Sigma to announce a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport lens for Photokina. We’re still waiting for the press release to show up on Sigma’s official web site.
- Construction: 24 elements, 16 groups (20 elements, 13 groups)
- Filter diameter: 105 mm
- Minimum focusing distance: 260 cm
- Dimensions: 121 x 290.2 mm
- Aperture blades: 9, rounded
- Maximum magnification: 1:5
- Weight: 2860 g / 100.88 oz.
- Available mounts (at launch): Canon, Nikon, Sigma (Canon, Nikon, Sony)
Source: [SR/SAR] via [NL]
The long rumored Zeiss Otus 85 f/1.4 will definitely be announced for Photokina. We and others hear this will be the only lens announced for Canon DSLRs.
Your move Sigma…
Source: [PR] Image source: [DCI]
Sigma has released Firmware v 1.02 for the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM
Autofocus is supported at any aperture value when used with the Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100.
Please Note: Before upgrading the firmware of 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM A013, please first update your SIGMA Optimization Pro to Ver1.2.0.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Firmware v1.02 | Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC HSM Art at B&H Photo
We’re told the new Samyang lens will actually be a 50mm f/1.4. (thanks!)
Samyang has started with the teasers for an announcement on August 26, 2014. It is expected that they will announce a 50mm f/2 lens for their VDSLR line.
It doesn’t look like we’ll see their first autofocus lens this time around.
Sigma will be announcing a few lenses for Photokina in the coming weeks.
The first will be the expected Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, which will be priced around $1100. The second will be a 14-24 f/4 DG OS that will be priced around $1200. The 14-24 will have an 82mm filter thread, which will be a very welcomed feature for landscape photographers.
There’s also a mention that Sigma could make a development announcement for a 24-70 f/2 that we spoke about a year or so ago.