Sigma has announced the 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras along with the development of the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN lens will be available in Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount and L-mount. Whereas the 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS will be available in Sony E-mount and L-mount.
Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN
The lens is constructed of 13 elements in 10 groups, including three fluorite-like FLD elements, one super-low dispersion element and four aspheric lenses.
It uses an internal focus design driven by a fast and quiet stepper motor. The minimum focussing distance is 11.6cm (4.6″) and there’s a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4.
The lens does extend as you zoom out but only a small amount so there is minimal impact on the handling.
Sigma also says it’s been designed to minimize focus breathing, making it well-suited to video work as well as landscape and travel photography.
The lens measures 72.2mm × 64.0mm / φ2.8in. × 2.5in. for Sony E-mount and weighs in at 255g / 9.0oz.
The Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN will be available from October 26th, 2023 for a recommended price of $599 / £599.99.
Further details and sample images are available on Sigma’s website.
Key Specs for E-mount
|Lens construction:||13 elements in 10 groups (3 FLD, 1 SLD and 4 aspherical elements)|
|Number of diaphragm blades:||7 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Minimum focusing distance:||11.6 (W) -19.1 (T) cm|
|Maximum magnification ratio:||1:4 (W) – 1:6.9 (T)|
|Dimensions (max diameter x length):||72.2mm × 64.0mm / φ2.8in. × 2.5in.|
|Weight:||255g / 9.0oz.|
Here’s a collection of early reviews on YouTube:
Tony & Chelsea Northrup
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports
Sigma also announced the development of the Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG DN OS Sports lens but made very few details available bar the following:
- HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) focus motors
- Optical stabilizer with SIGMA’s unique ‘OS2’ algorithm
- Fully weather resistant construction
- L-Mount, Sony E-mount
From the size of the lens I’d guess that it’s also an internal zoom design like Sony’s offering but we won’t know for sure until Sigma releases some further details.
It’s also nice to see the dovetails built-into the tripod foot eliminating the need for an additional plate or purchasing a third-party replacement foot. Although this is something that Sigma has been doing for quite some time already.
The lens is expected to be released in December 2023, so we don’t have long to wait. No pricing information has been revealed at this time.
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