Sigma launches five new lenses at Photokina 2018

Sigma has announced a five new lenses at its Photokina press conference, covering everything from wide-angle to hyper-telephoto.

First up is the new Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art wide-angle prime lens, which Sigma says features an optical design that will minimize distortion, control sagittal flare and correct chromatic aberration. Dust and splash-proof, the lens also features a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element. There's also a HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) with an improved algorithm for faster focusing, while it will be available in Nikon F, Canon EF and Sony E camera mounts (as well as Sigma's own mount). Sales are expected to start in January 2019 with pricing still to be confirmed.

Following this is the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art lens. Designed for exceptional sharpness at maximum aperture, this lens is promised to excel when shooting in limited light. Sigma states that the lens delivers less than 1% distortion and near non-existent sagittal flare, while the lens should deliver optical results could enough for 8K-compatible resolution as well as beautiful bokeh. Like the 28mm, the 40mm f/1.4 will be It is available for Nikon F, Canon EF and Sony E mount camera systems (not forgetting Sigma's own mount again. Sales are expected to start in October with pricing still to be confirmed.

Sigma has also launched the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary portrait-orientated prime lens for Sony APS-C E-mount and Micro Four Thirds shooters, promises to deliver outstanding image quality and beautiful bokeh. Sales are expected to start in November with pricing still to be confirmed.

Perhaps the most anticipated lenses from Sigma is the new 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports telephoto zoom lens. 

The new flagship large-aperture telephoto zoom lens features a magnesium body that's dust- and splash-proof, while also sporting a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front element. It also incorporates Sigma's Intelligent OS with an acceleration sensor and the latest algorithm capable of panning in all directions. The newest f/2.8 large-aperture zoom lens from Sigma comes in Canon EF,  Nikon F and Sigma mounts. Sales are expected to start in December with pricing still to be confirmed.

Finally, there's the mammoth Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports lens. The world's first 10x optical telephoto zoom lens with a tele end of 600mm. Sigma's achieved this by incorporating 25 elements in 19 groups, while the lens also takes advantage of Sigma's intelligent OS to delivers an image stabilization effect of 4 stops. The new Sigma hyper-telephoto zoom lens is available in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma mounts, and should start shipping in late October 2018 for $1999. UK and Australian pricing to be confirmed.

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