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 Monday, June 3, 2024

From Sigma Corporation of America:

Introducing the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art, the First Full-Frame F1.8 Zoom Lens for Mirrorless Camera Systems

Ronkonkoma, NY – June 3, 2024 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art lens. This is the world's first zoom lens with a constant F1.8 aperture for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. Available for Sony E-mount and L-Mount, this new wide-to-standard zoom spans several popular focal lengths from 28mm to 45mm, with image quality comparable to prime lenses.

The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art was developed as a full-frame successor to the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art (for APS-C DSLR cameras), which in 2013 became the first lens in the world to achieve F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range.

While offering the convenience of a zoom, this new lens does not compromise on optical performance. By effectively arranging 3 aspherical lens elements and 5 SLD glass elements, this lens suppresses various aberrations and achieves performance comparable to single focal length lenses, even surpassing the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art and SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, which have an established reputation for their optical quality.

In particular, the 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art focuses on suppressing axial chromatic aberration, which is often noticeable in large-aperture lenses, to achieve images with minimal coloration on both the focus plane and bokeh, and to demonstrate high optical performance from open aperture. The minimum focusing distance is 30cm (11.8 inches) throughout the entire range, and the maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 is achieved at the 45mm focal length.

Featuring internal zoom and HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) autofocus, and an optical design that minimizes focus breathing, the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art is well-suited for video work, including gimbal setups, thanks to its balanced design. The click/de-click switch and lockable aperture ring are designed to suit a variety of personal capture preferences, and the dust- and splash-resistant design also makes it suitable for shooting stills and video out in the elements.

The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art lens will be available for $1,349 through authorized retailers in the US in late June 2024.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art
SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art

The world's first* F1.8 full-frame mirrorless zoom.

*as of June 2024 by SIGMA

  • The world's first* full-frame, F1.8 maximum aperture zoom lens
  • Excellent optical performance comparable to that of a prime lens
  • High-speed AF and innovative features

Supplied accessories: CASE, LENS HOOD LH878-06, FRONT CAP LCF-82 III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: June 20, 2024

* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA2845mmF18Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtZoom #SIGMADGDN

The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art is the world's first full-frame zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F1.8, delivering sharpness and clarity comparable to that of a prime lens.

Already the pioneer of unique, large-aperture zoom lenses including the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art and the SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art, SIGMA introduces another fast, portable and versatile tool to its Art lineup.

In addition to its unprecedented brightness, the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art delivers sharpness and clarity comparable to that of a prime lens throughout its entire zoom range. Also equipped with fast and precise AF and superior operability, this innovative optic turns a new page in the history of zoom lenses and their creative possibilities. It is a lens that will inspire full-frame filmmakers, while bringing unparalleled versatility to stills photographers.

* As of June 2024 by SIGMA

[Key Features]

1. The world's first* full-frame, F1.8 maximum aperture zoom lens

SIGMA has successfully developed the world's first full-frame zoom lens with a maximum aperture of F1.8. The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art incorporates an inner zoom mechanism, a minimum focusing distance of 30cm across the entire zoom range, and a filter size of f82mm. Despite its advanced feature-set, the lens weighs less than 1kg, making it a portable and versatile option for either hand-held shooting or a gimbal setup.

Constant maximum aperture of F1.8

Once a privilege reserved only for prime lenses, the maximum F1.8 aperture allows full-frame camera users to expose hand-held in low light and produce beautiful bokeh, while enjoying the flexibility of a zoom. This unique optical achievement has been created through SIGMA's accumulated optical design experience and advanced production technology at the company's sole production base in Aizu, Japan.

Practical and stable inner zoom

Employing an inner zoom mechanism, the overall length of the lens remains constant when the focal length or focus distance changes. This means the lens is easy to use when shooting hand-held, highly stable when mounted on a tripod or gimbal, and more resistant to dust and water contamination.

Consistent close focus

The minimum focusing distance is a constant 30cm across the entire zoom range, with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 at the telephoto end, providing excellent close-up shooting capabilities. As well as offering precise focus in confined spaces, the lens can therefore be used close to a subject without affecting sharpness when using the zoom.

Premium build at a lighter weight

By rights, such a fast zoom should be big and heavy, but while the lens's rigidity and durability protect its sophisticated optical design, this is achieved at a weight of less than 1kg. What's more, this reliable photographic tool uses a versatile filter size of f82mm, meaning no compromise in portability or convenience.

2. Excellent optical performance comparable to that of a prime lens

With each optical aberration meticulously corrected throughout the zoom range, the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art rivals prime lenses for clarity and definition. Thanks to its advanced coatings, the lens produces clear images, even in backlit environments, while focus breathing is thoroughly suppressed, bringing expressive power to filmmakers and photographers.

The pinnacle of optical quality in a zoom

Through the effective arrangement of 5 SLD elements and 3 aspherical elements, aberrations are rigorously corrected. Axial chromatic aberration, which is particularly noticeable with large-aperture lenses, has been thoroughly suppressed, and the lens delivers clear images with minimal coloration, from sharply focused details to large, smooth bokeh.

Suppression of focus breathing

When using regular lenses, the angle-of-view can change as focus moves from near to far, affecting precise composition. With the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art this focus breathing is suppressed, enabling natural focus pulls when shooting video.

Minimal flare and ghosting

Flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, have been largely eliminated using advanced simulation technology, ensuring the lens renders rich, high-contrast results in all conditions. In addition, in order to keep flare and ghosting to a minimum, the lens uses SIGMA's Nano Porous Coating and Super Multi-Layer Coating, producing superior resistance to backlighting and enabling clear, saturated images in all lighting conditions.

3. High-speed AF speed and innovative features

The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art delivers a range of professional features as impressive as its outstanding optical performance. With high-speed and adaptable AF, a durable weather-resistant structure, a de-clickable aperture ring, smooth manual focusing and on-barrel AFL buttons, all features combine to create a versatile photographic tool capable of responding to any situation.

Faster focus with a linear motor

The lens's AF mechanism uses an HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) to combine accelerated focusing speed with exquisite precision. And because the motor is near-silent it allows video recording without noise.

Precise and comfortable manual focusing

To deliver delicate and accurate manual focus, the lens employs a bi-wire driven focus ring with optimum torque setting, high resolution and an adjustable rotation angle between 90° and 720°*. This allows filmmakers to pull focus with organic smoothness, and photographers to focus manually with outstanding accuracy.

* Only for L-Mount, and with compatible cameras.

Aperture ring refinements

The lens is equipped with an aperture ring as well as an aperture ring click switch and an aperture ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suitable for various shooting situations.

Equipped with two AFL buttons

Located on the side and on top of the barrel, two customizable* AFL buttons can be easily reached in either horizontal or vertical shooting positions.

* Assignment of functions is limited to supported cameras and assignable functions vary depending on the camera.

Built to withstand the elements

In addition to a dust- and splash-resistant body*, the frontmost surface of the lens is coated with a water- and oil-repellent coating so that it can be used safely even in harsh outdoor environments.

* The product is designed to be dust- and splash-resistant but is not waterproof. When using the lens near water, etc., take care not to allow large amounts of water to splash on it. If water gets inside the lens, it may cause a major malfunction and render the lens unrepairable.

Includes locking petal-type hood

A petal-type hood is included to shield the lens from light. It has a locking mechanism for secure attachment and can be reversed for easier storage.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 18 elements in 15 groups (5 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
  • Inner zoom
  • Inner focus system
  • High-speed AF
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Only cameras that are compatible with the function are allowed to use this function. Also, the items that can be corrected may vary depending on the camera, or automatic correction may be performed.
    * On a camera that allows selecting ON/OFF for lens aberration correction, set the various aberration corrections to ON (AUTO) from the camera menu.
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and Oil-Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button (2 locations)
    * Assignment of functions is limited to supported cameras and assignable functions vary depending on the camera.
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-mount only)
    * Only cameras that are compatible with the system are allowed to use the system.
  • Dust- and Splash-Resistant Structure
    * The product is designed to be dust- and splash-resistant but is not waterproof. Take care not to allow large amounts of water to splash on the lens. If water gets inside the lens, it may cause a major malfunction and render the lens unrepairable.
  • Petal-type hood with lock LH878-06
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.

Lens Construction: 18 elements in 15 groups
(5 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 75.4 - 51.3°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 30cm / 11.9 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4 at 45mm
Filter size: 82mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 87.8 x 151.4mm / 3.5 x 6.0 in.
Weight: 960g / 33.9 oz.

[ Accessories: Supplied ]

LENS HOOD LH878-06: 0085126 941444
FRONT CAP LCF-82 III: 0085126 930028
REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

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Post Date: 6/3/2024 8:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 16, 2024

This lens's predecessor, the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens, is less than 4 years old and, remarkably, the #1 best seller mirrorless lens at B&H — out of 1,782 lenses.

Order the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art Lens at B&H.

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art Lens, an Upgraded Follow-Up to its Popular Standard Zoom for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Ronkonkoma, NY – May 16, 2024 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art lens. This is the second generation of the highly successful SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. The new lens has undergone a significant evolution, including enhanced optical performance, AF speed and operability, while also achieving a more compact size than the original.

The advancement of optical design has shortened the total optical length, and the lens barrel has been made slimmer by thoroughly downsizing the zoom mechanism. In addition, the lens barrel has been downsized by placing buttons and switches directly on the lens barrel. The weight has been reduced by approximately 10% compared to the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. By driving the lightweight focus group with the high-thrust HLA, autofocus is significantly swifter than the original version.

6 FLD glass elements, 2 SLD glass elements, and 5 double-sided aspheric lenses are used. Aberrations are highly corrected through advanced optical design made possible by advanced basic technologies in both design and manufacturing, including the use of new glass materials and aspherical lenses with thin walls and high degrees of asphericity. In particular, sagittal coma flare is heavily corrected to achieve MTF characteristics surpassing those of the highly-acclaimed 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. The high level of flare resistance also results in point images, such as stars, at the periphery of the image being closer to ideal points.

A close-focusing distance of 6.7 inches (17cm) at the wide end at 1:2.7 magnification* adds to the versatility of this lens, and the addition of a click/de-click and lockable aperture ring, along with an additional AF-L button for vertical orientation still or video capture, are additional enhancements of this second-generation lens. The zoom lock switch, which disengages when zooming, is inherited from the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. Manual focus can be switched between Linear and Non-linear response (L-Mount only). A splash- and dust-resistant structure, plus water and oil-repellent coating on the front element, add to durability.
* close-focusing distance of 13.4 inches (34cm) with 1:4 magnification at 70mm

The new SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art lens builds on the success and popularity of the original 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, and offers an impressive upgrade with added features and performance in a more compact package that is perfect for working pros in both still and video applications. Offered in Sony E-mount and L-Mount, the lens will be available through authorized retailers in late May 2024 and will sell for $1,199.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art
SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II

A classic, evolved.

  • Rendering performance worthy of the flagship name
  • Improved portability and expanded feature set
  • A wealth of professional functions including high-speed autofocus

Supplied accessories: CASE, LENS HOOD LH878-05, FRONT CAP LCF-82 III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: May 30, 2024

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA2470mmF28IIArt #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtZoom #SIGMADGDN

The Art 24-70mm F2.8, evolved on all levels:

Rendering performance, functionality, and portability.

The SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art is SIGMA's flagship lens that has evolved significantly from the previous model by incorporating the most advanced technologies available to SIGMA from design to production. Compared to the previous SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art has improved resolving power throughout the entire zoom range, and also benefits from functional enhancements such as the addition of an aperture ring and high-speed AF with a redesigned AF motor, HLA (High-response Linear Actuator). The lens is also approximately 7% smaller and 10% lighter. This 24-70mm F2.8 Art zoom is a versatile and high-performance tool that will help photographers and filmmakers unlock their creative potential.

[Key Features]

1. Rendering performance worthy of the flagship name

The SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art is the successor to the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, which is known for its high optical performance, and has further improved resolution throughout the zoom range. The lens has high sharpness throughout the entire image from its maximum aperture, even on high-resolution cameras. Focusing on enhancing its rendering performance, the brightness of F2.8 produces a large, beautiful bokeh effect, and allows users to experience the power of a flagship lens in all types of visual expression. In addition to its advanced close-up capability and resistance to flare and ghosting, the lens is designed to minimize focus breathing.

High optical performance across the entire image and zoom range

The optical design of the lens includes 6 FLD glass elements, 2 SLD glass elements, and 5 aspherical lens elements to thoroughly suppress various aberrations throughout the entire zoom range. In particular, sagittal coma flare has been well controlled to achieve consistently high resolution all the way to the periphery of the image. By also effectively correcting lateral chromatic aberration, high resolution, beautifully rendered images can be achieved, free from color fringing can be achieved.

Incorporating 5 aspherical lenses

The use of 5 high-precision aspherical lenses enables both high optical performance with minimal aberration correction and a compact optical design. The SIGMA's only manufacturing base, the Aizu factory’s ultra-high-precision aspherical molding technology makes it possible to produce the thin, highly polarized aspherical lenses that are essential for the construction of this lens. This has brought about a higher degree of freedom in optical design.

Excellent close-up capability

The lens has excellent close-up capability with a minimum focusing distance of 17cm / 6.7in. at the wide end and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.7. This is useful when composing close-up shots of a subject, or when shooting in tight spaces where it is difficult to get a good distance from the subject.

* Be extremely careful that the front lens element does not hit the subject when photographing. Remove the lens hood when photographing at the minimum focusing distance at the wide-angle end.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

Flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, have been largely eliminated using advanced simulation technology, ensuring the lens renders rich, high-contrast results in all conditions. In addition, Nano Porous Coating and Super Multi-layer Coating have been applied to help suppress flare and ghosting to the utmost degree. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.

Minimal focus breathing

The lens has been designed to suppress focus breathing. The change in angle-of-view due to focus shift across the entire zoom range is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus pulls when recording video.

2. Improved portability and expanded feature set

The body of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art is approximately 7% smaller in size and 10% lighter in weight than the previous model, while improving usability by adding an aperture ring and two AFL buttons. Despite the reduction in size and added features, the lens maintains SIGMA’s renowned excellent build quality, with the uncompromisingly precise and robust construction expected of a professional photographic tool.

Highly portable lens body

While the number of lens elements used in its construction is the same as that of the previous model, the overall length has been shortened owing to an advanced optical design. In addition, the more efficient mechanical design has resulted in a highly portable lens body with a maximum diameter of 87.8mm / 3.5in., length of 120.2mm / 4.7in., and weight of 745g / 26.3oz.*

* These figures are for L-Mount.

Excellent build quality

Simultaneously focusing on reducing the size and weight of the lens body, the use of metal parts for the zoom extension unit and other parts, as well as the robust internal structure ensure rigidity during use, such as when operating the ring, pressing buttons, and carrying the lens. The design emphasizes the lens’ longevity and reliability as a tool, which cannot be achieved by solely pursuing a compact and lightweight body.

Equipped with an aperture ring

The lens is equipped with an aperture ring as well as an aperture ring click switch and an aperture ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suitable for various shooing situations.

