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Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and 50mm F2 DG DN full-frame E and L-mount lenses unveiled

Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and 50mm F2 DG DN full-frame E and L-mount lenses introduced
Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and 50mm F2 DG DN full-frame E and L-mount lenses introduced

Together with an APS-C lens, Sigma introduced two mid-range “I-Series” compact autofocus lenses 17mm F4 DG DN and 50mm F2 DG DN for full frame use as part of the Contemporary line.  Both lenses will initially be available in Sony E and Leica L mounts. They feature all-metal bodies and magnetic caps similar to other models in the series.

SIGMA 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary

The 17mm F4 DN DG is a sharp, compact (only 48.8mm long and weighs just over 200g) wide-angle 17mm prime lens for full-frame cameras (25.5mm for APS-C cameras). It is ideal for landscape photography, and thanks to its size it will be completely easy to travel.

The manufacturer claims that “the ultra-wide angle of view delivers epic images and the image quality is definitely better than you’d expect from such a tiny lens “ , and ” with  a close focusing distance of 12cm at a maximum zoom ratio of 1:3.6, allows users to capture subjects close-up perspective shot, while retaining as many background elements as desired, is the way to create truly creative, unique images   

 Characteristics:

  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Special elements: 2 SLD and 3 aspherical
  • Aperture: 7-blade, round
  • Aperture range: F4-F22
  • Viewing Angle: 103.7°
  • Maximum magnification: 1:3.6
  • Internal focusing system
  • stepper motor
  • Minimum focusing distance: 12cm
  • Compatible with lens aberration correction
  • DMF and AF+MF support
  • AF assist compatible (Sony E-mount only)
  • Focus mode switch
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / L-mount only)
  • Filter thread diameter: 55 mm
  • Weight 225g (L-mount), 220g (Sony E)
  • Dimensions: Ø64 x 48.8 mm (L-mount), Ø64 x 50.8 (Sony E)

SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary

The new “fifty kopeck”, slightly larger than the 17mm – 68mm in length and weighs 350g – which is almost half the size and weight of the recently introduced Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art , however, the manufacturer claims that “its overall performance is much closer to our flagship ‘Art’ lens than you might expect . ”

F2 delivers superb blur, and the aperture will allow you to shoot in almost any low-light situation. The lens provides excellent sharpness.

The lens offers versatility in use, from street photography to portraits, family photos to action shots.

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Characteristics:

  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Special elements: 1 SLD and 3 aspherical
  • Aperture: 9-blade, round
  • Aperture range: F4-F22
  • Viewing Angle: 46.8°
  • Maximum magnification: 1:6.9
  • Internal focusing system
  • stepper motor
  • Minimum focusing distance: 45cm
  • Compatible with lens aberration correction
  • DMF and AF+MF support
  • AF assist compatible (Sony E-mount only)
  • Focus mode switch
  • Hood LH576-03
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Support for switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / L-Mount only)
  • Filter thread diameter: 58 mm
  • Weight: 350g (L-mount), 345g (Sony E)
  • Dimensions: Ø70 x 68 mm (L-mount), Ø 70 x 70 (Sony E)

What about the prices?

Both lenses will be available from the end of April this year for $599 for the Sigma 17mm F4 DG DN and $639 for the Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN.

 


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