Ronkonkoma, NY—At Cine Gear Expo 2017, Sigma Corporation of America will showcase its new line of Cine lenses for the first time. The Cine lenses are designed for the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. Cine Gear Expo will be held June 2–3, in Los Angeles, California. Sigma will be at booth 71A.
On display will be the High Speed Super 35 Zoom 18–35mm T2 and 50–100mm T2; the FF Zoom 24–35mm T2.2; and the High Speed Prime line, the 14mm T2, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5 and 135mm T2. Sigma Cine lenses offer E, EF and PL mounts, for compatibility with all major digital cinema cameras. “Sigma’s uncompromising Cine lenses appeal to a wide variety of cinematographers who need solutions for varying situations and needs,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “Cine Gear gives us the perfect opportunity to connect with the Hollywood community to discuss the advancements in moving picture optics that specifically address their needs and wants whether they are shooting a feature film or TV episodic.”
Cine Lenses: 100% Sigma Optics; 100% New Design
Compatible with the latest high-resolution, full-frame digital cinema cameras, Sigma’s Cine lenses are handcrafted in Aizu, Japan. They combine 100% Sigma optics with a 100% new mechanical structure. Consequently, adds Amir-Hamzeh, they offer an “outstanding form factor with unbeatable optical performance that appeals to a wide range of cinematographers and videographers.”
To appeal to feature film DPs, the Sigma Cine line features a wide range of primes for full-frame camera systems with all lenses resolving up to 8K.
Priced to meet independent filmmakers’ budgets, the lightweight, compact lenses will also appeal to one-man crews and smaller budgets.
The lenses are attractively priced as a result of Sigma’s capability to produce a large quantity of lenses. The pricing and range of the lenses make is possible for editorial and commercial boutiques to invest in the full line of Sigma Cine lenses at a cost less than similar lens lines. The price tags also benefit corporate, education and church productions.
On View at Cine Gear Expo
Cine High Speed Super 35 Zoom Line
The line consists of the 18–35mm T2 and 50–100mm T2 Cine lenses. Both offer the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range. Optical performance is claimed to be capable of high-resolution 6K–8K shooting.
The line is ergonomically compact and designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts. These lenses retail for $3,999 each.
Cine FF Zoom Line
Compatible with a full-frame image sensor, the 24–35mm T2.2 FF Zoom’s optical performance also supports 6K–8K shooting. Because so few lenses cater to the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras’ image sensors, this line provides an option for cinematographers. The FF Zoom is designed for E and EF camera system mounts. Pricing and availability for the Cine FF Zoom lens will be announced later this summer.
Cine FF High Speed Prime Line
The line includes the 14mm T2 FF, 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF, 85mm T1.5 FF and 135mm T2 FF lenses. These lenses features highly compact form factors. They are also compatible with full-frame sensors. According to Sigma, “They bring a consistent level of light to the production, offering greater consistency to any film’s color, contrast and overall look before it enters post-production.”
The FF High Speed Prime line is designed for E, EF and also PL camera system mounts.
The Sigma Cine High Speed Prime T1.5 lenses are available now in EF and E mounts for $3,499 each. In addition, PL versions are coming in June. The Sigma Cine High Speed Prime T2 lenses will ship in July with pricing soon to be announced. sigmaphoto.com