Nikon Z50, 58mm f/0.95 NOCT and other MAJOR Nikon Announcements – the DSLR killer?

The Art of Photography:

Nikon has announced no less than 5 new products today. We have the MB-N10 Battery Pack, the Nikon Z50 APS-C DX mirrorless camera, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f3.5-6.3 VR, NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f4.5-6.3 VR and of course the big boy – the NIKKOR Z 58mm f0.95 S Noct.
What does this mean for Nikon? Of course the $8,000 lens aside – the Z50 shows a commitment in the DX mirrorless space and a huge step forward to competing with the Fujifilm X-T3 and Sony a6600 cameras. Is it enough to get users to switch?

Sigma FP is available for preorder at BHphoto and to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019

You can  now preorder the  new Sigma FP at BHphoto and FocusCamera.

Sigma issued this official press text:

Sigma fp to Begin Shipping on October 25, 2019

Pricing for the Sigma fp, the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera, will start at $1,899 USD

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 10, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its all-new full-frame mirrorless digital camera, the Sigma fp, will begin shipping on October 25, 2019. The Sigma fp will retail for $1,899 USD for the camera body alone and $2,199 USD for the camera with the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens from authorized Sigma dealers.

Sigma fp Key Features:

The World’s Smallest & Lightest Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera
With dimensions of 112.6×69.9×45.3mm and body weight of 370g, the all-new Sigma fp is the world’s smallest and lightest full-frame mirrorless digital camera; it is equipped with a 24.6 megapixel Bayer full-frame sensor. Purpose-built with durability in mind, its dust and splash-proof body make it ideal for long hours in various shooting environments while the absence of a mechanical shutter removes the potential for noise and shutter shock while increasing reliability.

Dual-Purpose with Support for 12-bit CinemaDNG 
The Sigma fp is capable of full-fledged video production, supporting 12-bit CinemaDNG external recording for RAW video data and 4K UHD/24fps recording. Alternating between still and cine shooting modes is possible with a simple flip of a switch. Each mode comes with a specially designed operation system and displays, making it possible to concentrate on shooting in each mode, stress-free.

Native L-Mount
The Sigma fp uses the L-mount, characterized by a short flange focal length, large diameter, and superior durability. In addition to the wide-ranging choices of Sigma lenses, other manufacturers’ lenses can be used through the L-Mount Alliance with Leica Camera AG and Panasonic Corporation. With the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, Sigma SA mount and Sigma Canon EF mount lenses can also be used.

Additional information can be found on the Sigma website: https://www.sigmaphoto.com/sigma-fp

Yes Sigma announced new lenses for EF-M mount but it’s rumored to might say YES to Fuji X-mount versions

Sigma issued a press release to announce the new EF-M mount version of their APS-C lens trio. You can read the full press release below.

But there is also a “rumor”  about X-mount versions:  Well informed industry insider ThisTanaka said that Sigma is considering to finally launch the X-mount version  of their APS-C lenses….would be nice!

 

Sigma Ships Its F1.4 Mirrorless Trio Contemporary Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 4, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD), 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD), and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) lenses are now shipping in Canon EF-M mount.

Key Features and Benefits of the F1.4 Mirrorless Trio
Sigma’s F1.4 Mirrorless Trio, 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses, all benefit from a fast aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Their compact and lightweight body is perfect for daily use as they cover the range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors ensure smooth, swift, quiet, autofocus for both still and video capture. In addition to Canon M-mount, these products are available for Sony E-mount and Micro four thirds camera systems.

16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD) – High performance wide angle prime in a compact package.
30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD) – Lighter and brighter Art line image quality with contemporary compactness.
56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) – Exceptional image quality and smooth AF for video shooting.
For full product details and technical specifications, please refer to the official press release here.