We’re hoping Sigma can fill a couple of voids in the coming year with some special products.
Over the last few years, we have been blessed with some great lenses from Sigma. After going big (we mean really big) with some of their lenses, the company slowly started rolling out Mirrorless versions of their beloved DSLR glass. We even saw a new Full-Frame camera in the Sigma FP. These developments have now set the stage for 2021. A recent comment from Sigma’s CEO said that we should all be on the lookout for some innovative products in 2021. What could this mean? Join us as we take a quick look at what we’d like to see from Sigma in the coming year.
The tweet Sigma’s CEO, Kazuto Yamaki, sent out was shared by L-Rumors. The tweet (which we have shared above) doesn’t give away any details regarding what might be in store. Still, it has grabbed our attention and has piqued our interest. So, just what could sigma have in store for us in 2021? Your guess is as good as ours. Still, we have a nice list of products we’d love to see come our way in the new year.
More Sigma f1.2 Art Lenses, Please
We’ve been blessed with the massive yet spectacular Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art DG DN. So, we don’t think it would be too crazy to suggest that more f1.2 lenses might hit the streets this year. A 24mm f1.2, a 50mm f1.2, and an 85mm f1.2 would complement the Sigma 35mm f1.2 Art well. There’s no doubt that they would grab the attention of many photographers. This will especially be true if Sigma can keep these lenses’ prices well below the MSRP of lenses like the Canon RF 50mm f1.2 and RF 85mm f1.2. Seeing that the 35mm f1.2 sells for $1,499, we’re hopeful of this. This would be huge news for current and prospective Sony E mount and L mount photographers. There’s a serious lack of ultra-fast glass on these two platforms. Make it happen, Sigma.
A Mirrorless Version Of The Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art Would Be Brilliant
One of my favorite lenses of all time is the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art. Essentially three primes in one, this lens is wicked sharp, produced gorgeous colors, and was extremely quick when it came to focusing. However, there was only an APS-C DSLR model. Despite photographers pleading for a Full-Frame version, it never materialized. Hopefully, Sigma will give us a Mirrorless DG DN version of this lens designed for Full-Frame cameras in 2021. Keep the price similar to the original, Sigma, and you’ll have a best seller on your hands.
It’s Time For A Full-Frame Foveon Sensor
Okay, Sigma, it’s time. In fact, there’s no better time than now to release a new Full-Frame camera with a Foveon sensor. Sensor technology is virtually at a standstill, and the camera world is calling out for something different. For those that do not know, Sigma cameras from the past used Foveon sensors. These APS-C sensors use a vertical stack of photodiodes. These layers all correspond to a different RGB color. What does this mean? Colors that are simply unmatched by anything else. However, previous Sigma cameras have suffered from poor high ISO performance, slow autofocus speeds, and poor battery life. Still, now, with today’s technology, we sure Sigma can come up with a camera that can shake up the market.
While the Sigma FP might have been a great video camera, it was a mess for photographers. However, a new stills centric Sigma camera with a new Foveon sensor would be a dream. Still, forgo the crazy stylings of the past, Sigma. Just deliver us a solid camera ergonomically. Make sure the camera delivers great battery life, better AF performance, the L mount, and the film-like qualities of the Foveon sensor, and we will be set.
We Need Canon RF, Nikon Z Lenses, and Plenty of Affordable f1.4 Contemporary Options
Photographers who use Canon RF and Nikon Z cameras need you. We talked about this just a short while ago, and our feelings remain the same. Still, many photographers feel the same and would love to jump into bed with Canon and Nikon. However, expensive native glass keeps them away. However, you can help solve this issue. For the sake of everyone, please get cozy with Nikon and Canon in 2021. We’d love to see RF and Z mount versions of your DG DN lenses on both platforms.
We’d also love to see you continue to make and push more excellent and affordable f1.4 APS-C and Micro Four Thirds contemporary lenses. You broke the mold with the 16mm f1.4, 30mm f1.4, and 56mm f1.4 options. These lenses are fantastic. However, we want to see more. How about a 23mm f1.4 (35mm equivalent)? A 70mm f1.4 (105mm equivalent)? A 90mm f1.4 (135mm equivalent) would be splendid too. The popularity of the current trio is unmatched. Keep those good times rolling.
All of these lenses and cameras would certainly make 2021 a bit more exciting. We’d love to see all of these ideas hit the market. However, that’s enough about what we want to see. What do you, our readers, want to see from Sigma in 2021? Let us know in the comment section below.