Sigma at IBC 2019

IBC 2019 was held this year, in Amsterdam, from September 13th-17th. Sigma arrived ready to impress with a host of new products on display. Representatives from the global network were on hand to answer questions and assist attendees with hands on demonstrations of everything to arrive in the remainder of this year. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s show.

Classic Art Primes

Some of the most rumored about new products from Sigma are the FF Classic Art Primes. Designed as an homage to the golden age of filmmaking, the Classic Art Primes are Sigma’s newest line of lenses featuring non coated optical elements specially crafted to elicit a feeling of nostalgia.

The Classic Art Primes will be sold only as a set of 10 (14mm T3.2, 20mm T2.5, 24mm T2.5, 28mm T2.5, 35mm T2.5, 40mm T2.5, 50mm T2.5, 85mm T2.5 105mm T2.5, 135mm T3.2). Featuring the same tremendous resolving power of the comparable High Speed Prime Lenses, The “Classic’s” will also be manufactured with /i compatible PL mounts only.

Sigma Corporation of America released “Operator” in July to mark the initial announcement of the “Classic Primes”.The film’s DP, and Sigma Cine Pro Timur Civan, speaks about the making of this piece in a special behind-the-scenes video:

Pricing and availability details will be forthcoming.

/i High Speed Primes

Sigma announced that they would be updating their award-winning line of Full Frame Cine Lenses to include /i technology in their PL mount lenses; now under the name of Cine Art Primes

The “Art Primes” will feature Cooke’s /i technology, allowing Sigma’s full-frame prime lenses to transmit metadata to compatible cameras, with critical information such as: focus distance, focal length, and aperture settings.

The “Art Primes” were first used for the filming of “Top Gun: Maverick” with Cinematography by Claudio Miranda, ASC. “Maverick” is set to premiere in 2020.

Pricing and availability details will be forthcoming.

fp

The most anticipated product from Sigma at IBC was by far the fp camera. Currently the world’s lightest and smallest full frame digital camera, the fp was displayed in a variety of different configurations; demonstrating the versatility of the product. 

You can read all about fp specifications here.

Sigma’s fp camera is set to deliver in Q4 of this year. Pricing and availability details will be forthcoming.

L-Mount

A variety of new products for the l-mount line were on display as well:

MC-31 is Sigma’s mount converter for PL mount lenses to be used on L-mount cameras. This ideal configuration will allow Sigma Cine Lenses to be used on the new fp camera.

20mm f1.4 DG/ 24mm f1.4 DG/ 135mm f1.4 were all announced for L-mount (and Sony E) and will begin shipment September 2019 thus expanding on the options for sony mirrorless camera, l-mount and fp shooters.

For more information on this, or any Sigma Product, contact us at info@sigmaphoto.com or visit us (in the Los Angeles Area) at the Sigma Burbank Showroom.

IBC Show-floor photos credited to Sigma Tech Rep Brian Linhoff

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