Art in native E-mount: Sigma announces 9 prime Art lenses to be released for full-frame Sony mirrorless
posted Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT
It's already a good day for Sony fans with the company announcing the new Sony A7 III last night, and Sigma has added even more excitement for Sony mirrorless shooters. Sigma Corporation has announced that nine of their Art lenses will be released in native Sony E-mount versions, including their two new lenses, which you can read more about here.
Sigma has previously released some lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras, such as APS-C lenses, but for full-frame shooters wanting an Art lens, they needed to use a Sigma MC-11 mount converter. The problem was that these adapted lenses didn't offer continuous autofocus or high-speed AF performance. This issue is alleviated with the new native E-mount Art lenses.
The lenses will be released over time and future Art lenses will be released in E-mount, presumably at the same time as the other mounts. Sigma's native E-mount Art lenses will cover focal lengths from 14mm to 135mm and each optic will have its autofocus performance specifically tuned for Sony cameras, including Sony's Fast Hybrid AF-C mode. The lenses will all be compatible with in-camera image stabilization, in-camera aberration correction and the native mount will be more rigid than an adapted lens.
In total, the native E-mount Sigma Art lineup will comprise the following lenses: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art, 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art, 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art and 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art. The release dates for the lenses has not yet been determined.
For users who were already using adapted versions of any of the above lenses, a mount conversion service will be available through Sigma.