Four new Sigma lenses to be announced soon: 135mm f/1.8, 14mm f/1.8, 24-70mm f/2.8 and 100-400mm f/5-6.3


Sigma is going to announce four new full frame DSLR lenses (most likely for the CP+ show next week):

Update: leaked pictures of the four new Sigma lenses can be found here.

Update: the four new Sigma lenses are now listed on the company's official website:


Here is the current line of Sigma Art lenses (see pricing):


Via Nokishita

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  • BlueBomberTurbo

    Dunno bout that 100-400. Why would they make it so slow? Can’t see them doing it for the price, since Sigma isn’t into the race to the bottom in pricing or quality. 4 or 4.5 – 5.6 would make more sense.

    • MB

      Because it will be the size of 70-200 f4, light, small and easily hand holdable, and Sigma already has larger 150-600 lenses. If the IQ at largest aperture is usable it will be pretty attractive lens…

      • Spy Black

        “Because it will be the size of 70-200 f4…”

        I’m not so sure about that, although it may be fairly compact. That 135 is gonna be hot.

        • MB

          I don’t know for sure either but similar old Minolta 100-400 was much smaller when retracted so it can be done

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        • Mike

          And huge, if the 85 1.4 is a predictor.

    • Delmar Mineard Jr

      It’s all about price with many buyers. Most of the readers here care about quality glass but the average consumer is price point first.

      • Tieu Ngao

        I’d care about both quality and price!

        • 120_300 OS for nikon

          Me too but Zeiss has the name but Sigma is not overtaking but getting close to those guys i hope the prices stay reasonable for morons like me.

    • Just Me

      Slow lens isn’t necessarily low quality. Canon’s 100-400 and Nikon’s 80-400 are popular for landscape photography where 6.3 would be fine.

    • br0xibear
    • The Nikon 80-400mm is f4.5-5.6 and is excellent, but it’s also £2000. The Canon 100-400mm is the same in terms of f-stops and price.

      Sigma is surely just a cheaper version, like with their 18-200mm which is also f/6.3 and half the price of the Nikon version.

  • Mark Papke

    Where’s the new 70-200 2.8? Or even a f4.

    • Micha Quär

      I would rather go for the combo: 135 1.8 Art + 150-600 Sports or 120-300 2.8 Sports 😉

    • Aldo

      It would be like a ‘DL’ project to them… with tamaron selling the new one (which is a proven design) at 1300, there seems to be no money to be made.

      • Mark Papke

        There current one from what I have read is pretty weak at 2.8 compared to the competition. I would think they would make a new updated art version to compete. Especially with the Tamron g2 version coming out soon, which I am pretty sure it will blow the current sigma out of the water.

        • silmasan

          It will be a “Sports” not “Art” lens for sure, and must come with good sealing too. I hope at least as good optically as the 120-300/2.8, but $1000 cheaper.

          • Mark Papke

            Sport, Art, doesn’t matter, either way they need an updated version. I’m sure they could make the optics just as good or very close to the newest and best versions that Nikon and Canon offer.

            • silmasan

              The Art lenses aren’t properly weather-sealed, afaik, so it does matter.

            • fanboy fagz

              ive shot with the old 85 1.4 ais and 1.8d outdoors in light rain and I never had an issue. weather sealing is an overrated fad.

            • silmasan

              There was a one time poster here asking about his nikon 70-200/4 afs that developed fogging on the inside element after using it under rain, then I found out that that model isn’t weather-sealed but he thought it was.

              I don’t have problem with any lens that I can put into my dry cabinet within 24h after usage. But for long outdoor trips (which a 70-200 would def be part of the kit), having moisture trapped in your lens for days means that mold will start developing. (Faster if you’re in the wet tropics!)

              I’ve had such sorry experience and don’t want to repeat wasting money for thorough cleaning when it’s avoidable (also, the bigger the lens the more expensive the costs). YMMV.

            • Carleton Foxx

              What is a dry cabinet? Is it like a film drying cabinet of the old days with a fan to pull air through and a warming element?

