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George Schaub  |  Aug 12, 2013  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2013  |  4 comments

There’s something about a fixed focal length lens that brings the photographer out in me. It forces me to move in and back from compositions without resorting to a zoom. Yes, there are times when a zoom is most appreciated—especially the fast constant aperture zooms now available—but a prime puts me in a mindset that a zoom has yet to match.

Press Release  |  May 30, 2014  |  0 comments

Sigma Corporation of America is pleased to announce that the newest addition to its Global Vision Art camera lens lineup, the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, will be available late April for the street price of $949.
The much anticipated 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a pro-level performer for full-frame DSLRs and is ideal for many types of videography and photography, including portraits, landscapes, studio work and still-life. It has been redesigned and re-engineered with SLD glass and has been optimized for rich peripheral brightness, with improved large aperture performance by positioning wide elements into the front groups.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments

Admit it. You’ve always wanted a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. For many professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers, it’s the backbone of their lens arsenal. Here’s a great candidate if you’re ready to take the plunge.

Joe Farace  |  Mar 21, 2017  |  0 comments

In the trifecta of portrait lenses—85mm, 105mm, and 135mm—the 85mm focal length is the gateway. It’s short enough for tight shooting spaces, while producing a real portrait look, yet versatile enough for use in other genres, including photojournalism, where a nifty 50 comes up a bit short. Enter Sigma’s 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens ($1,199) that’s fast enough for reportage and long enough for portraiture.

Steve Bedell  |  Aug 09, 2012  |  First Published: Jul 01, 2012  |  0 comments

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens (average price: $969 on various Internet sites) is designed for full-frame cameras; with an APS-C multiply by your usual factor. At about 25 oz, I’d describe the lens as substantial, but not hefty. One of the reasons for the weight is the build—11 elements in eight groups, including the use of SLD glass, Sigma speak for Special Low Dispersion. The big chunk of glass on the end requires a 77mm filter. As to handling, Sigma has gone from their black “crinkle” finish to a smooth black rubberized finish that feels great to the touch. It’s plastic, not metal, but based on my experience with previous Sigma lenses, I’ve found them to be built to professional standards and can take a lot of abuse.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 19, 2015  |  0 comments

The Sigma Corporation of America this morning announced the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens, which the company is calling “the world’s first” full-frame zoom lens with a constant aperture of F/2 throughout the zoom range. The company has not yet announced pricing or availability for this somewhat unusual piece of premium glass.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 09, 2015  |  0 comments

Sigma announced two new photo products ahead of the big CP+ Imaging Show in Japan: a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and the dp0 Quattro camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 11, 2019  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the new Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art and 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art lenses and the 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 23, 2016  |  0 comments

Sigma announced two new APS-C format lenses this morning: the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens.

George Schaub  |  Jul 24, 2008  |  First Published: Jul 30, 2008  |  0 comments

The Sigma APO 150-50mm lens is a moderately fast, super-telephoto zoom designed to work with both APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. It offers quite useful close focusing (7.2 ft) and two modes of what they deem "optical stabilization" (OS.) Weighing in at 67.4 oz you always know its there, but then again this is one impressive piece of...

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments

We recently got some hands-on time with the two newest lenses in Sigma’s arsenal: the Sigma 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary lens. Both lenses, which will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts, go on sale this month at relatively decent prices considering their impressive specs.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 19, 2016  |  0 comments

Today at Photokina Sigma added three new lenses to its Global Vision Line: the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, a 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art and a 500mm f/4 OS HSM Sport.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Sigma just announced the launch of the new 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Zoom lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. The new Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN lens will be available in Sony E-mount and L-mount formats when it goes on sale in mid-November 2019.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Dec 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Sigma has introduced the unique, new Water Repellent (WR) Ceramic Protector, an innovative lens filter that features new Clear Glass Ceramic material and provides enhanced protective qualities.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 27, 2018  |  0 comments

If you thought the only excitement coming out of the WPPI show in Las Vegas this week was Sony’s new A7 III 24.2MP full-frame mirrorless camera, think again. There’s actually a lot more going on, including last night’s unveiling by Sigma of two interesting lenses designed for use with Sony E-Mount cameras.

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