Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Macro, 35mm f/1.4 and 120-300mm f/2.8 lenses announced

Sigma announced three new lenses today:

  • Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM – This new Contemporary lens is designed for cameras with an APS-c sensor and covers a range equivalent to 25.5 to 105mm on a 35mm camera. An upgrade to its predecessor, which was released in December 2009, this general purpose lens offers a new design and a more compact build.

  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM – This Art lens provides photographers with a state-of-the-art alternative to the more conventional 50mm. This lens’ axial chromatic aberration is minimized, which renders a cool and smooth out-of-focus image. At low apertures, it can perform like a wide-angle lens; when opened up to F1.4, it will provide background bokeh and make the subject pop like a mid-range telephoto lens.

  • Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM – With redesigned mechanics and performance, this Sports lens is an update from its predecessor released in February 2011. This high-performance lens eases difficult shooting conditions by offering a maximum focal length of 300mm and a wide-open aperture of F2.8. This lens, like the other Sports category lenses to come, is dust and moisture resistant, and allows users to adjust the focus speed and the focus limiter via a button on the lens.
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  • Steki

    Bravo Sigma!

  • El_Pickerel

    I just got the email on this stuff and checked the Sigma site. Who are they and what have they done with Sigma? May have trumped Nikon for crashing a site design into the ground. I could be thick or I could be tired, but how do you see the rest of their products? The product page just has these three lenses and nothing else. No links to ‘view all’ or look at any other lenses or their cameras.

    Did I miss something?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MarkWhitePhotographyProductions Mark

    Set the focus speed via a button on the lens? How’s that?

    Wuhoooo! 120-300/2.8 redesign! Sexy.

    Mark

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

      what about set and glue it at “precise and fast” option, if it is available?

  • reinm

    hope the new 120-300 will be priced as the old one! then i would definetly buy one!
    the 35mm looks also great!
    well done sigma

  • http://www.triophotographic.com Dasbose

    I gotta say, I’m,excited about the 35mm 1.4. I’ve been saving for Nikon’s version, but I’ll definitely wait to see how this performs. Hopefully it’s in the same league as their 50mm 1.4 and 85mm 1.4. If it is, I’ll probably get it instead of Nikon’s 35mm 1.4.

    • El_Pickerel

      Agreed, this was interesting to see. I’m in no rush for autofocus with a 35mm prime so I was considering Zeiss vs. Nikon. Now it seems Schneider and Sigma are going to enter into the decision. Hopefully by the time each lens is adequately checked over by reviewers, Nikon will have their own FX 35mm f/1.8 to add into the mix. Given how great their recent f/1.8 primes turned out, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a replacement for the old 35mm f/2.

    • danpe

      Got both 50&85 and agree, if it is as good I will get one. Could take a while before it is available in shops though… 77 mm filter please :)

      • Realistic

        77mm indeed :)

        • Realistic

          Just checkd the site… it’s 67 :/

          • Mike

            Nikon’s 35 1.4 is 67mm too .

          • danpe

            Yes, noticed when I got to a computer and not the scaled down image on my phone. :( A tad strange having 77 mm on their 50 (and 85, but that’s not unusual) but not on the 35.
            Other primes with 77 mm are AF-S 300/4, all three PC-E and the 24/1.4. Don’t own any of those yet, but the 24/1.4 is high on the list…
            And no, I’m not going MF (Samyang) just to get 35/1.4 with 77 mm filter size. :)

        • Yin

          What prime lens you know of is 77mm filter size?
          The biggest is 72mm as far as I know, like the Canon 35/1.4

          • Magnus

            Sigma 50/1,4 and Sigma 24/1,8 to name a couple. IIRC, also Nikon 85/1,4, probably both AF and AF-S versions. Plus that it’s used in very many zoom lenses like 24-120/4, 16-35/4, 70-200/2,8 etc….

  • ItsaChris

    No new nano lens… But its great to see a 35mm 1.4 and an update to the 120-300! Just got the nikon 28mm 1.8 so this is not an option but it is very nice to see new primes from anyone.

  • http://www.1984studios.com Mat

    Welp, Now this happens. I was considering the Rokinon 35mm & the 24mm T1.5…Hoping they would do a 50, 85, & 105….But looking at this….I might have to jump back on the sigma wagon…..with their new 35 and the old 50mm & 85mm…and wish for a 105 f2 or f1.8? or even a 135!

    Oh well, this is what I was hoping sigma would do anyway! Go sigma!

  • FMJ

    we’ve ask for the 35mm F1.4 and Sigma do listen…. please have it price lower than the 85mm, i will buy one for sure….

    wasn’t happy with the Canon 35L compare to Sigma’s 30mm when i use crop camera.

    have been waiting for this lens for years!

    Thanks you Sigma!

