Sigma has announced its entry into the cine lens market, introducing a range of new cinematic lenses based on popular zoom and prime lenses from its ART range of still lenses.
The move marks a new direction for Sigma, and its new cinema lenses are compatible with all of the latest high-resolution digital cinema cameras.
Among the new Sigma lenses being introduced are a compact High Speed Zoom Ling, which offers a constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range. Sigma says their optical performance is also ready to handle high-resolution shooting at up to 6K – 8K.
The Sigma High Speed Zoom Line of cine lenses consists of the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2.
A new FF Zoom Line can also handle 6-8K resolution and is compatible with a full-frame image circle. This line, so far, consists of the 24-35mm T2.2 FF.
Lastly, Sigma’s FF High Speed Prime Line features 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5 and 85mm T1.5 options. All are compatible with full-frame sensors.
Sigma will be releasing its new cine lenses in phases, beginning in late 2016 (in Japan and USA) for the High Speed Zoom Line, and the other new Sigma cine lenses will debut in 2017.
All of the new Sigma cine lenses will be available in Canon EF and Sony E mounts, later to be followed by PL.
No pricing info was available at the time of writing.