Sigma's 11 L-mount Art lenses seen in London ahead of September launch

Sigma L-mount lenses
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Sigma showed off its full range of new L-mount lenses at a press event in London today. The first of these 11 new prime lenses will go on sale from September. The new Art series of fast prime lenses is designed to work on full-frame mirrorless cameras produced by Panasonic, Leica and Sigma. 

Panasonic already has two cameras on sale that can use these lenses - the Lumix S1R and S1 - and Leica has on one camera, the SL. Panasonic will launch a third L-mount model in the autumn, the S1H, and Sigma is promising its own 60-megapixel full-frame mirrorless camera for next year.

At the event, Sigma updated us on the timeline for its L-mount roadmap.

The first three lenses in the new range will be the 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 primes which are due to ship in September.

This will be closely followed by the release of the 20mm f/1.4, 24mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/1.8 in October.

The 28mm f/1.4, 40mm f/1.4 and 105mm f/1.4 will then go on sale at the end of the year, in December.

The release of the 14mm f/1.8 and 70mm f/2.8 Macro will now not be until next year.

The full Sigma L-mount line-up

The full list of Sigma L-mount DG HSM Art lenses (along with indicative pricing) is:

  • Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art (2020 – $1,599.00)
  • Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (October 2019 – $899.00)
  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (October 2019 – $849.00)
  • Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (December 2019 – $1,399.00)
  • Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (September 2019 – $899.00)
  • Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (December 2019 – $1,399.00)
  • Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (September 2019 – $949.00)
  • Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro Art (2020 – $569.00)
  • Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (September 2019 – $1,199.00)
  • Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art (December 2019 – $1,599.00)
  • Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art (October 2019 – $1,399.00)

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

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