            • silmasan

              Definitely similar in principle, though it’s designed more for camera/optics storage. Just search for “camera dry cabinet” in amazon and you’ll see it. Comes in various sizes.

              Usually you set the dehumidifier to around 35~45% RH for general storage of your equipment. Though I have successfully tested mine down to 16~18% for drying a drenched phone (it had water trapped in the display) within a night or two.

              Must have if the climate where you live gives you constantly higher than ~65% relative humidity, and high temps (above ~27 deg C). Trust me, I learned the hard way. :-/

            • Carleton Foxx

              Who knew. It seems like most Nikons are rated to 85% humidity and 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) but I could imagine the less stress you put on a camera the less micro troubles you’ll have or perhaps the longer it will function properly.
              Thanks!

            • Just Me

              …until you have to shoot in heavier rain.

            • fanboy fagz

              I shoot many weddings a year. ive been caught in heavy rain (Im not shooting when its pouring, but usually running back to the car after it pours hard while im shooting the bg outdoors) for a little ,
              BUT! you have to be in idiot to be shooting in rain not prepared. a moron of epic proportions. if I as a wedding photog, who shoots outside all the time *at the sea, in dusty conditions, in the winter, u name it) has no need for weather sealing the vast majority have no need. overrated.

            • Just Me

              Well, since you said it, I guess it’s a settled matter. :-/

            • silmasan

              That’s fanboy fagz for ya… :-

              But seriously, photogs who live in dry areas (e.g. Nevada, Colorado) are taking for granted something they would be surprised they won’t have in certain wetter areas of the world.

              Then again some ‘togs are OK having mold patches in their glasses so I guess the bottom line is … nevermind.

            • Chaitanya

              New 85 Art is moisture sealed. So sigma has changed(finally) their stance about weather sealing their art lenses.

            • silmasan

              It does have the rubber gasket, the rest… I’m actually waiting for a LensRentals tear-down.

            • Chaitanya

              I am really hoping to see Lensrental’s breakdown of that sigma lens soon. Its certainly impressive even on 50MP Canon 5Ds series of cameras.

            • 120_300 OS for nikon

              they are changing that the 85 and new 12-24 art have gaskets. My 120-300 OS hasn’t but was in 2013 in severe rain during an airshow and still working i saw canon guys with plastic hood covering so there are cheap options to overcome this small problem.

        • Aldo

          I agree, but do you think they’ll make money on it? Is it worth the investment of resources for them? If you had to choose between the ‘new’ sigma 70-200 or the new tamron without testing them, which one would you choose? Sigma has something to prove in this range and tamron doesn’t. Tamron sells it for 1300. I don’t think they are making a ton of money out of it as it is.

          • Mark Papke

            From what I understand, current Tamron is better than the current Sigma version. But the current Sigma I think is about 7 years old and before Sigma became a name to beat. With their track record lately, I think anything with the Sigma name on it would sell well. I personally would wait for the reviews for either one.

            • Aldo

              But which one would you choose? Do you think it’s worth the market for them? You didn’t answer my questions. You answered ‘Trump’ style.

              Their art 85mm 1.4 sells for 1200… Tamron sells their brand new not released 70-200 for 1300 bucks! For a while I was considering upgrading my 85mm 1.8g nikkor… but at the opportunity cost of getting a brand new 70-200??? I think sigma made the right move in concentrating on the lenses listed here. I’m just not sure they are making the ‘right’ move by going ‘all in’ in size.

            • Mark Papke

              If they were the same price, probably a new Sigma. Yes I do think it would be with the market to discontinue the current version and sell the newer version for around the same price. I doubt the current version sells as many as the current Tamrons do. Answer updated version would compete better and therefore sell more.

            • Aldo

              I agree to disagree, but thanks for sharing your thoughts. It’s good insight as to how others see things.

            • Mark Papke

              That’s cool, everyone sees things differently. I’ll just say this one last thing. Once this new G2 version comes out, Sigma will most likely be out of the 70-200 game, unless they drastically reduce the price. That range of zoom, along with 24-70, is probably the biggest seller in lenses. If you were Sigma would you want to miss out of that market share?

