Sigma CEO Yamaki has been interviewed by Fengniao. They
Question: Will the art series 70-200 f2.8 lens, which is eagerly awaited by domestic users, be released this year?
Answer: We have heard about it and are working on it, so we hope to see it sooner rather than later. In fact, we have been thinking about differentiating this lens, hoping to bring something different to users, which is why we have not launched it yet.
As you know just recently Yamaki said that “we want to launch more unique lenses”. Basically they want to be more like Tamron by offering faster lenses with unique focal lengths. Tamron for example is offering a 70-180mm FE lens that cuts 20mm from the tele end in order ot have a very compact size. Now I wondering what Sigma could do. Maybe a zoom that starts at f/2.0? Or go for a constant f/2.8 with more tele?