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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art E/L Mount Lens Announced

Sigma has announced the new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for E-Mount and L-Mount cameras. Find out how much it costs and when it will be available here.

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Sigma has announced the new 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for E-Mount and L-Mount cameras. Available from the 23rd October, the lens will be priced at £699, and is Sigma's first macro Art lens designed specifically from the ground up for mirrorless cameras.


 

From Sigma:

  1. Superb optical and AF performance typical of Sigma’s Art lens line-up
  2. Full range of functionality including aperture ring with de-click and lock options, and an AFL button
  3. Fast AF performance
  4. Excellent build quality with dust- and splash-proof construction
  5. SRP: £699.99. Global release: 23 October 2020.

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The SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art is a high-performance, mid-telephoto macro lens designed from the ground-up for mirrorless cameras. Available in E-mount and L-Mount, this impressive optic offers superb image quality, fast AF and an impressive feature-set. It is equally well-suited to close-up macro work and a range of other photo and video applications including portraiture and weddings. The quality, functionality and versatility of this lens make it a must-own option for mirrorless photographers.

This all-new 105mm lens is the first Art line macro lens designed specifically for mirrorless cameras, and brings to the table a range of advanced functionality including an aperture ring with de-click and lock functions, a customisable AFL button, dust- and splash-proof construction and a focus limiter switch. Its optical performance goes far beyond what one might expect of a mid-telephoto macro lens. The SIGMA 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art will be available globally from 23 October 2020 and has an SRP of £699 in the UK.

 

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1.  Incredible optical performance

SIGMA prioritises optical performance above all else in its Art lens line-up, and it’s no different for the new 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art. The lens gives an outstanding rendering performance from the centre of the frame all the way to the edges, and it is able to minimise ghosting and flare very effectively, even in backlit conditions. The all-new optical design of the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art ensures exceptional sharpness at all shooting distances, from extreme close-up all the way to infinity. The lens produces clear, punchy results free of color bleeding and with delicate rendering.  

The lens’ sophisticated optical design means chromatic aberration is handled extremely effectively, and there has been a particular focus on longitudinal chromatic aberration, which cannot be easily dealt with by in-camera aberration correction. Sigma’s lens designers have worked hard to ensure the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art has exceptionally attractive bokeh, with beautiful bokeh circles, and smooth, natural-looking out-of-focus rendering in both the background and foreground. This is extremely important for both macro and portrait shooting.

 

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2. Class-leading functionality

The 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art features a range of advanced functionality that opens up a range of new shooting possibilities for both photographers and film makers. The lens has an aperture ring that allows users the option of controlling their aperture setting either via the camera or the lens. The dial can be de-clicked using a switch on the lens barrel, which allows film makers to tweak aperture during movie shooting without stepped changes to exposure, and this also allows quieter operation which can be very useful when shooting close-up subjects. An aperture ring lock button eliminates the risk of accidentally knocking the aperture ring from auto to manual or vice versa.

Also on the lens barrel is a Focus Limiter Switch that allows users to limit the lens’ focusing range, resulting in faster overall AF performance. There are three settings: 0.295m-0.5m, 0.5m-infinity, or FULL. Adjacent to the Focus Limiter Switch is an AFL button*, to which users can assign a particular function via the camera menu. This button sits in a convenient position to be controlled by the thumb, and is useful for focusing control.

When equipped with the TC-1411 (1.4x) or TC-2011 (2.0x), SIGMA's latest teleconverters designed exclusively for use with L-Mount lenses, photographers can shoot macro at even higher magnifications while keeping the same working distance.

*Limited to compatible cameras. Also, the functions depend on the camera.

 

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3. Superb build quality

Typical of the exceptional build quality of Sigma’s Global Vision lens line-up, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO has a dust- and splash-proof structure which is built to handle a wide range of shooting conditions. The focus and aperture rings have a very smooth action and the switches are ergonomically designed and durable. With levels of user-friendliness, adaptability to the environment and smoothness of operation that are designed for professional use, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art pushes the boundaries for photographers and gives them wider creative possibilities.

 

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4. Superb AF performance

The lens is optimised for the latest face/eye detection AF, and incorporates a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor (HSM) in its focus motor system to achieve high-precision, quiet autofocus operation. All of these elements are brought to life using advanced production technology at the Aizu Factory, SIGMA's only production site, giving the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO | Art the highest levels of performance.

 

 

Additional features

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups, with 1 SLD element
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Compatible with lens-based optical correction (depending on model)
  • Dust- and splash-proof
  • Water- and oil-repellent coating  
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Aperture ring
  • Aperture ring click switch
  • Aperture ring lock switch*
  • Customisable AFL button
  • Focus limiter switch
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Lens hood
  • Compatible with SIGMA TELECONVERTER TC-1411, TC-2011 (sold separately, for L-Mount only)
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately, for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimise flare and ghosting
  • The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor)
  • Supports DMF, AF+MF
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA's proprietary MTF measuring system ‘A1’
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • ‘Made in Japan’ craftsmanship

* When turned ON at position A, the aperture ring is locked at A. When turned ON at a position other than A, it is locked to manual aperture selection.

To learn more about SIGMA's craftsmanship, please visit SIGMA website at https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses

 

Key specifications

The figures below are for L-mount.

  • Lens construction: 12 groups, 17 elements (1 SLD lens)
  • 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:φ62mm
  • Maximum dimensions x length: φ74mm×133.6mm / φ2.9x5.3in
  • Weight: 715g / 25.2oz.

Supplied accessories: Soft case, Lens hood (LH653-01)

For further information, please visit SIGMA UK’s website, sigma-imaging-uk.com

 

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

*This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation.

* L-Mount is a registered trademark of Leica Camera AG.

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