Sigma unveils new fast aperture 14mm and 135mm prime cine lenses

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Sigma has revealed the development of two new cine lenses in its FF High Speed Prime lens range – the 14mm T2 FF and the 135mm T2 FF – which will expand the line-up to seven cine primes in total.

The latest Sigma cine lenses are based on Sigma’s 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art and 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art photo lenses that were announced earlier in 2017 and are said to leverage the “outstanding optical performance” of those lenses.

Expansion of range
The addition of these two cine primes will further expand the focal length range of the prime lens range, meaning it will now cover focal lengths from 14mm to 135mm and apertures from T1.5 to T2. All of them are compatible with working with full-frame sensors. Sigma has stated that it expects delivery of the 14mmm and 135mm cine primes to be in June or July 2017 but, as yet, no prices have been set for these optics.

Cine lenses shipping
Following on from the launch of its cine lenses in Japan and the US in December 2016 Sigma has announced it will be shipping the following cine lenses during May 2017:

PL mount
• High Speed Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2.
• FF High Speed Prime Line: 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF, 85mm T1.5 FF.
NB: The FF Zoom Line’s 24-35mm T2.2 FF is not available in PL mount.

Canon EF mount
• High Speed Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2.
• FF Zoom Line: 24-35mm T2.2 FF.
• FF High Speed Prime Line: 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF and 85mm T1.5 FF.
NB: The High Speed Zoom Line 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses are currently available in Japan and the US.

Sony E mount
• High Speed Zoom Line: 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2.
• FF Zoom Line: 24-35mm T2.2 FF.
• FF High Speed Prime Line: 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF and 85mm T1.5 FF.
NB: The High Speed Zoom Line 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 are currently available in Japan and the US.

Metric and ‘Fully Luminous’ options
Sigma has also announced that it is now offering metric and ‘Fully Luminous’ versions of its cine lenses to cater for the differing needs of filmmakers. Based on user needs a focus ring with either feet or metre graduations may be selected. For a “small charge” Sigma can also convert the ring from one type to the other after purchase.

In the ‘Fully Luminous’ versions of the cine lens line-up, each ring features numbers and gradations finished with luminous paint for easier shooting in the dark. Note that both ‘Fully Luminous’ and standard versions of the lenses already feature luminous paint on the specification, gradation baseline and lens change instructions.

Mount Conversion Service available
Sigma has also revealed it’s now making the Mount Conversion Service available for its new cinema camera lenses. For a fee this service allows users to convert their lenses to and from EF and E mounts. If you decide to change your camera system you can convert the mount system and continue to use your existing Sigma lenses. However, you should note that the Mount Conversion Service is not available for PL mount lenses.

How to check availability
For information on the Sigma cine lens products that are in stock in your country or region contact your local Sigma subsidiary or authorised Sigma cine lens dealer – to discover more please click here.