OPTIC 2020 Roundup: New Gear from Canon and Sigma


This week on the B&H Photography Podcast, we welcome two old friends of the podcast to talk about the latest gear from their respective companies. First up is Rudy Winston, Technical Advisor at Canon USA, and then we welcome Marc Farb, Technical Rep from Sigma. Both Winston and Farb are breaking records with this, their fifth visit to our show.

With Rudy Winston, we discuss a few cameras that were released last year or earlier in 2020, such as the Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR and the EOS 1D X Mark III DSLR, to get a sense of how they are being received, and then we briefly discuss what may be the most-anticipated camera of 2020, the upcoming EOS R5 Mirrorless Digital Camera. In addition, we talk about the latest Rebel T8i DSLR, CF Express memory cards, and the incredible RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens.

After a short break, we start our conversation with Marc Farb, discussing the impressive Sigma fp Mirrorless Camera, which was announced almost a year ago but has become the latest big deal for those wanting a compact full frame camera that can be the basis of both a complete photo or cine system. From there, we talk lenses. Sigma continues to produce incredible lenses in all categories and for most major camera systems, including the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Lens for the Sony E system and the just-announced 16mm f/1.4 DC DN and 30mm f/1.4 DC DN for L-mount systems. After a quick mention of Sigma’s adapters and its new UD-11 USB Dock for Leica L-mount lenses, Farb relates an all-time favorite lens of his that is ideal for sports, wedding, and concert photographers, among others: the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

Join us for this informative and practical discussion of the most interesting new gear from Canon and Sigma.

Guests: Rudy Winston and Marc Farb

Canon EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera Body with Accessory Kit
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III DSLR Camera
Canon EOS Rebel T8i DSLR Camera
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens
Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony E-mount
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens


Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves