The Sigma team in Austria recently posted a hint on their Facebook page about a new lens announcement. The announcement is supposed to take place on February 23rd for the upcoming 2016 CP+ show that will take place in Japan.
From the looks of the photo they posted, the new lens could quite possibly be a new telephoto zoom lens that is faster than f/2.8. What are your thoughts?
You can stay tuned to their Facebook Page to receive more news about the possible announcement.
The new ceramic filters that were just announced have been added to B&H Photo. You can preorder any of these filters now to add to your Sigma collection.
The filters range from 67mm-$93 to 105mm-$315.
Find and pre-order any of these new ceramic filters at B&H Photo.
What’s the big hype over these Sigma Ceramic filters?
These filters are supposed to be the strongest so far in the industry and they have proven that statement. These Sigma ceramic filters are expected to protect your lenses like no other filter on the market.
They prevent damage to the lens and are scratch and shock resistant. The filters also repel against almost everything. Dust, oil, fingerprints, water, you name it.
How protective are these new filters?
A newly released video from Sigma shows what happens when a 1.7 ounce metal ball is dropped from 4 feet onto the Sigma Ceramic Filter compared to other brand’s filters. This video shows just how strong these new Sigma filters are.
Are cinema lenses the next big thing for Sigma? A new patent has hit the surface for a 30-300mm f/2.8-3.5 lens. With Super 35 sized sensors, this lens would become competition for the Canon Cinema EOS cameras. In my opinion, this is a smart move for Sigma because it will bring them more business with a more affordable, yet high quality cinema lens.
Patent details include:
Patent Publication No. 2016-9122
Filing date 2014.6.25
Zoom ratio 10.00
Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
Focal length 30.00 90.13 300.13
F-number 2.83 2.83 3.53
Total angle of view 2ω 56.98 18.72 5.71
The image height Y 15.55
Overall length of the lens 409.00
In the past, we have posted about the possibility of the Sigma Cinema lenses and now here we are with a Sigma Patent for a Cinema lens.
Click here to view our previous post about Sigma Producing Cinema Lenses.
Many big lens producing companies are starting to release their latest patents and Sigma is one of those companies. There is news going around that Sigma has filed a new patent for a new 120-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens. Designed for full frame DSLRs, what will this lens do for the current line of Sigma Sport lenses?
Sigma just recently announced the World’s first protective lens that utilizes clear glass and ceramic. With a lighter weight and higher strength this protective lens is definitely a game changer. Information as to when it will be available and the cost is not yet known. Some features of the new protective lens include:
Scratch resistant clear glass
Highly shock resistant
Up to 10 times stronger than other conventional protective filters
Water, oil and dust resistant coating that minimizes flare and ghosting
This protective lens can used with all Sigma lenses and any lens with a front filter thread 67-105mm in diameter.
COMING SOON: Information on availability and price