Founded on the success of the Sigma ART line of still lenses, the new Sigma Cine FF High-Speed Prime line blows away other lenses at these price points, both optically and mechanically, and competes with high-end primes many times more expensive.
Sigma’s FF High-Speed Prime Lenses combine the same high-quality optics and mechanics of their Global Vision still line in a cine-oriented design. This 20mm PL mount prime is a wide focal length in the series, offering full-frame sensor coverage, 6 to 8K resolution, and a T1.5 aperture in a compact, lightweight form; it’s also available in Canon EF and Sony E mounts. A common 95mm front diameter and similar physical attributes across the lens line make it easier and quicker to mount lens accessories such as matte boxes, follow focuses, and lens control motors.
The 9-bladed iris produces pleasing out-of-focus bokeh effects, and ghosting and flaring have been minimized. Color reproduction is standardized for easier color correction. Each lens in the range offers consistent lens gear positions and 180° of focus barrel rotation. The FF High-Speed Primes also feature a clickless iris with linear markings, dampeners on each gear ring for silent operation, industry-standard 0.8 module gear pitch, and engraved markings for durability. Focus marks are in feet with select markings in luminous paint for easy visibility in low light.
B&H Previews the Sigma Cine Lens Lineup: