We’ve already heard Sigma was planning to announce two Art-series prime lenses and now it could also have a 85mm f1.4 in the works too. Canon Rumors posts that the Japanese lens company will announce the lens in late August just in time for it to show up in the flesh at Photokina. If the new lens is anything like its Sigma 85mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM predecessor, the Art-series update will have incredible color, sharpness, and contrast. The older lens even gave the Canon 85mm f1.8 some stiff competition with better ergonomics and performance when shooting wide open. We have high hopes the lens will be even better given the company’s recent string of stellar lenses.
At the same September show, Sigma may announce a long 300mm-600mm supertelephoto zoom lens. There aren’t any details on what the lens’ maximum aperture range will be and ultimately it may not come out until 2015. Coupled with the earlier reports of a 24mm f1.4 plus a 135mm f2, and Sigma could have a very busy, but exciting, lineup at Photokina.
The company has come a long way with the inception of their Global Vision marketing strategy that has had them producing award winning glass. We only wonder what the first parties like Canon, Nikon and Sony are thinking about all this.
Via Canon Rumors