            • Aldo

              “Once this new G2 version comes out, Sigma will most likely be out of the 70-200 game, unless they drastically reduce the price.”

              Yeah that’s how I see it pretty much… and there isn’t much wiggle room for a price decrease at 1300 bucks. I think it was a good move (though a bit late) to come up with a 24-70mm. If it’s better than the tamron VR… they will definitely take advantage of that market because:

              Tokina has no VR and 70mm is more like 60mm

              Old nikon has no VR and it’s still expensive (new)

              New nikon has VR but it is expensive and some people say it is inferior to its predecessor (in
              some aspects).

              Tamron VR version has bad edges and slow AF.

  • Daniel D

    100-400mm 5-6.3 sounds a bit strange as long as Nikon has 200-500/5.6

    • Zeneti

      Tamron 150-600 g2 will be the death of this sigma before it even goes on sale

      • silmasan

        Hm? Sigma already has their own 150-600/5-6.3 Sports and Contemporary. Tamron is late on that one.

    • Bob Thane

      I’m guessing it’s for crop cameras and designed to compete with 70-300 lenses.

      • Jason Ortiz

        I believe contemporary lenses are for mirror less.

        • Mistral75

          They aren’t necessarily. DN lenses are.

      • Mistral75

        It’s a DG, hence a 24×36 lens.

        • Yes, for APS-C lenses they use DC label I believe.

          • Mistral75

            Indeed and DN for lenses for mirrorless (short-flanged) cameras.

    • Tieu Ngao

      If it’s light (~ 800gr), priced at $700, sharp at max aperture, good AF and VR then I’d consider buying it for my Nikon D750.

  • silmasan

    14mm f/1.8 DG … I knew it.

    Also, if Nikon doesn’t play nice with Sigma lenses, I might as well consider other bodies (ergo, mounts) with the best Live View focusing.

    (admin: this article still hasn’t shown up on NR homepage?)

    • just refresh, it’s there

      • silmasan

        ok I thought I had cleared the cache.

        • there is always a few minutes delay, maybe it’s coming from my server

    • sickheadache

      I use that Nikon D810..and all my lenses are …Sigma Art. Zero Problem..so what is the problem? Again..these old hacks of nothingness trying to spread fake.

      • silmasan

        How’s the 85A test going with your d810?

        • sickheadache

          sharp..with pretty..balls..of Bo K ness

          • silmasan

            Best review I’ve..ever..read!

            Seriously I meant how’s the AF accuracy? No issues then? Out of the box no adjustments/fine tuning needed?

            • sickheadache

              to be real…I Rent first…so the company I rent from fine tunes whatever the camera is..ie Nikon or Canon or whatever….They come to me sharp and ready to go. But never had a focus issue.

      • decentrist

        for how long?

        • sickheadache

          for over two years now…and why are u here? hater!

          • decentrist

            and who the eff are you? Sigma fart lenses are great because, should you actually want one, they are available at 50-60 percent of what the first owner paid…why do you think that happens? I’m curious, oh knowledgeable one.

    • Aldo

      14mm 1.8 sounds like a sexy front element to sport.

  • CBJ

    135mm 1.8 and 14 1.8. nice.

  • fanboy fagz

    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art
    Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art

    WOW! may have to retire my nikon 28-70 AFS to the sigma.unless some news is coming on a tamron 24-70 g2

    I hope they deliver because not 1…a single 24-70 or 28-70 2.8 they make were good. they were all crap. that cheap plastic and gold flek coating is horrible. they all sucked ass till around 4.5, when things got better. lacked sharpness and contrast till then.

    fingers crossed. if they can bring it similar to the performance level of the 24-35 f/2 art then ill jump in. so long as the price isnt aver $1400. otherwise ill wait for the revamped tamron 24-70 vc. I hope they styled it nicely. not like the tamron tokina or canon mk2 24-70

    just amazing how sigma and tamron is pushing so hard.

    • Aldo

      You are still carrying that ‘beast’? (28-70). You must be ripped :P.
      I agree it’s really amazing (for us) the quality of glass third party is putting out. We are at the peek of the SLR era.

