Two more Sigma cine lenses are being rolled out today: the Cine FF High Speed 14mm and 135mm T2 full-frame lenses. This brings the range’s total to seven cine prime lenses, covering 14mm to 135mm, and three zooms: the 18-35 T2, 24-35 T2.2 and 50-100 T2. An impressive start for Sigma in the cine lens space.
Flexible mount options
These lenses are high resolution, and ready for up to coverage of 8K sensors. They are nearly all available in Canon EF, Sony E mount and PL mounts. The only lens that isn’t PL compatible is the 24-35 T2.2 FF. Sigma offers a mount conversion service for a fee if you change cameras – the mounts are not user changeable.
Sigma cine lenses = Art lenses plus cine
The new lenses are based on the Art line of Sigma lenses. The cine versions have a selectable focus ring with feet and meter graduations. These new versions are also “Fully Luminous.” This paint makes the markings on the lenses easier to see in dark conditions. They come in either metric or imperial models, and again for a fee if you want to change to either standard they can be converted by Sigma.
Sigma cine lenses: Final thoughts
As for breathing? I haven’t seen how they perform yet. Judging on the stills version is probably a good indicator on how they perform. We will be checking out the new lenses as well as the others in the Sigma FF Cine lineup at NAB.