Finally, Sigma has added three new Sport lenses to its Global Vision line. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art and 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sport lenses have been officially announced now. The new full-frame lenses were being rumored for quite some time.
Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art
The Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art is priced at $1199. It is designed with focus on resolution and bokeh. The new lens comes with a stronger HSM AF motor that produces 1.3x the torque of the previous setup. It also improves auto-focus speed.
The lens architecture features two SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements and one glass element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and refraction. Other features include a full-time manual focus override, even during continuous AF. The new lens will be available in late October.
Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art
The Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art also features a stronger AF module. It offers a minimum focus distance of 9.4 inches at 24mm. The new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens features the largest aspherical glass mold in the industry that helps to reduce distortion, flare, and ghosting.
The lens architecture features FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements [equivalent to calcium fluorite in performance]. It comes with an optimized power distribution to maintain image quality from the center to edges. The Sigma 12-24mm Art is priced at $1599. It will be available in late October.
Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport
The Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport lens is priced at $5999. The expensive lens features lightweight components such as carbon fiber, magnesium alloy, and a water and oil resistant front element. The ultra-durable lens is dust and splash proof.
The lens architecture features two FLD and one SLD glass elements. It offers optimized power distribution to minimize spherical aberration and axial chromatic aberration. The transverse chromatic aberration is also minimized. Other features include Sigma’s two-mode Optical Stabilizer for shooting handheld, and a customizable AF ‘return’ function for setting the focus position and returning to that preset distance.
It comes with multiple mounts. The 500mm F4 Sport lens with Canon and Sigma mounts will be available in late October. While the one with Nikon mount will be available in late November. The Nikon mount variant also features a brand-new electronic diaphragm.