Sigma News & Rumors: 30mm f1.4 for mFT / E-mount, 50-100mm f1.8 for APSC and MC-11-adapter leaked, new SPP version and DP Quattro firmware available


The Sigma lenses that were “teasered” not even one week ago by Austrian photo retailer Escher Foto (aka “Sigma Austria”) were leaked on the Japanese photo blog

The “small, fine” one, as it was described on Sigma Austria’s Facebook page, is a 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary prime lens for micro 4/3 and Sony E-mount. It has an optical construction that is very similar to the 30mm f/1.4 Art lens (9 elements in 7 groups vs. 9 in 8) and it is supposed to cost 400-450 Euros. Below the product image you can find all the relevant specs.

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  • Lens design: 9 elements in 7 groups (double-sided aspherical lens high refractive index and high dispersion glass)
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • Filter Size: 52mm
  • AF motor: stepping motor
  • Shortest focusing distance: 30cm
  • Inner focus
  • Total length: 73.3mm
  • Maximum diameter: 64.8mm
  • Weight: 265g
  • Available in Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts
  • Release Date: March 18, 2016
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: 51,840 yen (tax included) or around $400

The “sharp/fast” lens turns out to be an incredibly fast tele-zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras: 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art! In essence this is the portrait photography counterpart to the 18-35mm f/1.8 Art.


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  • Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
  • Three FLD, one SLD elements, one high-refractive-index high-dispersion glass, three high refractive index SLD glass
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Shortest focusing distance: 95cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 6.7
  • Total length: 170.7mm
  • Maximum diameter: 93.5mm
  • Weight: 1490g
  • Aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
  • New thinned ultrasonic motor
  • Inner focus, inner zoom
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: 167,400 yen (tax included) or around $1,400
  • Available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts
  • Release Date April 22

According to Photo-Rumors, Sigma’s supposed to announce an adapter in the next few weeks as well, with which Canon EF and Sigma SA lenses can be adapted on Sony cameras with the E-mount. This is what the MC-11 adapter is supposed to look like:


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In addition to the two lenses and the adapter, Sigma released the 6.3.2 version of Sigma Photo Pro and the new firmware for all DP Quattro cameras. As you can tell from the comparison images on the Sigma Global website, the color rendering of the Quattros in particular is said to be improved. There you can also find the download links for the SPP 6.3.2 and the new FWs.

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