Nikon is setting up to make a splash Photokina, Canon may or may not be positioning themselves nicely, as well. But the company am I most looking forward to seeing what they have in store is:
Sigma is on an amazing run of form with their new Global Vision line of lenses, specifically in the Art lens designation. But what does the company have in store for us at Photokina? If the rumors are to be believed, we can be 95% sure that they will release either an 85mm F/1.4 Art or a 24mm F/1.4 Art – possibly both, though two at a time seems unlikely to me.
Also on the docket, at 95% probability, another sports lens to supplement the 120-300mm beast. Many think this will be a 300-600mm or something along those lines. Personally, I would rather see a solid 70-200mm, but a 300-600mm would be cool, too, for different reasons.
There are also some minor rumors floating around regarding maybe a new macro lens, and a replacement for the 50-150mm APS-C lens. But those are not very high on the rumor totem pole, and I would be very surprised to see them.
Sigma could also possibly roll out their next Foveon-based DSLR, but given as they don’t even have all of their DP Quattro cameras released to market yet, I think they will probably hold off on the DSLR for now.
Overall, I think if the “highly probable” rumors from above comes true at Photokina, I think it will be a solid event for Sigma. Especially if they release both the 85mm and the 24mm, which would basically round out all of the prime lenses they need.
So what do you think? What on that list tickles your fancy the most? Leave a comment below!