Cine lenses, and in particular new cine lenses announcements, continued to dominate the industry and Sigma had their say with three new additions to their High Speed Cine Primes lineup. The new 28mm T1.5, 40mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5 will be available in PL, E, EF and LPL mount (in the near future) and ship at a staggered interval starting with the 105mm, followed by the 40mm and last with the 28mm in early 2019.
Most of you I am sure are familiar already with the Sigma cine primes. They are built like tanks, and feature some of the best glass on the market ported from the Art stills lineup, and at the same time tuned alongside industry standard build quality for heavy cine use. Their focus and iris rings are buttery smooth, without feeling sloppy and the image quality speaks for itself. There are numerous projects already shot on them, you can just browse Vimeo and Youtube on your own to see how good they are. Or maybe you’ve already used them yourselves.
In any case, cine lenses, and especially full-frame cine lenses were everywhere at IBC 2018, it’s a natural side effect from all the full-frame digital cine cameras announced in the last 12-18 months.
At the Sigma stand, Sam showed us the new lenses and gave us a quick rundown on their features: