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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments

Yes, the rumors were true. The Sigma Corporation of America introduced what it’s calling the “world’s first” 20mm f/1.4 lens for full frame digital SLRs. The Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens, which will be on display at next week’s PhotoPlus Expo show in New York City, will go on sale in late november for $899.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2015  |  0 comments

The Sigma Corporation of America has unveiled pricing and availability for the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art lens: it will go on sale in late July 2015 for a street price of $999.

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 11, 2015  |  0 comments

A few days after Sigma announced a new 24mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, the company has revealed its pricing and availability. And the lens will cost a lot less than people were probably expecting.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 22, 2020  |  0 comments

Have you heard about Sigma’s lineup of fast, affordable f/1.4 prime lenses for Canon M, Sony E and Micro Four Thirds cameras? The set includes the 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.4. Here’s a specifications review that features images by world renowned photographer and Sigma Ambassador Jim Koepnick.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The Photokina news keeps coming, as Sigma just introduced five new Global Vision lenses for shooting everything from landscapes and street photography to portraits and sports. The new glass includes a 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and the 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Sigma has expanded their popular Global Vision lens line with the introduction of two new zooms and two high-speed primes, including the 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art that is the world’s first ultra-wide, full-frame lens with an f/1.8 maximum aperture.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 09, 2018  |  0 comments

Third-party lens manufacturer Sigma unveiled the new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens today. 

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 12, 2014  |  0 comments

Sigma got into the photokina spirit this morning with three product announcements ahead of next week’s show in Germany.. For starters, the company unveiled not one but two new long-zooming 150-600mm lenses.

Peter K. Burian  |  Dec 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Although Sigma released their first lens with a built-in Optical Stabilizer (OS) system in the spring of 2004, the company employed this technology in only one pro-grade lens, the 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6. That has changed with the introduction of a more compact/affordable (digital-only) 18-200mm OS zoom. Sigma will not comment about future plans, but a reliable source indicates that...

George Schaub  |  Dec 01, 2009  |  0 comments

There is an underlying desire in every travel or street photographer to be able to carry one lens to cover all contingencies.

Peter K. Burian  |  Aug 01, 2007  |  0 comments

Because most consumers demand very compact, lightweight equipment, the majority of lenses are designed with a relatively small aperture: f/4 to f/5.6, for example. That makes sense because the same focal length with a wide aperture would be larger, heavier, and more expensive due to the oversized optical elements and barrel. Even so, many photo enthusiasts really appreciate an...

Steve Bedell  |  Jun 01, 2007  |  0 comments

I 've been shooting most of my portrait work with a 28-75mm zoom, but always felt I could use something longer. And I'm about at the point where fixed focal length lenses just won't do; once you get used to the flexibility of a zoom, you're spoiled. I also like a fast lens with a relatively wide maximum aperture, as I like to get way out-of-focus...

Steve Bedell  |  Jun 01, 2007  |  1 comments

Technical Specifications

 

Lens Construction: 18 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of View: 27.9 ° - 9.5 °
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades
Minimum Aperture: F22
Minimum Focusing Distance: 100cm / 39.4 inches
Maximum Magnification:...

Peter K. Burian  |  Nov 01, 2006  |  0 comments

One of the favorite lenses among news photographers, a 70-200mm f/2.8 or 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom also appeals to many serious photo enthusiasts. Although large and heavy, lenses of this type offer several benefits. Their very wide maximum aperture allows for faster shutter speeds than the more typical f/4.5-5.6 zooms, great for low-light or action photography at lower ISOs (film or...

Steve Bedell  |  Dec 01, 2006  |  0 comments

While searching for a new portrait lens I saw Sigma's APO MACRO 150mm f/2.8 on their website. But wait, you say, this is a macro lens, not a portrait lens! Here's my thinking: Any portrait photographer out there worth his light meter will gladly extol the virtues of a long, fast lens for portraiture. The reasons are simple--limited angle of view to get rid of...

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