Sigma Announces New Lenses and Nikon Z Availability
Sigma simply introduced three new lenses for numerous camera methods (L-mount, Sony E-mount, and Fuji X-mount) in addition to asserting that three of their present lenses might be added to the Nikon Z system. It’s a complete of six lenses – all branded as “Up to date,” with a mixture of full-frame and APS-C. Right here they’re.
Sigma 17mm f/4 DG DN Up to date
This $600 full-frame lens has an attention-grabbing focal size of 17mm and a lightweight weight of 225 grams / 0.5 kilos. It’s presently out there for L-mount and E-mount methods solely.
Due to the sunshine weight and small measurement, this might make a terrific lens to throw in your bag and go away there. Plenty of photographers (together with me) should not continuously utilizing ultra-wide lenses, however need to preserve one helpful for infrequent use. The Sigma 17mm f/4 prices much less and takes up much less house than a typical wide-angle zoom, and, as a primary, it wouldn’t shock me if it has higher picture high quality.
Although the 17mm f/4 C is a light-weight lens, it has an all-metal development – uncommon nowadays, particularly in autofocus lenses. The filter thread measurement is 55mm. Shut-up photographers could discover the 0.28x magnification attention-grabbing.
The 17mm f/4 C is obtainable for pre-order and will start to ship in late April. You may pre-order the L-mount model here and the E-mount model here.
Sigma 23mm f/1.4 DC DN Up to date
The subsequent lens that Sigma introduced at present is a 23mm f/1.4 APS-C lens. This lens goes to be out there for the L-mount, Sony E-mount, and Fuji X-mount, though the Fuji model received’t ship for just a few extra months.
As a $550 lens, the Sigma 23mm f/1.4 C is straight competing towards the Fuji 23mm f/1.4, a really well-received however $900 lens. It’s additionally competing towards the $300 Viltrox 23mm f/1.4 AF! We’ll have to attend and see if the efficiency of the Sigma 23mm f/1.4 C makes it an excellent worth in comparison with these options.
When it comes to different specs, the Sigma 23mm f/1.4 has a 52mm filter thread, a meager 0.13x magnification, and a weight of 330 grams / 0.73 kilos. The L-mount version and the E-mount version are already out there for pre-order, and they ship in late April. In accordance with Sigma, the Fuji X-mount model will ship in summer time 2023.
Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Up to date
Lens quantity three is a full-frame 50mm f/2 out there for the L-mount and Sony E-mount methods. What surprises me about this lens is the $640 worth – positively pricier than a typical “nifty fifty,” particularly from a third-party like Sigma. It’s costlier than the Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 ($450) and far more than the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 ($250).
As with the 17mm f/4, the Sigma 50mm f/2 is an all-metal lens with a devoted aperture ring. However this additionally pushes the burden on the excessive aspect for a 50mm prime, to 345 grams / 0.76 kilos. The aforementioned Panasonic Lumix S 50mm f/1.8 weighs 300 grams / 0.66 kilos by comparability, whereas the Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 is simply 186 grams / 0.41 kilos. None of those lenses will break your again, however I need to admit that I used to be shocked to see Sigma make a heavier, costlier nifty fifty than the title manufacturers.
Maybe the reason being all about picture high quality. The 50mm f/2 C has a posh lens design of 11 components in 9 teams. There are three aspherical components in addition to a Particular Low Dispersion aspect to attenuate chromatic aberrations. Although the lens has Sigma’s “Up to date” designation moderately than “Artwork,” the value and options lead me to consider that they had been prioritizing picture high quality with the 50mm f/2’s design. Sigma additionally says that the lens “delivers efficiency corresponding to the 50mm F1.4 DG DN Artwork,” which is a really excessive bar.
The Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Up to date is obtainable for pre-order for the L-mount in addition to for the Sony E-mount. It ships in late April.
Sigma 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4 Up to date
I’ve grouped these final three lenses collectively as a result of they’re all present Sigma lenses – the distinction is, as I lined final month, they’re now out there for the Nikon Z mount for the primary time.
All three of those lenses are APS-C solely (Nikon DX), however I take that as excellent news contemplating that Nikon has but to flesh out their Z DX lenses. All three of those lenses will make for comparatively gentle, brilliant, and cheap choices for Nikon Z DX photographers.
Talking of worth, the lenses are $500, $400, and $500 respectively. Though these are cheap costs in and of themselves, I’m a bit irritated to as soon as once more see the “Z mount tax” take maintain. For all different lens mounts, the identical lenses are $450, $340, and $480 respectively.
Even so, these three would all be on my listing if I shot with the Nikon Z DX system. The 16mm f/1.4 particularly is a compelling wide-angle choice for low-light images with DX cameras. You may pre-order the three lenses right here: Sigma 16mm f/1.4 pre-order, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 pre-order, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 pre-order. Sigma’s press launch doesn’t specify when they’ll ship, nevertheless it probably will even be late April.
You may learn Sigma’s official press releases here for the 17mm and 50mm lenses, here for the 23mm f/1.4, and here for the three Nikon Z lenses.
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