Sigma ART Lenses Sizes


Short video on the topic at my youtube channel.

In short, some Sigma ART lenses are so oversized for the following reasons:

  • they were originally developed in a CINE version for film production, where size and weight do not play a special role
  • large lens sizes are often needed to get good image quality at the corners and edges of the frame
  • some lenses have received an additional lengthening of the rear to work on mirrorless cameras

The Sigma A (Sigma Art) lens range includes the following lenses:

For full-frame cameras (series DG) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 14 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  2. Sigma 20 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  3. Sigma 24 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  4. Sigma 28 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  5. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + A, + Pentax, + Cine
  6. Sigma 40 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  7. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + A, + Cine
  8. Sigma 70 mm 1: 2.8 DG MACRO | | | A (Art), + L, + E
  9. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine, scheme 14/12
  10. Sigma 105 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  11. Sigma 135 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), + L, + E, + Cine
  12. Sigma 12-24 mm 1: 4 DG | A (Art),
  13. Sigma 14-24 mm 1: 2.8 DG | A (Art)Scheme 16/11
  14. Sigma 24-35 mm 1: 2 DG | A (Art), + Cine
  15. Sigma 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG OS | A (Art)Scheme 19/14
  16. Sigma 24-105 mm 1: 4 DG OS | A (Art), + A

For full-frame mirrorless cameras (series DG DN) with Leica L mount and Sony E:

  1. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.2 DG DN | A (Art)
  2. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art)Scheme 15/11
  3. Sigma 105 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN MACRO | A (ART)
  4. Sigma 14-24 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN | A (Art)Scheme 17/11
  5. Sigma 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN | A (Art)Scheme 19/15

For cropped SLR cameras (series DC) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 30 mm 1: 1.4 DC | A (Art) + Pentax, + A
  2. Sigma 18-35 mm 1: 1.8 DC | A (Art) + Pentax, + A, + Cine
  3. Sigma 50-100 mm 1: 1.8 DC | A (Art) + Cine

For cropped mirrorless cameras (series DN) for Micro 4/3 and Sony E:

  1. Sigma 19 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver
  2. Sigma 30 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver
  3. Sigma 60 mm 1: 2.8 DN | A (Art), black / silver

Legend:

  • +L means that there is a version of the lens adapted for working on mirrorless cameras with a Leica L mount
  • +E means that there is a version of the lens adapted to work on mirrorless cameras with Sony E mount
  • + Pentax means that there is a version of the lens with a Pentax K mount (rare)
  • +A means that there is a version of the lens with Sony A mount (rarity)
  • + Cine means that there is a version of the lens adapted for video shooting, usually the CINE versions are released simultaneously for ARRI PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts

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Comments: 9, on topic: Sigma ART Lenses Sizes

  • Molchanov + Yuri

    Thank you for the article. I myself was surprised at the size of many lenses, but I didn't think about cinema at all. Now everything fell into place, thanks!

  • Onotole

    But I'm interested in this: is it that the lenses were originally developed for the film industry and therefore have such huge dimensions can serve as at least some kind of excuse in the eyes of an ordinary average static photographer / videographer, who then carries all this on himself for days on end?
    Well, like his hands are already falling off by the evening, but the thought warms up - “but this lens is not a joke, it was made for the cinema, there are sharp edges and corners I have, clients will certainly thank me for this. Or maybe even money will be thrown on top, for such and such corners ... "

    • Arkady Shapoval

      someone needs this, for example, those who do not want to mess with the medium format and are not afraid of the size at all, but they want to get the maximum quality

    • Victor

      With what, and with 40mm sigma really surpassed itself.

      Who is in the subject, tell us why you should choose 40 and not 35, say?

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Perspective distortion, especially in medium and close-up shots, especially of people. But in 99% I would not be able to determine the difference. And, of course, in some ways it is optically better than 35 and 50.

        • Victor

          I, too, would not have caught the difference in perspective distortion, if the paired images were not closely examined, which of course no one does.

          And so 40 may be better (a little), but whether it is worth a twofold increase in weight and price is another question.

  • Sergei

    I have been using the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 Art lens for several months. Yes, it is quite heavy, but due to its large size it is convenient to hold it. Sometimes it feels like it's not the lens on the camera, but vice versa (Nikon 7500). Well, I also had to change the bag, since the assembly is quite large. And still I do not regret this choice.

    • Neo

      Any 24-70 / 2.8 will be heavier, 18-35 is like a whopper, but you get used to it quickly. Whopper 50-100 / 1.8

      • Victor

        Canon 24-70 II is not that not heavier, but even lighter by a few grams :)

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