Sigma’s MC 11 Lets You Put Their DSLR Lenses on Sony FE Mount Cameras

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Today, Sigma is announcing a few really exciting new products. The first of which is called the Sigma MC 11 adapter. This takes Sigma brand EF mount glass and converts it easily to both Sony E mount and Sony FE mount cameras. So that means that Sigma’s 35mm f1.4 Art and many of the other favorites can now be mounted onto Sony FE mount cameras like the Sony a7r II.

The MC 11 will allow for full autofocus and exposure communication between the lenses and the bodies with ease.

But they’re also announcing two brand new lenses. Details from the press releases are below.

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Building on the groundbreaking Sigma Global Vision 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, the new Sigma 50-100 F1.8 (75-150mm on 35mm format) mid-range zoom lens embodies the same engineering prowess to deliver outstanding prime lens-like results. Factoring in the APS-C image circle of 1.5x, the 50-100mm F1.8 covers three popular short tele prime focal lengths: 85mm, 105mm and 135mm. Like the 18-35mm F1.8, the new 50-100mm F1.8 maintains a constant F1.8 aperture yielding exceptional brightness and resolution throughout the zoom, while simultaneously maintaining focus as the lens is zoomed, a feature videographers will greatly appreciate.

Sigma Art Line Image Technology Innovation

  • Features three FLD (F Low Dispersion) glass elements, one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, and one high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element to minimize aberrations.
  • Redesigned and enhanced, the new Hyper Sonic Motor is 30% slimmer and provides fast and accurate AF.
  • Highly durable polycarbonate diaphragm made with fluorine; blades feature carbon feather film offering exceptionally smooth operation even during continuous shooting.

Outstanding Zoom Lens Maneuverability

  • Inner focusing and zoom design offer versatile shooting options
  • Tripod socket for stable, comfortable operation
  • Features 21 elements / 15 groups, Minimum Aperture: F1.6, 82mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 37.4in, Dimensions: 3.7×6.7, Weight: 52.6oz

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The new Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. For more information, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com/50-100mm-f1-8-dc-hsm-art.

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Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
Combining outstanding optical performance and compact design, the new affordable Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens brings immense value to mirrorless cameras. Boasting superior image quality with F1.4 brightness, the versatile lens covers a wide range of photo and video capture scenarios, delighting users with its beautiful bokeh effects.

Contemporary Line Performance and Value

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  • Represents first affordable F1.4 performance lens for the mirrorless market
  • Sigma engineered quality within a sleek compact design
  • Fast, smooth AF stepping motor designed to support video
  • Features one aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element producing imaging quality comparable to the Art line.
  • Features 9 elements / 7 groups, Minimum Aperture: F1.6, 52mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8in, Weight: 9.3oz, Dimensions: 2.6×2.9in.

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The new Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens will be available in Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds mount. For more information, please visit www.sigmaphoto.com/30mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c.

  • 6×9 Observer
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    Chris, is this summary information really implying that the Sigma MC 11 adapter will NOT be compatible for mounting Canon’s own lenses — both EF and EF-S — onto my A7 and A5000? How about older Sigma lenses like my Sigma 24mm Super-Wide AF in EF mount? Just addressing APS-C, my 10-18mm IS STM… Sigma 24mm… 40mm STM… plus 55-250mm IS STM make for a darn nice, ultra compact, ‘casual’ travel kit, regardless of leaving broad auto-focus capabilities at the door (when ‘smart-adapted’ to the A5000 or an A6000). A Sigma 60mm f.2.8 DN E or my Pentax HD DA 70mm f.2.4 ‘pancake’ in MF would really fill,out that little secondary system, for again, not a lot of cash. Will the Sony A6300 support hybrid phase detect auto-focus with Canon lenses, as do the A7R II and A7 II, would you know?

    Thanks, Chris… and BTW, I was very much helped in the past three days by your review online of the 3 Legged Thing ‘Brian’ EVO 2 tripod system. I made the move to enter the semi-strange 3LT universe on a silly good closeout deal. Gotta be different!

    P.S.- Discus can’t keep ME — ‘Middle Class Observer’ — separate from the user name posted here. All their glitchy system’s doing, I’m afraid. I can’t edit this; they have to fix it.

    • ChrisGampat
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      I’m honestly not sure. But my gut tells me that Canon glass will work. For what it’s worth though I made a full switch over to Sigma glass years ago.

      • 6×9 Observer
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        If only Sigma — or anyone capable of delivering the goods — would start making truly modern high end, pleasantly totable COMPACT* AF* prime lenses starting with f.2.0-2.4! Not just small for the sake of small, as with (intentionally) IQ-compromised ‘pancakes’ like the 18mm Fuji X, or the 21mm Pentax Limited (congrats to Canon there for at least carrying the ‘budget’ thing to a useful ‘maximum’ in lightweight compact lenses).

        I just cannot… or will not… carry those f.1.4 Sigma monsters (though I respect you for it!), at least not more than one of them in the bag… if Sigma supports Pentax K-1 full frame the way Samyang does in MF. The 25mm f.2.8 Distagon ZS represents pretty much my limit for single focal length bulk when carrying a versatile set of primes into ‘the field’. Thus, predictably Pentaxian, I suppose.