SIGMA Shows Off Five New Lenses

Photokina is filled with all kinds of product announcements, but one of my favorites has come from SIGMA, which announced five new “Global Vision” lenses for Art, Sport and Contemporary camera uses. And they’re pretty impressive.

The five lenses are the SIGMA 28MM F/1.4 DG HSM ART, SIGMA 40MM F/1.4 DG HSM ART, SIGMA 56MM F/1.4 DC DN CONTEMPORARY, SIGMA 70-200MM F/2.8 DG OS HSM SPORTS, and the massive SIGMA 60-600MM F/4.3-6.3 DG OS HSM SPORTS lens.


The 28mm Art Prime lens is pretty fast at f1.4 and has 17 optical elements and enjoys a 75.4° angle of view in full frame. Other specs include:

  • Focal length: 28mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.4
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Mounts: Nikon F / Canon EF / Sony E / Sigma SA
  • Optics: 17 elements in 12 groups
  • Angle of view: 75.4° (full frame)
  • Minimum focus distance: 28cm (11″)
  • Filter thread: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 82.8 x 107.7mm (3.3 x 4.2″)
  • Weight: TBD


Designed by Sigma to meet the “benchmark standard of a cine lens,” this 40mm F1.4 art lens offers 16 lens elements, three of which are low dispersion lens elements for reducing of distortion, flare, and chromatic aberration. The 40mm Art lens offers a 56.8° field of view on full frame cameras.

Other specs:

  • Focal length: 40mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.4
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Mounts: Nikon F / Canon EF / Sony E / Sigma SA
  • Optics: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Angle of view: 56.8° (full frame)
  • Minimum focus distance: 40cm (15.7″)
  • Filter thread: 82mm
  • Dimensions: 87.8 x 131mm (3.5 x 5.2″)
  • Weight: 1200g (42.3oz)


Next up is the SIGMA 56mm F1.4 Contemporary lens. Designed with micro four thirds and Sony eMounts in mind, this 56mm prime supports Sony’s Fast Hybrid autofocus, facial recognition and eye based autofocus.

Other specs:

  • Focal length: 56mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.4
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Mounts: Sony E / Micro Four Thirds
  • Optics: 10 elements in 6 groups
  • Angle of view: 28.5° (full frame)
  • Minimum focus distance: 50cm (19.7″)
  • Filter thread: 55mm
  • Dimensions: 66.5 x 59.5mm (2.6 x 2.3″)
  • Weight: 280g (9.9oz)


Now, moving on to sports based photography lenses, Sigma has crafted some serious competition to Canon in real of ENG sports lenses.  As their top of the line large aperture telephoto lenses, the 70-200mm sports lens includes an intelligent OS for fast acceleration of autofocus based on intended movement.

Other specs:

  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Mounts: Nikon F / Canon EF / Sigma SA
  • Optics: 24 elements in 22 groups
  • Angle of view: 34.3-12.3° (full frame)
  • Minimum focus distance: 120cm (47.2″)
  • Filter thread: 82mm
  • Dimensions: 94.2 x 202.9mm (3.7 x 8.0″)
  • Weight: 1805g (63.7oz)


This 60-600 telephoto lens is a beast with a 10x optical zoom, 25 lens elements, and image stabilization to four stops. The 60-600 can also offer a macro magnification ratio of 1:3.3. Can you imagine using this honker to shoot macro shots? That’s wild.

Other specs:

  • Focal length: 60-600mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/4.5-6.3
  • Minimum aperture: f/22-32
  • Mounts: Nikon F / Canon EF / Sigma SA
  • Optics: 25 elements in 19 groups
  • Angle of view: 39.6-4.1° (full frame)
  • Minimum focus distance: 60-260cm (23.6-102.4″)
  • Filter thread: 105mm
  • Dimensions: 120.4 x 268.9mm (4.7 x 10.6″)
  • Weight: 2700g (95.2oz)

All Sigma lenses announced have water and oil repellent coating on the front element and are dust & splash proof. The lenses are also available in Nikon F, Canon EF, Sony E and Sigma SA mounts (except the micro 4.3s 56mm f1.4). Sigma, as part of the L Alliance, also stated that the lenses can be used with Panasonic’s new full frame mirrorless camera and its new L Mount with an adapter.

As for pricing and availability, Sigma has only announced pre-orders for the 60-600mm Sports lens at $1999 and shipping next month, October 2018. The other four lenses will have more details coming.

Hat Tip – DIYP

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Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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