Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens specs and images leaked

50-100mm f/1.8

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma is going to announce another crazy and amazing lens, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art. The lens is for APS-C sensors, and will be announced on February 22. Another zoom lens with constant f/1.8!

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art specs:

  • Lens construction: 15 groups, 21 sheets
  • Three FLD glass. One SLD glass. One high-refractive-index, high-dispersion glass. Three high refractive index SLD glass
  • Filter Size: 82mm
  • Minimum photographing distance: 95cm
  • Maximum magnification of 1: 6.7
  • Total length: 170.7mm
  • Maximum diameter: 93.5mm
  • Weight: 1490g
  • 9 aperture blades
  • New developed and thinned ultrasonic motor
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Suggested retail price is 167,400 yen (tax included)
  • Mounts for Canon, for Nikon, for sigma
  • Release Date April 22
[via Digicame-Info]

Sigma teases fast telephoto lens to be announced February 23

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Sigma Austria posted a teaser for a new lens on their Facebook page. The image above is accompanied by the text below (translation from German mine):

Today we can announce another world’s first, and we will show it on February 23. For the time being, we just want you to know that again it will be “sharp/fast”. What focal range do you wish? Write us and stay tuned.

Your Sigma Austria team.

The “sharp/fast” refers to a lens with wide aperture, possibly f/2.8, or even faster. The shape in the teaser image suggests a Sigma telephoto lens.

Thanks Aaron for the tip.

Some fun to start the week with: Canon set to acquire Sigma? [CW1]

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Let’s start the week with another wishmor (wishful rumor), or whatever you want to name it. Just got this in my inbox:

Canon is interested in acquiring Sigma and has made two offers. Its first offer at 7x Sigma’s net value was rejected by Sigma but Canon quickly hit again with a 2nd offer of unknown valuation. There are long talks between the two companies. No idea what will happen with Sigma’s products if the buyout goes forward.

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