      • fanboy fagz

        yes. love that lens. im looking into getting something newer but the 24-70g is built badly and the 24-70vr is too much money. so on the look out for an upgrade but not exactly in a rush.been bodybuilding for a few years so no issue with the size or weight. I salute tamron and sigma. interesting regarding these lenses.

    • decentrist

      Wait for the Tamron…or be sorry

  • Ryan

    Those 135 1.8 and 14 1.8 lenses will be huge!

    • Paul H.

      Literally, both in size and sales volume…

      • Eric Calabros

        Sales volume? Not many people buy full frame lenses, and very few of them buy heavy/big ones.

        • Paul H.

          “many” is relative, of course. If these perform well and are priced competitively (as per Sigma’s recent history) then not only will new customers opt in, but some who already have these focal lengths covered will upgrade. In fact, the 135mm could attract many who were content with their 85mm lenses to switch. And some Nikkor 14-24mm owners would cross over if the performance is there…

        • nhz

          I guess an APS-C 1.8/14mm lens (assuming much lower weight and price than FF version) would sell in bigger quantity. There is nothing even close to that on the market, so there should be plenty of demand from owners of recent semi-pro APS-C bodies like D500, 80D, 7D2 etc.
          On FF there are already plenty of SWA primes around 14mm, although none of them as bright as this new Sigma. Probably Sigma (like Canikon) think the money (or prestige) is in FF lenses?

    • jarmatic

      I believe it’s spelled “yuuuge”

      • Greggory Burt

        This lens will be AMAZING!! It will make photography great again!

  • Glen

    Nice to see Sigma pushing the boundaries on the prime lenses. A 14 f/1.8 would definitely be a nice addition to my prime set. The 100-400 is curious though if the specs are indeed correct. Unless it is under $1000 I just don’t see where it would be a good option vs. the Nikon and Canon equivalents or vs. competing products from Tamron and indeed Sigma itself.

  • sickheadache

    Well…I have been a believer of Sigma Since..They introduced their Art Line. Just test drove 85mm 1.4…Perfect Heavy Azz Lens. lol Now comes 135…Sigma if only you could amaze me in your camera department. oh well u can’t have it all. lol Art Line.

  • Fly Moon

    I am holding back on buying anything Nikon until I see something that convinces me that they are on the right track!

    I said it here before. I’d buy the next D8xx the min they announce it. However, if the “upgrade” is just adding a Snapbridge, half FPS, and stamp a D820 in front then forget it.

    • NorthPol

      So easy to understand it, D810 is still one of the best tools out there, why would someone go for a slim improvement, with the heavy price tag on it…:)

      • Would be nice to have a “D810 Lite” for travel, especially when travel by puddle jumper has weight restrictions.

        • Max

          By ‘lite’ you mean a 36mp in a D610 body ?

          • Yes, that would be perfect. That way I could take 2 of them along on trips.

            • Max

              D810 is 100 – 200g heavier and the lenses are the same. Would it really make much difference?

            • It is a small difference but when you are trying to comply with the new airline 7KG rule (when they start enforcing it), 1/3rd pound helps. Actually, an upgraded D610 body with a Sony 42 MP sensor and more borrowed features from the D810 would hit the sweet spot for me.

            • Aldo

              I wouldn’t call the d610 body ‘little’… maybe the d750… maybe.

        • MB

          I believe it is called D750…

          • My D750 is only 24 MP. The 36 MP really does make a difference for cropping and large prints. Otherwise it’s about the same for me in real life shooting.

            • MB

              It wouldn’t make sense before 50Mp D820, so you will have to wait for D760 or D630 for that unreal life shooting 🙂

      • Aldo

        Because YOLO.

    • I agree, Nikon has to show a proof of life and commitment.

      • Their 105 F1.4 is enough commitment for me and I have several Art lenses. Last Nikon 105 that I bought was in the 70’s although I believe it was F2.5.

      • MB

        They certainly need to answer is there a life after DL 🙂

      • Aldo

        They need to disable third party lenses in their new bodies. I think they are gonna be hurt in the next few years by third party glass.

        • Eric Calabros

          If it was the case, Canon would report loss on lens sales. But Didn’t.

