Sigma announced the US pricing and availability for their new 60mm f/2.8 DN lens. Sigma 60mm F2.8 is a new focal length in the Sigma lineup for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount camera systems.
The new 60mm F2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras shipping will start in mid-May with a price tag of $239. Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN lens currently available for pre-order from B&H and expected availability is May 16, 2013.
Along with the 60mm f/2.8, also Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens expected to be available for Sony A-mount and Pentax K mount system cameras on mid-May.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens Price and Availability Announced
The 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Micro Four Thirds Mount Cameras fromSigma is a prime lens compatible with Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds mount cameras.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens Specs
Focal Length : 60 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 120 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Camera Mount Type : Micro Four Thirds
Format Compatibility : Micro Four Thirds
Minimum Focus Distance : 19.7″ (50.04 cm)
Magnification : 0.14x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio : 1:7.2
Diaphragm Blades : 7
Image Stabilization : No
Autofocus : Yes
Filter Size: 46 mm
Dimensions : (DxL) Approx. 2.40 x 2.20″ (61 x 56 mm)
Sigma Corporation announces pricing and availability for new 60mm F2.8 DN
Newest lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras to arrive in U.S. mid-May
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., — May 2, 2013— Sigma Corporation of America, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, today announced that its new 60mm F2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) will hit shelves in the United States mid-May for the street price of $239.
First revealed at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan earlier this year, the 60mm F2.8 is a new focal length in the Sigma lineup for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount camera systems. It joins Sigma’s other DN lenses for MILCs: the 19mm F2.8 DN and the 30mm F2.8 DN.
“We’re constantly working to add new focal lengths to our lineup so photographers can have as many options as possible,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This mid-range telephoto lens and its shallow depth of field will produce some very pleasing bokeh effects.”
As part of the company’s Global Vision category restructuring, the new 60mm F2.8 DN Art category lens has an angle of view equivalent to 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.
This lens incorporates telecentric optical designs and a linear, auto focusing motor that ensures accurate and quiet focusing for video recording. Featuring a metal exterior and a simply-shaped focus ring, it has varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. Under its new manufacturing process, Sigma’s DN users can also choose between a black or silver finish to match their favorite equipment.