Sigma is known for being a cheaper alternative for filmmakers looking for beautiful optics in a lens. NFS contributor Charles Haine recently reviewed Sigma's High-Speed Zooms (18-35mm, 50-100mm T2), which were announced at IBC 2016 along with the new High-Speed Primes (currently ranging from 14mm to 135mm). Today, Sigma released a 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom as part of its Cine line.

The new full-frame lens is compatible with image sensors larger than Super 35, offering optical performance while shooting in 6K or 8K. The lens features nine diaphragm blades with a constant T2.2 aperture throughout the focal range, a long focus rotation of 180 degrees, and manual linear iris control. It also includes electronic mounts for camera metadata.

Sigma T2.2 24-35mm FF ZoomSigma T2.2 24-35mm FF Zoom

Both E and EF camera system mounts are supported and tout a dust-and-splash-proof design. The 95mm front diameter and 82mm filter size are the same as the High-Speed Zooms and Primes; clearly, Sigma is interested in making all of its accessories compatible. The company has also ensured all of the lenses in the lineup have the same standard color balance, full manual iris control, silent ring stoppers, smooth focus, and a full metal body.

The lens is expected to ship this month with a price tag of $4,999.

Tech Specs

  • Available in Canon, Sony Mount
  • 24-35mm focal range 
  • Constant T2.2 through focal range
  • 4K, 6K, and 8K capabilities
  • Compact size
  • 180º focus rotation
  • Manual linear iris control and electronic mounts for vital camera metadata