          • Aldo

            Just look at their ‘holy’ trinity Eric… The 24-70 VR doesn’t seem to be much of a hit like its predecessor… and the new 70-200 is worth half a kidney compared to 3rd party. These are supposed to be the ‘workhorse’ lenses. You maybe right but nikon is a smaller company… I think they will be hurt.

            • Eric Calabros

              1- Nothing will be much of a hit like its predecessor, no matter how well made and affordable it is, due to market shrinking.
              2- its 18-55 and 18-140 sales that is dangerously low that make the annual report look like a free fall.
              3- a fallen Nikon will be destructive for Sigma, isn’t it? Spreading customers to several different mounts just increases the cost.

            • Aldo

              1- That’s why you lower the price Eric if you want to compete.. not increase.
              2- Nikon has failed to compete with cellphones. People buy an entry level dslr expecting better photos and in the end they like their cellphone shots better… end up selling them on CL. They need to improve SOFTWARE.
              3-I don’t think nikon will fall any time soon, but they need to listen to its customers… like TAMRON! Tamron could have easily sold this new lens for 1500… and what do they do instead? DECREASE the price. A slap in the face to nikon… which main complain about the new 70-200 was price!

        • The question is why is Nikon not making such lenses at those price levels? As far as I remember Sigma is also making a profit.

          • Aldo

            Or if not those prices…not double the price… I doubt you get ‘double’ the performance.

            • and my point is that Nikon has the know-how to do such lenses, so I guess the problem is management

    • Winslow H

      By downsizing their camera business they are boxing themselves into a corner where everything they release will have to be absolutely great. There will be no wiggle room for flops like a D3400, D5600, Key Mission, ect. I would have taken the DL’s over any of those things. I also think it’s part of the reason they have been so quiet, they seem really unsure of themselves at the moment, at least that is how it appears to the casual observer.

  • Matti

    Nice. I’ve been longing for the 24-35mm art F2 and the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 VR, but with this announcement, my interest has turned to Sigma 24-70 art + Sigma 14mm F1.8 (i love that focal length of my nikon 14-24mm, if it can achieve even better performance, then count me in).

    • Aldo

      What percentage (estimate) of your shots are at 14mm (with your 14-24) if you don’t mind me asking?

      • Matti

        For city scape not so much unless in city’s with really big stuff (buildings, parks, skyscrapers, etc). For seaside, quite a bit (about 20-40%). For open landscapes 50-60%, for big trees in deep forests (one of my favorite subjects), 75% aprox. I tried to go less wide for trees, but 19mm is about the max that usually works. It’s because you want tree as subject, and for that you must ‘get the interfering’ plants/trees out of the way, wide angle resolves that, and there no solution like it imo. In grand scheme of things I use 24mm and 35mm quite a bit more. But i would not give up 14/15mm focal length, that’s for sure for my kind of shooting.

        • Aldo

          Thanks for that info. I’m debating on whether to get a prime 14mm… but I’m afraid of the usability of that focal length and I’m also considering a zoom.

          • Matti

            I would first get 24-85mm primes/zoom generally that will get you the most use. For most people the 20mm prime is quite sufficient. A lot of ppl sell the 14-24mm lens second hand, cause they don’t get used to wide perspective. It has to be your kind of photography to like. Also I suspect the 14mm Sigma prime won’t be cheap. 12-24mm F4 is 1700 euros… and wide angel aspherical lens elementas (sigma leader said in interview) cost a lot to make, wich this F1.8 would probably have even more specialize lens element.

            • Aldo

              Yeah to be honest I don’t have much experience using a 14mm focal length. I’m guessing it would need some time to pull off some creative shots. I would still like to add it to my repertoire.

              I have a zoom with a 24mm focal length on the wide end. That is more than enough for the shots that ‘ I like ‘ to do. I’m looking to add the occasional ‘perspective’ shot with a super wide.

