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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