The Art line of glass from Sigma is designed for still photography, but has been popular with indie filmmakers for the great cost-to-quality ratio.
Despite the clear work they've been putting into the Cine Lens line recently, Sigma clearly hasn't lost focus on their still photo offerings, having just expanded the Art series of still photo lenses with four new options. The Art line has been popular with many filmmakers for the great combination of high quality imagery with low cost. These aren't cine lenses, so you'll still have some breathing, the zooms might drift off the optical center, and they won't have lens teeth for geared follow focus. What they do offer is full frame coverage and wide apertures for a great price, leading to amazing work coming from this glass on cameras like the A7SII and the 5D Mark III. The new options include both a 14mm and the 135mm lens.
In addition, Sigma has confirmed that both the 14mm and the 135mm will be available as part of the Cine Prime line soon. The current Cine Prime line has a 20mm as its widest lens and an 85mm as its widest, so it'll be great when these get added to that line for a fuller set of focal lengths. For filmmakers with a larger budget, it'll be worth the wait for the consistent focus and more durable build quality, but expect to see the new glass on sets even in its still form soon. At the same time Sigma has released two new zooms, the Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 and the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM OS, though the slower aperture and similarity to the already released T2 cine zooms make these less interesting for filmmakers and more specifically exciting for still photographers. All of the lenses are slated to be coming soon, with specific price points yet to be announced.
Tech Specs (all):
- 14mm and 135mm focal lengths
- Sigma, Canon and Nikon mount
- Brass lens mount
- 9 diaphragm blades
- 10.6" Close Focus
- 80mm front element
- 16 lens elements in 11 groups
- 114.2° field of view
- 2.57 lb weight
- 34.5" close focus
- 13 elements in 9 groups
- Angle of View 18.2°
- 2.49 lb weight
"current Cine Prime line has a 20mm as its widest lens and an 85mm as its widest"
I believe you mean longest on the 85mm, not widest.
March 6, 2017 at 10:28AM
Are you sure this will fit a 5D MKIII? I have the 18-35 and it's designed for an ASP-C sensor. It doesn't cover full frame. But I can tell you that the 18-35 if gorgeous. The down part is that the focus turns the opposite way of Canon lenses and it's very confusing and annoying.
March 6, 2017 at 10:59AM, Edited March 6, 11:00AM
These are "DG" lenses designed for full frame. The 18-35 is a "DC" lens designed for APS-C.
March 6, 2017 at 1:08PM
Ah! Good to know. Thanks.
March 7, 2017 at 9:44AM
No.... these prime lenses focus in the same direction as Canon glass.
March 7, 2017 at 6:23AM, Edited March 7, 6:23AM
Also good to know. Thanks too!
March 7, 2017 at 9:44AM
These both sound amazing... especially the 14mm
March 6, 2017 at 4:14PM