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Sigma announces 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens development

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Sigma announces the development of Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens.

This is the first macro lens in the Art-series line, offering true 1:1 reproduction. Full-time manual focus is available even in autofocus shooting, and focus ring’s angle of rotation is tuned to the needs of macro shooting.

The dust- and splash-resistant Sigma lens will be available for Canon EF, Nikon F mount DSLR as well as Sony E-mount cameras. No pricing or availability information for the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art.

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art

Sigma announces 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO Art lens development

Number of lenses 10 groups of 13
Field of view (35 mm format) 34.3 °
Number of diaphragm blades 9 pieces (round drawing)
Minimum aperture F22
Shortest shooting distance 25.8 cm
Maximum shooting magnification 1: 1
Filter size φ 49 mm
Maximum diameter × length φ 70.8 mm × 105.8 mm
mass 515 g

The First Macro Lens in the Sigma Global Vision Art Line

Elevating the legendary Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG to the Art line, the brand new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art prioritizes optical performance that defines the Sigma Art line, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.

To achieve optimal results at every shooting distance, the lens features an extending, floating, two-group focus mechanism, which minimizes aberration at all focal lengths. In addition, the lens’ optical elements design increases resolution at close shooting distances, allowing for a razor-sharp in-focus area contrasted with a bokeh area free of color streaking.

Other feature highlights include focus-by-wire system featuring newly developed coreless DC motor for comfortable and precise focusing typically required for macro photography; compatibility with full-frame Sony E-mount camera systems; compatibility of the Canon mount lens with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function; and compatibility with Sigma Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG and Sigma Teleconverters.

Release date and price: TBD
Accessories: Case, Hood (LH708-01)
Corresponding AF mounts: SIGMA, Canon, Sony E-mount

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