SIGMA recently announced the pricing for their High Speed Cine Zoom lenses, the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2, which will start shipping in December in North America for $3,999 each. UK and EU pricing as well as availability has not yet been announced. The company is also yet to announce pricing on their Cine Prime lenses that were announced at IBC 2016.
This year, IBC 2016 was not short on new lens announcements, that's for sure. However, one of the most anticipated and hottest announcements from the show came from Japanese lens maker SIGMA, who up until now have been manufacturing primarily photographic lenses. At IBC 2016 in Amsterdam, Sigma announced they will release a new lineup of cine lenses including primes and zoom lenses in early 2017.
Zeiss just added a fourth lens to their esteemed LOXIA family of lenses - the new 85mm f2.4 Loxia. The newest telephoto addition gives photographers and video enthusiasts and professionals yet another amazing tool with which to capture stunning images. The Loxia 85mm f2.4 features a similar lightweight and compact design to the rest of the LOXIA line-up.
Zeiss Introduces Lightweight and Affordable LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* Super 35 Zoom Lens with Interchangeable Mounts
Zeiss have announced a brad new Lightweight Zoom - LWZ.3 with a very decent range - 21-100mm T2.9-3.9 with Super 35 sensor coverage and Interchangeable lens mount system for maximum flexibility. Documentary and wildlife shooters in particular should take a look at this lens as the lens not only features a good range of focal lengths, but is also quite affordable - at just over £7000 + VAT.