Sigma Announces Four New Lenses For APS-C, E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds

Sigma Announces Four New Lenses For APS-C, E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds

Continuing on the internal restructuring found in the Sigma Global Vision, Sigma today announced the release of four new lenses for APS-C format, E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds lenses filed under the "Art" line. The four lenses are the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM, the 60mm f/2.8 DN, the 19mm f/2.8 DN and the 30mm f/2.8 DN.

The 60mm f/2.8 DN lens is entirely new to the Sigma lineup, while the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM and the 30mm f/2.8 DN and 19mm f/2.8 DN lenses are existing focal lengths that have been redesigned with enhanced optical performance and included as part of Sigma’s restructuring. All three DN lenses incorporate telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. They also boast metal exteriors and a simply shaped focus ring, with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. In addition, DN users can choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment.



30mm f/1.4 DC HSM – Sigma pioneered the large-aperture, APS-C format, standard lens category with its 30mm F1.4 lens in 2005. With new optical configurations of nine elements in eight groups, as well as rounded aperture blades, this updated lens delivers pleasing sharpness and a beautiful bokeh background. Its angle of view is equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera (which is similar to that of human vision), its minimum focusing distance is 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification ratio is 1:6.8. The lens’ optimized power distribution helps to minimize field curvature, prevent a loss of image quality at the edges of photographs and produce outstanding image quality. Its double-aspheric lens minimizes spherical distortion, astigmatism and coma, and its rear focus system prevents focus-dependent variation in aberration. Together, the new optimized auto focus (AF) algorithm and rear focusing system ensure smooth and accurate focusing. The new 30mm F1.4 is also compatible with Sigma’s new USB Dock, which will enable firmware updates and focusing adjustments, is expected to be available in coming months.



60mm f/2.8 DN - Featuring the natural perspective of mid-range telephoto lenses, together with a shallow depth of field, this lens allows the photographer to capture a single part of a subject with great bokeh effects. It has an angle of view equivalent to 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.



Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN – This high-performance, wide-angle telephoto lens has an angle of view equivalent to 38mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 28.5mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). As a wide-angle lens with excellent mobility, it is ideal for studio photography, architecture and starry skies. Its minimum focusing distance is 7.9 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:7.4.



Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN – This high-performance, standard telephoto lens has an angle of view equivalent to 60mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 45mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). This lens, which is perfect for casual and formal portraiture, documentary photography, travelogues and everyday shooting, includes a double-sided aspherical lens that enhances its optical performance. Its minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:8.1.

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Christopher Sztybel's picture

Sigma lenses have been working great for a while, but now they're looking positively sexy.

I wonder when they'll update the 50mm 1.4

I'm also really hoping they'll update 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 ..... the new 35 1.4 is just amazing :)!

Someone call Sony and let them know their NEX system is finally getting interesting...

I was just thinking the same thing. There are people who I think the system would be perfect for, but couldn't fully recommend the system b/c of the lenses. Sigma just might have bailed Sony out on this one.

J. Dennis Thomas's picture

I was hoping they were gonna update one of the 20/24/28mm f/1.8 lenses. The 35mm f/1.4 DG is one of the best lenses I've bought in my 20+ years. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Sigma lenses.

I just wish they'd update the 24-70! I bought it a year ago, and I think I'm finally having regrets :(.

I need the 800mm f5.6 to get updated soon please...  Just saying

Pixyst's picture

Nikon please cooperate with Sigma on the 1 series

I just wish they had focus rings.