            • Matti

              Best thing I can recommend is read up some stuff on how to use wide angles. Like keep subject in middle, cause it will be in the most distortion free area, and the perspective will not be as severe. Also keep as straight forward as possible, otherwise subjects might look very distorted, it also keeps balance between fore- and back ground. For creativity it’s lovely, but it certainly takes more getting used to then a 24mm lens. I still recommend it highly though as part of your kit, there’s something about a wide view, that 24-35mm often can’t replicate.

            • Aldo

              Thanks for the good tips. I’ve seen it used very effectively using the distortion as a tracing tool for round objects within the frame… similar to a symmetrical concept. I hope sigma is generous with the price. Wides are always known to be very expensive.

  • FountainHead

    Thinking about the Zeiss 15 2.8, how big is the Sigma 14 1.8 going to be?
    Shouldn’t need AF, but if it’s got AF, bigger still.

    Can’t wait to gawk at it.

    • 120_300 OS for nikon

      Me too.

  • Bill Ferris

    The 100-400mm f/5-6.3 is interesting. At first blush, it doesn’t look terribly compelling with options like the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 and the gaggle of 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lenses. However, some photographers balk at the size and weight of these longer zooms so, there may be a market for a smaller, lighter zoom offering a versatile focal length range for the person on the go.

    That f/6.3 at the long end is a deal-breaker for me. If it’s not sharp wide open, you’ll have to close down to f/7.1 or f/8, which is not good for low light/fast action but may not be an issue for the travel photographer or the wildlife/bird enthusiast who typically shoots in good light.

    • Bob Thane

      I’m guessing it’s a crop sensor lens – better than the 300mm f6.3 lenses some companies put out, and with the 100mm starting range it would pair well with the 50-100 f1.8.

      • Mistral75

        It’s a DG lens, hence a 24×36 lens.

        • Bob Thane

          Snap, didn’t catch that part. Weird move in my opinion then. But we’ll see how it pans out I suppose.

    • Semaphore

      > smaller, lighter

      Have you seen the monsters Sigma has been making lately?

      • silmasan

        The only big Contemporary lens so far is the 150-600 DG C though, the rest are rather compact DC lenses.

    • Chris

      I’ll wait for the Sports version.

    • Tieu Ngao

      If it’s light (~ 800gr), priced at $700, sharp at max aperture, good AF and VR then I’d consider buying it for my Nikon D750.

  • dslrforever

    135 1.8 might be nice…

    • yeah, and BIG, too. Yikes!

      • Chris

        It will be as heavy as the 200/2.0

    • Aldo

      The 85mm 1.4 art is the baby 135 1.8… so yeah get ready to hit the gym.

  • It’s interesting to me that Tamron and Sigma (and Rokinon/Samyang…) seem to be doing well while the camera makers struggle. At a guess: high end cameras and lenses are still selling to enthusiasts and pros and the vendor lock-in that Canon, Nikon, et al achieved via proprietary lens mounts now works against them because with six significant lens mounts (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Fuji, MFT) it’s the third party manufacturers who can identify profitable niches and get economies of scale.

    • Eric Calabros

      They don’t make lenses for ANY mount. Its mostly about F, EF and A. besides, they don’t spend much money on global customer support as Canikon do.

  • longzoom

    So the 135 has no OS… Not for me, but 24-70 is very interesting. If the new 100-400 will be close to the brilliant Nikkor 80-400G, it will find its way to the customers.

    • Bob Thane

      Yeah, I wish the fast primes had OS. Not sure why everyone but Tamron thinks that glass faster than f2.8 doesn’t benefit from stabilization. I get that it saves a bit of money, weight, and complexity, but when you get to the bigger lenses it’s really negligible.

      • Hopefully Tamron will answer with a 135mm of their own, that’s as good as the Tamron 85mm, and with OS. I mean, if all other things are equal, why not have it in there?

      • Matti

        Because VC complicates things. Some people on dpreview own the tamron 85mm VC, and while they love it for IQ and rate it very close to the top dogs (sigma art, zeiss milvus), they say VC lowers IQ quite a bit. It’s still usefull, but it complicates stuff. And that is not really a surprise, as a moving lens part, moves the way light travels tru a lens, and thus perfect callibration of elements, gets a bit less perfect. I’m not bashing Image stabilization btw. It’s still very usefull tool, and certainly a deciding factor in buying a lens. But IQ like Sigma art 85mm is very hard to make in combo with IS. It’s why most IS manufactered lenses, feature F1.8-F4 as aperture rather then F1.4.

