Announcement of SIGMA CINE LENSES

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce that it will enter into the cinema lens market by releasing a new line of SIGMA CINE LENSES, designed specifically for cinematography. In the world of digital film production, there is an increasing demand for higher resolution, and SIGMA’s new lineup of high-performance lenses is compatible with the latest, high-resolution digital cinema cameras. SIGMA has developed its own production system by establishing the required technology for mass production of high-performance lenses for ultra-mega-pixel shooting.
The company feels this valuable new lens line could create a fundamental change in digital film production, and provide a new solution to cinematographers.

● Unbeatable value – The highest optical performance in its class and outstanding compact design
● Wide range of lenses for professional use
● Optimized for the latest digital movie making technology
For the first phase, SIGMA will release two zoom lenses in Japan and the USA for EF and E mount camera systems. Furthermore, another zoom lens and five prime lenses will be released to the market in sequence from 2017 onward. SIGMA plans to develop additional zoom and prime lenses as well as add support for PL mount camera systems. The latest release information will be sequentially updated on its official website.
Delivery: toward the end of 2016 (in Japan and USA in the first phase)
Price: TBD
Mount: Initially Canon-EF and Sony-E to be followed later by PL.
*24-35mm T2.2 FF is not available in PL mount.
* The appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.
[Product information]

[About products]
● High Speed Zoom Line
High Speed Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. Furthermore, while offering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom Line has a compact construction and offers amazing value.

● FF Zoom Line
FF Zoom Line is compatible with a full frame image circle, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. It provides a rare option for cinematographers since very few lenses can cater to the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras’ image sensor, which is larger than Super 35, and expand the range of compatible cameras. This is the cinema zoom lens offering the highest image quality and compact design.
*This lens is not available in PL mount.

● FF High Speed Prime Line
The lineup ranges from 20mm to 85mm, and all five lenses are T1.5. They are compatible with full frame sensors and, while being more compact, can offer superior resolution than other high-end prime sets do. With the five prime lenses from FF High Speed Prime Line, there is no need to change the lighting to shoot a variety of cuts, and it is possible to meet the demands that professional movie creation requires.