In the new era of high-resolution movie production, the arrival of reasonably priced, high-performance digital cinema cameras has changed the standard of what makes an excellent product in the industry and has expanded the freedom and potential of movie production. At the same time, when it comes to cine lenses, price and brand recognition are still often taken as proof of performance, which ends up being proportional to the production budget. In contrast to consumer products, professional cinema equipment is by its nature difficult to manufacture in volume, in turn causing lens R&D and innovations in manufacturing technology to lag behind progress in cameras. But SIGMA is different. Responding to the demanding requirements for lenses in the era of ultra-high megapixel still photography, SIGMA has developed the technologies required to produce high-performance lenses in volume. They have what it takes to offer a new solution to the cine lens market.
For compatibility with a wide range of cameras, SIGMA cine lenses are available in three mount types – the Canon EF mount, which is used on the majority of digital movie cameras; the Sony E-mount, which is used on the Sony FS series; and the PL mount, which is prevalent on cinema cameras. All lenses in the line-up may also be used on still cameras with the compatible mount for outstanding camera videography.
The product line is available in the FF Zoom Line, High Speed Zoom Line and FF High Speed Prime Line.
FF Zoom Line is compatible with a full frame (FF) image circle, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. It provides a rare option for cinematographers since very few lenses can cater for the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras’ image sensor, which is larger than Super 35. This lens is ideal for the latest digital cine cameras.
High Speed Zoom Line offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K – 8K. Furthermore, while offering the highest image quality in its class, the zoom lens is of a compact construction and offers amazing value.
The FF High Speed Prime line-up ranges from 14mm to 135mm, and covers T1.5 to T2. The lenses are compatible with full frame, and while they are more compact, they offer superior resolution. With the seven prime lenses from FF High Speed Prime Line, there is no need to change the lighting to shoot a variety of cuts, and it is possible to meet the demands that professional movie creation requires.