While the pandemic appears to have slowed the production and announcement of some manufacturers’ product timelines, Sigma is forging ahead with the announcement of the new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens. The 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art promises improved performance over their EX version of the lens in a compact medium-telephoto lens designed specifically for today’s high-end full-frame mirrorless camers.
Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art Specs
- Lens Mount: E-Mount (Sony) & L-Mount (Leica, Sigma, LUMIX S)
- Lens construction: 12 groups, 17 elements (1 SLD lens); 9-blade rounded diaphragm
- Angle of view: 23.3°?Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
- Minimum aperture: F22?Minimum focusing distance: 29.5cm / 11.6in.
- Maximum magnification ratio: 1:1?Filter size:?62m
- Maximum dimensions x length: ?74mm×133.6mm / ?2.9×5.3in.
- Weight: 715g / 25.2oz.
What you should know
From today’s presentation, Sigma CEO, Kazuto Yamaki noted like many other consumer goods manufacturers, the impact of the global pandemic hasn’t been kind to their bottom line. In spite of the slowdown, Sigma has seen growth and increase demand in the 105mm lens category – probably because we’re shooting outdoors more and more.
The 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art is made for full-frame cameras and the savings in size and weight reflect that. More importantly, Sigma has pushed the envelope in terms of performance and build quality as inferred to by the lens’ MTF scores.
The 9-blade aperture promises to deliver smooth bokeh when wide open and the 17 element construction keeps things tack sharp from center to edge. All in all, you can expect a faster, sharper 105mm Macro lens when compared to their EX model.
Pricing & Availability
The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens is now available for pre-order and is set to retail at around $799.