Sigma right this moment introduced a brand new zoom in its DG DN line designed for full-frame Sony E-mount and Sigma, Panasonic and Leica L-mount cameras: the Sigma 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern. The lens presents a flexible zoom vary for panorama, journey and normal function pictures in a small, light-weight physique.
Sigma’s Modern lenses emphasize compact dimension and worth, and the lens is certainly small for a zoom with a relentless most aperture of ƒ/2.8. Sigma states that the lens is predicated on the optical design of the bigger, pricier 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork lens, however that its shorter zoom vary allowed for a a lot smaller lens, measuring simply Four inches in size.
The 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern can focus as shut as 7.5 inches on the extensive finish of the zoom vary, extending to 15 inches on the tele finish. Although it does function climate sealing, it’s not as intensive as 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork, with sealing on the mount solely. The lens is priced at $899 and might be accessible starting on March 12, 2021.
For added particulars, see the press launch beneath.
SIGMA America proclaims 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern Lens
Introducing the world’s smallest F2.Eight commonplace zoom for mirrorless programs
RONKONKOMA, NY February 24, 2021, – SIGMA Company of America is happy to announce the pricing and availability of the brand new 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern lens which has simply been introduced worldwide by Sigma Company. This ultra-compact fast-aperture commonplace zoom lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount cameras from SIGMA, Leica and Panasonic might be accessible within the US by way of licensed sellers on March 12, 2021 with an MSRP of $899.
The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern redefines the usual zoom for mirrorless cameras by combining excellent optical efficiency, an F2.Eight fixed aperture, and a light-weight and compact physique. The design of the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern is predicated on the present 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork, however with a focal vary beginning at 28mm, making the lens physique considerably smaller and lighter whereas sustaining very good optical efficiency. It’s the smallest and lightest lens in its class*. Remaining true to the Modern line’s core idea of sustaining an optimum stability between optical efficiency and lens dimension, this new optic delivers skilled high quality leads to a physique sufficiently small to tackle an off-the-cuff outing.
Along with prioritizing portability, SIGMA’s optical engineers launched a brand new mixture of coatings and structural components that make this commonplace zoom well-equipped to be used in a variety of taking pictures environments. Likewise, the most recent manufacturing and manufacturing methods had been employed to make sure exceptionally excessive construct high quality.
The 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern introduces one other quick, high-performance, large-aperture zoom lens to SIGMA’s mirrorless line-up, providing a extra compact various to the present 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork.
- Design primarily based on SIGMA’s Artwork line, with the identical uncompromising optical efficiency
The optical design of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern is predicated on the 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork, which is famend for its excellent optical efficiency all through its zoom vary. True to the Modern line’s core idea, the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern was developed to supply the correct stability of efficiency and portability, and as such, this large-aperture commonplace zoom delivers excellent picture high quality that rivals Artwork line lenses in a physique gentle sufficient for day-to-day use. Constructing on state-of-the-art expertise, the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern has a sophisticated optical design that features three aspherical, two FLD, and two SLD components. Regardless of utilizing fewer components in whole than the 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork, the design leads to an intensive correction of axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma aberration, which can’t be corrected in-camera, permitting customers to create photos which are uniformly sharp from the middle to the perimeters of the body. Together with its anti-ghosting design, the usage of Tremendous Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating means well-controlled flare for high-contrast leads to backlit situations. It additionally encompasses a water and oil repellant coating on the entrance facet of the lens.
In brief, the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern combines all the key optical options required of a large-aperture commonplace zoom lens, that are important for photographing all kinds of topics in a spread of taking pictures situations.
・Comparability of the 2 optimum options to plain zoom lenses with F2.Eight brightness all through the zoom vary.
With the addition of the brand new 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern, SIGMA now offers two optimum options of ordinary F2.Eight zoom lens for mirrorless cameras ― the brand new 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern achieves outstanding portability and presents the identical optical efficiency, as the present 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork which is for pro-use with the very best ranges of efficiency all through its focal vary.