Equipped with two AFL buttons

The lens is equipped with two AFL buttons*, to which a range of functions can be assigned via the menu on selected cameras, one more than the previous model. In addition to the side, the additional button has been positioned on the top to facilitate button operation when the camera is held in vertical orientation.

* Functions can be assigned on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

3. A wealth of functions including high-speed autofocus

In addition to high-speed AF with HLA (High-response Linear Actuator), the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art has a full range of features including weather resistance such as a dust and splash resistant structure* and water and oil repellent coating, as well as a zoom lock switch. The lens delivers the best possible results in every shooting situation.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

Incorporating a linear motor HLA

The lens incorporates a linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) for the AF actuator. The high output HLA makes the maximum drive speed more than three times faster than the previous model*, ensuring responsive AF shooting.

* Compared by the maximum drive speed of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II | Art with that of the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art (It is different from the actual time for AF to focus).

Dust and splash resistant structure and water and oil repellent coating

In addition to a dust and splash resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating, allowing users to shoot without concerns even in harsh outdoor environments.

Equipped with a zoom lock switch at the wide end

The lens is equipped with a zoom lock switch that locks the lens at the wide end and prevents the barrel from extending unintentionally under its own weight. The lock can be released not only by the switch but also via zoom operation, allowing for flexible handling of even impromptu shooting.

Includes petal-type hood with lock

A dedicated petal-shaped hood is supplied. A locking mechanism is provided for secure attachment.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (6 FLD, 2 SLD, 5 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and Oil-Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button (2 buttons)
  • * Function can be assigned on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
    * Function available on supported cameras only.
  • Dust- and Splash-Resistant Structure
  • Petal-type hood with lock LH875-05
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD- (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.
Lens Construction: 19 elements in 15 groups
(6 FLD, 2 SLD, 5 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 84.1 - 34.3°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 6.7 (W) - 13.4 (T) in. / 17 (W) -34 (T) cm
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:2.7 (W) - 1:4 (T)
Filter size: 82mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 3.5 x 4.7 in. / 87.8 x 120.2mm
Weight: 26.3 oz. / 745g

[ Accessories: Supplied ]

LENS HOOD LH878-05: 0085126 941406
FRONT CAP LCF-82 III: 0085126 930028
REAR CAP LCR II for L-Mount: 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II for Sony E-mount: 0085126 929879

[ Accessories: Optional ]

SIGMA USB DOCK UD for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 82mm: 0085126 931834
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 82mm: 0085126 930974
SIGMA PROTECTOR 82mm: 0085126 93 00
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 82mm: 0085126 930714
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 82mm: 0085126 930844

Orders

Order the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II Art Lens at B&H.

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Post Date: 5/16/2024 8:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 26, 2024

From Sigma Corporation of America:

Announcing the 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens, the Brightest 50mm Prime Lens in SIGMA's Lineup

Ronkonkoma, NY – March 26, 2024 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the new SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens, a remarkably compact, ultra-fast standard prime lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems. The new SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is the brightest in the SIGMA 50mm prime lens lineup, while delivering extremely high optical performance from its widest aperture. It has achieved the highest level of performance among successive generations of Art lenses.

The F1.2 maximum aperture allows photographers to actively take advantage of the large bokeh effect and to shoot handheld with a wide aperture in low-light situations such as indoors and evening scenes. Thanks to the excellent correction of various aberrations such as spherical aberration, sagittal coma flare, and axial chromatic aberration, along with SIGMA's first 13-blade rounded diaphragm, which maintains a circular bokeh effect even when the aperture is stopped down, this lens delivers beautiful imaging characteristics.

Dual HLA-driven floating focusing, with one group near the front of the lens and one group near the back, provides stable optical performance from close to distant focus. The design also minimizes focus breathing, with very little change of the angle of view as focal distance changes, which is helpful for video capture. The dual floating HLA autofocus achieves focus smoothly, swiftly and silently for both still and video, and the manual focus ring can be assigned to be linear or non-linear response on compatible L-Mount cameras.

Despite the fast aperture, the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens is has the lightest weight in its class*, and is 30% smaller than the SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens. It is very similar in size and weight to the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens, which was achieved in part by streamlining the optical system.

* Full-frame mirrorless 50mm F1.2 lenses as of March 2024.

As a DG DN Art lens designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is built with dust and splash-resistant structure, water and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element, and durable brass bayonet mount; along with click/de-click and lockable aperture ring, an AFL button, and AF/MF switch.

Offered in L-Mount and Sony E-mount versions, the lens will be available on April 18, 2024 at a retail price of $1,399 through authorized retail partners.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art
SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN

Unveiling another SIGMA Art line F1.2 lens.
Elevating photographic mastery beyond conventional limits.

  • Highest descriptive power to take advantage of F1.2 brightness
  • Lightest weight lens body in its class, suitable for a wide range of applications
  • A wealth of functions for professional use and excellent build quality

Supplied accessories: CASE, LENS HOOD LH782-03, FRONT CAP LCF-72mm III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: April 18, 2024

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA50mmF12Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

The lightest in its class* – Bright F1.2 maximum aperture and the highest level of descriptive power from SIGMA's Art line.

SIGMA's Art line has been offering new possibilities and surprise for expression, and now the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is here to break the standards. SIGMA's focus with this lens is on the descriptive power that is perfectly usable from the widest aperture, and on portability that allows the high performance to be demonstrated in any field. In terms of image rendition, SIGMA achieved high resolving power from the maximum aperture throughout the entire focus range, while also enriching the beauty of the large bokeh effect at F1.2. In addition, the lens construction and mechanical design have been stripped down to the bare essentials, resulting in a significantly compact and lightweight body. The lens is also equipped with a full range of functions suitable for professional use, including high-precision AF using the latest HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) that reduces volume while maintaining the same thrust. We hope users will enjoy the superb Art F1.2, which will transform everything they capture and even their photographic experience into something extra special.

* As an AF 50mm F1.2 interchangeable lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. (As of March 2024 by SIGMA)

[Key Features]

1. Highest descriptive power to take advantage of F1.2 brightness

The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art has been designed with an emphasis on high resolution from the maximum aperture to the full focus range and large, beautiful bokeh expression. The contrast between the sharpness of the focus surface and the melting bokeh effect creates a three-dimensional effect thanks to its F1.2 aperture. In addition, the 13-blade diaphragm allows for beautiful bokeh expressions. Focus breathing is also well-suppressed that the F1.2 rendering can be fully utilized in video recording.

Brightness of F1.2 maximum aperture and high resolution from minimum to infinity focus

The latest optical design achieves high resolving power with each aberration thoroughly suppressed from the maximum aperture. The lens is capable of rendering details without color bleeding in any situation. In addition, the incorporated floating focus is advantageous in improving short-range performance, ensuring a stable, high-level image quality throughout the entire range from the minimum focusing distance to infinity.

Rich and beautiful bokeh without color bleeding

By correcting spherical aberration, sagittal coma flare, axial chromatic aberration, and other aberrations, the lens delivers natural bokeh images that blur smoothly and without color bleeding from the focal plane. Double-line bokeh is also suppressed, allowing users to take advantage of the mellow bokeh effect in their expression.

Rounded diaphragm with 13 blades

The lens incorporates SIGMA's first 13-blade diaphragm, which maintains a circular shape even when stopped down from the maximum aperture. The surface accuracy of the aspherical lens has been enhanced to the utmost to enable smooth and beautiful round bokeh expressions.

Designed to minimize focus breathing

Optimization of the focus group arrangement and aspherical shape significantly suppresses focus breathing. The change in angle of view due to focus shift is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus shift when recording video.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

Flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, are addressed under all conditions of incident light, based on the most advanced simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.

2. Lightest lens body in its class*, suitable for a wide range of applications

By uncompromisingly pursuing high optical performance and portability, which are inherently contradictory, the highest level of performance has been condensed into the lightest lens body in its class. The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art can be used not only in limited situations and applications, but in all kinds of shooting environments.

* As an AF 50mm F1.2 interchangeable lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. (As of March 2024 by SIGMA)

Dual HLA incorporating a new system

A new system was developed that significantly reduces the volume while maintaining the same thrust of the HLA, which is characterized by its high driving accuracy and quietness, and is featured in each of the two focus groups. This technological innovation has realized both high-speed autofocus and a compact lens body.

Lens construction and mechanical design stripped down to the absolute minimum

Each piece of glass is made as thin as possible while employing glasses with a high refractive index and four aspherical lenses. The high level of production technology at SIGMA's only manufacturing base, the Aizu factory, provides the exacting precision necessary for processing these thin glass elements and making this mass production possible. In addition, the floating focus ensures high performance while shortening the overall length, resulting in a compact lens. In the mechanical design phase, emphasis was placed on weight reduction. Through the systematic elimination of individual components, SIGMA attained the distinction of producing the lightest lens in its class, weighing a mere 745g / 26.3oz.*

* These figures are for L-Mount.

3. A wealth of functions for professional use and excellent build quality

In addition to various functions that support photography, such as the AFL button* and an aperture ring, the construction of the lens body itself and its high-quality touch and feel are also pursued. The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is designed with high functionality and reliability to meet the stringent demands of professionals, as well as excellent build quality for long-lasting, reliable use.

* Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

Proud to be a tool of expression, excellent build quality with SIGMA's Art line specifications

By assembling high-precision parts made of lightweight and strong TSC* and other materials, the lens has the high level of rigidity and durability of SIGMA's Art line specifications without sacrificing portability, as well as excellent build quality that allows for long-lasting and reliable use as a photographic tool.

* TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts, which contributes to high quality product manufacturing.

Various shooting assist functions

The lens is equipped with an AFL button which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. In addition to the aperture ring, the lens is equipped with an aperture ring lock switch and a click switch to turn the click on and off.

Dust and splash resistant structure* and water and oil repellent coating

In addition to a dust and splash resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating, allowing users to shoot without concerns even in harsh outdoor environments.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

Includes a petal-type hood with lock

A dedicated petal-shaped hood is supplied. A locking mechanism is provided for secure attachment.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
    * Function available on supported cameras only.
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • Petal-type hood with lock LH782-03
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 13-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.

Lens Construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 46.8°
Number of diaphragm blades: 13 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 40cm / 15.8 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.2
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 81.0 x 108.8mm / 3.2 x 4.3 in.
Weight: 745g / 26.3 oz.

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Post Date: 3/26/2024 8:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Before we go into the (long) press release for these exciting new lenses, I'll share the preorder links so you know can easily find them:

Order the Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens from B&H | Adorama | WEX

Order the Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN Diagonal Fisheye Art Lens from B&H | Adorama | WEX

From Sigma Corporation of America:

Announcing the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports Lenses

SIGMA Introduces Two New Full-Frame DG DN Prime Lenses – the World’s First F1.4 Diagonal Fisheye and a Rugged Lightweight Ultra-Tele

Ronkonkoma, NY – February 20, 2024 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce two new full-frame prime lenses designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lenses. Both lenses will be available for purchase in mid-March 2024, and both lenses are available in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount versions.

The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lens is a full-frame, ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras. With outstanding image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body, this lens is built for action capture including aviation, sports, and wildlife. The new lens combines fast HLA-driven AF, high-precision OS, and an optical design featuring low-dispersion glass elements, along with splash- and dust-proof construction. This lens is designed for the most demanding situations.

The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is the world's first full-frame F1.4 diagonal fisheye lens*. With a 180° angle of view, this lens is designed to take in dramatic, sweeping scenes with the signature fisheye lens effect. Unlike conventional fisheyes, the 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is exceptionally sharp across its entire 180 degrees and offers an ultra-fast F1.4 aperture, making it perfect for a wide range of applications including astrophotography, landscapes, and architecture, as well as action sports such as skateboarding and BMX.

* As an interchangeable lens for full-frame cameras for consumer use. (as of February 2024)

The retail price of the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is $1,999 and the retail price of SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is $2,999 through authorized SIGMA America dealers.

Sigma 15mm F1.4 DG DN Diagonal Fisheye Art Lens

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art
SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE

180° of high resolution. An innovative diagonal fisheye lens.

  • Resolving power that overturns the conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses
  • An addition to the Art F1.4 lineup, meticulously crafted for astrophotography
  • A wealth of latest functions and excellent build quality

Supplied accessories: CASE, COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01, REAR CAP LCR II, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141, PROTECTIVE COVER PT-51, GUIDE PLATE GP-21, SHOULDER STRAP

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: March 14, 2024

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.
* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.
* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA15mmF14DiagonalFisheyeArt #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

The world's first* F1.4 diagonal fisheye interchangeable lens for 35mm full-frame. Unparalleled resolving power that overturns the conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses.

In developing a fisheye lens featuring an ultra-wide-angle and powerful fisheye distortion, SIGMA has achieved a completely new level of artistic potential, combining the world's first F1.4 aperture for consumer use with outstanding resolving power across the entire image. In terms of optical performance, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art has achieved excellent point image reproducibility and high resolution by correcting various aberrations, especially sagittal coma flare. The lens is capable of handling astrophotography, which demands particularly high-quality performance, even when wide-open. Unlike conventional fisheyes, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is exceptionally sharp across its entire 180° angle-of-view and offers an ultra-fast F1.4 aperture, making it perfect for a wide range of applications including astrophotography, landscapes and architecture. The expressive power of this all-new full-frame mirrorless lens opens a wealth of creative possibilities in wide-angle photography.

* As an interchangeable lens for full-frame cameras for consumer use. (as of February 2024 by SIGMA).

[Key Features]

1. Resolving power that overturns conventional wisdom about fisheye lenses

The latest optical design thoroughly corrects each type of aberration. This diagonal fisheye lens has the unique expressiveness of a fisheye lens and high resolution throughout the entire image from a wide-open aperture. The performance of the lens is guaranteed by a full inspection with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system.

Even wide-open, high resolution and point image reproducibility across the entire image

The lens consists of 21 elements in 15 groups, including 4 FLD and 3 SLD exclusive low-dispersion glass elements, and 2 aspherical lens elements. By correcting sagittal coma flare and other aberrations, the lens can precisely reproduce bright points of light across the whole frame even wide-open, making it ideal for astrophotography.

Diagonal fisheye lens with 180° angle of view

The powerful distortion effect, which is the appeal of fisheye lenses, allows users to enjoy expressions such as a unique perspective and emphasis on the subject at a 180° angle of view. In addition, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is designed with the strict performance standards of the Art line. Furthermore, all lenses are inspected with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system. The unique descriptive power of this new fisheye lens, which combines an incredible 180° angle-of-view with very high resolution optics, delivers a level of artistic potential that exceeds other fisheye lenses.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

To prevent flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, the lens is designed to handle all conditions of incident light based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.

2. An addition to the Art F1.4 lineup, meticulously crafted for astrophotography

The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art offers abundant functions to support astrophotography. With the introduction of this lens, SIGMA now has four F1.4 wide-angle prime Art line lenses with functions specifically designed for astrophotography, including the 14mm, 20mm, and 24mm. In terms of both lineup and functionality, SIGMA fully supports the joy of capturing the stars.

Art F1.4 prime wide-angle lens series specialized for astrophotography

The SIGMA Art line of F1.4 single focal length lenses with specialized features for astrophotography is expanded to four lenses with the addition of the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art. Users can select the lens that best suits their needs and the expression they are aiming for.

MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch

The lens is equipped with an MFL switch. When the MFL switch is set to "LOCK," the focus ring operation is disabled, ensuring that once focus is acquired, it will not be changed by unintentional movement of the ring. This is useful for long exposures and other situations where the focus should be fixed while shooting.

Lens heater retainer

A small step at the front of the lens called a lens heater retainer prevents the lens heater* from protruding over the front element, eliminating the risk of vignetting.

* A belt-shaped heat strip that is wrapped around the lens to prevent condensation from forming inside the lens when the temperature drops.

Rear filter holder

A standard-equipped rear filter holder at the lens mount allows sheet-type filters to be used.

Special cover lens cap with a locking mechanism and filter slots

The included cover lens cap features two slots to securely store rear filters, as well as a locking mechanism. The cap is specially designed for the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art, allowing users to carry sheet-type filters without the risk of confusing or forgetting them, while protecting them from scratches and dirt.

Tripod Socket

The lens is equipped with an Arca-Swiss compatible, lightweight and sturdy magnesium alloy tripod socket. The detachable leg can be mounted on a tripod for stable conditions even during long exposures. The shape has been deliberately designed to prevent interference when using a lens heater.

* The tripod socket TS-141 is also compatible with the SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art.

3. A wealth of latest functions and excellent build quality

The SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art is equipped with various functions to assist shooting, including an AFL button1 to which preferred function can be assigned and an aperture ring, and uses a linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) as the AF actuator to enable fast, quiet, and highly accurate AF shooting. The lens is also equipped with a dust and splash resistant structure2 to ensure a high level of weather resistance and robustness, as well as excellent build quality that allows for long and reliable use in any environment.

1 Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used. 2 The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

Various shooting assist functions

The lens is equipped with an AFL button which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. In addition to the aperture ring, the lens is equipped with an aperture ring lock switch and a click switch to turn the click on and off.

Dust and splash resistant structure and water and oil repellent coating

In addition to a dust and splash resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating, allowing photographers to shoot without concerns even in harsh outdoor environments.

Adopts a linear motor HLA

The AF actuator is a linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator). The high thrust motor and advanced electronic control operate the focus lens at high speed and with high precision to provide comfortable AF shooting.

Excellent build quality

To support the heavy optical system and enhance robustness and reliability, metal parts are used in key parts of the lens body. Meanwhile, the lightweight engineering plastic TSC* is also used in appropriate places to reduce weight. Furthermore, each control part, such as rings and switches, is designed to feel good. SIGMA is proud of the exceptional build quality of its products, which do not compromise on durability, operability, and a satisfying sense of ownership.

* TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups (4 FLD, 3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Due to being a fisheye lens, distortion will not be corrected.
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch
  • Rear filter holder (compatible with GUIDE PLATE GP-21)
  • Lens heater retainer
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
    * Function available on supported cameras only.
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141
  • Special COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01 with a locking mechanism and filter slots
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.

Lens Construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
(4 FLD, 3 SLD, 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 180°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 38.5cm / 15.2 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:16
Filter size: Rear filter only
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 104 x 157.9mm / 4.1 x 6.2 in.
Weight: 1,360g / 48 oz. (includes tripod foot)

[ Accessories: Supplied ]

COVER LENS CAP LC1040-01: 0085126 941260
TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141: 0085126 940997
PROTECTIVE COVER PT-51: 0085126 941277
REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount) 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount) 0085126 929879

[ Accessories: Optional ]

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696

 

Sigma 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lens with Hood

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

S | Sports
SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS

The crystallization of technology. A whole new ultra-telephoto experience.

  • Perfect for hand-held shooting, a 500mm lens with unparalleled optical performance
  • Compact, lightweight and excellent build quality
  • A wealth of functions to assist in a variety of shooting situations

Supplied accessories: CASE, LENS HOOD LH1034-02, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151, FRONT CAP LCF-95mm III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: March 14, 2024

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.
* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.
* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA500mmSports #SIGMASports #SIGMADGDN

Clear, sharp images and amazing mobility. A handy-size 500mm that offers a whole new shooting experience.

The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is an ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras that features a 500mm focal length with outstanding image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body. By incorporating multiple large-diameter, exclusive low-dispersion glass elements that are challenging to process, SIGMA succeeded in significantly downsizing the lens construction without the use of diffractive optical elements. At the same time, the lens has achieved high resolving power that meets the expectations for a 500mm prime lens. The lens body, composed mainly of high-precision engineering plastic parts, has excellent build quality and weather resistance, including dust and splash resistant structure*, despite its compact size. With its rich descriptive power and incredibly compact size for its focal length, the handy-size SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports offers a whole new photographic experience for wildlife, aviation, sports and other fast-action photographers.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

[Key Features]

1. Perfect for hand-held shooting, a 500mm lens with unparalleled optical performance

The latest optical design using exclusive low-dispersion glass elements has succeeded in achieving both an extremely compact lens construction and high optical performance with excellent correction of aberrations. In addition to its size that allows hand-held shooting, the high-speed AF with HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) and the OS2 optical stabilization algorithm support comfortable shooting.

High optical performance and compact lens construction

The latest optical design has succeeded in significantly downsizing the optical system for a 500mm ultra-telephoto lens. By utilizing exclusive low-dispersion convex elements at the front of the lens, the lens delivers both a high aberration correction capability and a short overall length. The high level of production technology at SIGMA's only manufacturing base, the Aizu factory, provides the exacting precision necessary for processing the exclusive low-dispersion glass elements with a large aperture. The lens has excellent correction of all aberrations, especially axial chromatic aberration, which cannot be corrected by the camera body, ensuring a stable high resolution from the center to the periphery of the image.

Excellent backlight resistance

The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports uses refractive lenses in its optical system to prevent flare and ghosting that are characteristics of diffractive optical elements, allowing for clear images without concern for flare or ghosting even in backlit conditions or when a light source is included in the image. Furthermore, measures are taken against all conditions of incident light based on state-of-the-art simulation technology.

High-speed AF with a linear motor HLA

A linear motor HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) is used for the actuator, which is characterized by its high driving accuracy owing to the advanced electronic control, as well as its quietness. The HLA enables fast and accurate autofocus even in ultra-telephoto photography, such as sports and bird, where extremely precise focusing is required.

OS2 algorithm in optical stabilizer function

The latest OS2 optical stabilization algorithm provides an outstanding image stabilization effect of 5.0 stops*. The lens is equipped with two OS modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is ideal for panning shots of motorsports and other sports. In Mode 2, SIGMA's Intelligent OS, an algorithm specially designed for panning shots, enables effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, irrespective of the horizontal and vertical orientation. This ensures that the subject's movement can be captured without losing the panning shot effect.

* Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured at 500mm with a 35mm full-frame image sensor)

2. Compact, lightweight and excellent build quality

The lens body has been designed to be small and lightweight in line with the optical system, which has been made significantly more compact. Not only is the lens easy to handle in hand-held use, but it also has the weather resistance of SIGMA's Sports line specifications and the excellent build quality that SIGMA prides itself on in terms of texture and the operating quality of each ring and control.

High-precision TSC* parts enable both high performance and compact, lightweight design

In order to achieve such a compact, lightweight and robust body, materials such as TSC and magnesium have been used in appropriate places. In particular, the production of a large TSC part that integrates functions as an internal structure, as well as an exterior part to reduce size and weight of the lens are manufactured with micron-level precision and they also have a sleek finish that gives the lens its premium feel. The sophisticated processing and production technology of the Aizu factory, SIGMA's only manufacturing base in Japan, enables the high degree of precise production and ensures the high performance and durability of the lens.

* TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing.

Weatherability of Sports line specifications

The mount connection, manual focus ring, switches and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. Further, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens.

Cover-type lens hood included

A lightweight, high-strength, exclusive cover-type lens hood made of TSC is included. The tip of the hood is rubberized to protect the lens from abrasion and scratches caused by placing the lens upside down.

3. A wealth of functions to assist in a variety of shooting situations

The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports is equipped with a full range of assist functions including an aperture ring and three AFL buttons* ready to be assigned to preferred functions using the camera. The L-Mount version is also compatible with SIGMA's tele converters for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 1,000mm.

* Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

Full range of customizable functions

Equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, the lens enables users to limit the focus driving range during AF when necessary, allowing quick and precise focusing. Further, the lens features three AFL buttons which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. The AFL buttons are easy to operate regardless of how the camera is oriented, and make accessing important settings quick and easy. For the L-Mount version, the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 can be used to set OS operation or the focus limiter range for the Custom Mode switch*.

* The assigned setting for lenses for Sony E-mount cannot be changed from the default setting because a USB DOCK for the mount is not available. The default setting allows users to switch the visibility of the OS effect in the viewfinder and live view.

Equipped with an aperture ring

In addition to an aperture ring, the lens is also equipped with an aperture ring click switch and an aperture ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suited to the shooting application.

Detachable tripod socket

The lightweight and sturdy magnesium alloy tripod socket is Arca-Swiss compatible. The detachable socket comes with a ring that clicks into position at 90° intervals.

* The tripod socket TS-151 is compatible with the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports.

Tele Converter for L-Mount (1.4x / 2.0x)

The L-Mount version of the lens is compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x). Using a tele converter, the focal length can be multiplied by 1.4x and even 2x, for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 400mm.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 20 elements in 14 groups (3 FLD, 2 SLD elements)
  • OS (Optical Stabilizer) function with the latest "OS2" algorithm
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
  • * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model. * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (for Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button (3 buttons)
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Limiter switch
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
    * Function available on supported cameras only.
  • OS switch
  • Custom Mode switch
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • LENS HOOD LH1034-02
  • TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151 (detachable lens foot type)
  • Compatible with SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 / TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.

Lens Construction: 20 elements in 14 groups (3 FLD, 2 SLD)
Angle of view: 5.0°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F32
Minimum focusing distance: 320 cm / 126 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6
Filter size: 95mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 107.6 x 234.6mm / 4.2 x 9.2 in.
Weight: 1,370g / 48.3 oz. (includes tripod foot)

[ Accessories: Supplied ]

LENS HOOD LH1034-02: 0085126 941239
FRONT CAP LCF-95mm III: 0085126 930042
TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151: 0085126 941109
REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

[ Accessories: Optional ]

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 for L-Mount: 0085126 825690
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2011 for L-Mount: 0085126 826697
SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 931858
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 930998
SIGMA PROTECTOR 95mm: 0085126 931124
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 95mm: 0085126 930738
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 95mm: 0085126-930851

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Post Date: 2/20/2024 8:00:00 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, November 16, 2023

From Sigma Corporation:

Sigma Announces Release of 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports Lens

Ronkonkoma, NY, November 16, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the official release of the highly-anticipated SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports lens.

A reliable and lightweight large-aperture telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports is available for Sony E-mount and Leica L-Mount. Combining high-speed AF, remarkably effective OS, exceptional mechanical reliability, and superior optical performance, this high-performance lens is purpose-built to meet the rigorous demands of professionals, and is suitable for a wide range of styles and genres including nature, wildlife, photojournalism, action sports, wedding and portraits. The lens will retail for $1,499 USD and will be available through authorized retailers on December 7, 2023.

Dust and splash-proof construction, high-performance optical stabilizer (OS), and an inner zoom mechanism that does not affect barrel length, are all features designed for the most demanding photographic conditions. It is also the first SIGMA DN zoom lens to be equipped with an aperture ring (click/declick type).

Streamlined optical design and a multi-material structure featuring magnesium and TSC have resulted in a lightweight lens body. A new compact tripod collar and foot also help minimize weight, as does a CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) lens hood. Compared to the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports for DSLR cameras (1,805g for SA mount), the 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports is significantly lighter (1,345g for L-Mount).

Featuring Dual HLA-driven floating focus for fast, accurate AF, the focus lens is driven using a high-thrust HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) as the focus actuator, and a floating focus is used to achieve high-speed AF drive. The floating configuration of this lens, in which the two focus groups are driven in opposite directions, reduces the amount of movement of each focus group to about half that of a single group focus system, achieving extremely fast AF that is highly responsive. The latest OS2 stabilization algorithm achieves image stabilization performance of 7.5 stops at the Wide end and 5.5 stops at the Tele end.

The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports has very minimal focus breathing on both the wide and tele ends, making it a powerful lens for video applications. The minimal change in center of gravity enables stable shooting in all situations, including handheld, on a tripod, and with a gimbal. During zooming, five groups are moved to suppress aberration fluctuation, achieving high optical performance throughout the zoom range.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

S | Sports
SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS

Performance, reliability, and mobility at its highest level.

  • High-speed AF and optical stabilizer function that maximize superior optical performance
  • Top-level build quality condensed into a highly mobile lens
  • A wealth of functions to assist professionals

Supplied accessories: Case, LENS HOOD LH860-01, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151, FRONT CAP LCF-77mm III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

Launch date: December 7, 2023

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA70200mmSports #SIGMASports #SIGMADGDN

Packed with all the technology SIGMA has to offer.

The large F2.8 aperture provides stable and high descriptive performance at all zoom and focus ranges. The high-speed AF with a dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) based on a floating focus structure, and the Optical Stabilizer function with the OS2 algorithm with up to 7.5 stops of correction effect*, ensure that users can take the right shot when there is no room for error. The highly mobile lens with high durability, rigidity, and texture is equipped with a wealth of functions to assist comfortable shooting, including an inner zoom mechanism for easy handling, as well as an aperture ring and switches with various customization functions. The flagship SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports, combined with the best of SIGMA's latest technologies to meet the high-level demands of professionals, has finally arrived.

* Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured at 70mm and 200mm with a 35mm full-frame image sensor)

[Key Features]

1. High-speed AF and optical stabilizer function that maximize superior optical performance

The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports, developed with professional use in mind, offers not only high optical performance, but also high-speed AF with a dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) and an optical stabilizer function with up to 7.5 stops. The Sports line lenses offer high optical performance, and all functions are based on state-of-the-art technology.

High descriptive performance at all zoom and focus ranges

The latest optical design, which employs luxurious glass materials including 6 FLD and 2 SLD elements of special low-dispersion glass, delivers high resolving power throughout the entire zoom range. Three aspherical lenses are used, as they are now indispensable for superior optical performance and streamlined lens construction. The exceptionally high precision of the aspherical lenses, which take advantage of the technical capabilities of SIGMA's only production facility, the Aizu factory, further improves optical performance. The incorporated floating focus is advantageous in improving short-range performance, ensuring a stable, high-level image quality throughout the entire range from the minimum focusing distance to infinity.

High-speed AF with a dual HLA

The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports with floating focus has a structure in which the two focus groups move in opposite directions, thereby reducing the amount of focus lens movement by about half. In addition, the use of an HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor in each of the two focus groups enables high-speed autofocusing. In addition to being fast and accurate, the lens also employs a control program that is designed to be quiet, so users can shoot movies comfortably without worrying about noise.

