Sigma announced it will port three of their DN DC lenses to the Canon EOS M system.
The first three lenses to become available for the EOS M are
SIGMA 16mm f/1.4 DC DN
SIGMA 30mm f/1.4 DC DN
SIGMA 56mm f/1.4 DC DN
Most likely the lenses will not have a new lens design, but having three f/1.4 lenses for the EOS M is great news. Looks like the clickbait rumors about an APS-C EOS R model might eventually disappear.
This looks like a cool piece of technology. Kudos Sigma for innovation and for continuing to surprise us.
SIGMA announces the “SIGMA fp”, the world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless digital camera* with a full-frame image sensor
SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “SIGMA fp,” the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera*. The SIGMA fp incorporates a 35mm full-frame Bayer sensor with 24.6 effective megapixels in a compact body, and boasts great versatility and scalability that allows mixing-and-matching of a variety of interchangeable lenses and accessories. It is a camera that is casual enough to take anywhere, anytime, and high-spec enough for serious still and cine shooting in the highest image quality, all in a robust and classy body.
Regardless of the differences in shooting scenes and styles or genre boundaries between stills and videos, this new camera is set to expand the freedom and possibilities in image shooting and art creation further than ever before. A “pocketable full-frame” camera: SIGMA fp, is now available.
＊As of July, 2019.
SIGMA’s take on an entirely new system camera.
The world’s smallest and lightest “pocketable full-frame” camera is here.
The environment that surrounds shooting and art creation is undergoing radical changes. In this day and age when one user may have both a high-performance interchangeable lens camera and a smartphone camera, using them flexibly according to specific purposes and settings, SIGMA stopped and questioned the inherent value of a digital camera.
As a result, SIGMA set itself to develop a user-oriented digital camera that reflected the idea of “how a camera can be” in a more flexible and true-to-life manner, without conforming to manufacturers’ ideas of camera-centric categories and hierarchy.
Pocketable full-frame│Impressive portability and power
The “smallest and lightest body possible” with which one can express their creative ideas whenever they want, combined with a “full-frame sensor” that is suitable for serious occasions without compromising on image quality, and “superb build quality” that makes the camera the perfect linchpin of a high-performance lens system.
An “open and liberal system” that allows one to pair the camera with lenses and accessories, whether from SIGMA or other brands, using a variety of attachments, complete with “versatile scalability” that makes the camera adaptable to any scenes.
A “highly intuitive UI” that allows one to move between full-fledged still and cine shooting modes with just one finger, making for a “seamless and truly creative tool” that goes beyond style and genre differences.
Making it a top priority to realize these three concepts all at once and without requiring any trade-offs, SIGMA selected only the elements and mechanisms that were truly needed with no compromise to create the SIGMA fp as the embodiment of an “entirely new digital camera that SIGMA can offer to the world right now.”
It’s a camera body that changes its configuration with great flexibility centered around the user.
It’s a tool that gives the user the joy of a new camera life that they themselves are yet to discover.
It’s a new system camera that will overturn the paradigm of “digital cameras.”
The SIGMA fp is here to broaden the potential of “image shooting” ad infinitum.
For more about concept, please refer to the link: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/
– Canon EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format – 28.8-56mm (35mm Equivalent) – Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16 – Four Aspherical, Five SLD Glass Elements – Super Multi-Layer Coating – Hyper Sonic AF Motor – Internal Focusing and Zoom Design – Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
– EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format – Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16 – One FLD Element, Four SLD Elements – Two Aspherical Elements – Floating Elements System – Super Multi-Layer Coating – Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override – Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm – Compatible with Sigma USB Dock
Adorama has the amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lens on sale at $529. Compare at $799. Free shipping.
The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART lens is discounted to $649 at both Adorama and B&H Photo. Comes with free Sigma USB dock.
Among the things D. Abbott liked are the excellent build quality, quick and accurate AF, sharpness starting at f1.4, bokeh, contrast, well controlled chromatic aberrations, and more.
From his conclusion:
In many ways the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART is the lens that the 35mm F1.4 ART should have been. It delivers better focus accuracy, richer image quality, and has a superior build. I would actually like to see Sigma build a 35mm F1.4 ART Mark II in the future and update it with some of the experience gleaned since its release (it was the first of the ART series lenses). The only negative that I can point to by comparison is that the price has crept up to where the 28ART can no longer be considered a bargain even if it is cheaper than direct competitors. And that may be the primary obstacle to it being a sales success for Sigma. The 28mm focal length is not intensely popular (though incredibly useful), so the price tag (though probably warranted by performance) may be steeper than many want to pay.
If you want a premium 28mm lens, however, it’s hard to rule out the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART. It does so many things very well, and produces truly beautiful images. What more could you ask for?
Despite being a real world review, D. Abbott’s review of the Sigma 28mm F1.4 ART lens covers everything you might want to know and comes with a huge set of sample and test pictures. This is the kind of review I look for when I want to learn about gear.
If you prefer to watch your reviews, the videos below are ready for you.