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Sigma unveils Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless camera; high-performance lens series

Sigma fp is a small and light full-frame mirrorless digital camera

Sigma Corporation announced a new small and light full-frame mirrorless digital camera and three high-performance lenses for mirrorless cameras.

The Sigma fp has dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, which the company claims the world’s smallest and lighted full-frame mirrorless. The camera is with a 35mm Bayer 24.6 megapixel full-frame sensor. The camera is dust- and splash-proof. The Sigma fp uses the L-mount, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. In addition to Sigma lenses, other lenses can be used through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corp. With the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, Sigma SA mount and Sigma Canon EF mount lenses can also be used.

By supporting 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording, the Sigma fp is capable of full-fledged video production. Alternating between still and cine shooting modes is possible with a simple flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.

Pricing and availability for the Sigma fp full-frame mirrorless digital camera will be announced fall 2019.

Three new Sigma high-performance lenses full-frame mirrorless cameras

Sigma also introduced the three Global Vision lenses as the first in its lineup optimized for high-performance, full-frame mirrorless cameras:

Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art is Sigma’s first wide-angle lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Sony E-mount and L-mount system. The 35mm F1.2 Art enables artistic expression with astounding resolution and bokeh effects. Optimized for full-frame cameras, the 35mm F1.2 Art features three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses including a double-sided aspherical lens that is optimally arranged in a lens construction of 17 elements in 12 groups.

The 35mm F1.2 Art is equally optimized for both still and video shooting environments. In autofocus, the large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) gives the desired torque required to drive the focus lens group. In manual focus, the focus ring is driven by the focus-by-wire system where the optimized torque setting responds to the fine operations of the photographer. The aperture ring is also mounted with a de-click function, enabling seamless operations that is especially useful during video shooting.

The Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount in late July 2019 for $1,499.00 USD through authorized US dealers.

SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art is a large-diameter, wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The uniform rendering performance and outstanding edge to edge resolution is perfect for capturing the weak light emitted by the stars at night, the company says. By utilizing the characteristics of the short flange focal length, this new-generation large-diameter zoom lens combines both compact body and unprecedented high-resolution image quality.

Other lens highlights include one FLD glass and five SLD glass elements which are arranged to suppress edge to edge chromatic aberration. Three aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter aspherical lens at the foremost surface, are used to effectively minimize flare and other distortions thereby achieving mind-blowing resolution. In addition, a stepping motor enables the high speed, quiet AF drive. Shooting is comfortable even in target AF such as Face/Eye Detection AF and during video shooting.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount in late August 2019 for $1,399.00 USD through authorized US dealers.

SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN

Designed for use with smaller full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens balances easy-to-carry form factor and high optical performance. The perfect everyday companion for the traveling photographer, this rugged lens produces smooth bokeh effects when wide open, the company says. The 45mm F2.8 Contemporary also realizes modern sharp rendering when stopped down. With a minimum focusing distance of 24cm, photographers can also enjoy shooting snapshots and tabletop photos.

The highly durable lens is capable of smooth, quiet and high-speed AF made possible by a stepping motor. It also supports Face/Eye Detection AF and video AF.

The Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount in late July 2019 for $549.00 USD through authorized US dealers.


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