Reliable Sigma rumors have always been hard to come by over the years, but we’re starting to hear more and more from people about Sigma’s future plans, and this week we were given some insight into their Photokina plans.
For the moment, we’re told that Sigma will announce at least two lenses that will come in EF mount ahead of Photokina next month.
While the source that told us this didn’t know what the lenses would be, we have heard about coming Sigma lenses in the past.
The obvious and likely most sought after lens from Sigma, would be a new 70-200mm f/2.8 OS Sport, this lens has been long rumored and we’ve seen patents for the optical formula over the last year or so. I imagine the engineering required to make sure it has reliable autofocus could be the biggest challenge for Sigma engineers.
We’ve also heard that a new 70-200mm f/4 OS from Sigma was also in the cards and could possibly be announced at the same time as an f/2.8 verison, just as Canon recently did.
We’ve also been told that a new Sigma 300mm f/2.8 OS Sport series lens has been field tested in the last 6 months.
While Sigma has released a lot of very cool niche market lenses over the last 18-24 months, we do think it’s time for some core lenses to see updates from Sigma.
We do expect Sigma to announce some new mirrorless mount lenses for Photokina, but we’re not sure if we’ll see any for EF-M.