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Sigma rumors for 2015

A 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art might be the next lens to join the full-frame camp. I see it coming before a 85mm f/1.4 DG Art or 135mm f/2 DG Art.

A macro lens is likely as well, but things are fuzzier here and we could speculate endlessly. We have three medium and long lenses from the EX era (105mm, 150mm and 180mm f/2.8 EX), two discontinued lenses (50mm and 70mm f/2.8 EX) due to “not so much demand“, and Sigma’s CEO stating that a new macro glass is one of the top user requests. So, from an update to something completely new — everything is possible. I’m leaning towards a new 105mm f/2.8 DG OS Macro, but I wouldn’t write it in stone.

We can also expect a 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG OS Contemporary at some point. Those affordable telezoom lenses are very popular. The current Sigma models are on the shoddy side, and don’t quite make it with today’s sensors.

Rumors are running rampant that an ultra wide APS-C zoom lens is being prepared. Is the patented 12-24mm f/2.8 DC going to come to fruition, or are we going to see a direct update to the recently discontinued 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC? The f/3.5 version may not be around for a long time either, and the non-Global Vision 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC can’t do all the work.

Mirrorless users, an APS-C 24mm f/2.8 DN Art is rumored for this fall.

I don’t think the 14mm f/4 on the dp0 Quattro will come as a standalone lens in a close future. Sigma would rather see you with the camera than with the lens on your Sony ILC.

A 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS Sports and a full-frame ultra wide-angle lens (14-24mm f/2.8?) should come after what is listed above.

  • fotofan

    Better get weather sealing. Not quite clear why sigma doesn`t offer it in art-series. thats the reason i`d rather stick to roughly build canon L-series…

  • Pol Santos

    If sigma wants to completely solidify themselves as a Premium lens maker then they really need to make a 24-70 f/2.8(or f/2) and a new sport 70-200 f/2.8 VC. If they make both those lenses and they are equal or better than the canon equivalent and they charge even 200 or 300 less(they would most likely price at 2/3rds the canon price) they will start taking serious market share in my opinion and probably be able to afford to finally build more factories and produce at a higher rate plus release lenses at a faster rate etc.

  • Aritz Ugarte Lizarraga

    why not a good 300-600 f4

    • Pol Santos

      because thats a small market. And most likely wouldnt make them as much money as a 24-70 release.

  • David Woods

    I really hope they 24-70 f/2.8 ART comes soon. I’ve been tempted to pull the trigger on the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC, but I have a feeling that if I get the tamron and sigma releases something I’ll end up regretting my decision.

    • Tony Pardi

      im in the same boat, i need a 24-70 right now as well, but i think you will be good with the tamron, then just sell it to get the sigma art when it comes out

  • Pawel

    I really hope they can produce a great 24-70 that’s cheaper than the competition. On the other hand i would really prefer an UWA from Sigma for full frame in the new lineup.

  • BB

    I’d like to see the 85mm 1.4 ART asap … 😉

  • System Agnostic

    As a crop camera user, the Sigma 18-35 is singlehandedly keeping me from upgrading to a full frame because it brings me
    24-70 2.8 performance for a lot less money. Now I want a 70-200 2.8 equivalent. So bring on a 50-100 f/2! PLEASE!

    • Unfortunately Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 is not equivalent to 24-70mm F2.8 on FF, it is in fact 27-52.5mm F2.8 which is both not wide enough and not long enough. If it was 16-35mm F1.8, I would buy it right away (I do not care for the long end), instead I am waiting for 16-50mm F2.8.

  • aj1575

    I would like to see the 70-300. There just are no real alternatives to Canon’s offerings at the moment.

  • Russell Ferris

    I pray to the barrel gods that the 24-70 is solid.

  • If the Global Vision APS-C UWA is f/2.8 or f/3.5 then I’ll be snapping it up in an instant. If it’s f/4-5.6 I’ll be waiting it out.