OS2 algorithm in optical stabilizer function

The latest OS2 optical stabilization algorithm provides an extremely high image stabilization effect of 7.5 stops at the wide end and 5.5 stops at the telephoto end*. The lens is equipped with two OS modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is ideal for panning shots of motorsports and other sports. In Mode 2, SIGMA's Intelligent OS, an algorithm specially designed for panning shots, enables effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, irrespective of the horizontal and vertical orientation. This ensures that the subject's movement can be captured without losing the panning shot effect.

* Based on CIPA guidelines (Measured at 70mm and 200mm with a 35mm full-frame image sensor)

Designed to minimize focus breathing

The lens has been designed to suppress focus breathing. The change in angle of view due to focus shift is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus shift when recording video.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

Flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, are addressed under all conditions of incident light based on the most advanced simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.

2. Top-level build quality condensed into a highly mobile lens

SIGMA is committed to excellent build quality in all its lenses. Among them, the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports, which is part of the Sports line, offers not only high weather resistance performance for shooting in harsh environments, but also improved quality and durability through the use of cutting-edge materials in appropriate places based on a streamlined optical and mechanical design. At the same time, a high level of mobility is also realized, resulting in a professional equipment that can be used with confidence over the long term.

High quality and durability despite its small size and light weight

The latest optical and mechanical design streamlines the lens configuration and internal structure, resulting in a significantly smaller and lighter body than the previous SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports model. The body, including the hood, features a "multi-material structure" that optimally arranges materials such as magnesium, CFRP*1, and TSC*2. Even with enhanced mobility, the lens features SIGMA's renowned excellent build quality, including high durability, reliable rigidity, and various control rings and switches that have been carefully designed to feel good.

* 1 CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic), a light but strong material used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircraft, among many other applications.

* 2 TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has high affinity to metal parts which contributes to high quality product manufacturing.

Adoption of inner zoom mechanism

The zoom mechanism employs an inner zoom. Since the total length of the lens does not change with zoom operation, it is easy to handle when shooting hand-held, highly stable when installed on a gimbal, and resistant to dust and water droplets.

Weatherability of Sports line specifications

The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant* to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. Further, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

3. A wealth of functions to assist professional photographers

In addition to an aperture ring, a magnesium tripod mount, and various switches, the highly mobile lens has a wealth of functions available, enabling a more comfortable and versatile shooting experience for users.

Equipped with an aperture ring

This is the first SIGMA zoom lens for still photography to be equipped with an aperture ring. It is also equipped with an aperture ring click switch and an aperture ring lock switch, allowing for aperture operation suited to the shooting application.

Newly developed tripod socket

The lens body incorporates an Arca-Swiss compatible magnesium alloy tripod socket. The detachable leg is newly designed for the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports in order to achieve a compact and lightweight design.

Customizable functions

Equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, the lens enables users to limit the focus driving range during AF when necessary, allowing quick and precise focusing.

Further, the lens features three AFL buttons* ready to be assigned to preferred functions using the camera. The AFL buttons are easy to operate regardless of how the camera is oriented or which settings are used.

For the L-Mount version, the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 can be used to set OS operation or focus limiter range for the Custom Mode switch.

* Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

Tele Converter for L-Mount (1.4x / 2.0x)

The L-Mount version of the lens is compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x). Using a tele converter, the focal length can be multiplied by 1.4x and even 2x, for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 400mm.

Cover-type lens hood included

A lightweight, high-strength, exclusive cover-type lens hood made of CFRP* is included. In addition to its slim design that does not impair the mobility of the lens, the tip of the hood is rubberized to protect the lens from abrasion and scratches caused by placing the lens upside down.

* CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic), a light but strong material used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircraft, among many other applications.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 20 elements in 15 groups (6 FLD, 2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
  • OS (Optical Stabilizer) function with the latest "OS2" algorithm
  • Inner zoom
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with 'ON' or 'OFF' in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to 'ON' (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button (3 buttons)
    * Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Limiter switch
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear focus / non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Function available on supported cameras only.
  • OS switch
  • Custom Mode switch
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • LENS HOOD LH860-01
  • TRIPOD SOCKET TS-151 (detachable lens foot type)
  • Compatible with SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 / TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The following specifications are for L-Mount.

Lens Construction: 20 elements in 15 groups (6 FLD, 2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements) Angle of view: 34.3° - 12.3° Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F22 Minimum focusing distance: 65 (W) - 100 (T) cm / 25.6 (W) - 39.4 (T) in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.2 (at focal length 200mm) Filter size: 77mm Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 3.6 x 8.1 in. / 90.6 x 205mm Weight: 47.4 oz. / 1,345g (includes tripod foot)

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Post Date: 11/16/2023 1:54:34 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Sigma Corporation shared more information about the coming soon 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports Lens.

Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports Lens Specifications

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Post Date: 10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, October 5, 2023

From Sigma Corporation:

Development announcement of SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS|Sports

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of the SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports.

The SIGMA 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS | Sports is a large-aperture zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. In addition to the expressive imaging capabilities owing to the latest optical design, the lens offers a high level of performance and features that meet the expectations of professionals in both still and video, including high-speed autofocus with HLA (High-response Linear Actuator), optical stabilizer with the latest algorithm "OS2", and the superior weather resistance of SIGMA’s Sports line.

Combined with the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art and the SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, SIGMA's three zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a bright F2.8 constant aperture cover a wide range of focal lengths.

Launch: December, 2023

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

*The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG

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Post Date: 10/5/2023 4:13:27 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, the World's Smallest and Lightest F2.8 Zoom Lens for APS-C Mirrorless Cameras

Ronkonkoma, NY – October 5, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens. This is the first SIGMA lens being announced and released concurrently for the L-Mount, Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X Mount. The lens will be available through authorized retail partners on October 26, 2023 for $599.

This is the world's smallest and lightest F2.8 zoom lens designed for APS-C format mirrorless systems at just 2.8 x 2.4 inches (72.2 x 62mm) and 9.2 ounces (260g)*. The lens covers a 15-27mm (35mm equivalent) focal range, with a fast F2.8 constant aperture. Paired with the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, this duo of lenses covers a 15-75mm (35mm equivalent) range with the same bright F2.8 maximum aperture at a combined weight of under 19.5 ounces (550g).

* As an AF F2.8 zoom lens for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. As of October 2023 by SIGMA. Figures are for L-Mount. Additional specifications included in the full press release below.

The SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary uses an aspherical concave lens with a large polarization ratio and high refractive index in the first group, reducing the number of elements in the first group and shortening the overall length. Additionally, a new push-on petal type hood has been developed. Thanks to the new structure with a spring and lever, which is not utilized by any other manufacturer, the hood has been made both thinner and smaller, which also contributes to the overall compactness of the lens.

The optical design of the lens delivers a short 4.6 inch (11.6cm) minimum focusing distance and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4 at the wide end, allowing for close-up photography with pleasing background separation. The optical design also minimizes focus breathing, and the stepping motor delivers swift, quiet autofocus during both still and video use.

Thanks to its high optical quality and compact size, the SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens is an excellent choice for travelers, adventure photographers, vloggers, content creators, and family photographers who want great image quality when paired with today's leading lightweight crop-sensor cameras on the three supported mirrorless platforms.

#SIGMA #SIGMA1018mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryZoom

C | Contemporary
SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN

Small lens, big personality

  1. Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom with expressive imaging capabilities
  2. Extremely compact and lightweight
  3. Ideal for landscapes, travel, video and online content creation

Available: October 26th, 2023
Supplied accessories: Push-on petal type hood LH706-02, FRONT CAP LCF-67mm ?, REAR CAP LCR II
Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount, FUJIFILM X Mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG

#SIGMA #SIGMA1018mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryZoom #SIGMADCDN

Create expressive images on the go with the world's smallest and lightest ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras*

The SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is the world's smallest and lightest ultra-wide- angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras*, covering an effective focal range of 15-27mm (35mm equivalent). With ultra-sharp optics, a bright F2.8 aperture and a newly developed push-on petal type lens hood, photographers can create expressive images anytime, anywhere. The lens features a unique aspherical element that reduces the overall size of the lens and enhances image quality.

An 11.6cm (1:4) minimum focusing distance to produce unique compositions, with expansive backgrounds and pleasing bokeh. With a weight of only 260g*, a fast AF stepping motor and minimal focus breathing, the lens can be easily mounted onto a motorized gimbal to create impressive video content for social media use and professional projects. The lens is available for L-Mount, Sony E-Mount and FUJIFILM X Mount systems.

* As an AF F2.8 zoom lens for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. As of October, 2023 by SIGMA.

* L-Mount Specification.

[Key features]

1. Large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle zoom with expressive imaging capabilities

By utilizing unique optics which have been designed to correct lens aberrations, the SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary produces images that are sharp across the entire image.

Aspherical lens, special low-dispersion glass

The use of an aspherical lens with large eccentricity and refractive index as the first lens element has enabled a lens construction with a reduced number of elements. Used in conjunction with multiple aspherical lenses and special low-dispersion glass, the lens can produce high resolution images whilst remaining compact and lightweight.

Minimum focusing distance 11.6cm, maximum magnification ratio 1:4

Create expressive close-up images using the 11.6cm minimum focusing distance when shooting at 10mm. With a magnification ratio of 1:4, the lens captures unique portraits, still life and more.

2. Extremely compact and lightweight

The SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is the world's smallest and lightest ultra-wide angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras*, with a length of 62.0mm, a maximum diameter of 72.2mm, and a weight of 260g*. The lens can be carried around with ease or attached to an APS-C mirrorless camera and a gimbal to create an ultra-portable video setup.

* As an AF F2.8 zoom lens for mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. As of October, 2023 by SIGMA.

* The values are for L-mount.

Newly developed push-on petal type hood

A newly developed push-on petal type hood is included with the lens. Unlike the conventional bayonet type lens hoods that attach with a rotating movement, this push-on type lens hood is attached onto the lens using a spring and lever system. The implementation of this new design reduces the size and thickness of the hood so that it matches the compact size of the lens.

Compact, lightweight, high-performance F2.8 constant aperture zoom lens series

When combined with the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, a total, unbroken focal range of 15-75mm (35mm equivalent) with a constant F2.8 aperture can be covered. The combined weight of both lenses is only 550g.

* The values are for L-mount.

Fast-growing lineup of lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras

In addition to the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, the lineup of lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras includes 16mm, 23mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses, all with F1.4 brightness. This flexible lens selection can be used for a wide variety of photographic applications.

*Lineup is as of October 2023.

Mount with dust and splash resistant structure

The lens mount incorporates rubber sealing to protect it from dust and water drops.

3. Ideal for landscapes, travel, video and online content creation

With ultra-wide focal length, portable body and razor-sharp optics, the SIGMA 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is the perfect portable option for landscape, travel, interior and street photography. It also boasts impressive video capability owing to its bright F2.8 aperture, which makes it well-suited to shooting in low-light environments and creating a shallow depth-of-field. The ultra-wide angle-of-view is ideal for hand-held vlogging that requires the capture of both the subject and the environment.

Designed to minimize focus breathing

The lens has been designed to suppress focus breathing. The change in angle-of-view due to focus shift is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus shift when recording video.

Supports various camera functions

The lens is compatible with the electronic image stabilization function, aberration correction function, DMF, and AF+MF in camera bodies from various manufacturers. The advantage using this ultra-wide-angle lens is that it provides a generous angle-of-view even when the electronic image stabilization function crops the image.

* Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.

Stepping Motor

A fast and quiet stepping motor is used to deliver precise AF when shooting stills and video. It is fully compatible with in-camera AF tracking modes.

[Additional features]

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 FLD, 1 SLD, and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections or auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    *On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON'(AUTO).
  • Support DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings on L-Mount bodies
    * Function available on supported cameras only.
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Push-on petal type hood LH706-02
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Mount Conversion Service available
  • "Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

To learn more about SIGMA’s craftsmanship, please visit SIGMA website at: https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/

[Key specifications] The figures below are for L-Mount.

Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 FLD, 1 SLD, and 4 aspherical elements)

Angle of view: 109.7°-76.5° (APS-C)|Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm)

Minimum aperture: F22|Minimum focusing distance: 11.6 (W) -19.1 (T) cm / 4.6 (W) -7.6 (T) in. | Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4 (W) - 1:6.9 (T)|Filter size: f67mm

Dimensions (Maximum Diameter x Length): f72.2mm × 62.0mm / f2.8in. × 2.4in.

Weight: 260g / 9.2oz.

[Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126 207694 Sony E-mount: 0085126 207656 FUJIFILM X Mount 0085126 207755

[Accessories: Supplied] Name of product / barcode

Lens Hood LH706-02: 0085126 941093
FRONT CAP LCF-67mm: 0085126 929473
REAR CAP LCR: L-Mount 0085126 937256
Sony E-mount 0085126 929879
FUJIFILM X Mount 0085126 939861

[Accessories: Optional] Name of product / barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 931803
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 930943
SIGMA PROTECTOR 67mm: 0085126 931070
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 67mm: 0085126 930684
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm: 0085126 930813

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Post Date: 10/5/2023 4:00:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 8, 2023

The Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens is available for order at B&H.

More information is available here: Sigma 14mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art – the World’s First 14mm F1.4 Lens – Designed Especially for Astrophotography

Ronkonkoma, NY – June 8, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens. This is the world's widest F1.4 single focal length lens*, born from our engineers' passion for capturing the widest, brightest, highest-resolution, and most captivating starry sky images possible.

Designed specifically for astrophotography, the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is a full-frame, ultra wide-angle prime designed exclusively for mirrorless camera systems, and is available in Sony E-mount and Leica L-Mount.

This lens offers a full set of features designed for astrophotography including a removable tripod socket, MFL switch (Manual Focus Lock function), lens heater retainer, rear filter holder, and a specially-designed front cap including a NEW locking mechanism and NEW filter storage slots. All this, plus thorough aberration correction make this possibly the best lens ever made for astrophotography. Its ultra-wide 14mm angle of view that captures wide starry skies and bright F1.4 aperture that minimizes exposure time are ideal specifications for astrophotography. Incredibly sharp from corner to corner with splash and dust-resistant construction, this lens retains the same high performance and quality standards found within the SIGMA F1.4 Art lens lineup.

The astrophotography-focused feature set and total optical performance make this an excellent lens for high-end architecture, real estate, and landscape photography as well.

The lens will retail for $1,599 through authorized US retailers and will be available in late June 2023.

* Excluding fisheye lenses, as interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras and SLR cameras (as of June, 2023 by SIGMA)

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Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras

A | Art SIGMA 14mm F1.4 DG DN

New vision. Expanding possibilities.

  • Ultra wide-angle 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4 and outstanding optical performance
  • Abundant functions and accessories to support starscape photography
  • Signature Art line features and high build quality

Supplied accessories: Case, COVER LENS CAP LC1014-01, REAR CAP LCR II, TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141, PROTECTIVE COVER PT-41, GUIDE PLATE GP-11

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

The world's first and only* lens that combines an ultra-wide angle of 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4.

All for the best starscape photography.

