Rumor: Will Sigma Soon Announce a Mirrorless System Camera (or a Super System Adapter)?

Sigma

Sigma Poland started a website named Sigma Foto Revolution. There is a running countdown (2 days 17 hours left) with a slogan that translated to Overthrow the system with Sigma – there is liberation. Although Sigma clearly stated that they will not make a mirrorless system camera, the teaser seems to suggest exactly that. I am very curious to learn what they will announce. Sigma made some outstanding gear recently, think the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM and 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM lenses.

However, 43rumors has some good speculations about what could happen in two days:

1) Sigma could launch a new system camera with a new mount
2) Sigma could launch a system camera and join the Micro Four Thirds standard
3) Sigma could launch a sort of universal system adapter where all Sigma lenses can be used on all mirrorless systems (including MFT)

43rumors thinks that option 3 is the more plausible. We’ll see soon.

Rumor: Four New Sigma Lenses To Be Announced In 2013?

New Sigma Lenses

Sigma appears to be very actively working on new lenses. We just had the announcement of very innovative lens, the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC (sample pics here) with a constant f/1.8.  New Sigma rumors surfaced on the web. It looks as if there will be four new Sigma lenses in 2013:

  • a 135mm f/1.8 DG OS lens (“ART” line-up)
  • a 24mm f/1.4 DG lens (“ART” line-up)
  • an updated 50mm f/1.4
  • one more lens (but no hints here)
[via CR]

 

[Rumor] New Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM To Be Released In June?

Image credits: digicame-info.com

Japanese site digicame-info.com (Google translated) has posted a rumor received from a reader. It says that Sigma will release a new lens, 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Canon mount, on June 25. They suggest this lens could be the successor of the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM. Here is the posted article (machine translated):

  • The product name sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM
  • (For Canon mount) will be released June 25,

Because the data source has been published in the net shop, credibility is so high. The details are unknown at the moment, from the product name, sounds like the successor of the 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM of current.

The new product, as far as photos are impressive, such as are smaller than the current product. In addition, because it includes the “MACRO” in the product name, I might have have been enhanced close-up photography. Are aiming towards a high magnification zoom for APS-C is, this lens is going to be a strong candidate.

Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy [via digicame-info]