|●28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern||●24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork|
|28-70mm / F2.8||Focal size / F worth||24-70mm / F2.8|
|16 components in 12 teams, with 2 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and three Aspherical lenses||Lens building||19 components in 15 teams, with 6 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and three Aspherical lenses|
|19-38cm, 1:3.3(W) – 1:4.6(T)||Minimal focusing distance, Most magnification ratio||18-38cm, 1:2.9(W) – 1:4.5(T)|
|Tremendous Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coating||Coating||Tremendous Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coating|
|Focus Mode Swap||Mechanism||Focus Mode Swap, AFL button, Zoom Lock Swap|
|Mud and splash proof construction
(Utilized to the mount solely)
|Mud and splash proof||Mud and splash proof construction|
|Petal-type lens hood||Hood||Petal-type lens hood with lock|
(diameter x size)
- A light-weight and compact physique ― very best for day-to-day use
Being barely much less wide-angle than the 24-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Artwork has allowed a big discount within the dimension of the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern lens physique. With a view to match with the design idea of the Modern line, which balances efficiency with portability, the brand new lens encompasses a less complicated dust- and splash-proof construction and smaller switches. This makes it the smallest and lightest lens in its class*.
The brand new lens options only one light-weight focusing aspect, which retains the AF unit small. This, together with a quiet and quick stepping motor, makes for responsive and near-silent autofocus efficiency.
The 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern weighs in at 470g, and when hooked up to the SIGMA fp, your entire setup is 890g. The supreme portability afforded by a digicam system that weighs lower than 1kg offers photographers an enormous quantity of freedom and adaptability to attain their inventive imaginative and prescient. It’s additionally an ideal mixture for filmmakers in search of a high-performance, light-weight, easy-to-handle digicam system that works effectively with a gimbal and different equipment.
A big-aperture, commonplace zoom lens that’s gentle and sufficiently small for informal outings, the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern will open up new photographic prospects for higher and extra inventive outcomes.
* As a typical zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with F2.Eight brightness all through the zoom vary (Supply: SIGMA, as of February 2021)
- Excellent construct high quality with distinctive consideration to element that gives an distinctive person expertise
With precedence given to optimum portability, the physique of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern consists primarily of light-weight components. Whereas typical knowledge states that it’s tougher to make sure processing accuracy for plastic components than steel components, there was no compromise in anyway on construct high quality for the 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern. One purpose for that is that it makes use of a sort of polycarbonate referred to as TSC (Thermally Steady Composite), which has a comparable degree of thermal shrinkage to aluminum. This helps scale back variations between the thermal shrinkage of the steel and non-metal components, guaranteeing secure ranges of efficiency even in an setting with excessive temperature modifications. The usage of polycarbonates within the building of zoom and focus rings could make their operation really feel much less premium, however with cautious remedy to the precision of those components and adjusting the motion with the lubricant appropriately, the rings provide a exact motion with an exceptionally high-quality really feel.
What permits us to attain these exactly produced components and such premium aesthetics is the spectacular commonplace of producing expertise and rigorous high quality management we have now on the SIGMA Aizu Manufacturing facility.
The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.Eight DG DN | Modern presents a brand new and improved photographic expertise for mirrorless customers who require a quick aperture commonplace zoom lens. Its premium, intuitive construct makes it as thrilling to make use of the lens as it’s to see the unbelievable photos it might probably produce, inspiring you to begin reaching your inventive potential.
- Lens building: 16 components in12 teams, with 2 FLD components, 2 SLD components and three aspherical components
- Inner focusing
- Suitable with high-speed autofocus
- Stepping motor
- Suitable with lens-based optical correction
* Perform accessible on supported cameras solely. Obtainable corrections could differ relying on the digicam mannequin.
- Nano Porous Coating
- Tremendous Multi-Layer Coating
- Water and oil repellent coating (entrance aspect)
- Focus Mode Swap
- Assist DMF, AF+MF
- Petal-type lens hood
- Easy dust- and splash-proof design
- Suitable with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (bought individually / for L-Mount solely)
- Designed to attenuate flare and ghosting
- Each single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system “A1”
- 9-blade rounded diaphragm
- Excessive-precision, sturdy brass bayonet mount
- ‘Made in Japan’ craftsmanship
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[Key specifications] The figures beneath are for L-mount.
Lens building: 12 teams, 16 components (2 FLD components, 2 SLD components, Three aspherical components) ｜Angle of view: 75.4°-34.3°｜Variety of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm) ｜Minimal aperture: F22｜Minimal focusing distance: 19 (W)-38 (T)cm / 7.5-15.0in.｜Most magnification ratio: 1:3.3 (W) – 1:4.6 (T)｜Filter dimension: φ67mm｜Most dimension x size: φ72.2mm×101.5mm / φ2.8-4.0in.｜Weight: 470g / 16.6oz.
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