The stars in the sky are a source of inspiration for viewers. On the other hand, the starry sky is a very demanding subject for a wide-angle lens, with its numerous tiny point light sources spread over the entire image. The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the world's widest F1.4 single focal length lens*, born from our engineers' passion for capturing the widest, brightest, highest-resolution, and most captivating starry sky possible. Thanks to SIGMA's latest technology, the lens combines an ultra-wide angle of 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4. In addition, SIGMA's lens technology has achieved high optical performance with thorough correction of sagittal coma flare, specialized functions to support starry landscape photography, and high-speed AF with the HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) linear motor.

The Milky Way stretching across the night sky, twinkling stars emerging over ridgelines ? the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art can make this a reality as an image that surpasses the actual photographic experience. Its proven ability in shooting starscapes will provide new possibilities for visual expression and enjoyment in all scenes, including daytime landscapes, architecture, and indoor photography in dark and confined spaces.

* Excluding fisheye lenses, as interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras and SLR cameras (as of June, 2023 by SIGMA).

[ Key Features ]

1. Ultra wide-angle 14mm with a maximum aperture of F1.4 and outstanding optical performance

This world-first performance was achieved by applying the best of SIGMA's optical technologies, from the design to the lens manufacturing process. 19 elements in 15 groups, including 1 SLD glass element, 3 FLD glass elements, and 4 aspherical lens elements, make up a luxurious lens configuration. This allows for advanced aberration correction and a high degree of precision in the lens construction. This allows both advanced aberration correction and F1.4 brightness. In particular, sagittal coma flare, which distorts the shape of stars, has been carefully corrected, and even at the widest aperture, the lens delivers high image reproducibility right to the periphery of the image. Ghosting and flare are also thoroughly addressed through both optical design and coatings. This allows for clear, crisp shooting of starry sky and night scenes. Optimized for starscapes, which require extremely high performance, this lens delivers images that exceed expectations in any scene, including landscapes, architecture snapshots, portraits, and indoor photography.

2. Abundant functions and accessories to support starscape photography

The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is equipped with a wealth of features to support starscape photography. This fully backs up the fun of starscape photography.

  • Tripod Socket
    Includes a detachable tripod mount compatible with Arca-Swiss type. The 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art can be mounted on a tripod in a more stable condition, as it is heavier on the front side. The shape is designed to prevent interference even when using the lens heater.
  • MFL (Manual Focus Lock) Switch
    A switch to lock the manual focus at a desired position. Prevents focus shift caused by unintentional operation of the focus ring. This is useful for long time exposure photography, etc., where the focus is fixed.
  • Lens Heater Retainer
    Steps around the front and lens heater retainers prevent the lens heater* from protruding into the front of the lens and causing vignetting on the periphery of the screen.
    * A belt-shaped heater that is wrapped around the lens to prevent condensation from forming inside the lens when the temperature drops.
  • Rear Filter Holder
    A rear filter holder is provided as standard equipment at the lens mount for attaching a sheet-type rear filter. A lock mechanism is also provided to prevent the filter from falling out.
  • Special front cap with locking mechanism and filter slots
    Includes a cover-type front cap with locking mechanism. It also has a newly developed filter slot that can hold two rear filters depending on the application. The cap is specially designed for the 14mm F1.4 DG DN | Art to protect the sheet filters from scratches and dirt while ensuring that they are not mistakenly taken out or forgotten.

3. Signature Art line features and high build quality

In addition to functions specifically designed for shooting starscapes, the lens is equipped with various functions to assist in shooting, including an AFL button to which any function can be assigned and an aperture ring. The body is dust and splash resistant, and the frontmost surface of the lens is coated with a water- and stain-repellent coating, so you can shoot outdoors in harsh environments with peace of mind. The HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) enables high-speed, quiet, and highly accurate autofocusing.

In order to maintain performance while supporting a lens with a large aperture, the lens has a robust internal structure and uses lightweight materials such as polycarbonate TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a thermal shrinkage rate equivalent to that of aluminum, and magnesium in appropriate locations to reduce weight while ensuring robustness. The lens body is built with the high build quality of the Art line specifications, allowing the user to fully enjoy the unique performance of the lens in any environment, including shooting starscapes.

[ Additional Features ]

  • Lens construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (3 FLD,1 SLD, and 4 aspherical elements)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with 'ON' or 'OFF' in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to 'ON' (AUTO).
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
  • MFL switch
  • Rear Filter Holder (compatible with GUIDE PLATE GP-11)
  • Lens Heater Retainer
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • Tripod Socket TS-141 supplied
  • Special front cap with locking mechanism and filter slot: Cover Lens Lap LC1014-01 (NEW)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[ Key Specifications ]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 19 elements in 15 groups (3 FLD, 1 SLD, 4 aspherical) Angle of view: 114.2° Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm) Minimum aperture: F16 Minimum focusing distance: 30cm / 11.9 in. Maximum magnification ratio: 1:11.9 Filter size: Rear filter only Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 101.4 x 149.9mm / 4.0 x 5.9 in. Weight: 1170g / 41.3 oz.

[ Accessories: Supplied ]

COVER LENS CAP LC1014-01: 0085126 940980 REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256 REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879 TRIPOD SOCKET TS-141: 0085126 940997 PROTECTIVE COVER PT-41: 0085126 941000

[ Accessories: Optional ]

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696

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Post Date: 6/8/2023 8:26:54 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, April 3, 2023

From SIGMA Corporation of America

SIGMA Releases New "I series" Lenses, Adding Ultra-Wide and Classic Prime Focal Lengths to the Compact, All-Metal Lineup

Ronkonkoma, NY – April 3, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce two new prime lenses in the Contemporary line, designed exclusively for mirrorlesss camera systems.

The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary ($599 US MSRP through authorized retailers) and the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary ($639 US MSRP through authorized retailers) are stylish "I Series" full-frame lenses featuring all-metal barrels. These two lenses are offered in Sony E-Mount and Leica L-Mount. Both lenses will be available through authorized retailers in late April 2023.

The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary delivers supreme compactness in the widest "I series" lens to date. This super-compact, ultra wide-angle lens weighs just 225g (L-Mount), with a length of 48.8mm, and is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless systems. It is an exceptional lens in terms of angle of view, optical performance, and build quality, with a design inspired by SIGMA CINE lenses. As an I series lens, it features a metal barrel with knurled focus ring, aperture ring and lens hood. Both metal magnetic and snap-on lens caps are provided.

By shortening the overall length of the lens and making changes to the focus configuration, the 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary lens is capable of focusing as close as 12cm with an impressive magnification ratio of 1:3.6, allowing for unique close-up photographs with expansive backgrounds, making it particularly appealing to vloggers, hikers, landscape photographers and more. A stepping motor offers swift, precise AF for both still and video applications.

The SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary adds the classic standard prime lens focal length to the I series. This is the fifth F2 I series lens to date, joining the 20mm, 24mm, 35mm and 65mm lenses. All F2 I series lenses feature an arc-type AF/MF switch and a stylized ring on the all-metal barrel. This DG DN lens is designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless systems and is offered in Sony E-mount and Leica L-Mount versions.

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Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

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Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras

C | Contemporary

SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN

Ultra-wide in sight. Tiny in size.

  • "Ultra-wide-angle lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses.
  • Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful".
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

Supplied accessories: Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF55-01M), Petal Type Hood (LH576-03), Front Cap (LCF-55 II), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA17mmF4Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries

Compact, lightweight and high-performance ultra-wide-angle 17mm lens with an impressive minimum focusing distance. Now available as a "Premium Compact Prime" I series lens.

"Compact, lightweight and high-performance ultra-wide-angle lens". Using the latest technology, the 17mm has been created without compromise, despite this challenging design concept. Its wide-angle of view creates impactful landscape images with a unique perspective and, thanks to its minimum close focusing distance of 12cm, the lens can be enjoyed in a variety of alternative ways, including close-up photography and handheld selfies.

The optical design has been created exclusively for mirrorless camera systems, which helps reduce lens flare and ghosting that results in excellent image rendering. The all-metal lens barrel highlights SIGMA's craftsmanship and attention to detail, making the SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary a pleasure to use on every shoot.

[Key Features]

1. "Ultra-wide-angle lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses.

The lens construction consists of two SLD glass elements and three aspherical lens elements. Aspherical lenses are used for both the front and rear optics. This not only keeps the size of the lens compact but also helps with correcting lens aberrations. As a result, the lens features a 55mm filter thread (which is smaller than comparable lenses of similar focal lengths) which makes it easy to change filters between SIGMA I series lenses that share the same filter size.* Its construction also helps minimize flare and ghosting that is commonly found in ultra-wide-angle lenses, creating clear images in any environment. This is a lens with truly modern performance, thanks to the advanced processing and production technologies at SIGMA's only production facility in Aizu.

*In addition to the 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary, I series lenses with a 55mm filter thread include the 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary, 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, and 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary (as of April 2023).

A highlight of using the 17mm is the impressive minimum focusing distance of 12cm. Capture close-up macro style images in remarkable detail with expansive backgrounds. It is also suitable for selfies and vlogging, where items need to be shown at an arms-reach. A quiet, high-speed stepping motor drives the AF delivering fast and accurate results in both stills and video.

2. Beyond "beautiful pictures" – the value provided by the SIGMA's I series

The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot. SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor. SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born.

3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. What is more with the I series is that this high build quality is condensed into a palm-sized lens body. The SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary is one of the smallest in the series. Combine with multiple I series lenses to create a remarkably compact shooting system that is lightweight and small in size.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups with 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Support DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Petal Type Hood (LH576-03)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF55-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups (2 SLD and 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 103.7°
Number of diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 12cm / 4.8 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:3.6
Filter size: 55mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 64mm x 48.8mm / 2.5 in. x 1.9 in.
Weight: 225g / 7.9 oz.

[Product Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126415693
Sony E-mount: 0085126415655

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode Magnetic metal lens cap SIGMA FRONT CAP LCF55-01M: 0085126938680
FRONT CAP LCF-55 III: 0085126930066
Petal Type Hood (LH576-03): 0085126940478
REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126937256
REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126930912
SIGMA PROTECTOR 55mm: 0085126931049
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 55mm: 0085126930653
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 55mm: 0085126930783

Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras

C | Contemporary

SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN

Compact 50mm. Big Surprise.

  • "Standard lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses.
  • Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful".
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

Supplied accessories: Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF58-01M), Hood (LH633-01), Front Cap (LCF-58 III), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA50mmF2Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries

Performance beyond expectations condensed into a small body.

50mm F2 joins the "Premium Compact Prime" I series.

The SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary features high optical performance with a bright F2 aperture, that creates expressive images with a shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh effects. With its compact size, this popular classic focal length is perfect for portraits, street and everyday photography. The lens has been designed to be used over a long period of time. Using that same technology that SIGMA used to create the SIGMA CINE lens range, the 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary uses an all-metal construct that is robust and provides a premium feel.

All these elements combine to create an exceptionally versatile lens that can be used in a variety of creative ways to create images in outstanding definition. Perfectly suited to new photographers looking to take the next step, professionals who require reliable lenses and photographers who prefer smaller full-frame lenses that offer the best optical quality.

[Key Features]

1. "Standard lens" that matches the optical performance standards set by the SIGMA Contemporary line of lenses.

SIGMA I series lenses are developed around the concept of "compact everyday lenses with outstanding image quality" and the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is exactly that. It features high-quality optics in a compact size, perfect for a wide variety of photographic styles. Built from the ground up for mirrorless cameras, the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is constructed using a single SLD glass element and three aspherical lens elements that are excellent at correcting various types of aberration for clear, high-definition images.

The conflicting ideals of improving optical performance while reducing body size and weight are achieved through the latest optical design, and the processing and production technologies at SIGMA's only production facility in Aizu.

The 50mm focal length is mostly known for portrait photography, so careful consideration was taken when designing the lens, focusing on the smoothness of the bokeh created by the F2 aperture. Its optical design gives smooth transitions from in-focus to out-of-focus areas, and helps minimize flare and ghosting caused by backlit environments. The quiet stepping motor provides quick, reliable autofocusing for both stills and video.

2. Expanding the I series lineup. "Creating pictures that are beyond beautiful".

The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot. SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor. SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born.

3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS line-up for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. A smooth hairline cover ring is used between the focus and aperture rings to act as a finger hold when attaching and detaching the lens.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups with 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Support DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Hood (LH633-01)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF58-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 46.8°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 45cm / 17.8 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.9
Filter size: 58mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 70mm x 68mm / 2.8 in. x 2.7 in.
Weight: 350g / 12.3 oz.

[Product Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126314699
Sony E-mount: 0085126314651

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

Magnetic metal lens cap SIGMA FRONT CAP LCF58-01M: 0085126938642
FRONT CAP LCF-58 III: 0085126930141
Hood LH633-01: 0085126940393
REAR CAP LCR II (for L-Mount): 0085126937256
REAR CAP LCR II (for Sony E-mount): 0085126929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 58mm: 0085126930929
SIGMA PROTECTOR 58mm: 0085126931056
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 58mm: 0085126930660
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 58mm: 0085126930790

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Post Date: 4/3/2023 8:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From SIGMA Corporation of America

SIGMA Releases 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens, an Essential Focal Length Prime for APS-C Format Cameras

Ronkonkoma, NY – April 3, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary ($549 US MSRP through authorized retailers) lens, a wide-angle fast-aperture prime lens designed specifically for APS-C mirrorless systems. This lens offers a 35mm field of view equivalency with the 1.5X crop factor applied, and is the fourth fast-aperture F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary prime lens, joining the popular 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary for crop-sensor mirrorless systems. The DC DN family also includes the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Zoom lens.

The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is offered in Sony E-mount, Leica L-Mount, and Fujifilm X Mount versions. The Sony E-mount and L-Mount versions will be available through authorized SIGMA retailers in late April 2023. The X mount version will be available in summer 2023.

To take advantage of the mobility of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens body is compact and lightweight, with a weight of 340g*, length of 76.9mm* and filter diameter of 52mm, offering exceptional imaging performance when paired with compact APS-C mirrorless camera along with high-megapixel, full-frame mirrorless cameras in APS-C crop mode such as the 61MP SIGMA fp L.

AF is driven by a quiet, high-speed stepping motor for swift, silent operation for both still and video capture, and excellent flare/ghosting resistance makes it ideal for real-world conditions. The lens is ideal for landscapes, journalism, everyday photography, and so much more; with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.3 and a minimum focusing distance of just under 10 inches.

* L-Mount version

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Sigma 23mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

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C | Contemporary

SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN

A prime lens that is hard to let go.

  • Large aperture F1.4 brightness and excellent resolution from maximum aperture
  • Compact body optimized for APS-C mirrorless cameras
  • A wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses

Supplied accessories: Petal Type Hood LH554-01, FRONT CAP LCF-52 III, REAR CAP LCR II

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount, FUJIFILM X Mount

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA23mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADCDN

The wide-angle lens ideal for APS-C mirrorless cameras joins the Contemporary line. High optical performance, F1.4 brightness, and compact enough to carry around every day.

With an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to 35mm (on full frame), high optical performance, the brightness of a large F1.4 aperture, and a compact and lightweight lens body, SIGMA's experience accumulated in the Contemporary line has culminated in a lens that is ideal for use with APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens offers excellent resolution from maximum aperture and the rich bokeh effects thanks to its F1.4 brightness. The lens demonstrates its descriptive power in a wide range of applications, including landscapes, portraits, and table photography. In order to take advantage of the high mobility of mirrorless cameras, the compactness of the lens body was also pursued. The SIGMA Contemporary lineup includes several compact and lightweight F1.4 single focal length lenses in the APS-C format, which are surprisingly compact to carry around. If you want to keep your equipment light and small, but not compromise on image rendering performance, this lens is sure to meet your needs, and will be a lens you will never want to let go.

[Key Features]

1. Large aperture F1.4 brightness and excellent resolution from maximum aperture.

The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary has an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to 35mm in 35mm format, as well as the brightness of a large F1.4 aperture and high descriptive power. The optics is composed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including 3 SLD glass elements and 2 aspherical lens elements, to achieve sharp, clear images. The lens delivers excellent resolving power from the maximum aperture. Furthermore, the large F1.4 aperture allows for large, beautiful bokeh effects. The compact, palm-size body allows you to enjoy the rich descriptive power of mirrorless cameras. Careful countermeasures against ghosting and flare enable clear shooting even in backlit environments.

2. Compact body optimized for APS-C mirrorless cameras

To take advantage of the mobility of APS-C mirrorless cameras, the lens body is compact and lightweight, with a weight of 340g*, length of 76.9mm*, and filter diameter of 52mm. At the same time, the quality of the lens body itself has not been compromised. The high-precision machining technology of SIGMA's sole production facility in Aizu, Japan, has enabled the lens body to achieve the ideal balance between excellent optical performance based on the latest optical and mechanical design and compactness. The AF drive system uses a quiet, high-speed stepping motor. The latest algorithm enables quick focusing for easy shooting.

*The figures are for L-Mount.

Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)

For L-Mount cameras, it is possible to switch to "linear focus," in which the focus shifts by a fixed amount according to the rotation angle of the focus ring.

*Only for compatible L-Mount camera bodies.

3. A wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses

The SIGMA Contemporary line offers a wide variety of APS-C format F1.4 prime lenses. All of them share the concept of combining superior resolution with compactness and light weight. By combining them according to your needs, you can build a compact photographic system without compromising on image quality.

Sigma APS-C F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Comparison

The above figures are for L-Mount.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 10 groups with 3 SLD and 2 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Support DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Petal Type Hood LH554-01
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups (3 SLD and 2 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 63.4°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.3
Filter size: 52mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 65.8mm x 76.9mm / 2.6 in. x 3.0 in.
Weight: 340g / 12.0 oz.

[Product Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126348694
Sony E-mount: 0085126348656
FUJIFILM X Mount: 0085126348755

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

Petal Type Hood LH554-01 0085126940461
FRONT CAP LCF-52 III: 0085126929800
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126929879
REAR CAP LCR II (FUJIFILM X Mount): 0085126939861

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126878696
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 52mm: 0085126930905
SIGMA PROTECTOR 52mm: 0085126931032
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 52mm: 0085126930646
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 52mm: 0085126930776

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Post Date: 4/3/2023 8:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 7, 2023

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Introduces 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras, Redefining the Standard Art Prime Lens

Ronkonkoma, NY – February 7, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens. Redefining the standard lens in SIGMA's DG DN lineup (DG = full-frame, DN = mirrorless-exclusive), the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art expands the impressive line of fast F1.4 aperture primes with professional-level quality that the Art line is renowned for.

While further improving optical performance from the 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, the new SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art achieves the ideal balance of the size, weight, and autofocus performance.

Designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras, this lens features outstanding edge-to-edge imaging performance with a completely new optical formula optimized for the short flange distance of mirrorless systems. Sagittal coma flare has been thoroughly improved, resulting in beautiful, rounded star images and a clean bokeh effect.

Featuring the new HLA autofocus driver (High-response Linear Actuator) first introduced in the 60-600mm DG DN OS | Sports lens, the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art achieves swift and silent autofocus, perfect for both still and video capture. With a dust- and splash-resistant build, a manual aperture ring with click and lock switches, an AFL button, and eleven rounded aperture blades for stunning bokeh rendering, this lens is an exceptional choice for all types of photography and video work, in the studio or on location.

The SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art will be available for Sony E-mount and L-Mount cameras at Authorized US Dealers for $849 in late February 2023.

Exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras

The new standard for artistic expression.

  • The "Art F1.4" standard with uncompromising optical performance
  • High-speed AF for nimble and comfortable shooting
  • High performance, yet slim and compact
  • Full range of functions and high build quality

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal Type Hood with lock (LH782-02), Front Cap (LCF-72mm III), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change. * Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation. * L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

The highest level of expressive performance, high-speed AF, and compactness?all combined in perfection. The new standard for "Art F1.4" large-aperture standard prime.

Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and tremendous expressive power, SIGMA’s Art line delivers high-level artistic quality. The newest addition to the F1.4 series, which has become synonymous with the Art line, is the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a large-aperture standard lens designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras. While retaining the concept of the original SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art that defined the reputation of the Art F1.4 series, SIGMA has reexamined from the very beginning what is truly important in a standard lens used in a wide range of shooting situations. By incorporating all the latest technologies, this lens has achieved a high degree of compatibility between the optimum size and high-speed AF required for today's mirrorless systems, while maintaining the highest-class optical performance. In addition to the brightness of the large F1.4 aperture and the large, beautiful bokeh effect, various aberrations have been optimally balanced in pursuit of uniform and balanced image quality throughout the entire image range, from the center to the edges of the frame. The result is the new "Art F1.4 50mm," a lens that is truly all-around capable in terms of expressive performance, maneuverability, and usability, and is designed to help photographers create their best work. Introducing the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, SIGMA's ideal "standard" lens.

[Key Features]

1. The "Art F1.4" standard with uncompromising optical performance

Based on the latest optical design technology, the lens incorporates 14 elements in 11 groups, with 3 aspherical lenses and 1 SLD glass element. The lens effectively suppresses various aberrations such as astigmatism and field curvature, which cannot be corrected in-camera. Despite the large aperture of F1.4, the image performance on the periphery of the image has been optimized, and sagittal coma flare has been minimized to the extent that the lens can withstand even challenging star and night scenes, with demanding severe point light source imaging, from wide open. In addition to clear image quality with no color blur throughout the entire image circle, the large, natural bokeh beauty of F1.4 can be fully utilized in photography.

2. High-speed AF for nimble and comfortable shooting

The SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the first in the Art line exclusively designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras to adopt the “HLA” linear motor (High-response Linear Actuator). In addition, by using a single double-sided aspheric lens as the focus element, the lens offers fast and quiet focusing and high tracking performance despite its large aperture. With a maximum aperture of 1.4 and a high-performance AF system, the lens can be used in a variety of situations, including shooting in dark places, shooting moving subjects, snapshots, and even video.

3. High performance, yet slim and compact

The development of the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art was focused on slimming down the lens barrel by reducing the weight of a focus lens and optimizing the lens unit layout, to pursue the "optimum size" for mirrorless systems without compromising the "maximum emphasis on optical performance" concept of SIGMA’s Art line. This lens has succeeded in achieving both top-class performance, and the size required for a light and mobile photographic tool.

4. Full range of functions and high build quality

The lens barrel is equipped with a Focus Mode switch, an Aperture ring click switch to turn the click on and off, an Aperture ring lock switch to prevent unintended operation, and an AFL button to assign any function from the camera. These features are designed for intuitive operation during shooting. The lens is equipped with a dust and splash resistant structure, and the front element of the lens is applied with a water and oil repellent coating, making it suitable for a wide range of shooting environments. The lens is compact, lightweight, and easy to use, while at the same time ensuring high build quality assured by the Aizu factory's reliable processing technology of "Made in Japan".

DG DN "Art F1.4" series lineup includes 5 lenses from 20mm to 85mm

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups (1 SLD and 3 aspherical lenses)
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with 'ON' or 'OFF' in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to 'ON' (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF, AF + MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • AFL button
    • Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • Petal Type Hood with lock (LH782-02)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 11 groups, 14 elements (1 SLD, 3 aspherical)
Angle of view: 46.8°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 45cm / 17.8 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.8
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 78.2 x 109.5mm / 3.1 x 4.3 in.
Weight: 670g / 23.6 oz.

[Product Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126 315696
Sony E-mount: 0085126 315658

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

Petal Type Hood with Lock LH782-02: 0085126 940409
Front Cap LCF-72 III: 0085126 929633
Rear Cap LCR II: (for L-Mount) 0085126 937256
Rear Cap LCR II: (for Sony E-mount) 0085126 929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode

SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 72mm: 0085126 931810
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 72mm: 0085126 930950
SIGMA PROTECTOR 72mm: 0085126 931087
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 72mm: 0085126 930691
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 72mm: 0085126 930820

Orders

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Announcement Video

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Post Date: 2/7/2023 7:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, January 12, 2023

Another great lens choice from Sigma:

SIGMA Introduces 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports Lens, the World's First and Only 10x Ultra-Telephoto Zoom for Mirrorless Camera Systems

Ronkonkoma, NY – January 12, 2023 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports lens. This is the world's first and only* mirrorless 10x ultra-telephoto zoom. The second full-frame mirrorless zoom lens in the SIGMA Sports line, covering standard (60mm) to ultra-telephoto (600mm), along with 1:2.4 maximum magnification (at 200mm), and weighing just 5.5 pounds (2.5kg), this lens offers exceptional versatility and is offered in Sony E-mount and L-Mount.

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is designed to be the one essential lens for travel, outdoor sports, wildlife, and safari that can cover it all from standard to ultra-tele, plus close-ups, all without ever swapping lenses; and it offers an impressive 6 stops of Optical Stabilization at the telephoto end and 7 stops at the standard end.

The newly designed HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) focusing motor delivers unprecedented fast and precise autofocusing, and dual action zoom allows for both the precision of the zoom ring and the swift, intuitive response of the push-pull action on the front end of the barrel. The three AFL buttons are easy to operate in any orientation, and the Zoom Lock switch can be locked at all marked focal distances.

The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are dust and splash resistant** to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens, which are likely in the many outdoor situations where this lens is designed to perform.

A completely new optical design was created to for the DG DN (DG = full-frame, DN = mirrorless-exclusive) version of the 60-600mm featuring both SLD and FLD glass elements, and a multi-material structure is employed to balance durability and portability.

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports will be offered for $1,999 through authorized SIGMA America retailers, and will be available beginning mid-February, 2023.

Order the Sigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens from B&H.

Watch Sigma's presentation:

* As an interchangeable lens exclusively for mirrorless, as of December, 2022 by SIGMA

**The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, and is not waterproof.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

S | Sports

SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS

The decisive moment, captured exactly as intended.

  • The one and only 60-600mm zoom lens, able to handle every situation from standard to ultra-telephoto all by itself
  • High customizability and build quality of SIGMA's Sports line

Supplied accessories: Case, Hood (LH1144-02), Cover Lens Cap (LC-740E), Shoulder Strap, Tripod Socket (TS-121), Front Cap (LCF-105 III), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the products are subject to change.

* Sony E-mount lenses are developed, manufactured and sold in accordance with the E-mount specifications licensed under a license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA60600mmSports #SIGMASports #SIGMADGDN

The world's first and only* mirrorless 10x ultra-telephoto zoom, now available from SIGMA.

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is a high-power ultra-telephoto zoom lens exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras with a unique 10x focal length. The latest optical design delivers high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range, even with 10x zoom, which makes it capable of capturing any scene in high definition. The newly developed linear motor "HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)" delivers unprecedentedly fast and precise autofocusing. In addition, the newly developed algorithm "OS2" enables image stabilization of 7 stops at the wide end and 6 stops at the telephoto end. Of course, it is also equipped with Dual Action Zoom, Dust and Splash Resistant Structure, as well as a wealth of customizable functions and specifications of SIGMA's Sports line to meet the needs of various shooting environments and situations. With its many features and stellar optical performance, this lens captures the moment with a rich sense of dynamism.

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is a one-of-a-kind ultra-telephoto zoom lens which combines high magnification with an extremely high level of image quality and mobility.

* As an interchangeable lens exclusively for mirrorless, as of December, 2022 by SIGMA

[Key Features]

1. The one and only 60-600mm zoom lens, able to handle every situation from standard to ultra-telephoto all by itself

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is an ultra-telephoto 10x zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that covers a zoom range of 60-600mm, a range only available from SIGMA. It enables users to seamlessly capture scenes from close-ups to long distance shots without changing lenses, even in difficult situations such as air shows or professional sports events.

Stable and high optical performance throughout the entire zoom range

SIGMA employed the latest optical design to effectively correct chromatic aberrations that tend to occur in the ultra-telephoto range using a variety of high quality materials, including FLD and SLD glass elements. The lens is capable of capturing every moment with uncompromising high image quality in the unique focal length range of 60-600mm.

The minimum focusing distance is 45cm at the wide end, and at the focal length of 200mm, the lens offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.4, allowing users to also enjoy the lens as a telephoto macro lens, adding to its overall versatility.

High-speed AF owing to newly developed motor "HLA" to capture the decisive moment

The autofocus of the SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports makes use of the newly developed linear motor "HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)". This high-output linear motor and advanced electronic control realize a quiet autofocus with unparalleled high speed and high precision. The new motor also enables high focus-following performance, ensuring that the decisive moment is not missed in sports photography and any other situation where the subjects are in motion, from motor vehicles to birds in flight.

Newly developed optical stabilizer algorithm "OS2" with high compensation capability of up to 7 stops

The OS (Optical Stabilizer) function employs SIGMA's newly developed algorithm "OS2". The new algorithm significantly improves image stabilization performance, with 7 stops at the wide end and 6 stops at the telephoto end. This allows the lens to capture powerful and dynamic moments with a rich sense of motion.

The lens is equipped with two OS modes: Mode 1 is suitable for general shooting, and Mode 2 is best suited for fast panning shots, for example in motorsports and other dynamic situations. In Mode 2, an acceleration sensor combined with SIGMA's Intelligent OS, an algorithm specially designed for panning shots, enable effective image stabilization even when the camera is moved vertically or diagonally, regardless of the horizontal and vertical orientation of the lens. This means that the movement of the subject can be expressed without losing the effect of panning shots.

Multi-material structure for lightweight and strong robustness

The lens features a multi-material structure, in which materials such as magnesium, CFRP*1, and TSC*2 are optimally arranged according to their characteristics. As a result, the lens barrel is lighter in weight while retaining the same robustness as previous models, thereby providing high versatility in a variety of scenes and applications.

*1 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic, a light but strong material used in the interior and exterior fittings of aircraft, among many other applications.

*2 Thermally Stable Composite, a polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. Its high affinity to metal parts contributes to high manufacturing quality standards.

Dual Action Zoom for intuitive framing

The lens supports Dual Action Zoom, allowing users to use both rotary zooming by rotating the zoom ring and straight zooming by grasping the tip of the lens. This enables both precise and quick operation in any given situation.

