The Sigmonster. The Bigma. Green Machine. The Tank. This lens has many names; officially, it’s called the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 / 400-1000mm f/5.6. The lens is ten years old, and yet so little is known about it – so I decided to try it out for myself.
Much has been said about Sigma’s new cinema lenses – both good and bad. Particularly their high speed zooms, the 18-35 T2 and 50-100 T2. Sigma recently loaned me a pair of the zooms and so I took the opportunity to get to the bottom of things.
I’ve been a fan of Bright Tangerine’s products for some time now, and recently I had the opportunity to field test one of their new goodies – the ‘Morrissey’ 15mm LWS lens support. Already owning a 15mm lens support, I was keen to see how theirs compared.
Often, cinema zooms cost more than the camera they’re mounted to. This year however, there’s been a sudden wave of budget cinema zooms introduced, aimed at the owner/operator market and priced accordingly.
Since 2008, filmmakers have been in the market for full frame cine primes. Lenses that cover the larger format yet still offer all the mechanical advantages of a proper cinema lens.