This morning, Sigma announced the upcoming release of a new large aperture, ultra-wide zoom lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras: the 10-18mm f/2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens for Sony E, Fuji X and L-mount, and at the same time, announced the development of a new and improved 70-200mm f/2.8 DG DN OS | Sports lens, expected in December.
Sigma is calling the 10-18mm f/2.8 the world’s smallest and lightest f/2.8 zoom lens for APS-C cameras. With a 35mm equivalent angle of view of 15-27mm, the lens will cover the wide to ultra-wide angle needs of APS-C shooters while adding only 260g (9.2oz) to their camera bags. The lens is a mere 2.8 inches long and 2.4 inches wide (72.2 x 62mm). Autofocus is delivered by a quiet stepping motor, making it a great option for video work. The lens’s optical design reduces focus breathing and also allows focusing down to 4.6 inches, for a magnification ratio of 1:4 (near-macro).
Sigma expects the lens to hit store shelves on October 26, 2023 at a price of $599. It is currently available for pre-order at B&H Photo.
Few details are available regarding the development of the new 70-200 f/2.8 DG DN OS | Sports lens, though this will be Sigma’s first 70-200 made specifically for mirrorless cameras (l-mount and E-mount). The new model will focus with at least one HLA (linear actuator) motor, improved Optical Stabilization using the OS2 algorithm, and “superior” weather resistance. Though subject to change, the press photo of the lens includes a manual aperture ring, a zoom-lock switch, an Arca-Swiss style tripod foot, and a multi-function AF-lock button on the barrel. The lens is expected in December. The current Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 | Sports lens for DSLRs costs about $1500.
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