As of today at 3pm, WPPI was concluded - and while the trade show itself is done, we're all still left with the excitement lingering from the last couple days. Today, we highlight a look at Sigma, who was able to show us their newly announced camera system as well as the much-anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens. We also stop by Epson, to look at their rich new metallic prints available for ordering soon.
Personally, I outsource all my printing. It seems much easier for me to just send it off to a print lab and expect pretty great quality at an affordable price. Well, Epson managed to sway my thoughts on that at WPPI, when they showed off their new metallic prints and expose much richer colors and detail than any other metallic print I've seen before. Seriously, the video above does not do this new paper justice, both Jaron and I were pretty blown away by the example they were able to show us. Be sure to check out Epson's new line of paper if you're looking to give your prints a new and exciting look.
The new paper called Metallic Photo Paper Luster and Metallic Photo Paper Glossy is planned for release on March 26. Pricing, which could be changed, is set to start at $24 for 25 8.5x11" sheets up to $359 for one 36" x 100' sheet.
Sigma has been doing well for themselves lately. With the Art Series 35mm announced last year, and the fastest zoom ever built with the 18-35mm f/1.8, Sigma has turned a new leaf and shown the entire photography community that they're here to stay, and able to make high quality products that can rival the best of the best in quality. They're hoping to do that again with their recently announced Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Series lens. While the price point and actual image testing has not been formally released, you can expect this lens to be an exceptional alternative and challenger to the 50mm lenses found from Nikon and Canon.
Along side their 50mm, Sigma was also able to show us their new mirrorless camera with the Sigma dp2 Quattro. Don't let the alternative design fool you, Sigma is promising exceptional image quality from this new out of the box camera body. Equipped with a 30mm f/2.8 lens, the Sigma dp2 Quattro hopes to bring a sexy new design to the pocketable mirrorless camera systems.
Be sure to stay tuned to see more cool and exciting products being shown off on the WPPI showroom floors.