Sigma is rumored to develop an A-mount version for Sony cameras of the well-received 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens.
On April 18, Sigma has disturbed the clear waters of the digital camera market with the announcement of the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens for Canon, Nikon and Sigma DSLR cameras.
A lot of people have been expecting the Japan-based company to launch a version for A-mount users, too. However, this has not been confirmed so far. Thankfully, the rumor mill says that this is changing soon and that Sony users will have reasons for joy.
Sigma will officially release the 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens soon
What’s so great about this optic is that it can provide the same constant aperture throughout the focal range. This is a big deal since the lens provides a very large and fast aperture of just f/1.8. It is the first zoom lens to be capable of such achievement.
Sigma said that the product will become available only for APS-C DSLR cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Sigma, of course. This left a lot of people wondering whether the company has forgotten about Sony or it is simply ignoring it.
Sony A-mount version of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens is currently being worked on
Well, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens will be released in a Sony A-mount version, too. The information is said to come from a “trusted source”, which probably translates into someone who has been right in the past.
Anyway, this is great news for Sony A-mount camera owners, who were long drooling over such a fast lens, just like the rest of the pack.
Bear in mind that this is just a rumor, therefore it may not be worth it to set your expectations too high, since there are no details regarding release date, price, and market availability for the time being.
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens specs list
The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens features nine diaphragm blades, 17 elements in 12 groups, five Special Low Dispersion elements, and four aspherical elements, respectively.
It can focus on a subject located at a distance of merely 11.02-inches and it can deliver very quiet autofocus, though photographers will not find any kind of image stabilization technology inside.
The release date and price of the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens have not been announced yet, but the first sample images have been revealed.