  • Zachari
  • gt

    admin, how long after announcements does sigma typically ship?

    • danpe

      The 50/1.4 and 85/1.4 were announced about six months before availability IIRC.

      • gt

        lame!

    • http://photorumors.com PR admin

      Usually several months after announcement.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/60455482@N00/ Clint Dunn

    Nice to see that Sigma finally got rid of the cheesey, gold coloured accents on their lenses. These look pretty sweet…

    • Arthur Spragg

      Maybe on the latest designs that we’re viewing on this post are exempted, but my brand new Sigma 180mm f/2.8 HSM MACRO Telephoto still has those, “cheesey, gold coloured accents,” unfortunately.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MarkWhitePhotographyProductions Mark

    There’s also a fourth lens hinted at on their US site:

    http://markwhitephoto.blogspot.com/2012/09/new-sigma-lenses-announced-and-one.html

    Mark

  • http://www.triophotographic.com dasbose

    Now, I want to hear them announce a 24mm 1.4 and a 135mm 1.80 or 2.0.

  • Chris P

    Regarding the new 120-300 f2.8, I’m hoping that the new model hasn’t been introduced because Sigma has realised what a bargain the previous model has been, and this is their way of moving the price upwards to around £3,000 from the current model’s £2,000. If it is still around the £2,000 mark then I will be able to afford one by Christmas/Easter rather than waiting to spend my money on the long awaited high quality replacement for the Nikon 80-400; as this lens plus a 1.4x converter will give me 170-420 at f4 and 240-600 at f5.6 with a 2x converter.

  • Nino N.

    I’m really interested in the 35mm f/1.4. Cam’t wait to see sample images and price.

  • Mike

    Wow, Sigma lost the crinkle finish and gold ring. This new design looks very Carl Zeiss meets Leica MF S lenses. Well done Sigma. I once had their 10-20 & 30 1.4 in the DX days and have stayed OEM since. But this is intriguing and could get Sigma back in the bag if the reviews are favorable.

    • Also Mike

      Sigma lost the crinkle finish a while back; the newer copies of their primes have been smooth but kept the gold ring. I had a newer finish 30/1.4 and was very impressed. Been waiting for this since I got my D700; I can’t stomach $1600 for nikon’s 35/1.4.

  • Opinionated

    Wow, I’m very impressed with the new aesthetics! If those looks are matched with top image quality, Sigma is going to be very busy. Congratulations Sigma!

    • Geoff

      Agreed these lenses look like high end, thank god they updated their design.

    • Sheik42

      The new design is just great! I’ll definitive buy the 120-300 :D

  • porkchop

    Would be nice to also see a 24-70 2.8 HSM OS to counter the tammy. Or a 200 f2.0 OS under 3k.

  • http://www.wolfdengler.de Wolfgang

    Wow, a 35mm f1,4 lens and the 120-300mm lens as a redesign (maybe better resolution). Very well done, Sigma!! As I lokk for a Tele-Lens I´m very interested in the 120-300mm lens.

  • Yin

    These are some of the worst if not the worst lens descriptions in the freaking world.

    “At low apertures, it can perform like a wide-angle lens; when opened up to F1.4, it will provide background bokeh and make the subject pop like a mid-range telephoto lens.”

    SERIOUSLY? Yeah, Sigma, thanks. I am totally sold because of your in depth and technical sales pitch.

    • preston

      haha, sounds like their marketing company doesn’t understand relationship of focal length to depth of field.

  • http://www.aputure.com/blog Jesse

    I like what Sigma is doing. This new design scheme looks nice too.

  • Dave

    Damn I just bought the current 120-300 around 2 months ago, didn’t expect they to update it so soon. And I’ve been saving up for the Nikon 35/1.4, if this one is as good as the 50 and 85 brothers, I will be totally all over it.

  • http://www.Azety.fr Azety

    35 1.4 FTW !

    wait for the price …

  • phazell

    drooling over 35 1.4! love this! please come out quickly by this year!

  • Drew

    I seem to recall the old 120-300/2.8 was actually only 270mm at the longest length. Is there any way to confirm if this is still true, or if it’s now a true 300mm?

  • Nick

    Finally, a weather-sealed Sigma zoom! The 120-300 is firmly on my shopping list.

  • bossa

    I’ve compared both websites for the old and new 120-300 and the optical diagrams and listed optical constructions are identical. The MTF charts are the same ones for both lenses. Is the new 120-300 actually just a dressed-up older unit with the same optical design?

  • David H.

    I have the Sigma 50mm f1.4 on my D700 and absolutely love it!
    I’m not a huge fan of the matte finish on mine – this new look would be much nicer.
    It is my only off brand Nikon lens.
    I am soooo looking forward to the 35mm f1.4 as it should be perfect for my use especially if Sigma price it as we would expect them to!
    :)

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