Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens [APS-C] To Be Announced Next Week

According to various reports and rumours, Sigma is all set to disrupt the camera lens industry, with it’s new Art lens next week. Apparently, Sigma will announce it’s 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens next week, on February 23rd, 2016. The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens  comes with an unusually large f/1.8 fixed aperture. The unique fast zoom lens is for crop sensor cameras. The news of this new lens has been rumored for days now. Now, a product photo and some specs have just been leaked by Japanese camera site digicame-info.

The new Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens is designed for APS-C sensors with Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sigma SA mount. It has a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 75-150mm. The lens weighs about 3.28 pounds [1490g], which is quite heavy actually. Other reported specs of the new lens include 21 elements in 15 groups, an 82mm filter thread, a minimum focusing distance of 0.95m [~3.12ft], a length of 170.7mm [~6.72in], a 9-blade circular aperture, and a new HSM motor. Reportedly, the new lens will be priced at about ¥167,400 over in Japan [approx. $1,500] and might be available in stores, sometime in late April 2016.

Here are allthe Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Specifications [Google Translated]. Check them out:

  • Lens construction: 15 group 21 sheets – three FLD glass. One SLD glass. One high-refractive-index, high-dispersion glass. High refractive index SLD glass three
  • Filter Size: 82mm
  • Minimum shooting distance: 95cm
  • Maximum magnification of 1: 6.7
  • Total length: 170.7mm
  • Maximum diameter: 93.5mm
  • Weight: 1490 g
  • Aperture blades: 9
  • Ultrasonic motor of the new development that has been thinned
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Suggested retail price is 167,400 yen (including tax)
  • Mounts for Canon, for Nikon, for sigma
  • Release Date April 22

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