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.
Prime lenses are smaller, lighter, cheaper, faster and optically superior to zooms. So why bother using a zoom? There are some instances where a zoom might just be the better choice.
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.
It’s now been over a year that I’ve spent with Sony’s curvy camera, so what better time than to reflect on how it’s performed and how it fits in today’s ever changing market.