    It’s a shame the 70-200 f/2.8 is sounding like it’s a year or more away. 🙁

    • andrei ioan

      i would also think (hope…mostly hope) they would release the 70-200 earlier to compete with tamron’s. their current one is crap…

      also, i don’t understand why tamron or sigma make a 70-200 f/4 for 2/3 or half the price of the canon…

      • Keith Reeder

        ” their current one is crap””

        Don’t be so bloody silly – it’s EXCELLENT. I’ve used mine for two solid years, alongside a photographer with the latest Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, and – both in performance and in results terms – they can’t be separated.

        • I get the distinct impression there were more bad copies of these lenses than there should have been, and those who got bad copies tend to lump all Sigma 70-200’s in the same boat as theirs. The vast majority were good if not brilliant and deserving of high praise.

    • Slight correction on this. On the weekend I shot Auburn Botanic Gardens. I don’t think I’ll be happy with a 12-24mm even if it is f/2.8. I think I really do need something that’s at least 10mm at the widest. :/

      • stpr

        I agree, a 10-20 or even 9-18 f2.8 / f3.5 would be really interesting, much more so than a 12-24 IMO.

  • Kirby Zhou

    Would 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art come before the fall?
    If it can approach the image quality of Canon 24-70/2.8 II, and cheaper, I may buy one.

    But the way, Sigma 24-70/2.8 OS seems not extraordinary when be compared with Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC, A 24-85 f/2.8 is much more attractive. Sigma, please make a unique wonderful standard zoom lens for us fans of you.

    • Florent – SigmaRumors

      If you mean “released before the fall”, I don’t think it will. “Announced”, maybe. As for the range, 24-70mm f/2.8 for full frame is stretching things quite a bit already. If Sigma manages to make it as good as the Canon for something like half the price, it’ll be a big achievement.

      • For Fox Ache

        Regardless of the Canon equivalent, I’m sure a 24-70mm f/2.8 with OS from Sigma will be way beyond “good enough”. Especially when you factor in a (substantially) lower price, compared.

        • Kirby Zhou

          I wish that: Canon II >= Sigma New >> Tamron VC, Canon I, Nikon

  • nwcs

    Any news of converter lenses fit for the Quattros? There’s one for the dp3 but what about a wide for the dp2 or something similar?

    • Florent – SigmaRumors

      I don’t think that will happen. Sigma will tell you to get the dp1 Quattro.

      • nwcs

        That’s true, just an expensive way of doing it. 🙂

  • Mark H.

    Yes, new lens… I am waiting my preordered 24/1.4 for two months. still under “backorder” + “delivery delay form manufactur in case of production and quality issue”

    • Florent – SigmaRumors

      Can you tell us where you pre-ordered it from?

      • Mark H.

        Adorama. Fortunately, they shipped lens to me on Friday, should be delivered next week

  • Pittsburgh Kid

    Bumping the 150 or 180 macros to an Art version makes sense. 105 macro is already a crowded market with excellent offerings.

    A 10-20 Art would be useful for the APS-C crowd. OS would make it a great street/architecture lens. Sensible aperture please. Really fast ultra-wide lenses suffer from optical issues, weight and cost. F2.8 + OS is the correct solution.

    Still think a 400f4 OS would be a lot more useful than a 400f2.8 boat anchor.

    An Art tilt-shift would be splendid.

    • Paul Menard

      a tilt shift would be good, but ive used the 105 and 150mm, and i think they are really bloody good, so im not sure new optics are needed, but a revised “chassis” with the new features that brings would be good.
      wide angle wise id like a 9mm to whatever that takes 77mm filters

    • Lauchlan Toal

      I’m thinking that the 150mm will be the first macro. It’s Sigma’s unique focal length, is lighter and less expensive than the more niche 180mm, and has less competition than the standard 105mm. A 400mm f4 would be very interesting, as would a T/S. Who knows, maybe we’ll get a macro T/S…

    • Kirby Zhou

      400 F/4 OS is difficult to beat Canon 400 F/4 DO IS.
      And the same thing will happen with Nikon 300 F/4 PF VR

    • SimenO

      Sigma have been the king of ultra wide angles until Canon 11-24 f/4. I think Sigma would like to take back the crown. In my opinion i think reducing a zoom to a prime will solve a lot on both weight, cost and complexity and enable larger apertures. I suggest a 10mm f/2,0 fish eye for full frame, optimized for minimal coma and CA. That would be useful for milky way and aurora photos.

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