Sigma updates (85mm f/1.4 and 12-24mm f/4 Art lenses reviewed)

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→ The original shipping date of the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens was initially listed as "late October". B&H now lists the US shipping date as mid-November 2016.

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→ Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens first test and real-live pictures are now available online (pre-order, more info available here). Another set of sample photos can be found at Optyczne and Lenstip.

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DC.Watch went to Sigma's headquarter to try the three new lenses (Google translation).

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→ First look on the new lenses available also on the official Sigma blog.

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→ Optyczne reviewed the Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art lens.

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PetaPixel published the first review of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART lens:

Pros

  • Great build quality, and elegant design.
  • Smooth focus ring, nice throw distance.
  • New AF motor.
  • Works well with new line of high MP sensors.
  • Has a rubber gasket around the lens mount (though not marketed as “weather sealed”).

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large 86mm filter size.
  • May not be the most comfortable lens to hold for those with smaller hands.

Check also their review of the new 12-24mm f/4 ART lens:

Pros

  • Same great build quality as the rest of their Art line
  • Same new AF motor as the new 85mm 1.4 Art, and also designed for high MP sensors.
  • Fairly compact
  • Minimum focus distance of ~9.5″

Cons

  • Heavy (though very similar to the Canon 11-24 f/4L and Nikon 14-24 f/2.8)
  • Focus ring on hood takes some time to get accustomed to.

The new Sigma 12-24mm f/4 ART lens:

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