I have just returned from my Upper Amazon/Peruvian Highlands Photo Tour testing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera in hot, steamy jungles and cold, two miles plus high, Andean mountains. Overall, I am quite impressed by the new body but now I have to take some time to get back to the daily routine, process the photos and get ready for my next trip to again test the camera in a whole new part of the world and environment.
Sigma is expected to wow photographers again during Photokina in Cologne, Germany this September. My sources informed me they are ready to announce the 85mm f/1.4 Art lens, plus other glass, just before the big show.
My readers know Sigma has been one of the more innovative lens manufacturers in the last few years. Their 'standout' lens include the 50mm f/1.8 Art, 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG, 50-100mm f/1.8 DC Art, etc. The 85mm f/1.4 Art is now out for field tests and should be ready in a couple of months.
Canon is also ready to announce more lens and cameras for the remainder of the year. This will be a bumper year for photographers. Keep checking back for the latest news and development. More to come.