Sigma announces trio of lenses
Posted on Dec 7, 2020
The Sigma I Series introduces three new lenses aimed at full-frame mirrorless users, with the 24mm f/3.5 DG DN Contemporary, the 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and the 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary adding to the brand’s impressive line of optics. Featuring ‘Premium Compact Primes’, the series’ form factor has been kept to a minimum while maintaining strong performance.
The 24mm measures 48.8mm in length and weighs 225g, featuring a construction of 10 elements in 8 groups with 1 SLD element and 3 aspherical elements, designed to minimise flare and ghosting. Other appealing features include high-speed autofocus capabilities thanks to a stepping motor, minimum focusing of 10.8cm with a 1:2 magnification ratio, a dust- and splash-proof construction and an aperture ring.
The 35mm offers a slightly longer focal length with many of the same promising features. It’s slightly longer and heavier than its wider sibling, but only up to 65.4mm in length and 325g in weight. Also like its siblings, it features a focus mode switch and magnetic lens cap. Even at a faster aperture of f/2 Sigma promises images are sharp from edge to edge, thanks in part to its 10 elements in 9 groups, with 1 SLD element and 3 aspherical elements.
Unsurprisingly, the 65mm follows suit with these features, but in a focal length approaching short telephoto. Longer and heavier still at 74.7mm and 405g, the 65mm is still compact for a lens of this length and fast aperture. Users can expect quality from 12 elements in 9 groups with 1 SLD element and 2 aspherical elements, alongside inner focusing to eliminate breathing and compatibility with lens-based optical correction – yet more features all three offerings share.
The 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and the 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary will be available from 1 January 2021, priced at £549.99 and £649.99 respectively. The 24mm f/3.5 DG DN Contemporary will be available slightly later, from 22 January 2021, and features a price tag of £479.99. All three Sigma I Series lenses will be offered in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount.
For more information, please visit the Sigma website.
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