New: Sigma 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN Full-Frame Zoom lens for Mirrorless

Just over a decade ago, Sigma announced the first f/1.8 zoom for APS-C DSLRs. This morning, Sigma has announced the first f/1.8 zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Sigma 28-45mm f/1.8 DG DN | ART series lens is another remarkable feat of engineering, and will no doubt be a welcome addition to the camera bags of journalists and event shooters who work in low-light, as well as photo and video shooters who appreciate background separation. Initially, the lens will be available for Sony E and L-Mount cameras.

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Sigma states that the resolution of this lens, despite being a zoom, is even better than the already high performance of their prime lenses such as the 24mm f/1.4 ART.

The new lens has a useful zoom range from wide (28mm) to “normal” (45mm) on a full-frame camera, and on APS-C, the lens will provide an angle of view equivalent to a 42-67.5mm, which is a less appealing short-normal to long-normal zoom, although 67mm would be a good portrait length.

For high-speed and quiet autofocus, the 28-45mm f/1.8 uses an HLA motor (linear motor), which along with internal focusing and a low focus-breathing design, the lens promises great things for video shooters.

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The design is rounded out with features such as a de-clickable aperture ring, weather sealing, and a minimum focus distance of 11.8 inches (1:4 maximum magnification ratio).

Sigma’s press release states that the lens will being shipping in late June 2024, with an expected retail price of $1349. As usual, the lens can be pre-ordered from B&H Photo or Adorama.

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