  • Diogo Correia

    Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 coming, I’m curious and already impatient for the reviews.

    • br0xibear

      Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oAYYamOehk

      • fanboy fagz

        dont know why fat grainger didnt do some comparisons vs his vr2 when he is allowed to show the images from the g2 lens.

        • br0xibear

          I think he said he has an in depth review coming, he’s taking it to Mongolia…maybe the comparisons will be in that video ?

          • fanboy fagz

            maybe. his reviews are not thorough, to say the least. I have a feeling he never properly tested the sigma 85 art for a reason. he just took some shots at the exhibit but nothing more. he owns the 85 1.4g and I have a feeling hes a bit biased with tamron and nikon and not to sigma.

            he is not a reviewer imo.

      • Aldo

        I pre-ordered it. I can’t wait! First thing I’ll do is color that ugly gray ring black.. or maybe RED!

  • Chaitanya

    Still now new short focal length(~60mm) macro lens or no Art/Sport upgrade to existing macro lens line-up.

  • Justanotheropinion

    I wonder if it would be in Nikon’s best interests to leave the lens development to preferred third parties (including sharing their technology with them for easier development) and focus on making camera bodies.

    • Allan

      Not going to happen for many reasons. I don’t think Nikon shares their technology. I think they profit from their lens sales.

      • Justanotheropinion

        True. Nikon doesn’t really have a reputation for playing nice with third parties.

        • Sawyerspadre

          If they decided that creating new Nikkor lenses and enabling third parties were both viable, that would seem best for the overall ecosystem

    • Allan

      Nikon has demonstrated that they don’t do things in their best interest.

  • Aldo

    I hope sigma does well. I really do. However, I think their 24-70mm art is a little late to the party. If it’s an improvement over the current tamron offering (which basically means just better edges, slightly faster AF) it will do very well. Size and weight it’s also a concern to many modern shooters who are moving to primes. The 135mm 1.8 sounds like it will be very large. I’m not sure how well this will settle with people… even the bokeh die-hards. On the other hand the rumored 14mm 1.8g and the tele lenses seem like they will be hits right off the bat Imo.

  • Reilly Diefenbach

    Great, another giant bulbous 14mm flare magnet.

    • Haha! For sure that front glass is going to be crazy, but I’m pretty sure that is being made for astro which I’m ready to give them my money to save a stop…

    • Aldo

      Flare is quickly becoming a new thing… where have you been? soon we’ll be talking about flare as we discuss bokeh (if we aren’t already)

      • BG

        If you’re a landscape photographer shooting into the sun all the time, flare is the biggest thing of them all… flare, and sun stars, that is.

  • 14mm f1.8 …. ughhh… take my money

    • I’m there with you man!

    • I was really hoping for an f/1.4. Oh well.

      • Aldo

        lol

        • silmasan

          No srsly 14mm f/1.4 looks so much better typographically. They missed the opportunity!!!

    • Aldo

      Chick magnet front element… best money spent.

  • That 14 1.8 has astro written all over it. I’m totally interested in that one for sure!

    • Aldo

      exactly

    • nwcs

      It will be good for starscapes if the coma is low enough. Although if you get a tracker like iOptron SkyTracker or Vixen Polarie you can get a cheaper slower lens and get a better result.

      • Bob Thane

        True, though I much prefer trackers for deep sky astro. At 14mm if you use a tracker you have to deal with aligning the foreground, and I’d rather just splurge on a faster lens and ignore the tracker altogether.

        • nwcs

          What I usually consider is doing several tracked images to stack and then one “scene” landscape to later on top. I guess after doing so much deep sky I always think of stacking…

          • Bob Thane

            Hmm, that’s not a bad idea. I find that it takes too long to make the tree line look okay, but I can definitely appreciate the IQ gain stacking gives.

  • Captain Megaton

    Gotta admire the marketing and product strategists at Sigma. Their pivot a few years back from a budget brand to a premium one with the ART line was perfectly timed and perfectly executed.

