This week has been very exciting for Sony shooters. Not long after Sony released the FE 35mm f/1.8, Sigma also announced not one, but three lenses for the FE mount – 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art, 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art, and 45mm f/2.8 DG DN.
The 35mm f/1.2 can resolve 50 million pixels, features 17 elements and weighs 2.4 pounds (just over 1 kg). The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 30cm, with a maximum magnification of 0.2x and it takes 82mm filters. Its aperture ring can be clicked or de-clicked. The 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art lens will be available later this month and is going to retail for $1499 USD.
Sigma already has a 14-24mm f/2.8 lens for DSLRs that many people love, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that they now offer it for Sony’s mirrorless mount as well. Sigma claims that this is the ‘definite lens for astrophotography’ and for many people will indeed purchase it for this reason. Another interesting fact about this lens is that it takes rear filters. The lens will be released in August at the retail price of $1499.
Lastly, Sigma also announced the new 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens, which is a compact prime that is just 1.8 inches (46 mm) long and weighs only 7.6 oz (215 grams). The 45mm f/2.8 lens will ship later this month and is going to retail for $599.