Dust and Splash Resistant Structure for security in various shooting situations

The mount connection, manual focus ring, zoom ring, switches, switch panel and exterior connection are all dust and splash resistant* to prevent dust and dirt from entering the lens. Further, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating to facilitate maintenance when water droplets or dust adhere to the lens.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

2. High customizability and build quality of SIGMA's Sports line

The SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports is equipped with substantial features of SIGMA's Sports line standard of high-mobility, high-performance lenses. Manufactured in SIGMA's sole production base in Aizu, Japan, the lens features an exceptional build quality that combines robustness with practicality and a high level of precision in every single detail.

Customizable functions

Equipped with a Focus Limiter switch, the lens enables users to limit the focus driving range during AF when necessary, allowing quick and precise focusing.

Further, the lens features three AFL buttons* ready to be assigned to preferred functions using the camera. The AFL buttons are easy to operate regardless of how the camera is oriented or which settings are used.

For the L-Mount version, the SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 can be used to set OS operation or focus limiter range for the Custom Mode switch.

* Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

Interchangeable Tripod Socket

The lens body incorporates an Arca Swiss compatible magnesium alloy tripod socket. The leg can be removed and replaced with other interchangeable tripod sockets (sold separately) or attached to a monopod, allowing for a multitude of different uses and situations.

Tele Converter for L-Mount (1.4x / 2.0x)

The L-Mount version of the lens is compatible with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 (1.4x) and TC-2011 (2.0x). Using a tele converter, the focal length can be multiplied by 1.4x and even 2x, for AF-enabled shooting at ultra-telephoto focal lengths of up to 1200mm.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 27 elements in 19 groups (2 FLD and 3 SLD)
  • OS (Optical Stabilizer) function
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    * On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with 'ON' or 'OFF' in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to 'ON' (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF, AF + MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)
  • AFL button
    * Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Focus Limiter switch
  • Focus Mode switch
  • OS switch
  • Custom Mode switch
  • Zoom Lock switch
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • Hood (LH1144-02)
  • Tripod Socket TS-121 (replaceable lens foot type)
  • Compatible with SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 / TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 19 groups, 27 elements (2 FLD and 3 SLD)
Angle of view: 39.6-4.1°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22-32
Minimum focusing distance: 45-260cm / 17.8-102.4 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:2.4 (at 200mm focal length)
Filter size: 105mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 119.4 x 279.2mm / 4.7 x 11.0 in.
Weight: 2,495g / 88.0 oz.

[Product Barcode]

L-Mount: 0085126 732691
Sony E-mount: 0085126 732653

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

Front Cap LCF-105 III: 0085126 929640
Cover Lens Cap LC-740E: 0085126 931193
Hood LH1144-02: 0085126 936785
Tripod Socket TS-121 (replaceable lens foot type): 0085126 936846
Rear Cap LCR II (for L-Mount) 0085126 937256
Rear Cap LCR II (for Sony E-mount) 0085126 929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode

SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1411 for L-Mount: 0085126 825690
SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-2011 for L-Mount: 0085126 826697
SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 105mm: 0085126 931865
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 105mm: 0085126 931001
SIGMA PROTECTOR 105mm: 0085126 931131
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 105mm: 0085126 930745
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 105mm: 0085126 930868

Orders

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Post Date: 1/12/2023 8:10:29 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 7, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces Development of 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime and 65mm T2.5 FF CINE Classic Prime Lenses, Plus Individual Purchase Option of All CINE Classic Prime Lenses

New lenses to debut at IBC 2022

Ronkonkoma, NY – September 7, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the development of the 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime lens, an addition to the SIGMA CINE LENS Full Frame Prime line, as well as the 65mm T2.5 CINE Classic Prime lens. With the addition of these new 65mm lenses, SIGMA now offers a total of eleven full-frame compatible prime lenses in each line ranging from 14mm to 135mm, covering the full range of standard cine focal lengths.

Additionally, effective with the introduction of the 65mm T2.5 FF CINE Classic Prime, lenses in this line may now be purchased individually. Prior to this announcement, the FF CINE Classic Prime lenses were offered exclusively for purchase as a ten-lens bundled kit.

Pricing and availability of the 65mm T1.5 FF CINE Prime will be announced at a future time. Pricing and availability of all individual CINE Classic Prime lenses will be announced at a future time.

Both new lenses will be on display at SIGMA Booth 12.C35 at IBC 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

Development of FF High Speed Prime Line 65mm T1.5 FF Announced

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce its development of the FF High Speed Prime Line 65mm T1.5 FF, an addition to the offering of SIGMA CINE LENS interchangeable lenses for movie production. The 65mm T1.5 FF is a FF High Speed Prime Line lens that is compatible with large format digital cinema cameras. This is a prime lens that incorporates an optical system specially designed for cinema lenses to meet the stringent demands of this audience. As one of the few options compatible with the latest digital cinema cameras with large image sensors, it further expands the possibilities of movie production in the digital age. With the addition of the 65mm T1.5 FF, SIGMA will have a total of eleven 35mm full-frame compatible prime lenses ranging from 14mm to 135mm. The 65mm T1.5 FF announced at this time will be exhibited at IBC 2022, which is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

FF High Speed Prime Line
65mm T1.5 FF
Launch: TBD
Accessories: Cap, Lens Support Foot (SF-31) supplied
Lens Mounts: PL (/i Technology compatible), EF and E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
* /i is a registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited used with permission.
* For detailed specifications, please refer to the product specifications.

#SIGMA #SIGMA65mmT15FF #SIGMACINELENS

[ SPECIFICATIONS ]

Model Name 65mm T1.5 FF
Product Line FF High Speed Prime Line
Edition Number 023
Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible), Canon EF Mount, Sony E-Mount
Focal Length 65mm
Aperture T1.5 – T16
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Close Focus *1 0.65m / 2'2"
Magnification Ratio 1:7.9
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"
Filter Size M 86 x 1.0mm
Length *2 PL Mount (/i Technology compatible): 120.6mm / 4.8"
Canon EF Mount: 128.6mm / 5.1"
Sony E-Mount: 154.6mm / 6.1"
Weight *3 TBD
Angle of View FF *4: 31°
S35 *5: 21.4°
APS-C *6: 20.7°
Lens Support Foot LENS SUPPORT FOOT SF-31

* 1 Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
* 2 Front to mount flange
* 3 Without lens support foot
* 4 Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36mm x 24mm / 1.42" x 0.94")
* 5 Horizontal angle of view for a super 35 digital cinema camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.8, dimensions 24.6mm x 13.8mm / 0.97" x 0.54")
* 6 Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 23.7mm x 15.7mm / 0.93" x 0.62")

Development of FF Classic Prime Line 65mm T2.5 FF Announced

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the development of the 65mm T2.5 FF from the SIGMA CINE LENS "FF Classic Prime Line". The Classic Prime Line 65mm T2.5 FF adopts an optical system designed exclusively for the 65mm T1.5 FF cinema lens, but like the previously released FF Classic Prime Line lenses, the optical system is centered upon uncoated lenses. This configuration makes it possible to achieve both the high resolution that SIGMA CINE LENS is known for, as well as classic image expression with low contrast and beautiful flaring and ghosting effects. With the addition of the 65mm T2.5 FF Classic Prime Line lens, SIGMA now offers a total of 11 of these expressive 35mm full-frame prime lenses ranging from 14mm to 135mm. Both new 65mm cine lenses announced at this time will be exhibited at IBC 2022, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

FF Classic Prime Line
65mm T2.5 FF
Launch: TBD
Accessories: Cap, Lens Support Foot (SF-31) supplied
Lens Mount: PL (/i Technology compatible)

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
* /i is a registered trademark of Cooke Optics Limited used with permission.
* From conventional cine lenses, it is not possible to apply for the Mount Conversion Service for this "FF Classic Prime Line".

#SIGMA #SIGMAClassicPrimeLine #SIGMACINELENS

[ SPECIFICATIONS ]

Model Name 65mm T2.5 FF
Product Line FF Classic Prime Line
Edition Number 023
Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible)
Focal Length 65mm
Aperture T2.5 – T25
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Close Focus *1 0.65m / 2'2"
Magnification Ratio 1:7.9
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"
Filter Size M 86 x 1.0mm
Length *2 120.6mm / 4.8"
Weight *3 TBD
Angle of View FF *4: 31°
S35 *5: 21.4°
APS-C *6: 20.7°
Lens Support Foot LENS SUPPORT FOOT SF-31

* 1 Close focus distance is measured from the image plane
* 2 Front to mount flange
* 3 Without lens support foot
* 4 Horizontal angle of view for a full-frame camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 36mm x 24mm / 1.42" x 0.94")
* 5 Horizontal angle of view for a super 35 digital cinema camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.8, dimensions 24.6mm x 13.8mm / 0.97" x 0.54")
* 6 Horizontal angle of view for an APS-C camera aperture (aspect ratio 1:1.5, dimensions 23.7mm x 15.7mm / 0.93" x 0.62")

Announcement of the Start of Individual Sales of FF Classic Prime Line

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce that the FF Classic Prime Line, the latest lineup of SIGMA CINE LENSES will be available for sale individually. The FF Classic Prime Line will be exhibited at IBC 2022, scheduled to take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from September 9th to 12th, 2022.

LAUNCH: TBD

#SIGMA #SIGMACINELENS #SIGMAClassicPrimeLine

[ Common Specifications ]

Lens Mount PL Mount (/i Technology compatible)
Diaphragm Blades 9 (rounded)
Image Circle FF f43.3 mm
Front Diameter f95mm / 3.7"

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Post Date: 9/7/2022 7:36:07 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 8, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, the World’s First and Only 20mm F1.4 Lens Designed Exclusively for Mirrorless

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. It is the first and only lens of this specification, joining its predecessor – the 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art – as the only 20mm F1.4 lenses available for full-frame platforms.

With superb optical clarity from corner to corner, outstanding build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, and new details that consider the needs of discerning users, the new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is optimized for astrophotography, while offering performance that makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, wide-angle prime lens.

In addition to its impressive imaging capabilities and premium Art line features, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art introduces a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, especially useful for time-lapse shooting or long exposures. A new Lens Heater Retainer keeps this useful astrophotography weather accessory firmly in place while in use. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting. And a convenient front filter thread allows users to also utilize commonly available 82mm filters.

The new SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $899 in late August 2022.

A | Art
SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN

An Art Level 20mm F1.4.

The ultimate lens for astrophotography.

  • Highest optical performance on a new level
  • Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions
  • Superb build quality and usability with uncompromising attention to detail

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04), Front Cap (LCF-82 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-21)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA20mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Outstanding optical quality and a range of invaluable features – The ultimate astrophotography lens from the 20mm F1.4 pioneer.

The F1.4 series represents the SIGMA Art line, which pursues the highest optical performance and rich expression. The full-frame SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is a mirrorless version of the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; the one and only lens* with its unique specification of maximum aperture of 1.4 and an ultra-wide angle of 20mm. This lens offers overwhelming optical performance and unlimited potential for ultra wide-angle creativity at a compact physical size. The exceptional F1.4 brightness and the breathtaking sharpness across the entire image even at maximum aperture make this lens the ultimate choice for astrophotography. In nightly darkness and focused to infinity, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art captures stars in the sky as clear, precise pinpoints of light. State-of-the-art optical design and the large, high-precision double-sided aspheric glass front element made it possible to add a front filter thread without any compromises regarding optical performance or size. The addition of other invaluable features such as a rear filter holder and a variety of useful switches further increases the creative possibilities and easy usability of the lens. Its incredible sharpness and very bright aperture, coupled with the compact body and thoughtful features, make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art the ultimate lens for astrophotography and an ideal companion for any photographically demanding situation.

* As an AF interchangeable lens for mirrorless cameras that covers 35mm full-frame (as of August 2022, by SIGMA)

[Key Features]

1. Highest optical performance on a new level

The SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers exceptionally detailed results that easily satisfy the high demands of professional photography and other high-end applications. With 17 glass elements arranged in 15 groups, including two SLD, three aspherical glass elements and the largest class double-sided aspherical glass element in SIGMA's history, the 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art rigorously suppresses various optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare or image distortion to produce highly-detailed images with exceptional sharpness and accuracy from the center to the furthest corners, allowing photographers to make use of the entire field of view afforded by its ultra-wide viewing angle. This ultimate astrophotography lens is the culmination of the unparalleled manufacturing technology of SIGMA's sole production base in Aizu, Japan, as well as the company's know-how and experience with large-aperture wide-angle lenses, such as the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art, the SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art and the SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.

2. Designed for perfect results even in the most demanding conditions

SIGMA's outstanding design and high-precision manufacturing capabilities made it possible to equip the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art with a front filter thread despite its very large F1.4 aperture and 20mm ultra-wide viewing angle. The lens also comes with a rear filter holder, allowing photographers the freedom to combine multiple filters to suit a huge variety of shooting situations for near-unlimited creative potential at an ultra-wide viewing angle — for example, using a front filter to reduce light pollution and a softening filter on the rear to take impressive photographs of nightly landscapes with star-filled skies. The new MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch to turn off the focus ring makes it easier to concentrate on the shoot without worrying about accidentally changing the focusing distance. Further, the lens also equips a lens heater retainer, meaning that lens heaters used to prevent internal condensation as the temperature drops on longer night shoots will stay securely attached to the barrel without protruding into the image and causing unsightly vignetting. With its brilliant optical power and its full range of useful features despite its compact and lightweight body, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the ultimate choice when photographing the night sky.

3. Superb build quality and usability, uncompromising attention to detail

Its dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 and the water- and oil-repellent coating on the front glass element make the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art safe to use during longer outdoor shoots, especially during the night. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a customizable AFL*2 button, and an aperture ring lock switch enhance the lens usability. An aperture ring click switch can be used to turn the aperture ring click on and off, allowing photographers to enjoy the sound and feel of the click, as well as smooth aperture operation during video recording. The robust body is built from a combination of aluminum and Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), giving it a sleek finish, and the included petal-shaped lens hood is equipped with a lock mechanism to keep the hood securely fastened to the lens, and the rubberized grip area makes attaching and removing the hood a quick and easy process. Manufactured in Japan with an uncompromising approach towards every single detail, the SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art offers photographers an exceptional experience with high-end results even in the most difficult conditions, thanks to its outstanding optical performance, exceptional build quality perfect for professional use, brilliant and precise ergonomics, and a range of useful features.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 15 groups, with 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (82mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Lens heater retainer
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH878-04)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 15 groups, 17 elements (2 SLD, 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 23cm / 9.1 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.1
Filter size: 82mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 87.8 x 111.2mm / 3.5 x 4.4 in.
Weight: 635g / 22.4 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-82 III: 0085126 930028
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH878-04: 0085126 939960
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

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Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a Premium Wide-Angle Prime Lens Offering Stellar Performance for Photo and Video

Ronkonkoma, NY – August 8, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame, wide-angle prime lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras. Building on the legacy of its extremely versatile predecessor, this lens offers improved sharpness from edge-to-edge, enhanced portability, and adds useful features that are characteristic of SIGMA’s DG DN Art line lenses, such as a manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for video use.

