Sigma Announces 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma announced two new APS-C format lenses this morning: the Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and the Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens.

Here are the details according to Sigma’s press announcement this morning.

Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art

Building on the Sigma Global Vision 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens, the new Sigma 50-100 F1.8 (75-150mm on 35mm format) mid-range zoom lens is designed to deliver outstanding prime lens-like results. Factoring in the APS-C image circle of 1.5x, the 50-100mm F1.8 covers three popular short tele prime focal lengths: 85mm, 105mm and 135mm. Like the 18-35mm F1.8, the new 50-100mm F1.8 maintains a constant F1.8 aperture yielding brightness and resolution throughout the zoom, while simultaneously maintaining focus as the lens is zoomed, a feature videographers will appreciate.

Product Highlights
• Features three FLD (F Low Dispersion) glass elements, one SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass element, and one high-refractive index, high-dispersion glass element to minimize aberrations.

• Redesigned and enhanced, the new Hyper Sonic Motor is 30% slimmer and provides fast and accurate AF.

• Highly durable polycarbonate diaphragm made with fluorine; blades feature carbon feather film offering exceptionally smooth operation even during continuous shooting.

• Inner focusing and zoom design offer versatile shooting options

• Tripod socket for stable, comfortable operation

• Features 21 elements / 15 groups, Minimum Aperture: F16, 82mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 37.4in, Dimensions: 3.7x6.7, Weight: 52.6oz

MSRP: $1099

The new Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. You can get more information here:

Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Combining outstanding optical performance and compact design, the new affordably priced Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is designed for mirrorless cameras. With good image quality with F1.4 brightness, this versatile lens covers a wide range of photo and video capture scenarios, and beautiful bokeh effects.

Product Highlights
• Represents first affordable F1.4 performance lens for the mirrorless market

• Sigma engineered quality within a sleek compact design

• Fast, smooth AF stepping motor designed to support video

• Features one aspherical element and one double-sided aspherical element producing imaging quality comparable to the Art line.

• Features 9 elements / 7 groups, Minimum Aperture: F16, 52mm filter thread, Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8in, Weight: 9.3oz, Dimensions: 2.6x2.9in.

MSRP: $339

The new Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens will be available in Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds mount. More info here: visit

Sigma Global Vision lenses including the new 50-100mm F1.8 DC Art and 30mm F1.4 Contemporary lenses can be updated with the latest lens software from a workstation or laptop using the Sigma Optimization Pro software and Sigma USB Dock (sold separately).