The first of Sigma’s new Global Vision lenses gets a release date for late November.
Since first reported by No Film School in early October, Sigma looks finally ready to roll out their latest Global Vision series which includes its options for its Art, Sports and Contemporary lens lines. This is good news for filmmakers, videographers (and photographers) alike as the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 Art lens should be a great option to pair with several of the latest full frame mirrorless cameras currently hitting the market.
Sigma 40mm f/1.4
One of the highlights of the new Global Vision series, the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art is great continuation of Sigma’s excellent Art line for video focused cinematographers. A full frame lens, the 40mm f/1.4 Art has a distortion factor of less than 1% and is capable of 8K-compatible resolution. Price is still not known, but here are the full technical details and release date.
Lens Construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
Angle of View: (35mm) 56.8°
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture: F16
Minimum Focusing Distance: 40cm / 15.7 in.
Filter Size: φ82㎜
Maximum Magnifications: 1: 6.5
Dimensions: 87.8mm x 131mm / ø3.5in. x 5.2in
Available for Sigma, Nikon, Canon, and Sony E-mounts.
Release date: November 22, 2018. Which you can pre-order here.
The Full Global Vision Lenses Line
While initially teased at Photokina, the full Global Vision line has been focused on photography (as you can see in the video above). However, as a full frame lenses with great versatility, they offer some intriguing prospects for film and video professionals. Here’s the rest of the line.
- 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art
- 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary
- 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
- 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports
Prices and release dates shouldn’t be far behind the 40mm f/1.4 Art. You can keep track and pre-order on Adorama.