Sigma's New Art Lineup for Sony E Mount

Sigma's New Art Lineup for Sony E Mount

A few years back I had heard about the Sigma Art lenses from my buddy Tom Harmon and when he started speaking really highly of the lens he had just got, I began to have some faith in them. After that, a lot of my photography buddy's and other sources started raving about the Sigma Art lenses and now here they are for the Sony E mount.

When I switched from Nikon to Sony, I knew what I was in for. Sony lenses are definitely pricier than most and there aren't anywhere near as many options as Canon or Nikon. The main reason I switched was because I am doing a lot more video work and the capabilities and color profiles you get from a Sony a7R III outweigh the capabilities of something like the Nikon D850 (at least for what I am using it for). I've had my Sony for a few months now and I love everything about it but buying more lenses. I am always looking around to make sure any lens I buy will be worth it for me in the long run and just as I was looking into the Sony 85mm f/1.4, the Sigma line for E mount was released. This opened my eyes to a lot more options for lenses.

Above is a video of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 on a Sony a7R III in low light. From a first glance, I am fairly impressed with the low light performance and autofocus speed. If this line is able to focus quickly and produce a sharp image at night, I can only imagine what they can do in good light. Looks like the decision will lie between Sony lenses or Sigma lenses but I am really looking forward to seeing more about this lineup soon. So to anybody out there using Sony E-mount, check out B&H Photo to see Sigma's new lenses.

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7 Comments

I just wish they could make these lenses bigger, heavier, and longer, much longer.

They need to make native emount lenses and quit with the adapter built in. The lenses would still be heavy but at least not as long.

Ty Poland's picture

It looks like they tried to keep the shapes pretty similar. Sony lenses are still fairly new I feel too

Ty Poland's picture

hahaha I was actually thinking they look pretty big, lets see how they preform though

Christian Santiago's picture

Early AF performance reviews indicate to confirm what many assumed up front: These are just the EF versions re-housed with the MC-11 Adapter built in.

Their f/2.8 art lenses are small, light, sharp, and cheap.

I own a Sigma 30mm 1.4 Contemporary. (Which I use on a Sony a6300, which houses an APS-C sensor). Not labeled as "Art" by Sigma, but at 349,- euros really a lotta bang for your buck. I love this lens for it's sharpness and awesome shallow focus portraits, and the focal length suits me well. Autofocus works really well with my a6300. So I'm kinda thinking... Do I need an Art lens? No I don't! (personally! 😉)