Sigma Announces New Lenses: Segments Them Into Art, Contemporary and Sports

Sigma is announcing three new lenses, sort of. First off, they’re announcing that they’re marketing/categorizing their lenses in three different ways now: contemporary (for more casual use), art (seems to be an emphasis on fast primes) and sports (for, well, do I need to explain?). In the contemporary section is the 17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM. Then the art lens is their new 35mm f1.4 DG HSM, which took them long enough to get out and now completes the 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm trifecta of fast primes for the classic photographer. Then there is the 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM lens for sports photographers. This lens is not to be confused with the previously announced version.

Specs are after the jump. No word on pricing yet.

35mm f1.4 DG HSM

– Wide f1.4 aperture

– Comes with a carrying case and lens hood

Specs from Sigma’s listing

Specifications

Lens Construction 13 elements in 11 groups
Minimum aperture F16
Filter size φ67mm
Angle of view (35mm equivalent) 63.4°
Minimum focusing distance 30cm / 11.8in
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) φ77mm x 94.0mm / 3.0in x 3.7in
Number of diaphragm blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio 1:5.2
Weight TBD

17-70mm f2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM

Specs taken from Sigma’s product listing

Lens Construction 16 elements in 14 groups
Minimum aperture F22
Filter size φ72mm
Angle of view (SD1) 79.7° – 22.9°
Minimum focusing distance 22cm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) φ79mm x 82mm / 3.1in x 3.2in
Blades 7 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio 1 : 2.9
Weight 470g / 16.6oz.

120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM

Specs taken from Sigma’s product page

Lens Construction 23 elements in 18 groups
Minimum aperture F22
Filter size φ105mm
Angle of view (35mm equivalent) 20.4° – 8.2°
Minimum focusing distance 150cm – 250cm / 59.1in – 98.4in
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 124.4mm x 291mm / 4.8in x 11.5in
Blades 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio 1 : 8.1
Weight TBD

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