji has the XF56mm f/1.2R as its flagship prime portrait lens slated for early 2014 (which I would expect to see at or just before CES 2014). [Read more…]
Sigma has produced a 18-35mm zoom lens with a constant f/1.8 aperture throughout the zoom range. While it only covers an APS-C sensor, Sigma is still the first to offer this kind of lens to DSLR users. [Read more…]
Holy cow! What a lens for APS-C shooters if this is for real.
The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens appears to have leaked out ahead of an official announcement. The lens would be a boon to Nikon D7100 and Canon 7D shooters if this turns out to be real. With the crop factor taken into account, we would be looking at a field of view equivalent of a 27-52.5mm lens on a full frame camera.
And that’s at a constant f/1.8 aperture throughout the range! [Read more…]