Sigma poised to enter cine lens market

September 7, 2016

The first two are zoom lenses, due to arrive in Japan and the USA towards the end of 2016. The 18-35mm T2 (above) and 50-100mm T2 (below), part of the High Speed Zoom Line, are built to be compact and ‘ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K-8K’.

They are expected to go on sale in the UK in early 2017.

Prices have yet to be announced.

In a statement Sigma said: ‘In the world of digital film production, there is increasing demand for higher resolution, and Sigma’s new line-up of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest high-resolution digital cinema cameras.’

Offering ‘unbeatable value’, Sigma predicts the new line could create a ‘fundamental change in digital film production’.

Sigma plans to add the following lenses in 2017 and later: a 24-35mm T2.2 FF, 20mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, and 85mm T1.5.