September 28, 2023


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Nikon’s APS-C Mirrorless Will get Inexpensive Lens 0ptions from Sigma

Nikon’s crop sensor mirrorless will quickly have extra reasonably priced lens choices—thanks to a few new third-party lens choices from Sigma. On Feb. 22, Sigma announced that three of its current prime lenses will quickly be obtainable for the Nikon Z mount. The Sigma glass that’s first slated for the Z mount system contains the Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 30mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary, and the 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary. All three lenses are designed for APS-C sensor cameras—and if the present E-Mount variations of the lenses are any indications, all three of the lenses ought to are available in at underneath $500.

Nikon’s crop sensor Z line is youthful than the total body choices just like the Z6 II, Z7 II, and Z9. As a youthful system, cameras just like the Nikon Z50 have fewer lens decisions that match the cheaper price of Nikon’s APS-C our bodies. Whereas Z-Mount full-frame lenses are nonetheless suitable with the entry-level our bodies, they are typically considerably costlier than Nikon’s few crop sensor lenses. The introduction of extra third-party lenses for underneath $500 might be a significant win for photographers utilizing these Z Mount crop sensor our bodies. In addition to the value level, the intense apertures may additionally ship extra mild gathering energy to the smaller sensors.

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All three lenses are a part of Sigma’s Modern line-up, a sequence of lenses that steadiness high quality and efficiency with a compact design—with all three lenses weighing underneath a pound. The sequence is designed with a stepping motor autofocus, digital distortion correction, and a few weather-sealing on the mount. If the upcoming lenses are priced the identical as current variations, the three lenses will vary in worth from about $299 to $480.

Earlier this month, Nikon Rumors suggested that Nikon wouldn’t license third-party lenses that straight competed with its personal Z Mount optics. Tamron already has a couple of Nikon Z mount lenses, however the checklist doesn’t have any autofocus lenses with the identical precise focal lengths. Was the rumor incorrect—or do the brand new optics simply not compete with Nikon’s present line-up? The latter is probably going the reply, as Nikon’s lens line-up contains few optics made particularly for its crop-sensor cameras. Not one of the three upcoming Sigma lenses have the identical focal size as current Nikon Z mount primes. The closest related Nikon optics are the Z 20mm f/1.8 S, Z 35mm f/1.8 S, and the Z 50mm f/1.2 S. All these are full-frame optics, that are nonetheless suitable with crop sensor our bodies, however are typically pricier than APS-C lenses.

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Notably, the upcoming Sigma 16mm f/1.4 has each a wider view and wider aperture than Nikon’s present checklist of Z Mount primes. The Sigma 30mm equally is a bit wider and brighter than probably the most related Nikon glass. Due to the crop issue on APS-C cameras, that wider focal size might be an enormous draw. The 56mm, on the flip facet, is a bit longer than a 50mm however nonetheless brighter than Nikon’s f/1.8 and extra reasonably priced than the f/1.2.

There’s but to be a ship date introduced for the Z mount variation of the three lens choices from Sigma. Keep tuned.