Sigma Announces New FF Classic Prime Cinema Lenses And Development Of PL-To-L Adapter

Sigma has announced a new cinema lens lines: FF Classic Prime Line. It also announced the development of  a PL-to-L adapter.

FF Classic Prime Line

This new line of Sigma Cine Lens incorporates “more non-coated optical elements to achieve unrivaled expression,” says Sigma. So, they’re similar if not identical to Sigma’s FF High Speed Primes with different coatings. “It retains the high resolution capability…” and “offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. Other features include:

  • Beautiful bokeh effects
  • Compatibility with the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology
  • A special coating on the front and rear elements for durability

The lens line will launch at the of 2019. Note for those filmmakers on a tight budget: Sigma says the lens line will only be “sold as a set of 10 primes.”

Sigma’s 40mm T 2.5 lens, part of the new Classic Primes series of cine lenses.

Development of the PL-to-L adapter]

Additionally, SIGMA said it was developing of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, a converter that allows PL mount lenses to be used on L-Mount cameras. What was notable about SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, is that the company says, “users can use PL mount cine lenses, which are widely used in the filmmaking industry, on the SIGMA fp and other L-Mount cameras.”

At press time, Sigma did not have a launch date or pricing for the new adapter

Sigma’s new Mount Converter MC-31.

 For more information, see the press releases below.

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State-of-the-art resolution meets the classic “look”.

 

SIGMA CINE LENS welcomes a new series “FF Classic Prime Line” to the lineup. With cutting-edge technology, SIGMA’s new “Classic Art Prime” offers unrivaled expression for artists.

 

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of “FF Classic Prime Line” as a new series in

the SIGMA CINE LENS.

 

FF High Speed Prime Line has been offering the highest resolving power in its class, that is compatible

with 8K shooting with large format sensors, while achieving outstanding compact design. Based on

this product line, the FF Classic Prime Line incorporates more non-coated optical elements to achieve

unrivaled expression. It retains the high resolution capability that SIGMA CINE LENS is well known for,

and offers a unique combination of low contrast and artistic flare/ghost in the image. As with all other

lenses from the FF High Speed Prime Line, it creates beautiful bokeh effects to improve creativity.

 

FF Classic Prime Line has implemented newly developed coatings on the glass elements and offers

consistent T value across the lineup (14mm and 135mm at T3.2 and the rest of the lenses at T2.5). This

will greatly contribute to the effective workflow in postproduction. Furthermore, it is compatible with

the communication protocol of Cooke “/i Technology”, thus an ideal tool for shooting and editing with

the latest technology, such as VFX. A special coating is implemented on the front and rear elements so

that the lens durability is ensured as with all other cine lenses from SIGMA.

 

“Classic Art Prime” is a new solution from SIGMA that is required for the most advanced technology for

classical expression. The “look” that FF Classic Prime Line can offer will enable cinematographers to

explore new possibilities in movie creation.

 

Launch: End of 2019. Only sold as a set of 10 primes.

 

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PL-L Mount Converter

Development of SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31 Announced

 

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce its development of SIGMA MOUNT

CONVERTER MC-31, a converter that allows PL mount lenses to be used on L-Mount cameras.

 

By using SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-31, users can use PL mount cine lenses, which are widely used

in the filmmaking industry, on the SIGMA fp and other L-Mount cameras.

 

A production version of this new product will be on display at IBC 2019, scheduled to take place in

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 13 to 17, 2019.

 

  1. Shim adjustments

MC-31 has shim adjustments on two points of the mount. Adjustments can be made with a shim kit

(included) on the camera side of the mount, or a shim for ARRI digital cameras on the lens side.

 

  1. All-metal construction for excellent durability

With an aluminum-alloy body and strong brass mount and locking ring, MC-31 boasts excellent

durability.

It is also designed to be secured on the mount of the SIGMA fp with a screw thread, ensuring an even

more secure connection between the lens and the camera. This allows users to shoot steady without

the lens rattling even after the long-term use.

 

  1. Tripod socket

The removable tripod socket allows MC-31 to be attached to a tripod or other filmmaking accessories

such as a camera cage.

 

  1. Suitable for various shooting conditions

With the screw thread removed, the stopper of the locking ring is released. This makes it possible to use

MC-31 with a PL mount lens that requires tighter mounting than the MC-31’s specifications, allowing

the lens to lock securely in place on the converter.

 

The markings on the upper part of the converter are in the same luminous paint as the one used for

SIGMA CINE LENS, helping make it easier to replace or adjust a lens in the dark.

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