Rumor: Sigma To Release Two New ART Lenses This Year
by DL Cade
PetaPixel.com, Sony Alpha Rumors.com, Photo Rumors.com, Canon Rumors.com News ISBN/ITEM#: CM170218PREMIUM
Date: 18 February 2017
Since the introduction of Sigma's premium ART series of lenses, photographers have been able to buy significantly superior lenses for less money. Expected to join the long rumored Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART lens are the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART lens and Sigma 135mm f/1.8 ART lens. Only time will tell which lens or lenses will actually be introduced to make those photographers very happy.
To call Sigma's ART series of lenses a "hit" would be quite the understatement. Sigma's premium lens line has taken the photo world by storm, often giving photographers significantly better lenses for a lot less money. And now, it sounds like two more ART lenses are on the way.
In addition to the long-awaited Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART lens that may or may not be debuted later this month at CP+, Sony Alpha Rumors reports that two more Sigma ART primes are in the works for a 2017 release: a 14mm f/1.8 and a 135mm f/1.8. The rumor, although it is still just a rumor for now, already has photographers salivating all over comment sections and forum posts.
SAR claims "reliable sources" gave the site this information, and we have no reason to believe either of these lenses is made up. The 135mm f/1.8 in particular has been rumored since way back in 2013, making it exceedingly likely that one is indeed in development if not almost ready for real-world testing.
(Source: PetaPixel.com, Sony Alpha Rumors.com, Photo Rumors.com, Canon Rumors.com)
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