SIGMA introduced their 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Up to date lens as we speak. It’s a light-weight allrounder lens for L- & E-Mount APS-C cameras.
In case you don’t bear in mind, an 18-50mm F2.8 SIGMA lens already exists, but it surely’s made for EF and the design is sort of outdated. The brand new and upgraded one is particularly designed for mirrorless programs, subsequently includes a compact design with three aspherical lenses.
The brand new lens is a part of the Up to date lens collection, a class made by SIGMA for extra inexpensive and compact lenses. The counterpart is the ART collection with the give attention to picture high quality.
SIGMA 18-50mm obtainable in two lens mounts
It has an in depth focus of 12.1cm/4.75in, a complete weight of underneath 300 grams, and a 7-blade aperture. It’s obtainable in an L-Mount and Sony E-Mount model.
Up to now Sigma options solely 4 mounts of their normal mirrorless lens lineup: L, E, MFT, and EF-M mount. It might be fascinating to see Sigma extending their portfolio with one thing like Canon R, Nikon Z, and Fuji X mounts. After all, their focus is totally on the L-Mount Alliance (which cine lens maker Leitz just lately joined, you may examine it right here). However I suppose it’s not solely as much as them to determine, as licensing might be an issue.
SIGMA recommends utilizing the SIGMA 18-50mm with their SIGMA fp or fpL in APS-C mode. Not best for my part as you’re “losing” sensor dimension by cropping elements of it. There’s just one Leica L-mount APS-C digicam I do know of, the Leica CL, and I don’t suppose you’ll wish to put this inexpensive lens on an costly digicam like that. It matches a lot better to the APS-C E-mount cameras just like the Sony a6600 or ZV-E10.
Good autofocus and focus-by-wire
SIGMA claims good autofocus on account of quick and quiet stepping motors, which might make them appropriate for vlogging or run-and-gun video situations. The guide focus is finished by a focus-by-wire ring. A distant comply with focus wouldn’t work nicely on this lens, however I suppose it’s made for a unique use case.
Focus-by-wire signifies that you’re circuitously controlling the main focus mechanically, you might be simply triggering an inner motor to maneuver. This has turn into the norm with each mirrorless and DSLR shopper lenses.
The lens will begin promoting on the October twenty ninth for an MSRP of 73,150 Yen (incl. tax). That’s about 552€/640$, however the official worldwide costs are nonetheless to be introduced.
What do you consider this lens? What sort of new lens are you hoping for SIGMA comes up with subsequent? Tell us within the feedback.