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Photokina 2016: Hands on with Sigma’s latest lenses

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma is showing off its latest lenses, including the long-anticipated 85mm F1.4 addition to its Art range of high-quality optics. This means five Art F1.4 primes are now available in the 20 – 85mm range.

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

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The 85mm is a very substantial lens, featuring 14 elements in 12 groups. No word has been given on weight, yet, but at 126mm long and with a diameter of 95mm, it makes quite an impression. The lens will initially be available for Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, with the Nikon version including electronic aperture control.

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

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Sigma is also displaying its 12-24mm F4 Art wide-angle zoom for full-frame cameras. Sigma’s early reputation was built on wide-angle zooms, so we’re excited to see one wearing the ‘Art’ branding that has meant such good things, so far.

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art

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The 12-24mm will initially be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma’s own SA mount. The lens is 132mm long, with a diameter of 102mm. It weighs 1,150g (40.6oz) and has a minimum focus distance that ranges from 24 to 25.8 cm.

Sigma 500mm F4 Sport

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As well as the two new Art lenses, Sigma has also added a 500mm F4 lens to its ‘Sport’ range.

Sigma 500mm F4 Sport

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Weighing 3,310g and measuring 380mm long, it’s a bit of a beast.

Sigma Cine Lenses

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Alongside the traditional photographic lenses, SIgma has a range of its newly-launched Cine lenses. These feature gearing to allow the zoom, focus and aperture to be controlled when mounted in filming rigs.

Sigma Cine Lenses

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The Cine lens range includes a geared version of the company’s 18-35mm F1.8, now known as the 18-35mm T2. The lens covers the Super 35 format and requires a roughly 350 degree rotation to zoom from 18-35mm, allowing very precise control.


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