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Sigma Offers Trio of New High Speed Primes

Their 28mm (T1.5) FF, 40mm (T1.5) FF and 105mm (T1.5) FF High Speed Primes designed for full-frame shooting bow at IBC 2018.

David Alexander Willis

IBC 2018: Three new lenses — 28mm (T1.5) FF, 40mm (T1.5) FF, and 105mm (T1.5) — for full-frame coverage.

During IBC in Amsterdam (September 14-18), a trio of new primes joined the FF High Speed line from Sigma Corporation of America. Currently covering a focal range from 14mm to 135mm at apertures of between T1.5 to T2.0, the 28mm (T1.5) FF, 40mm (T1.5) FF, and 105mm (T1.5) FF expand the FF High Speed family to 10 optics options. 

Each lens in the FF High Speed Prime Line will cover the full 35mm image plane of the latest generation of large sensor cameras. “Optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K shooting,” all three Sigma FF High Speed primes will be available in PL, EF and E mounts. 

Sigma is hoping, additionally, to release a new LPL Mount for the large format ARRI ALEXA LF by the end of 2019. The 28mm (T1.5) will have 180-degrees of rotation to the barrel. Each includes support foot and lens cap. 

With pricing available then, the 105mm (T1.5) FF lens is expected to street first this October. The 40mm (T1.5) FF and 28mm (T1.5) FF will follow by the end of 2018 and early 2019, respectively. 

At NAB in April, the $1,299 full-frame Sigma 14-24mm (F2.8) DG HSM Art lens was announced with multi-cam and virtual reality capabilities, near-zero distortion at infinity, and image resolution tested to sensors with more than 50 megapixels.

Previously, the 14mm (T2) FF and 135mm (T2) FF were introduced in July of 2017 at $4,999 each. In October of 2016, the ASC hosted Sigma to debut and demonstrate the brand-new-at-the-time Cine lenses at the Clubhouse in Hollywood.

Based in Aizu, Japan, Sigma has been creating optics since 1961. The Sigma Cine Lens options currently include two Cine High Speed Zooms for Super 35, the full frame Sigma 24-35mm (T2.2) FF zoom for Canon EF and Sony E mounts, and the aforementioned FF High Speed Primes.

With their own unique Foveon “stacked” pixel sensor design, the family-owned business creates their own line of DSLRs and mirrorless still cameras. Their third-party mount still lens solutions are available for APS-C and full frame Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax and Sony cameras. They also manufacture flashes, filters and other accessories. 

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