Cologne, Germany—Sigma debuted five Sigma Global Vision lenses at photokina 2018 in Cologne, Germany. The company is located in Hall 4.2 on stands B020, B028I and C029. The Sigma Global Vision introductions range from wide-angle to hyper-telephoto lenses.
Moreover, all the new lenses, excluding the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, include an electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in their Nikon mount versions and support Canon lens aberration correction in the Canon mount models. In addition, they are compatible with Sigma’s MC-11 mount converter and USB dock. Pricing and launch dates of the lenses were not announced, except for the Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens.
Sigma Global Vision Art Lenses
Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
This new wide-angle lens features fully corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare. It incorporates two FLD (F low dispersion, fluorite-equivalent) and three SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements, as well as three effectively arranged aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter aspherical lens. Moreover, it has a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, and its dust- and splashproof structure ensures performance in challenging conditions.
The lens achieves high-speed AF (autofocus) via an HSM (hypersonic motor) with an updated algorithm. Furthermore, it is suitable for street photography as well as shooting landscapes and night skies. Other features are: a 9-bladed rounded diaphragm; a minimum focusing distance of 11 inches; and a brass bayonet mount. It will be available in Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E mounts.
Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
The 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is Sigma’s first lens originally developed to live up to the angle of view and performance standard of a cine lens. As a result, it can accommodate 50 million pixels and above in full-frame still cameras as well as meet the high-resolution requirements of 8K video technology.
Moreover, it arranges three FLD glass elements and three SLD glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration. Designed for sharpness at maximum aperture, this lens also excels at available-light photography. Furthermore, it achieves less than 1% distortion and near nonexistent sagittal coma flare.
In addition, the 40mm lens produces beautiful bokeh with a 9-blade rounded diaphragm. Other features include: a water- and oil repellent coating on the front lens element; a dust- and splashproof design; a hypersonic motor or fast AF; a brass bayonet mount; a 15.7-inch minimum focus distance; and a 1:6.5 max magnification ratio. It will be offered for Sigma, Nikon, Canon and Sony E mount cameras.
Sigma Global Vision Contemporary Lens
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary
This lens completes the Sigma large-aperture series of portable wide-angle, standard, and telephoto prime lenses in Micro Four Thirds and APS-C Sony E mounts. It features a compact design, light weight and image quality rivaling Sigma’s Art line. The lens also produces a beautiful bokeh effect. In addition, it is characterized by smooth, quiet autofocus for video shooting. And SLD elements minimize axial color aberration.
Moreover, the lens is compatible with the Sony E mount’s fast hybrid AF system and also achieves AF tracking. When using the face recognition or eye AF functions of the Sony camera, focus is continuously on the face or the eye, even if the subject moves. Other features include: a 9-blade rounded diaphragm; a dust- and splashproof brass bayonet mount; minimized flare as well as ghosting; and a 19.7-inch minimum focus distance.
Sigma Global Vision Sports Lenses
Sigma 70–200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
Sigma’s new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom lens meets the stringent needs of professional photographers. Robust yet lightweight, its magnesium body is dust- and splashproof, while a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front element ensures safe use in demanding shooting conditions. Moreover, it incorporates intelligent OS (optical stabilizer) with an acceleration sensor and the latest algorithm capable of panning in all directions.
The lens also utilizes 10 exclusive low-dispersion glass elements (nine FLD), for extremely high resolution from the center to the corners. In addition, it produces a smooth and natural bokeh effect for portrait photography. Other features include: a hypersonic motor; customization options via an AF function button; compatibility with Sigma teleconverters and Arca-Swiss clamps; a focus limiter; manual override; an 11-blade circular diaphragm; and a 1:4.8 max magnification ratio. Sigma’s newest f/2.8 large-aperture zoom lens will come in Sigma, Canon as well as Nikon mounts.
Sigma 60–600mm f/4.5–6.3 DG OS HSM Sports
Sigma touts this all-around lens as “the world’s first 10x optical zoom telephoto lens with a tele end of 600mm.” It incorporates 25 elements in 19 groups as well as intelligent OS with Sigma’s latest algorithm. As a result, it delivers an image stabilization effect of 4 stops. Moreover, its optical design ensures maximum correction of the magnification chromatic aberration encountered in hyper-telephoto shooting.
In addition, when shooting at the 200mm focal length, the lens can be used for telephoto macro photography, offering a 1:3.3 maximum magnification ratio. Its multi-material build employs magnesium among other components, including Thermal Stable Composite materials to ensure use in extreme temperature changes. Further, its zooming mechanism is engineered to make both smooth rotation and straight zoom possible.
Other features include: a hypersonic motor; three FLD elements; dust- and splashproof construction; a water- and oil-repellent front lens coating; a replaceable lens foot; a focus limiter; 90º click stops; manual override; a zoom lock switch; a 9-bladed rounded diaphragm; and also a brass bayonet mount. Sigma’s new hyper-telephoto zoom lens will be available in Sigma, Canon and Nikon mounts in late October 2018. It will retail for $1,999.