Sony photographers everywhere are rejoicing over the long-coming rollout of Sigma’s Art series lenses on FE mount. But will Sigma’s new Sony-focused lineup be the answer versus the smaller native lens options?
In the first part of his review of the Sigma Art series for Sony FE mount, Abbott examines both autofocus performance, as well the build and design changes versus the previously available Canon mount with attached MC-11 lens adapter. Abbott also allows for a physical comparison versus one of Sony’s native lens options, the FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA.
In this matchup in size, both the Sony mount 50mm f/1.4 Art and the native Canon mount Art lens with MC-11 adaptor attached come out to be basically identical in size. What this ultimately means is that unfortunately what you are getting on Sony is a comparatively larger lens versus say the Canon or Nikon version when used on those respective mounts. A crucial deciding factor for those who had chose Sony mirrorless to begin with was certainly both lens size and weight savings. So, it’s unfortunate that neither will be found here. Ultimately, how important those sacrifices are and whether they will be dealbreakers are factors you will have to determine when shopping for your next lens. Nonetheless, it's great to see Sigma lenses come to Sony.