Four new lenses from Sigma and Tamron to be announced next week

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art

Sigma 50-100mm f:1.8 DC HSM Art lens

  • Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
  • Three FLD, one SLD elements, one high-refractive-index high-dispersion glass, three high refractive index SLD glass
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Shortest focusing distance: 95cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 6.7
  • Total length: 170.7mm
  • Maximum diameter: 93.5mm
  • Weight: 1490g
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • New thinned ultrasonic motor
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: 167,400 yen (tax included) or around $1,400
  • Available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts
  • Release Date April 22

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens

  • Lens design: 9 elements in 7 groups (double-sided aspherical lens high refractive index and high dispersion glass)
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • AF motor: stepping motor
  • Shortest focusing distance: 30cm
  • Inner focus
  • Total length: 73.3mm
  • Maximum diameter: 64.8mm
  • Weight: 265g
  • Available in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts
  • Release Date: March 18, 2016
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: 51,840 yen (tax included) or around $400

Two new Tamron lenses

Tamron lens teaser 2016 CP show

  • Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO 1: 1 VC USD (Model F017) for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts (no VC for Sony)
  • Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD for Nikon, Canon and Sony mounts

Via Digicame-info

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  • Chaitanya

    According to Dustin Abbott, Tamron are releasing a 3rd lens as well. Check the discussion here:

    • Shutterbug

      A third ‘product’ may be something else than a lens. I’m pretty sure, that even if it turns out to be a lens, it won’t be part of the new SP-line. Otherwise they would have teasered it as well, I guess…

      • Chaitanya

        that third product is a USB dock for their SP lenses, similar to Sigmas USB dock. Finally everyone is catching up to usefulness of USB docks for lenses.

    • thanks, I will post this online

  • Ornery

    too bad the 50-100 is a crop lens. Would’ve been a great match to the 24-35 for weddings.

    • Sigma is definitely on a roll.

      • DikkeMurmeln

        I was on a roll with your mama last night, content thief

  • Martin Francis

    Well, Sigma followed the 18-35mm f1.8 DC with the 24-35mm f2 so I remain hopeful that there’s a 75-135mm f1.8 full frame lens coming soon…

    • El Aura

      A 75-135 mm f/2 would follow the pattern even more closely.

  • Joe Geske

    I know this is probably great news for a lot of people, but man as a Nikon user I would really love a decent lens in the 135 range. I was really hoping that the Sigma zoom would have been for full frame, or that tamron might have put out a 100 1.8, or well just about any of those scenarios really. Kind of disappointed with these announcements, I am sure that crop users don’t feel this way, but I wish manufactures would just either develop for full frame, full frame mirrorless, or m 4/3. Not sure there is room for APS-C anymore.

    • MonkeySpanner

      No room for aps-c? You mean the format that outsells everything else? Hmmmm.

      • Sebastian

        This is a good point to remember: out there in the real world, in ILC, there is almost ONLY APSC. Probably like 10:1 or at least 5:1. Most folks only own one camera system, and APSC is a pretty good compromise, with excellent price/performance ratio (although I shoot mostly m43 myself).

    • preston

      It makes the more sense to develop for APS-C mirrorless than m4/3 since they can use that for Fuji, Sony, and m4/3. The difference between m4/3 image circle and APC-C image circle is much less than the difference between APS-C and FF.

  • CRB

    i wish sigma release a 16mm for mirrorless cameras…both aps-c and m43

  • MonkeySpanner

    100mm at 1.8 – drool. 50mm at 1.8 drool. And as a bonus everything in between at 1.8. Which kidney is my least favorite – I think I will keep old lefty.

  • MS

    DC DN? May be DN only?

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    LoL, should have gone and bought the 150 anyway it seems.
    Should be a pretty sweet lens for aps-c shooters

  • AYWY

    Surprised Tamron is updating the 90mm macro. Current version is a great performer.

    Guess it is easier to update and improve a proven formula. Current version should see a price drop, and is a pretty good deal. Though it is “ok” at non-macro ranges. Sold mine last year.

    • navKristapa

      I am surprised as well. Bought current 90mm 2.8 two weeks ago…

  • peevee

    Sigma 18-35/1.8 and 50-100/1.8 allows wedding and event photogs to use APS-C cameras in place of FF with traditional f/2.8 zooms. Not quite the same coverage, but what is needed is covered. Even fine for some indoor sports.

    • fanboy fagz

      the lens duo are limiting but no doubt IQ is unsurpassed by any zoom. but the 1.8 does not mean its on the same level as FF with options. you cant even shoot 2 people at 1.8 (and hardly even at 2.8) unless theyre perfectly level to the lens and that does not happen. people are hugging and turning their body to the camera, so while having the fast aperture is nice it cant be used in most situations. and I can shoot My d3s and D4s (even higher) at 12800 iso if I need be. no reviews for the D500 but I DONT think its a huge improvement to the D7200 which is iso 3200 at max. FF has the 24-35 f/2 but im certain a FF midrange and a similar lens to the 50-100 DX will arrive in FF form. so FF will always have the upper hand. the D4s can shoot at iso 20000 if need be…DX cant come close..heres an image I took. 70-200VR2

      • peevee

        “no doubt IQ is unsurpassed by any zoom”

        I would not jump there just yet.

        “but the 1.8 does not me”

        On APS-C, DoF and total light (and noise) at f/1.8 is the same as f/2.8 on FF.

        18-35/1.8 is like 27-52.5/2.8 on FF, 50-100/1.8 is like 75-150/2.8 on FF for all intents and purposes. Unless you shove the camera into people’s faces, DoF at f/2.8 on FF is OK. Say, 51mm/2.8 on FF (about 35/1.8 APS-C) at 10ft gives 2 ft of DoF, and that is pretty tight, not way to fit the whole body.

        There is obviously the 53-69mm gap, but it is small enough to be easily pluggable by cropping or moving a little closer for events.

        • fanboy fagz

          their 18-35 1.8 and 24-35 f/2 are unsurpassed by any zoom. this is no different. all art lenses are elite, period.

          I shoot weddings, I know. you cant shoot wider than f/4 for two people and above. and even then its not always accurate. some hug the person from the back or the side doing a perpendicular side hug and their eyes are not on the same axis as the lens. add low light on the dance floor and Id be a fool to shoot at anything wider than f/4

          I couldnt care less about the gap. its fine.

          • peevee

            “their 18-35 1.8 and 24-35 f/2 are unsurpassed by any zoom. this is no different.”

            Really? Canon 24-70/2.8 II?
            And how do you know it is “no different”?

            “all art lenses are elite, period.”


          • fanboy fagz

            you see the performance of the 24-35?
            it out performs all nikon primes in the range.


            I have no doubt it wont be any different with the new one. all sigma art lenses beat anything it competes with. except the zeiss and its very close.

            and im nikon so im comparing nikon to sigma. I dont give a rats ass about canon . the 18-35 is no different.

          • silmasan

            Do you know of a better 20mm f/1.4?

            Just curious.

  • stpr

    Was hoping for a DC 35-70/1.8, hopefully this will also come eventually.

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