Today, Sigma announced the latest in its series of Contemporary lenses, the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN. This lens promises to be the standard bearer for Sigma’s standard zoom options for L- and E-mount cameras. So, what exactly makes this lens stand out, read on to learn more.
Tech Specs via Sigma
|Mount:||L- and E-mount|
|Focal Length:||28-70mm (Standard Zoom)|
|Elements:||16 elements in 12 groups, with 2 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and 3 Aspherical lenses|
|Minimum Focusing Distance:||19-38cm, 1:3.3(W) – 1:4.6(T)|
A Nimble Standard Zoom Built for Full-Frame Mirrorless
We’ve said this before – Sigma is going all-in on their L-series lenses and they are dedicated to format. That’s great news for all photographers, especially for Sigma, Panasonic, and Lecia owners. The Contemporary line has been in need of a workhorse-zoom lens option and the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens fills that need quite nicely. By shortening the zoom range (typically a standard zoom’s focal length range is 24mm-70mm), Sigma was able to build a truly compact lens based on its larger cousin, the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art. That means that while you lose a little on the wide end of the range, you get the same, beautiful image power that the Art series lenses are known for.
Beyond the small form factor, the Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN offers photographers weather-resistant construction, axial chromatic aberration, and sagittal coma aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera, allowing users to create images that are uniformly sharp from the center to the edges of the frame, as well as anti-ghosting coatings to control flare for high-contrast results in backlit conditions. It also features a water and oil repellant coating on the front side of the lens – which is always nice.
Pricing & Availability
If you’ve been looking for a new workhorse zoom that’s built for your mirrorless full-frame camera, Sigma is calling. The new Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens is expected to retail for $899 and is expected to be available in March 2021. Be sure to check out Sigma’s site for more info and preorder info.