With incredible image quality from corner to corner, robust build quality with a dust and splash-resistant structure, plus new details that enhance the lens’ usability in the field, the new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is destined to be a favorite of landscape, astro, architectural, street and wedding photographers, filmmakers, vloggers – anyone who requires a versatile, wide angle of view with minimal distortion and outstanding low-light capability.

Newly-introduced features include a Manual Focus Lock, which allows the user to set focus manually and lock it in place, which is especially useful for time-lapse shooting or very long exposures. A Rear Filter Holder provides an opportunity to use rear-mounted filters for various effects without causing distortion or vignetting.

The new SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens will be available for both Sony E-mount and L-Mount systems in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $799 in late August 2022.

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

A | Art

SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN

Stellar results, anywhere, anytime.

An astrophotography lens for everyday use.

  • Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance
  • Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief
  • Superb build quality with a range of useful features

Supplied accessories: Case, Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCR II), Guide Plate (GP-11)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA24mmF14Art #SIGMAArt #SIGMAArtPrime #SIGMADGDN

Stunning power of the Art series lens in a compact body: Explore the versatile potential of "24mm F1.4" with SIGMA.

Featuring a very large maximum aperture of F1.4, outstanding suppression of optical aberrations as well as a wealth of thought-out features, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art enables photographers to capture breathtakingly clear images with ease even in the most demanding lighting conditions. The versatile viewing angle of 24mm and the luxurious brightness of its F1.4 maximum aperture make this lens the perfect choice for all possible situations, from casual snapshots taken indoors to architectural photographs and even nightly astrophotography. The outstanding image quality achieved by its dedicated mirrorless optical design and the use of each glass element and optimal part resulted in a thorough suppression of optical aberration such as sagittal coma flare to ensure peak performance in every part of the image, within a compact and lightweight body. Additional features such as a front filter thread, rear filter holder and useful buttons such as the newly introduced MFL (Manual Focus Lock) switch further expand the possibilities and versatility of the lens. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art brings the power and pleasure of an astrophotography lens into everyday situations.

[Key Features]

1. Wide viewing angle and astrophotography-level optical performance

The fantastic optical performance of the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is powered by the optimal arrangement of 17 elements in 14 groups, including two FLD, one SLD and four aspherical glass elements. The successful suppression of optical aberrations such as sagittal coma flare, which cannot be corrected by the camera, contributes to lens' clear and accurate point-image reproduction capabilities in every part of the frame. Other unsightly effects such as ghosting or flares are minimized by its state-of-the-art optical design, and the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC) allow the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art to deliver visual punch even in backlit conditions and near maximum aperture. Its power to render clean and accurate images in any situations make this lens ideal for everyday use as well as technically demanding genres like astro-, landscape and architectural photography. Experience the power and joy of one of the most versatile lenses in SIGMA's Art F1.4 lineup.

2. Compact for an F1.4 large-aperture, wide-angle lens beyond belief

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art delivers its brilliant optical performance in a compact, portable and easy-to-use body. Thanks to an optimal placement of each single part, the use of complex aspherical glass elements, the freedom afforded by the short flange back distance and a fierce fight for every single gram, the lens comes at an astonishingly small size and weight despite its wide viewing angle and large maximum aperture without any compromise of its optical qualities. With its handy dimensions, the 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is easy and convenient to use in any given situation, from travel and street photography to night-time photography. The wide viewing angle of its 24mm focal length makes it easy to get everything into the shot without losing focus of the subject – ideal for single or group portraits and documentary photography. The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art opens up endless possibilities to anyone who values high optical performance, versatility and convenience, from professional photographers to users who are new to a wide-angle prime lens.

3. Superb build quality with a range of useful features

The SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is equipped with both a front filter thread and a rear filter holder, as well as a new MFL switch that disables the focusing ring to prevent accidental changes that will be especially helpful when photographing the stars at night. The dust- and splash-resistant structure*1 of the lens itself and the water- and oil-repellent coating of the front element will keep the lens safe and functioning even during shoots in harsher environments. Thoughtful features such as a focus mode switch, a freely configurable AFL button*2 and the aperture ring lock switch to prevent accidental changes further enhance the intuitive and flexible nature of the lens. The petal-type hood has a lock mechanism to prevent unintentional removal. Filmmakers will especially appreciate the fast yet silent autofocus driven by a stepping motor and the aperture ring click switch that allows for smooth aperture control.

With its exceptional optical performance and superb build quality, the SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art is the latest result of SIGMA's relentless, uncompromising pursuit of perfection down to the smallest detail.

*1 Although this construction allows the lens to be used in light rain, it is not the same as being waterproof.

*2 Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 14 groups, with 2 FLD, 1 SLD, 4 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping Motor
  • Front filter thread (72mm)
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    • Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.
    • On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with "ON" or "OFF" in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to "ON" (AUTO).
  • Support for DMF and AF+MF
  • Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)
  • Nano porous coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch
  • AFL button
    • Programmable function only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.
  • Manual Focus Lock (MFL) switch
  • Rear filter holder
  • Focus mode switch
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Petal-type lens hood with lock (LH782-01)
  • Dust- and splash-resistant structure
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens is evaluated with SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for the L-Mount version:

Lens Construction: 14 groups, 17 elements
(2 FLD, 1 SLD and 4 aspherical lens elements)
Angle of view: 84.1°
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16
Minimum focusing distance: 25cm / 9.9 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.1
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 75.7 x 95.5mm / 3.0 x 3.8 in.
Weight: 520g / 18.3 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode

FRONT CAP LCF-72 III: 0085126 929633
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH782-01: 0085126 939977
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

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Post Date: 8/8/2022 7:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 1, 2022

From Sigma:

New product announcement : SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary.

Effortless freedom.

A high performance compact ultra-wide zoom with a constant F2.8 aperture.

The full-frame SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines exceptional optical quality, a bright F2.8 constant aperture and a robust and lightweight body, opening up new possibilities for L-Mount and Sony E-mount shooters who need professional results in a compact package.

With its excellent field curvature correction, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is able to achieve exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, which is essential for most wide-angle applications. It boasts five FLD elements and four aspherical lens elements to ensure optimal image quality with minimal aberrations. The lens has an inner zoom mechanism that keeps overall length consistent throughout the entire zoom range, helping it feel balanced in the hand. The inner zoom also means the lens’ center of gravity stays fairly constant, so it’s perfect for gimbal use. A front filter thread allows filters to be attached more easily.

The lens boasts an exceptionally compact form-factor, weighing in at just 450g and measuring just 100.6mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It’s especially appealing for landscape, wedding and travel photographers who need to carry their kit for long periods.

Lightweight, versatile and extremely capable, SIGMA’s 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers photographers effortless freedom at the ultra-wide end.

* size and weight measurements given for L-Mount version

Supplied accessories: Petal-type lens hood (LH756-01), Front Cap (LCF-72 III), Rear Cap (LCRII)

Available mounts: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

#SIGMA #SIGMA1628mmContemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMADGDN

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* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

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Post Date: 6/1/2022 1:28:40 PM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Watch the June 1 8:00 AM EDT Sigma announcement here:

From Sigma Global:

6/1 21:00 JST | Online New Products Presentation “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”

Information

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.

We are pleased to announce the holding of an online event “SIGMA STAGE ONLINE”, which is a presentation of new products. It will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, from JST 21:00.

Date:
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, JST 21:00. (about 30 minutes)

URL:
SIGMA official Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/BU8M7PJoSaI

If you are interested, please have a look.

For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

*We cannot answer inquiries about the content of the announcement, such as product outlines.

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Post Date: 5/25/2022 4:34:36 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 9, 2022

From Sigma Corporation of America:

SIGMA Announces 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, the 7th and Widest Lens in the All-Metal I series of Premium Compact Primes

Ronkonkoma, NY – February 9, 2021 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lens, part of SIGMA's I series.

This new lens is the widest in the I series released to date. Equipped with a metal, knurled, petal-type lens hood, this ultra-wide prime is compatible with 62mm threaded front filters. It is also an addition to the fast F2 aperture group of I series lenses alongside the 24mm F2 DG DN | C, 35mm F2 DG DN | C, and 65mm F2 DG DN | C. All F2 I series lenses feature a distinctive arc-type AF/MF switch and stylized barrel design near the "Made in Japan" marking.

The fast F2 maximum aperture and total optical performance makes this a natural choice for astrophotography, along with landscapes, cityscapes, street photography, low-light interiors, and other nighttime situations. Due to its wide focal length and compact size, this 20mm lens is also an ideal choice for handheld vlogging and video streaming. And the ability to mount front filters, such as neutral density filters, for video and long-exposure landscapes on such a fast-aperture ultra-wide will be appreciated by many content creators.

The SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary lens will be available in the U.S. at SIGMA Authorized Dealers for a retail price of $699 on February 25, 2022.

Preorders

Preorder the Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens from B&H | Adorama | WEX

Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens Mount

Exclusively for mirrorless cameras | Compatible with full-frame cameras

Dynamism in the palm of your hand

  • I series | Premium Compact Primes for mirrorless users
  • New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line
  • Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

Supplied accessories:

Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M), Petal-type lens hood (LH656-03), Front Cap (LCF-62III), Rear Cap (LCRII)

Available mounts:

L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.
* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

#SIGMA #SIGMA20mmF2Contemporary #SIGMAContemporary #SIGMAContemporaryPrime #SIGMADGDN #Iseries #SIGMAIseries

Exceptional optical performance and superb build quality give photographers the joy of creating images – introducing the new ultra-wide SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary

This all-new full-frame premium compact prime for mirrorless systems is the latest addition to SIGMA's I series lineup, combining a bright maximum aperture of F2, an ultra-wide 20mm focal length and stunning optical performance. The lens boasts an exceptionally small form factor, weighing in at just 370g and measuring just 72.4mm in length*, which makes it a highly practical optic that is portable enough for everyday shooting. It's ideal for landscapes, wide-angle portraits, weddings and interiors, and is particularly well-suited to astrophotography owing to its very well-controlled sagittal coma flare. It is the fourth I series lens with an F2 aperture, joining a 24mm, 35mm and 65mm, which together make a well-matched lens set for L-Mount and Sony E-mount users. *Figures are for L-Mount

Remarkably, the 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is almost identical in size and weight to the very compact SIGMA 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary. A sleek, all-metal design, with a signature I series magnetic lens cap, a manual aperture ring and exceptional production quality means using this lens is a highly intuitive and satisfying experience, making the photo-taking process even more enjoyable. This sharp and beautifully built I series prime, the SIGMA 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary captures the essence of the I series, bringing a new level of user experience – the pleasure of owning and using a lens.

Sigma 20mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lens with Hood

[Key Features]

1. I series | "Premium Compact Primes" for mirrorless users

The SIGMA I series features full-frame compatible lenses that offer new value to mirrorless systems. The combination of superb optical performance with a level of compactness that is perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras will bring you new opportunities for a perfect shot.

SIGMA is aware that in today's world we have a wide range of camera choices, especially with the increase in mobile phone ownership. But with many photographers looking for something more than something that simply captures images when they choose to own a camera and lens, I series lenses offer the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor.

SIGMA's excellence in development and production technologies has been built up since our founding in 1961 and became increasingly sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision brand in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought to the quality of the products, the feeling of using it and the pleasure of owning it. This is how the I series was born.

Sigma 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, and 65mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Lenses

2. New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line

The 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary achieves the highest level of optical performance even at the widest aperture setting of F2 from the center of the image to the periphery. Based on the latest optical design technology, the lens construction includes three high-precision glass-molded aspherical lens elements, one SLD element, and one FLD element to suppress a range of optical aberrations. The result is clear and sharp images even in the extreme corners of the frame. By focusing on the suppression of sagittal coma flare, which is difficult to correct in post-processing, accurate reproduction of very bright points of light has been achieved. This also provides extremely detailed results across the entire image, especially important for night sky photography.

The lens' optical design, as well as its Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC), ensures very minimal flare and ghosting even when shooting into bright light sources. This makes it much easier to photograph backlit subjects and still achieve punchy, high contrast results.

3. Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor

All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish, but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness.

These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA's cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA's CINE LENS lineup for professional cinematographers and provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that make the lens a pleasure to use. The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has hairline processing that is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This covering functions as a finger hold when attaching or detaching the lens.

[Additional Features]

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 11 groups, with 1 FLD, 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Inner focus system
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction
    *Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Supports DMF and AF+MF
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Petal-type lens hood (LH656-03)
  • Magnetic metal lens cap (LCF62-01M)
  • Mount with dust and splash resistant structure
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • "Made in Japan" craftsmanship

Learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship here:
https://www.sigma-global.com/en/about/craftsmanship/

[Key Specifications]

The figures below are for L-Mount:

Lens Construction: 11 groups, 13 elements (1 FLD, 1 SLD, 3 aspherical)
Angle of view: 94.5°
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 22cm / 8.7 in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:6.7
Filter size: 62mm
Dimensions (Max. Diam. x Length): 70 x 72.4mm / 2.8 x 2.9 in.
Weight: 370g / 13.1 oz.

[Accessories: Supplied]

Product Name / Barcode
Magnetic metal lens cap LCF62-01M: 0085126 938659
FRONT CAP LCF-62 III: 0085126 929817
PETAL-TYPE LENS HOOD LH656-03: 0085126 939809
REAR CAP LCR II (L-Mount): 0085126 937256
REAR CAP LCR II (Sony E-mount): 0085126 929879

[Accessories: Optional]

Product Name / Barcode
SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 for L-Mount: 0085126 878696
SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 62mm: 0085126 930936
SIGMA PROTECTOR 62mm: 0085126 931063
SIGMA WR UV FILTER 62mm: 0085126 930677
SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 62mm: 0085126 930806

[Announcement]

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Post Date: 2/9/2022 6:30:00 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, October 19, 2021

From Sigma:

New product announcement: SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary

SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary.

Stunning versatility.

A large F2.8 aperture zoom lens that need never leave your camera This exceptionally small, light and bright standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the ultimate workhorse lens. SIGMA’s first APS-C size mirrorless zoom lens has a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, which makes it ideal for a wide range of photo and video applications including landscapes, portraits, street photography, architecture and events. It can also be used for macro-style close-up photography owing to its maximum magnification of 1:2.8*1, which allows a minimum focusing distance of just 12.1cm. In terms of its bright F2.8 aperture, it makes for easier hand-held low-light shooting and provides a shallow depth-of-field for high-impact results.

Autofocus is exceptionally fast and quiet thanks to the stepping motor, which can be particularly useful when shooting video, or fast-moving subjects such as children and animals. The lens’ exceptionally small and light form factor that weighs less than 300g makes it perfect as a first interchangeable lens, and as a sub-lens for full-frame bodies*2, as well as for various shooting situations.

*1 The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio are both values at the wide end.

*2 Please switch to APS-C crop mode when used on full-frame cameras.

Supplied accessories: Petal Type Hood (LH582-02), Front Cap (LCF-55 ?), Rear Cap (LCR?)

Available mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

* This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

Orders

Order the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from B&H and Adorama.

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Post Date: 10/19/2021 9:11:39 AM ET   Posted By: Bryan
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