Four Sigma full-frame lenses leaked: coming this month

(Image credit: Sigma)

The world of full-frame mirrorless keeps getting better and better, as the rumour mill reports four new full-frame lenses coming from Sigma.

First broken by SonyAlphaRumors, the story is that Sigma will be releasing the following lenses in mid-July:

- 35mm f/1.2

- 45mm f/2.8

- 12-24mm f/2.8

- 24-70mm f/2.8

While we don’t have any more specs on the lenses for now, it looks like they’ll be coming out first for Sony’s FE-mount and the multi-system L-mount that spans Sigma, Panasonic and Leica, announced last year.

The source also says that later in the year, we can also expect these lenses to arrive for Canon’s RF-mount and Nikon’s Z-mount. This would actually fill some gaps in these systems – Canon RF-mount doesn’t currently have a 12-24mm f/2.8 zoom, for example, so while we could probably expect the manufacturers themselves to be working on similar optics, they may find their work is cut out for them commercially if Sigma gets there first.

We could soon be seeing more Sigma lenses for the EOS R and EOS RP

We could soon be seeing more Sigma lenses for the EOS R and EOS RP (Image credit: Canon)

Over at Canon News, some reasonable-sounding speculation is that the reason Sony FE and L-mount lenses are coming out first is due to the deeper flange distance of L-mount (which means if it fits L-mount, it’ll fit the rest), and the smaller mount diameter of the Sony, not to mention the fact that it probably makes the most financial sense to get the Sony out the door fastest, given that Sony FE is the most well-established of these systems.

We’ll keep tabs on these lenses and update you as soon as they’re officially announced, but we can say for the time being that this looks like a win for all systems involved, bolstering their optic selection and giving photographers and videographers more choice about the lenses they use. 

Read more:

L-mount lens roadmap

Canon RF lens roadmap

Nikon Z lens roadmap

Best wide-angle lenses for Canon

The best mirrorless cameras

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

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