Sigma announced four new lenses and DP2x camera in Japan

Sigma announced four new lenses and DP2x camera in Japan:

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM

One SLD and four FLD glass elements compensate for color aberration and provide high image quality.Three glass mold elements and one hybrid aspherical lens give advanced performance and compact and lightweight construction. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. Incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed auto focus, while allowing full-time manual focus override. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm (11.0") throughout the entire zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.4. In addition, this lens features splash proof design for use in harsh conditions.

Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma MACRO 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

This large aperture medium telephoto macro lens offers advanced performance of close-up photography. Sigma’s own proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) system enables handheld close-up photography.A Special Low Dispersion (SLD) lens and one high refractive index SLD lens provide excellent correction for all types of aberration and distortion.A floating focusing system moves two different lens groups in the optical path to different positions. This system compensates for astigmatic aberration and spherical aberration and provides extremely high optical performance from infinity to 1:1 Macro.The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, providing high contrast images. It is also possible to use this lens with Sigma’s APO TELE CONVERTERS. The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus as well as full-time manual focus capability. This lens features a splash proof design for use in harsh conditions and a rounded 9 blade diaphragm creating an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image.

Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM, designed especially for APS-C size image sensors.

Sigma’s proprietary OS (Optical Stabilizer) system offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible, enabling hand held tele-photography. Six SLD glass elements compensate for chromatic aberrations and provide high image quality throughout the zoom range. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and ensures sharp and high contrast images even at the maximum apertures. The lens design adopts an inner focusing and inner zooming system to provide convenient handling and the HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus while allowing full-time manual focus override. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 80cm (31.5”) and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.3. The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image. The addition of Sigma’s TELE CONVERTER 1.4x EX DG APO or 2x EX DG APO produces a 70-210 F4 AF telephoto zoom lens or 100-300 F5.6 AF telephoto zoom respectively.

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM.
This new lens incorporates Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer system, and offers high image quality. In addition, this lens features splash proof design for use in harsh conditions. One SLD and two FLD glass elements are used for maximum correction of chromatic aberrations. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting, and the lens design incorporates an inner focusing and inner zooming system to ensure sharp images throughout the entire zoom range. Improved optical performance provides excellent correction of sagittal coma flare, and ensures ultra-high resolution, comparable to a fixed focal length lens. The OS (Optical Stabilizer) system offers the use of shutter speeds approximately 4 stops slower than would otherwise be possible. This system enables hand held tele-photography. Incorporation of HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures quiet and high speed autofocus, while allowing full-time manual focus override.The rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas of the image.The addition of Sigma’s APO TELE CONVERTER produces an ultra telephoto zoom lens with AF.

Sigma DP2x

Sigma DP2x

Sigma DP2x

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new Sigma DP2x compact digital camera featuring a 14 megapixel FOVEON X3® direct image sensor (2,652× 1,768× 3 layers).
The new Sigma DP2x is the latest DP2 series model and incorporates AFE (Analog Front End) and high speed auto focus.
AFE is also used in the DP1x compact digital camera and SD15 digital SLR and converts full color data, which the FOVEON X3® capture system records, into a digital signal. This enables the camera to reproduce high definition and richly colored images.
In addition, the new AF algorithm provides high speed auto focus, ensuring convenient shooting.

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  • dudemanppl

    120-300 OS rerelease? 12-24 looks cool.

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      I am confused too – some of those lenses were announced before, but the date of the press release is today.

  • dave-o

    Does the 120-300 have an Arca compatible edge on the lens foot, or is that just my imagination?

    • No but…

      or is that just my imagination?

      No, but I think it’s another word, starting with “ignor” and finishing with “ance” :D

  • http://www.charge5.com Huggs

    Any rumors about a DP with interchangeable lens? That would be cool.

  • Mike

    Still no SD1 info…

    These lenses look pretty interested. Sigma seems to be getting pretty aggressive with lens press releases. Now consumers just need to wait for them to be really released so we can try them.

    • ZDP-189

      How long was it between the announcement and release of the SD15? LOL.

      I care little about Sigma press releases. I find the lenses of questionable optical and build quality, the DSLRs technologically backwards and the compacts too slow. And that’s coming from a current owner and former enthusiast.

  • http://www.truphotos.com gnohz

    The 120-300 f/2.8 looks juicy!

  • jason

    50-150 looks much better than before! Too bad its not DG!
    Now….I’m confused to get 105 or 150 macro OS.

    • WoutK89

      I think the one that comes first available, dont you think?

      • Steve

        Put me down for a 50-150 if the weight isn’t excessive and the optics are excellent. I’ve been waiting for a lens like this for longer than I can remember. I might even say I feel a little bit excited by this news. ;-)

        • Zntgrg

          So, consider the Tokina one ;)

          • Gabe

            The “Tokina one” is discontinued

    • Cold Hands Luke

      It’s DC, which “includes” DG.

