Sigma has disclosed the prices of three new lenses that were launched at the CP+ show
Sigma has announced the pricing and availability of three of its newest
lenses – the 19 mm F2.8 DN (£189.99), 30mm
F2.8 DN (£189.99) and 30 mm F1.4 DC HSM (£499.99).
19mm f/2.8 DN & Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN
Sigma 19 mm F2.8 DN and the
Sigma 30 mm F2.8 DN have three glass mold aspherical lenses, which provide
excellent correction for distortion and field curvature. The inner focusing
system corrects aberration to maintain image quality regardless of the focusing
position, whilst the superior telecentric optical design improves the image
quality throughout the frame.
Both lenses benefit from the
accurate and quiet autofocus of the linear AF motor which moves the lens unit without
the need for gears or other extra mechanical parts. This makes the lens excellent
for both recording video and taking still photos. In addition the lenses have an
7 blade rounded diaphragm incorporated (which creates an attractive round bokeh at large-aperture
settings) alongside a brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability.In addition, photographers have the
choice of black or silver to match their favourite equipment.
The Sigma 19 mm F2.8 DN
lens features a minimum focusing distance of 20cm and a maximum magnification of
1:7.4. It also comes with a case, lens hood (LH520-03) and will be available in the
Micro Four Thirds and Sony E mounts from the end of March.
Sigma 30 mm F2.8 DN has a minimum focusing distance
of 30cm and a maximum magnification of
1:8.1. The lens is inspired by the optical design of the Sigma DP2 Merrill, the high image quality compact digital
camera incorporates the 46 megapixel Foveon X3 direct image sensor. Supplied with a case
and lens hood (LH520-03) the lens will be available from the end of March much
like the Sigma
19 mm F2.8 DN.
Sigma 30 mm F1.4 DC HSM
The Sigma 30 mm F1.4 DC HSM has a large-aperture APS-C format standard lens,
which delivers the highest level of image quality worthy of the Art line.
Featuring a large-aperture standard lens with an angle of
view equivalent to 45mm on a 35mm camera, the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM is a
superb go-to lens for artistic photography on an APS-C format digital SLR. It
offers a bright F1.4 aperture and an angle of view extremely close to that of
human vision alongside a bright viewfinder, which aids focusing, and
composition of images.
The Sigma 30 mm F1.4 DC HSM has outstanding optical
performance in order to fully perform its best expressive quality at all
shooting distances. The use of a double aspheric lens minimises spherical
distortion, astigmatism and coma, whilst the optimised power distribution
minimizes field curvature thereby preventing a loss of image quality at the
edges of photographs. Furthermore, since the front of the lens does not rotate,
polarizing filters can be used with extra convenience.
Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating also reduces flare and
ghosting, and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit
conditions. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm and a maximum
magnification of 1:6.8, making it excellent for close-up photography.
The 9 blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive round
bokeh at large-aperture settings, whilst the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a
silent, high-speed AF function. It also features a newly developed “USB dock”
exclusively for new product lines, which allows users to update the lens
firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.
The Sigma 30 mm F1.4 DC HSM comes with a case and petal type lens (LH686-01)
hood supplied. It will
also be available in the following AF mounts: Canon, towards the end of
March, Sigma, early April and Nikon which will be announced at a later
For any information on
the following lenses, go to Sigma.