Sigma has developed three new Full Frame High Speed Prime lenses for its Cine lineup: the 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF.
All three of the lenses have an imaging circle large enough to pair with cameras using a full-frame sensor. Sigma also states that these lenses will perform great even when shooting 6K and 8K video. That’s good because cinematographers are more likely to gravitate toward higher resolution video as camera technology progresses.
Three new lenses for the Cine lineup
The lenses offer aperture ranges of T1.5 to T16 and use a nine-bladed rounded diaphragm. The 28mm lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3 meters, while the 40mm has a minimum focusing distance of 0.4 meters. For the 105mm, it’s 1 meter.
Each lens will be available in Canon EF mount, Sony E mount and ARRI PL-mount.
Sigma’s also working on compatibility between the FF High Speed Prime Line and the LPL Mount
Sigma, in the same press release, also announced it’s developing compatibility between the FF High Speed Prime Line and LPL mount. The LPL mount was designed for ARRI’s pro broadcasting cameras.
Sigma didn’t say when this project will be completed. For now, all we know is Sigma’s shooting for “2019 or later.”
Pricing and Availability
The 105mm T1.5 FF will start shipping in October 2018. The 40mm T1.5 FF will be released at the end of 2018. As for the 28mm T1.5 FF, its release date is set for early 2019. Pricing has not yet been announced.