The annual International Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas is probably the highlight of every tech geek’s January. A lot of new cameras and gadgets were revealed in this year’s CES 2012. A lot of rumors were also either quashed or verified as well.
Joining the long list of releases and announcements that were made at the trade show are Sigma’s Micro Four Thirds System and EX DN and EX DG lenses.
Sigma marked its foray into the mirrorless interchangeable lens category with their Digital Neo (DN) line. Their press release states that the DN series “will first include the 30mm F2.8 EX DN and the 19mm F2.8 EX DN lenses in Micro Four Thirds mounts for Olympus and Panasonic, and E-mount for Sony NEX-series cameras.” The prices and availability of the lenses are yet to be announced.
Both lenses are described as “high performance lenses” that are “designed exclusively for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.” You can view the specifications of the lenses at their respective product pages: 19mm F2.8 EX DN and 30mm F2.8 EX DN.
Sigma also announced their new APO Macro 180mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM lens, which is touted as the “world’s first 1:1 180mm F2.8 macro lens.” These lenses make use of the Sigma’s proprietary Optical Stabilizer (OS) technology to allow photographers to use their shooters at shutter speeds that are close to four times slower than normally possible. The features of the APO Macro lens are listed on its product page on Sigma as well.