Sigma is allegedly working on a 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens, which will be announced at Photokina 2014 and will be released later this year for about $1,200.
Another week has just started, meaning that we are getting very, very close to the Photokina 2014 event. Official announcements have already begun with Sony introducing the A5100 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
As expected, Sigma will not miss the biggest trade fair in the world related to digital cameras and lenses. The information comes from the rumor mill, where a trusted source is reporting that the Japan-based lens manufacturer will launch a 14-24mm f/4 lens next month.
Sigma rumored to launch a 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens at Photokina 2014
This is the first time the Sigma 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens has been mentioned in gossip talks. It appears that the optic will definitely offer a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout the zoom range along with built-in optical image stabilization.
It has all the characteristics of an Art-series lens and it will be aimed at cameras with full frame image sensors. Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony, and Pentax mount versions will probably be released and they will fit cameras with APS-C sensors (where applicable).
Sigma 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens price to stand at about $1,200
A specs list has not been provided, but the lens is said to feature an 82mm filter thread, which means that it could be a very big product.
Since it is an Art lens, the image quality will be undeniable. However, photographers will have to splash about $1,200 on the Sigma 14-24mm f/4 DG OS Art lens, when it becomes available on the market.
As an example of a competitor, we can think of the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S lens. This Nikkor model offers a brighter aperture, but its price stands at about $2,000 at Amazon.
More Sigma goodies should become official this September
Other things that we can expect from Sigma at Photokina 2014 include the 24mm f/1.4 Art and 85mm f/1.4 Art lenses.
The Japanese company is already selling the amazing 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 Art-series optics, so the next logical steps are the 24mm and 85mm models.
The 24mm f/1.4 Art lens has the biggest chances of showing up. It appears that it will be released soon after the event for about $1,100.
Last but not least, Sigma may confirm that it is working on a 24-70mm f/2 lens, which will be launched sometime in 2015. Stick with us, as we will report more details as soon as they arrive!