Debuting at IBC 2018, where they can be tested, the three new Sigma Cine lenses now announced expand to a total of ten lenses the optical options available to cinematographers.
The line up of Cine lenses from Sigma continues to grow, and the new additions expand the options available for those who prefer primes. The three new lenses, which integrate Sigma’s FF High Speed Prime Line, are the 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF. With these additions, the FF High Speed Prime Line now includes ten lenses covering 14mm to 135mm and T1.5 to T2, giving cinematographers even more options to empower their artistic expression and take their cinematic vision to the next level.
The new Sigma Cine lenses lenses now being developed will be available for test-shooting at the 2018 IBC Show in Amsterdam from September 14-18, 2018; attendees are welcome to visit the Sigma booth 12.D64 to get hands-on with the new cine lenses.
The brand new 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF are similar to all the already available lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line, meaning they are compatible with full-frame image sensors and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K shooting. Sigma says that the “the lineup exceeds even high-end prime sets” and adds that “combining all the main specifications that exist in other lenses in the lineup, this addition further expands the potential of movie production in the current digital era.”
All three lenses come in PL, EF and E mounts with lens support foot and cap included. The 105mm T1.5 FF is expected to start shipping in October 2018, the 40mm T1.5 FF in the end of 2018, and the 28mm T1.5 FF in early 2019. Pricing for each new model will be announced at the time of availability.
In the future, the Sigma Cine lens series will include an LPL mount, the new lens mount optimized for the large format sensor released by ARRI in 2018. The planned release date for the Sigma Cine lenses in LPL mount is 2019 or later.