First, the SIGMA 50mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary full-frame mirrorless lens will be released on April 21st, 2023. The suggested retail price is 110,000 yen including tax.
This lens is a new product of the I series developed under the concept of “premium compact prime,” which is high performance, compact, and lightweight. The lens configuration uses one SLD glass and three aspherical lenses to effectively correct various aberrations.
The conflicting ideals of improving optical performance while reducing body size and weight have been realized through the latest optical design and the processing and production technology of Sigma’s Aizu factory, which is the production base of Sigma. In terms of expressive power, we also pursued the beauty of bokeh. In consideration of the focal length, which is often used for portrait photography, we focused on not only the softness of the bokeh itself, but also the smoothness of the bokeh from the in-focus part to the out-of-focus part.
Next, the 17mm F4 DG DN | Contemporary full-frame lens will also be released on April 21st, 2023. The suggested retail price is 97,900 yen including tax.
The lens configuration uses 2 SLD glass and 3 aspherical lenses. By adopting an aspherical lens not only for the first lens, but also for the rearmost lens closest to the image sensor, each aberration is corrected well while keeping the body size small. As a result, a filter diameter of 55mm has been achieved, despite the fact that this is an ultra-wide-angle lens that normally tends to have a large front. It is compatible with front filters and can be used in combination with I-series lenses with the same filter diameter.
The short minimum focusing distance of 12 cm is also a major feature. Because it can focus even at close distances, it is said to be suitable for selfies that capture the background and close-up shots. A quiet and high-speed stepping motor is used for the AF drive system, so you can enjoy comfortable shooting with both still images and movies. With a design that takes flare and ghost into consideration, the ultra-wide-angle lens makes it easy for the light source to enter, but enables clear shooting in any environment.
Nikon Z-Mount Compatible Lenses
SIGMA also announced the upcoming release of 3 Nikon Z-Mount capable lenses. These lenses will again be released on April 21st. The Z-Mount lenses to be released are as follows:
■16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary – 77,000 yen
Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups | Angle of view: 83.2° | Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (circular diaphragm) | Minimum aperture: F16
Maximum diameter x total length: φ70.0mm x 61.5mm｜Weight: 295g｜Compatible hood: LH582-01
APS-C Compatible Lens for Most Mounts
Finally, Sigma will release the “SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary” APS-C compatible mirrorless lens on April 21, 2023.
The lineup and release date are as follows.
For L mount : April 21, 2023
For Sony E-mount : April 21, 2023
For Fujifilm X mount : Summer 2023
The SIGMA 23mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary has an easy-to-use angle of view equivalent to a 35mm format, as well as a large aperture of F1.4 for brightness and high definition. The optical system uses a luxurious composition of 13 elements in 10 groups, including 3 SLD glass elements and 2 aspherical lenses, to achieve clear and sharp images. It is said that it demonstrates excellent resolution even from the maximum aperture.