      • http://www.molebomb.com Peter

        DC is crop sensor only not full frame.

        Sigma definitions:

        “DG (DG for Digital)
        These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
        DC (DC for Digital)
        These are special lenses designed so that the image circle matches the smaller size of the image sensor of most digital SLR cameras. Their specialized design gives these lenses the ideal properties for digital cameras, the compact and lightweight construction is an added bonus ! including compact and lightweight construction.”
        http://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-lens-technology

        • Cold Hands Luke

          Sorry, I thought he meant DG as in “extra lens coatings to reduce digital sensor reflections”, which a DC lens would have too. Of course he meant full-frame. D’oh!

  • jason

    105 is splash proof! I suppose the 150 is splash proof too.

  • WoutK89

    So the 12-24 II lost it’s EX status… And will be €995 available in May
    The 150mm OS HSM will be €1225 available in April
    The 120-300mm OS HSM will be €2799 available in March

    • WoutK89

      http://www.sigmabenelux.com/nieuws – have to leave source of it

      • Alberto

        thank you WoutK89

        do you know if the new 105mm macro has internal focus like 150mm macro?

        • WoutK89

          It should be like that, the design looks to be similar to Nikon’s 105. And as of recently the lenses are all becoming IF.

    • danpe

      Losing the EX isn’t strange at all, same thing happened when the 50-500 got OS. Only fixed aperture lenses get EX these days.

      • WoutK89

        Let’s hope built quality doesnt suffer, as it is supposed to be splash proof, and at that price you dont want to end up with a kit lens feel to your lens.

    • nodody

      Sigma Germany’s site has the old 120-300 without OS for €2899. So I’m not convinced the new one with OS will be available for €2799.

      But I would like to be surprised if that turns out true.

  • http://haroldellis4444@gmail.com Harold Ellis

    Sigma

    Y U MAKE NO GOOD LENSES (and 50-150 DG)

  • NiknWontRepairMyGray

    50-150mm + OS = <3

  • http://tumbleweed-092.livejournal.com/ Slow Gin

    The front of the Sigma 105 looks like Nikon’s 105 VR, lol.

    • Global

      Nikon should sue them. Seriously, you can sue (and win) for products that look too similar in a clear attempt to confuse the public and blur brands. Gold line + front looking exactly the same = lawsuit win.

      • Eric

        your kidding right… you have any idea how many lenses look identical between all the different manufacturers… nikon and canon alone would have a lifetime of lawsuits ahead of them.

  • FMJ

    oh, i was hoping Sigma can give us a decent replica of Canon 24-105L or Nikon 24-120 F4 for a decent price…..

    think there is a market for this?

    how can we contact Sigma for our dream lens? : )

  • amein

    So, were are the 20mm 1.4 HSM FF, 30 mm 1.4 HSM FF & 14-28mm 2.8 HSM FF ???
    I also exèect Nikon to come out with some 14mm 1.8 DX lens, 20mm 1.8 DX & 85mm 1.8 DX ???

    • WoutK89

      You just nailed it, Nikon needs long and wide prime lenses for DX. If they wont, Sigma should fill this empty gap.

  • Nikky

    concerning the 50-150… it has a closer minimum focosing distance than the old version (80cm vs 100cm), but a lower magnification ratio (1:6.3 vs 1:5.3). this clearly means that the focal length will now decrease at small distances, as with a lot of other new lenses that have os. i don’t really think this is a big advantage…. and will probably stay with my “old” II version. the os…. well, i’ve never really had trouble with the kind of photos i’ve been shooting – mostly portrait, street or flowers… these are either rather still images, or the subject is moving anyway.

    • NiknWontRepairMyGray

      If the 50-150mm is priced well below their 70-200mm counterpart, it will become a big hit with videographers (and they’re quickly becoming a big market). True the OS might not be as handy on a fast lens but it is a huge bonus for videographers.

      Fingers crossed for a low price. 50-150mm is a better range on DX for portrait than 70-200mm.

      • Nikky

        yea, i definitely like the range :-)

        i just compared dimensions and huh, the new one is biiiig:

        8.64cm diameter, almost 20cm length

        while the old one was a handy 76.3 x 140.2mm. so where does the DX advantage go with the new one. for me, size and weight reduction of the lenses are the main point in the whole dx businuss.

  • RMT

    When will nikon produce a 120-300 F4 lens to complement the 12-24, 24-120 F4’s?

    • Global

      Hopefully they make a 150-500 or 300-600 instead. You can just buy the 70-300VR if you want -300 so badly. We need 500/600 from Nikon in a consumer range.

  • Nikky

    concerning the 12-24. i would much prefer something like a 16-35.

    • Nikky

      of course with f/2.8

  • Edward Nafzger

    Well sorry Nikon but i am going to get the Sigma 120-300 F2:8 os lens not Canon or Nikon has this sorry guys

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