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.”
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
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.
- 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.
- All-metal construction for excellent durability
With an aluminum-alloy body and strong brass mount and locking ring, MC-31 boasts excellent
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.
- Tripod socket
The removable tripod socket allows MC-31 to be attached to a tripod or other filmmaking accessories
such as a camera cage.
- 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.