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Sigma's most used lens from cinematographers

After Tokina and Samyang/Rokinon, Sigma may eventually enter the cine lens market.

The hint comes from an interview with Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma, over at Resource Mag. Here is the excerpt:

How could one of the greatest innovators of lens technology in the world not be producing lenses for high-end digital video and motion picture cameras? With such high standards, cinematographers seem like a natural market for Sigma. When I asked Kazuto about this, he simply smiled and said the two words that make every tech writer crave more: “No comment.” It looks like Sigma may still has a few more tricks up their sleeve…

Cinema lenses have particular design features that usually make them cost more than their still counterparts. If they can meet a similar quality standard, Sigma could offer an affordable alternative to Canon’s and Zeiss’ cine lenses, and perhaps encroach even more on their market by releasing fast zooms akin to the 18-35mm f/1.8 (pictured above), which is already used by videographers. For a start, this one and the best primes are good candidates for a cine conversion.

What do you think?

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  • MB

    Any news on this?

    • Florent – SigmaRumors

      None. I doubt cine lenses are coming soon, since Sigma is extremely busy with their DSLR lenses at the moment.

  • Jedy

    Is this article suggesting there might be Sigma cine lenses in the future simply because, when asked, the CEO said ‘no comment’? Should we really waste our time creating an internet buzz founded on such vague evidence?

    • Florent – SigmaRumors

      It’s not a vague evidence. Manufacturers say ‘it’s not planned’ (and optionally tell why), when asked about products they’re not going to make. And their only response when asked about something that is indeed being prepared is ‘no comment’.

      • Jedy

        I’m still not convinced ‘no comment’ is enough to get excited about.

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    How much capacity does sigma have to produce this entire gamma of lenses?

  • jon

    If Sigma can produce a line of Cine lenses that are able to withstand a bit of abuse and don’t focus breathe, then they’ll have my money. Right now, I’m looking to spend 4k on a 50mm Schneider Xenon…

    • I hate Hamas!

      good for you mr gloater……..

  • nukunukoo

    Separate clickless Aperture rings? Wow! here’s my monies!

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