JUST ANNOUNCED: SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
11 July 2019 | Category: General News
Designed for relatively small full-frame mirrorless cameras, this standard focal length lens offers easy operability by balancing its easy to carry size and high optical performance, thereby embodying the Contemporary line’s aim of “pursuing optimum balance”.
• Full-time manual mode
• Available Mount Conversion Service
• Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
• Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1 l 7-blade rounded diaphragm
• High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
• “Made in Japan” craftsmanship
The SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary creates beautiful bokeh. Spherical aberration has been controlled to ensure not only the large bokeh in the front and behind the subject but also the rear bokeh near the area in focus create a gradient to a soft blur. This lens softens the periphery of blurred images, suppressing double-line bokeh and enhancing the three-dimensional impression of the subject. In addition, its minimum focusing distance of 24cm makes it possible to enjoy shooting snapshots and table top photos – taking advantage of the angle of view. While this lens produces smooth bokeh effects of which one could describe as “classical expression” when the aperture is wide open, it also realizes modern sharp rendering when it is stopped down.
High-speed and highly accurate AF enabled by the stepping motor
The lens is capable of smooth, quiet and high-speed autofocus made possible by a stepping motor, plus it supports Face/Eye Detection AF and video AF. The design gives good consideration to MF operations, and a ring of appropriate torque provides good operability.
High build quality and outstanding operability
Because this lens is intended for everyday use, particular attention has been given to build quality and operability. The bayonet hood feels smooth when removing and attaching and the metal lens barrel achieves improved durability. Furthermore, thanks to the aperture ring with the right click feeling, comfortable operability during various shooting styles is ensured.
The new SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary will be available for hire, HERE.