Lens manufacturer Sigma has announced a trio of fast cinema lenses for full frame camera systems that will also be available in the 'Large Positive Lock' (LPL) mount for Arri’s large format camera system. The new models share the same T1.5 maximum aperture of the majority of the Sigma FF High Speed Prime cine lens range and will come in 28mm, 40mm and 105mm focal lengths.
This news brings the number of lenses in the company’s high speed full frame cinema lens system to 10, all of which share a T1.5 maximum aperture other than the 14mm T2. The new models will all have a 9-bladed iris and the 28mm and 40mm models will have a 82mm filter thread – the 105mm doesn’t have a thread at all. They will all be available in Canon EF, Sony E and PL mounts, and we should expect models in Arri’s LPL mount in ‘2019 or later’.
The first lens to arrive will be the 105mm T1.5, which will be available in October 2018 for £4749, or £5649 for the luminous version. Between then and the end of the year the 40mm will begin shipping, and those after the 28mm will have to wait until the early part of next year. No pricing has been released for the later two lenses. For more information see the Sigma Imaging website.
Press release
SIGMA CINE LENS New Product Update

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of three new SIGMA CINE lenses in the FF High Speed Prime Line: 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF. With these additions, the FF High Speed Prime Line will comprise of ten lenses covering 14mm to 135mm and T1.5 to T2, empowering cinematic expression to an even higher degree.
These new SIGMA CINE LENS models will be available for test shooting at the 2018 IBC Show to be held in Amsterdam between 14th to 18th September. For further details about the new FF High Speed Prime Line lenses and updates about previously released SIGMA CINE LENSES, please refer to the sections below.
Overview
1. FF High Speed Prime Line to welcome new 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF models
2. Development of LPL mount
1. FF High Speed Prime Line to welcome new 28mm T1.5 FF, 40mm T1.5 FF and 105mm T1.5 FF models
The FF High Speed Prime Line will grow with the addition of three new lenses. Compatible with a full-frame image circle and optimized for ultra-high-resolution 6K-8K shooting, the lineup exceeds even high-end prime sets. Combining all the main specifications that exist in other lenses in the lineup, this addition further expands the potential of movie production in the current digital era.
28mm T1.5 FF
Delivery: Early 2019
Price: TBD
Lens support foot and lens cap included
Mounts: PL, EF and E-mount.
Note: For further details, please refer to the specification chart.
40mm T1.5 FF
Delivery: End of 2018
Price: TBD
Lens support foot and lens cap included
Mounts: PL, EF and E-mount.
Note: For further details, please refer to the specification chart.
105mm T1.5 FF
Delivery: October, 2018
Price: £4749.00 (Inc. VAT) (Standard Version)
£5649.00 (Inc VAT) (Fully Luminous Version)
Lens support foot and lens cap included
Mounts: PL, EF and E-mount.
2. Development of LPL mount
The SIGMA CINE LENS series will soon include LPL mount, the new lens mount optimized for the large format sensor released by ARRI in 2018. The planned release date for SIGMA CINE LENSES in LPL mount is 2019 or later.



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