Sigma and Sony Team Up
Calling all Sony users, I have a little secret to tell you. No, it’s not what I saw your mother was doing last night at the dive bar, it’s even better than that. Sigma just announced that their critically acclaimed Art lenses are coming to Sony’s E-mount to give Sony users some EXTREME PERFORMANCE. “Woah man, calm down it’s not that exciting” says nobody, ever. Let’s get right into it.
So, which lenses are going to be the first to show? Sigma has announced that the 14mm f/1.8, 20mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and lastly, the 135mm f/1.8 are all going to be available with Sony’s E-mount. On February 27th, Sigma announced the 70mm f/2.8 Macro and the 105mm f/1.4 lenses will be available for Sony, Canon, Nikon and Sigma. I for one am extremely excited because I am a huge fan of Sigma Art lenses. To say that I’m ecstatic to toss the adapters and get my hands on a few of these bad boys is an understatement.
What will the difference be between getting the normal Sigma mount and the Sony E-mount? Apparently, nothing but more. According to Sigma, the new Sony E-mount lenses will incorporate the exact same optical designs as the Sigma mounts, but now with the Sony E-mount, Sigma has featured a “newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed.” Along with this, the new lenses will fully cooperate with Sony’s Continuous AF and its high-speed autofocus capabilities, will complement Sony’s in-camera image stabilization, and improve on its lens aberration correction.
Not only is this a huge step for Sigma and Sony, but Sigma has stated that they want to continuously support Sony gear and will keep introducing E-mount Art lenses from now on.
Ok, so Sigma hasn’t set any pricing for these lenses with Sony’s E-mount, but this is a huge step forward for Sigma to incorporate many of the major camera companies to its legacy, and I for one am extremely excited to see what the future brings for Sigma.