    • Martin K

      agree!!

  • jonebize

    Can someone explain the appeal of the 14/1.8? Is it just to shoot at lower ISO’s. I’m a wide angle shooter, but it seems like that focal length is too short to have shallow depth of field at all. 14 / 1.8 = an 7.8mm aperture diameter.

    • masterac

      astrophoto require those kind of lenses

  • Viktor

    Great, I have been waiting for the 135/2 (or 1.8) for a while (for ages :D). I have been working with the Zeiss 135 (classic), but the lack of AF on such a focal distance is not easy to manage 🙂 Otherwise a perfect piece and now also in Milvus cover 😉 However…..
    As I mentioned in discussions before, I am going to buy that one (Sigma 135) right of 😉 Happy with my Art lenses so far and their fair pricing policy 😉

    • Carmine

      I love my Zeiss 135 2.0 APO and it will be interesting to see what Sigma does with it. I love this lens and shoot with it as much as I can. The micro contrast and the detail it picks up in my opinion is what makes this lens spectacular.

      If Sigma can match this with AF, we will have catfight on our hands with Zeiss on one side and Sigma on the other side duking it out!

      I might just have to own both, for the AF.

  • Eloise

    14mm f/1.8 for full frame? Possible but doesn’t sound likely – are these rumours or semi-official?

    • those rumors are very legit – as legit as you can get

    • sickheadache

      look at my link..and look bottom right…sigma’s website.

  • sickheadache

    As of Today 02/17/2017 …There is a non working link 135mm 1.8 on Sigma’s Web Page.

    https://www.sigmaphoto.com/article/new-sigma-135mm-f18-art/

  • Hopefully this also means that a Nikon 135mm is on the horizon…

    • MonkeySpanner

      Doubt it.

  • ambient_exposure

    looking forward to a side by side of the nikon 105 1.4e to the sigma 135 1.8 art 🙂 base my next buy on which to shoot for since i want to retire my 135 dc

  • JoCarpenter

    I’m interested in a 135, I’m pretty sure it will be a keeper. Definitely getting a lot of love with my 35 and 50 art series.

  • Bukakke Comet

    To celebrate Nikon’s 100 year anniversary Sigma is bringing the cake and the candles. Nikon is still in the corner pouting. Oh look they threw the present box that had the NIkon DLs in the trash.

    Just when I said I am going to buy nothing but Nikon glass. I want to see what that price of the 135mm is.

    • Chaitanya

      you are forgetting about crap called Keymission 360.

      • Bukakke Comet

        I have the Samsung 360 camera and its a fun toy but its not a market Nikon had any busy venturing into.

  • bgbs

    Sigma just stole the thunder from Nikon’s 100th anniversary.

    • Bob Thane

      A D820 or whatever announcement will still overshadow this in mainstream circles. Of course, will Nikon have a good D820 ready?

    • Eloise

      A full lineup of three new Full Frame cameras plus a couple of nice new lenses could steal the thunder back…

      Nikon’s 100th anniversary isn’t until the end of June anyway.

  • mikew

    Could be they want to follow it with a 100-400 f4 sport or some other name.
    A lot of amateurs are struggling with 300mm for wildlife a 400mm at a decent price could sell well.

  • Jim Huang

    Man, I really hope Nikon can pull something out that get people more exciting then this for their 100 years anniversary.

  • Mauro Schramm

    The news at Sigma home page leads to broken links…

    • Yes, they are not officially announced yet.

    • Eloise

      The links (as shown above) have been removed from Sigma home page now…

  • Manuth Chek

    This should force Nikon to update the 135mm DC.

  • Viktor

    Thanks Sigma, there is a company doing something for photographers not just for themselves…..

  • DieMusik

    Brava Sigma. Well done! And much thanks to the admin.

  • David

    Where? Could not find them on the Sigma site.

    • not officially announced yet

  • hope 24-70 2.8 awesome price.

  • Afraz Anosh

    Sigma already makes a 150-600 with a similar aperture, though. Have they announced the pricing yet? I’ll be surprised if it costs a lot more.

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