Good news from Sigma: Their new Full Frame Foveon sensor will be “ready” end of this year!

Teh Sigma CEO released an interview and said the following:

  • We are still in development and are working on a prototype of a three-layer Foveon X3 sensor.
  • This sensor should be available later this year
  • The Foveon X3 sensor is not a versatile sensor and has disadvantages such as dark performance
  • But when the amount of light is widespread, this camera can produce very beautiful and wonderful pictures.

via DClife

The new Sigma 20mm and 24mm f/1.4 L lenses will be announced on August 8th

I have been told Sigma will announce the two new wide angle primes in August. Here are the known specs:

  • 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 15 groups (2 SLD glasses, 3 aspherical lenses)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.23m
    Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 6.1
    Filter Diameter: 82mm
    Size: φ87.8 x 111.2mm (E-mount version 113.2mm)
    Weight: 635g (E-mount version 630g)
    AF assist function
    MFL switch (MF lock)
    rear filter holder
    lens heater retainer
    152,900 yen including tax
  • 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 14 groups (1 SLD glass, 2 FLD glasses, 4 aspherical lenses)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.25m
    Maximum shooting magnification : 1: 7.1
    Filter diameter:
    72mm Size: φ75.7 x 95.5mm (E-mount version 97.5mm)
    AF assist function
    MFL switch (MF lock)
    rear filter holder
    lens heater retainer
    Weight: 520g (E-mount version 510g)

Sigma will soon announce the new 20mm f/1.4 and 24mm f/1.4 L-mount lenses

The Japanese blog Digicameinfo spotted the specs of these two upcoming Sigma Full Frame L-mount lenses:

  • 20mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 15 groups (2 SLD glasses, 3 aspherical lenses)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.23m
    Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 6.1
    Filter Diameter: 82mm
    Size: φ87.8 x 111.2mm (E-mount version 113.2mm)
    Weight: 635g (E-mount version 630g)
  • 24mm F1.4 DG DN Art
    Lens configuration: 17 elements in 14 groups (1 piece of SLD glass, 2 pieces of FLD glass, 4 pieces of aspherical lens)
    Number of aperture blades: 11 pieces (circular aperture)
    Minimum shooting distance: 0.25m
    Maximum shooting magnification : 1: 7.1
    Filter diameter:
    72mm Size: φ75.7 x 95.5mm (E-mount version 97.5mm)
    Weight: 520g (E-mount version 510g)

First leaked images of the new Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens!

On June 1st Sigma will announce the new lens. Here are the leaked images and specs via digicame-info:

  • 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
    ・Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups (5 FLD glass, 4 aspherical lenses)
    ・Minimum shooting distance: 25cm
    ・Maximum magnification: 1:5.6
    ・Number of aperture feathers: 9 (circular aperture)
    – Filter diameter: 72mm
    ・Size: φ77.2 x 100.6mm (102.6mm for E-mount plate)
    ・Weight: 450g
    ・Mount: L-mount, Sony E-mount
    ・Estimated release date in Japan: June 17, 2022
    ・Overseas price: $899

 

The new Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN L-mount lens will be announce don June 1

The same source that leaked the lens specs says the new Sigma 16-28mm L will be announced on June 1 at 21 Tokyo time.

16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary specs
・ Lens configuration: 16 elements in 11 groups
・ Shortest shooting distance: 25cm
・ Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 5.6
・ Number of aperture blades: 9 (circular aperture)
・ Filter diameter: 72mm
・ Size : Φ77.2 x 100.6mm (E mount version is 102.6mm)
・ Weight: 450g
・ Mount: L mount ・ Sony E mount

Laowa 90mm f/2.8 L-mount lens specs leaked

Here are the leaked Laowa 90mm f/2.8 L-mount lens specs:

  • 13 sheets in 10 groups (3 ED lenses and 3 high-refractive)
  • 13 diaphragm blades
  • Shortest shooting distance 20.4cm
  • Filter size 67mm
  • Size 74 x 120mm
  • Weight 619g
  • mount Sony E / Canon RF / Nikon Z / Leica L

The lens will be announced on May 23.

First rumors about a possible S5H…

For what’s worth. I got this from an anonymous source:

Panasonic S5H: It’s a lightweight camera, but likes the 15Mp version of S1H. S5H supports FF 4.8K oversampled UHD-4K 120fps with the DFD AI. Also, FF 16:9 4.8K 60fps or FF open gate 4.8K 48fps with the ‘Dynamic Range Boost mode’ is supported.