Ready to try Sigma's Art optical quality built into a cinema glass? Sigma has made that possible in their new 14mm T2 FF and 135mm T2 FF cine lenses and now have announced their prices and availability.
Maybe you have used Sigma Art still lenses for video and you loved the quality but experienced the difficulties working with lenses designed for still cameras. Those new Sigma cine lenses bring the cinema glass comfort to the Art look. They are designed to cover a full-frame sensor which means there won't be any vignetting when you shoot video on a full-frame camera. Being capable of resolving up to 8K resolution, they come with an EF, E, and PL mounts. The focus ring is designed to rotate at 180 degrees which is comfortable for precise focus pulling. Sigma claims the 14mm glass is the world's first super wide-angle cinema glass at T2 for full-frame sensors.
Pricing is quite affordable for cine gear. For those of you who are new to the video world these prices may seem high, but for the experienced (at least in looking at video gear pricing) these lenses are in the affordable range. Both the Sigma 14mm T2 FF and Sigma 135mm T2 FF lenses are priced at $4,999. The press release also mentions a bundle price that will include both lenses and a protective lens carrying case all for $10,499. Sigma will also be offering a bundle price for their full range of cinema primes for $24,799. In that bundle they include the 14mm T2 FF, 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF, 85mm T1.5 FF, 135mm T2 FF, and two protective lens carrying cases. According to Sigma, lenses will start shipping in late July 2017.
This is probably the right time to ask, so what's the deal with the massive price differences between cine and standard lenses?? I get that there's going to be a difference, but when you can buy a gorgeous sigma lens for a thousand dollars, how are these 5 times the price (and still well priced)??
Here's an article I recently wrote about the differences between stills and cine lenses:
It will answer your questions and you will see why a set of 7 Sigma cine lenses is way cheaper than a single Arri (for example) master prime lens.
Thanks man! Glad I asked now. Great article 👍
Thanks for asking. I intended to add the link while writing the article but forgot it.