Hot Deal: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART Lens – $529 (reg. $799, today only)

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Deal Art DC ART

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Five SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic Motor AF System
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Today only (7/19/2019) our exclusive partner Adorama has the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART lens (Canon mount) on sale at $529. Compare at $799.

Sigma Announced Three DN DC Lenses For The Canon EOS M System

Canon EOS M System

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.

[via DPReview]

Industry News: The Sigma FP Is The World’s Smallest Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

Sigma Fp

Sigma fp key features:

  • The world’s smallest and lightest mirrorless camera with a full size image sensor
  • 24MP Bayer sensor with no low pass filter
  • ISO 100-25600
  • 14 Bit RAW (DNG)
  • Electronic shutter
  • Cinema DNG recording
  • Weather sealed
  • Size: 69.9 x 112.6 x 45.3 mm
  • Weight: 370g
  • Released Fall 2019

Sigma announced what appears to be the world’s smallest full frame mirrorless camera, the Sigma fp. Preorders are open at B&H Photo. They also have an article introducing the Sigma fp.

This looks like a cool piece of technology. Kudos Sigma for innovation and for continuing to surprise us.

Press release:

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.

sigma fp

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.

Scalable│Versatile scalability

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.

Seamless│Full-fledged, liberating shooting functions

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/

[via DPReview via Mirrorless Rumors]

These Are Sigma’s Full Frame Mirrorless Lenses That Will Be Released Also For The Canon EOS R

Full Frame Mirrorless

We anticipated that Sigma will release four lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system after they have been released for Sony E and Leica L mounts.

The lenses are:

  • 35mm f/1.2
  • 45mm f/2.8
  • 12-24mm f/2.8
  • 24-70mm f/2.8

Images of three of these lenses (although not Canon mount) leaked over at Nokishita.

Deals: Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM – $529 (reg. $799), Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM – $649 (reg. $899, free USB dock)

Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 Deal Art DC ART
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ArtSigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART
– 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.

B&H Photo has the 3 days long Mega Deal Zone event going on. Choose from almost 500 selected deals.

Some noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  2. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  3. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART Review (premium 28mm lens, D. Abbott)

Sigma 28mm F/1.4 Art Deal

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Three SLD Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published the full review of the Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART lens. A lens that catches a lot of attention.

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.

Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG ART:

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