The recent announcement for the 20mm f/1.4 Art from Sigma was somewhat of a surprise, considering there’s already a 24mm f/1.4 Art. Though the 20mm perspective should provide enough difference from the 24mm to be a popular addition to the Art series line of lenses.
We’re told Sigma will continue to be aggressive with new lens releases into 2016 and that the following lenses should be expected some time during the year. 2016 is a Photokina year, and Sigma usually announces a good number of products for the German, bi-annual trade show.
- Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art
This is easily the most requested addition to the Art series of lenses. Most, including us, expected it to be the next Art prime from Sigma. We’re told to expect it in the second half of 2016 and that the lens is in prototype form.
- Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 Art OS
Sigma is actively working on a 24-70 f/2.8 Art OS lens. We’re told it’s a completely new optical formula for the focal range from Sigma. With Nikon releasing a VR version of their 24-70 f/2.8, we expect Sigma to get on the stabilized bandwagon.
- Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 OS Sport
We’re told this lens has been in active development for quite some time and that Sigma is working diligently on the autofocus performance such a lens would demand. This could be a Photokina 2016 lens.
Sigma is actively working on about 12 lenses we’re told and we should also expect a new art series wide angle prime, as well as new supertelephoto lenses over the next 12-18 months.
The bad news? There is no active development of a follow-up to the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8.