Our trusted sources told us that Sigma will announce the first FE lens this summer. And it will be a new 35mm f/1.4 FE autofocus lens. And Sigma will also another zoom FE lens shortly after. And why is this exciting news? Because Sigma makes lenses that are on par or even better than the bets Zeiss Otus lenses for a price that is 3-4 times less. One more proof of that is the new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 lens. The very severe reviewers from Photozone tested the lens and wrote:
In our review of the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 HSM DG ART we were pretty much stunned by its quality. However, the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 HSM DG ART tops that. Those who have followed us over the years know that we don’t easily come up with superlatives but this time it’s hard to avoid them really. The Sigma lens is the best lens that we have tested so far.
The new Sigma FE autofocus lenses will NOT be adapted DSLR lenses. These will be from ground up newly designed lenses. And if they will be as good as their current ART lens lineup it will make the Sony E-mount system much more attractive.a