Sigma launches FF Classic Prime Cine lens line – with converter for L-mount cameras

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Sigma has introduced the launch of its ‘FF Traditional Prime Line’ as a brand new collection for the Sigma Cine Lens. Made up of ten separate prime lenses, the vary spans from 14mm to 135mm. As well as, Sigma have additionally introduced the event of a Sigma Mount Converter that may enable PL-mount cine lenses for use on L-mount cameras.

The L-mount is a partnership between three producers, Sigma, Leica and Panasonic. It permits lenses and cameras for use interchangeably between the three manufacturers. 

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Because of this not solely will you be capable of use these lenses on the Sigma fp, you can additionally mount them on upcoming video powerhouse Panasonic S1H. We’re positive that this may possible be a beautiful possibility for filmmakers that need professional outcomes on a smaller and lighter physique than conventional cine cameras.

Sigma launches FF Classic Prime Cine lens line - with converter for L-mount cameras

The brand new mount converter will allow you to make use of PL-mount lenses on L-mount cameras

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Curiously, the brand new FF Traditional Prime line could have digital contacts that help Cooke’s /i Expertise communication protocol for Artwork Prime PL mount lenses. In accordance with Sigma’s press launch, “By using an i/ Technology-compatible cine lens with a cine camera that supports the same protocol, users can see and record lens metadata such as focus distance, focal length, and aperture. This helps streamline compositing in the post-production process. This is particularly suitable for the latest forms of filmmaking, such as VFX, that call for detailed shooting data.”

The press launch additionally advises that prototypes of this upcoming lens vary have been used for taking pictures ‘High Gun: Maverick’, which is scheduled for launch in 2020.

A manufacturing model of this new lens vary shall be on show at IBC 2019, a commerce present for media, leisure and expertise that shall be held from 13-17 September in Amsterdam.

Resulting from be launched on the finish of 2019, these lenses are solely offered as a set of 10 primes. Sigma is but to announce a worth, however we predict we will say with some confidence that they are not more likely to be inside our finances!

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