SIGMA Canada is pleased to introduce the new SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens. This new lens was designed to bring the “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level with an F1.2 Art line lens for mirrorless cameras. It is the first wide-angle AF lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Sony E-mount and L-Mount system from SIGMA. This lens enables a creation of artwork with astounding resolution and large bokeh effects, perfect for portraits that make use of a shallow depth of field. It brings the development concept of the Art line “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level. While utilizing optical correction function inside the camera, aberrations that are difficult to post-process are thoroughly corrected thanks to the optical design and thereby enhances resolution.
The SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art lens has a suggested retail price of $2,099.95 CAD and is expected to begin shipping in August. For further details about this new lens, please contact Max Payne, Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy, at 905-513-7733 or email email@example.com.
About Product Name: Product name includes “DG” when the lens is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on cameras with full-frame sensors, and “DN” when the lens design is optimized for mirrorless cameras with the short flange focal length.
Newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras
With mirrorless cameras emerging at an accelerated pace, expectations towards lenses suited for high-performance full-frame mirrorless cameras are growing. Unfortunately, many photographers may feel that they have little choices for mirrorless lens systems in terms of performance, size, extensive lineup, and due to the burden of having to use multiple systems. SIGMA has thus developed and proposes this new full-frame mirrorless lens series as the optimal solution to this challenge.
SIGMA will develop interchangeable lenses with unprecedented specifications and performance by designs that benefit from the short flange focal length feature of mirrorless cameras while retaining the concepts of “Contemporary,” “Art,” and “Sports.” We will announce three models as the first lenses from this series.
(1) 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
Compact size is realized while maintaining high image quality and is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras. This prime lens refines the concept of the Contemporary line.
(2) 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art
The world’s first* 35mm F1.2 as L-Mount and Sony E-mount lens for full-frame mirrorless system. The high image quality of the Art line that pursues ultimate performance is realized by F1.2 maximum aperture.
* As an autofocus lens
(3) 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art
Large-diameter, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. While pursuing the ultimate image quality of the Art line, the size is reduced thanks to the exclusive design for mirrorless cameras.
SIGMA’s First F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens
The “Art line in the age of mirrorless cameras” pursues ultimate performance as a large-diameter lens with a focal length of 35mm and also achieves a maximum aperture of F1.2. Three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses including a double-sided aspherical lens are optimally arranged in a lens construction of 17 elements in 12 groups. In addition to the optical design that makes use of the characteristic of the short flange focal length, it effectively takes advantage of the correction function inside the camera to correct distortion and peripheral illumination. Various aberrations that are difficult to correct by post-processing, such as sagittal coma flare, are thoroughly corrected by the compilation of the optical design technologies that SIGMA has cultivated, achieving an overwhelming resolution that can resolve over 50 million pixels.
High operability that supports various shooting situations in both still and video
In autofocus photography, comfortable shooting for a F1.2 large-diameter lens is achieved by the large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that gets desired torque required to drive the focus lens group. In manual focus photography, the focus ring driven by the focus-by-wire system with the optimized torque setting responds to fine operations of the photographer. The aperture ring is also mounted with a de-click function for removing clicks, enabling seamless operations that are especially useful during video shooting.
Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments
The AFL button which can be assigned with various functions widens the range of operations available on the lens. Furthermore, the lens features a dust- and splash-proof structure, along with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the front-most surface of the lens, which further supports shooting in various environments.
- Full-time manual mode
- Hood with lock
- Available Mount Conversion Service
- Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
- Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
- 11-blade rounded diaphragm
- High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
- “Made in Japan” craftsmanship
[Specifications] All figures based on Sigma L Mount.
Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum aperture: F16
Filter size: 82mm
Angle of view (35mm): 63.4°
Minimum focusing distance: 30cm / 11.8in.
Dimensions (diameter x length): ø87.8mm×136.2mm /3.5in. × 5.4in.
Number of diaphragm blades: 11 (Rounded diaphragm)
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.1
Weight: 1,090g / 38.4oz.
Available AF Mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount
Note: The L-Mount Trademark is a registered Trademark of Leica Camera AG.
Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.