SIGMA Unveils Three New Art Lenses, World’s First Full Frame 14mm F1.8 Art

FEBRUARY 27, 2017


Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, announces the introduction of three new lenses to the renowned Art series line, the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art, the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Art and the SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art.

Pricing and release dates have not yet been announced, but the lenses will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. Compatibility with the Sony E-mount is made possible with the use of SIGMA’s MC-11 mount adapter.

The new SIGMA 12-24mm F4 DG HSM | Art lens has a suggested retail price of $2,169.95 and is expected to be available for Sigma, Canon and Nikon in November 2016.

For more information, please contact Max Payne, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 905-513-7733 or email media@gentec-intl.com.

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Debuting the world’s first 1.8 ultra wide-angle lens, the 14mm F1.8 Art incorporates the same ground-breaking aspherical element as Sigma’s critically acclaimed 12-24mm F4 Art, while affording photographers incredible flexibility in low light and astrophotography scenarios. Boasting outstanding image quality from center to edge, the 14mm F1.8 Art features the largest glass mold (80mm) in the industry, offering photographers an ultra-wide prime with virtually no distortion, flare or ghosting. Incorporating three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) lens elements and four SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, the 14mm Art minimizes transverse chromatic abberration, common in ultra wide-angle lenses. In addition to the great IQ from edge to edge, the new 14mm F1.8 offers a superfast and efficient AF system.

With a minimum focus distance of 10.6 inches at 14mm, photographers can compose incredible close-up shots with expansive backgrounds.

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art

Boasting outstanding sharpness and great image quality from edge to edge, the 135mm F1.8 Art lens enters the market as Sigma’s new premiere mid-range telephoto prime lens. Ideal for events such as concerts, indoor sports, conferences and press events, the 1.8 F-stop delivers greater “shallow depth of field” and isolation of subjects from distracting backgrounds. The outstanding compression effect makes it equally as powerful for up-close and full-length portraits. Its new large hyper sonic motor (HSM) provides ample torque to the focus group for optimal speed while the acceleration sensor detects the position of the lens for compensation focus groups for factors including gravity, producing faster and more responsive AF. Equipped with a focus limiter, the 135mm F1.8 Art can be easily optimized for a variety of distances and situations.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art

Featuring a brand new OS and highly efficient AF system, the revamped 24-70mm F2.8 Art embodies all the technical qualities and finesse that define the high-performance Sigma Global Vision Art series. Covering a wide range of shooting scenarios, the 24-70mm workhorse DNA includes three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements and four aspherical elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The 24-70mm F2.8 Art aspherical elements use Sigma’s ground-breaking thicker center glass design and highly precise polishing process, delivering stunning images and aiming for perfectly circular bokeh effects. The lens’ purpose-built structure boasts a new metal barrel for optimal durability, TSC composite internal moving components designed to resist thermal contraction and expansion, as well as a dust and splash-proof design with oil-repellent front and rear elements.

Additional Features

• Compatible with Mount Converter MC-11
• “Made in Japan” with the best craftsmanship
• SIGMA USB DOCK for SIGMA GLOBAL VISION lenses (optional)
• Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm
• Brass made bayonet mount
• Available Mount Conversion Service
• Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
• Nikon electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism included
• Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system “A1”

Canadian Warranty
Like all Sigma lenses, these lenses are backed by a comprehensive seven-year Canadian warranty.

Specifications:

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 11 groups | Minimum aperture (width): F16 | Angle of view (35mm): 114.2° | Minimum focusing distance: 27cm./10.6in. | Dimensions (diameter x length): 95.4mm x 126mm/9.5in. x 5.0in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:9.8 | Weight: 1,170g/41.3oz.

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups | Minimum aperture (width): F16 | Filter size: 82mm | Angle of view (35mm): 18.2° | Minimum focusing distance: 87.5cm./34.4in. | Dimensions (diameter x length): 91.4mm x 114.9mm/4.0in. x 4.5in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5 | Weight: 1,130g/40.2oz.

Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG HSM OS Art
Lens Construction: 19 elements in 14 groups | Minimum aperture (width): F22 | Angle of view (35mm): 84.1-34.3° | Minimum focusing distance: 37cm./1.5in. | Dimensions (diameter x length): 88mm×107.6mm /3.5in. x 4.2in. | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4.8 | Weight: TBD

Appearance and specifications are subject to change for improvement without notice.

Click here for the PDF version of the press release.

About Sigma Corporation
Since 1961, Sigma has worked toward its goal of developing photographic technologies that push the envelope, empower photographers, and produce unparalleled imagery. Sigma has honoured this commitment by maintaining control of its design, research and development, and manufacturing processes in its Aizu factory. The family-owned company is the largest independent SLR lens manufacturer in the world, producing more than 45 lenses that are compatible with cameras from most leading manufacturers. The company is headquartered in Japan, with offices strategically located throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. For more information, visit www.SigmaCanada.ca, on Facebook: fb.com/SigmaCanada, on Instagram: @SigmaCanada.

About Gentec International
Founded in 1990, Gentec International is Canada’s leading consumer accessory products company, supplying Imaging, Home Theatre, Personal Electronics, Sports Optics, Wireless Telecom, and Mobile Electronics products to the Canadian retail marketplace. Gentec offers a variety of prominent brands, including Optex, Sigma, SanDisk, Manfrotto, Gitzo, National Geographic, Avenger, Lastolite, Roots, Gary Fong, Black Rapid, iQ, Sunpak, Energizer, Energy, Planet Wireless, Ideal Case, White Diamonds, Ultralink, Electrohome, Bell’O, Klipsch, Mirage, Jamo, Bushnell, Zeiss, Alpine, Metra, and Stinger. Gentec operates out of a high-cube, state-of-the-art, fully computerized 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution centre that offers efficient, seamless service to our customers. With over 90 employees, Gentec covers the needs of its retailers coast to coast using the latest technology systems, streamlined efficiencies, and customer service that is second to none.
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SIGMA Unveils Three New Art Lenses, World’s First Full Frame 14mm F1.8 Art