Sigma unveils two new versatile lenses
Posted on Sep 10, 2021
Sigma has just announced two new additions to its I series of lenses designed specifically for L-Mount and Sony E-Mount systems, the 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary
On Sigma’s 60th birthday comes the news of its two latest lenses, which takes the number of lenses in its I series of premium compact primes up to six, giving mirrorless photographers a generous selection of compact, powerful lenses to choose from.
The 24mm f/2 DG DN is a premium compact prime lens ideal for day-to-day use, events and interiors. It combines a sleek, lightweight design with exceptional optical performance.
This wide-angle lens has edge-to edge rendering power and exceptional resolving power, compatible with even the latest ultra-high-resolution cameras. It has a bright f/2 aperture and is designed to suppress sagittal coma flare, making it a great choice for photographing the night sky. Even at its largest aperture of f/2 it is able to operate at its highest level of optical performance, achieving sharp, high-contrast results.
The lens incorporates two SLD glass elements and one FLD glass element, minimising axial chromatic aberration – a common issue with bright lenses. Two high-precision glass-molded aspherical elements correct optical aberrations and reduce the total number of lens elements, which is why the lens is so lightweight. It has a high-speed, silent AF system that can capture the entire 24mm scene with great clarity.
The second lens announced by Sigma, the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN, is a mid-telephoto prime for mirrorless systems that’s great for portraits, close-ups, weddings and events. Like the 24mm f/2 DG DN, it has a beautiful all-metal build and a manual aperture ring.
This is the longest I series lens to be released by Sigma so far. It has a bright f/2.8 aperture and incredible resolving power. It is highly versatile, with ultra-fast AF that’s also suitable for video. The lens is perfect for portrait photography, as it can achieve beautiful bokeh effects and has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm that allows photographers to get closer to their subjects.
The 90mm f/2.8 DG DN is also a good choice for close-up macro-style photography as it has has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 that allows it to pick up on fine details at close range.
It is designed with five SLD glass elements that reduce axial chromatic aberration and eliminate colour bleeding, so high-resolution images are guaranteed every time.
Both lenses will be available from 24 September, each retailing at £549.99.
To find out more by visiting SIGMA’s website.
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