Three lenses that were announced at Photokina have been made available in the USA, giving us a firm pricetag for this trio of third party glass.
First up is the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, a high-speed prime lens that’ll set you back $899, and is available it pick up immediately. The 35mm features one “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) glass lens and four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass lenses, a Hyper Sonic Motor focusing system, Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and nine aperture blades. It’ll also work with Sigma’s bizarre new USB dock for keeping firmware up to date. You can pick up the Sigma for Sigma, Sony (D), Nikon (D), Pentax and Canon mounts.
Two of Tamron’s lenses have also had more information revealed, the updated SP 90mm f/2.8 DI MACRO 1:1 VC USD and 70-200mm F/2.8 DI VC USD. The Canon mount version of both will be released on November 30, with Nikon and Sony versions to follow. The 70-200mm zoom lens is expected to have a street price of $1499, and that new macro will go for $849.
If you’re super-keen to get your hands on any of these, B&H and the rest of the usual suspects are taking pre-orders.