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First Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Reviews

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Here are the first reviews of the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens. The standart zoom glass is billed as the lightest and smallest f/2.8 standard zoom lens available for mirrorless systems.

You can find some excellent reviews which takes a look at the lens and the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 definitely has some stiff competition from the highly popular Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, but it also looks like quite a good performer in a very portable package. Normal-length zoom lens is designed for Sony Full Frame E-Mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 42mm – 105 equivalent focal length.

The US price of the zoom lens is $899. Check availability at B&H Photo / Amazon. Check out the First Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Reviews.

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Reviews

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the new Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

Beyond being the smallest and lightest standard zoom lens available for mirrorless cameras, the 28-70mm f/2.8 comes with a variety of great features, including:

  • Better edge-to-edge performance thanks to increased control of axial chromatic aberrations and sagittal coma aberrations
  • Dust- and splash-proof mount
  • Water- and oil-repellant front element
  • Short working distance of 2.8 inches (7.1 cm) at 28mm
  • Stepping motor that provides fast and quiet autofocus appropriate for both photo and video work
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Another great review comes from Gordon Laing at CameraLabs. Here is the verdict :

Ultimately the Sigma 28-70 2.8 DG DN does what it sets out to do, by delivering a useful general purpose range with the benefit of a fast and constant f2.8 aperture that separates subjects from backgrounds with a pleasing blur. It does this without breaking the bank or your back, but then so does the Tamron 28-75 2.8, so do compare them closely – and I’ll be doing just that in a future update of my review of this lens at cameralabs.com, where you’ll also find reviews of most other general-purpose zooms. In the meantime, if you’re happy with wide coverage that starts at 28mm, the new Sigma provides a compelling alternative to bigger, heavier and more expensive zooms while maintaining decent results.

See also this article from Dpreview. Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN: What you need to know

First Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Reviews

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens Key Features

  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups, with 2 FLD elements, 2 SLD elements and 3 aspherical elements
  • Internal focusing
  • Compatible with high-speed autofocus
  • Stepping motor
  • Compatible with lens-based optical correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Water and oil repellent coating (front element) Focus Mode Switch
  • Support DMF, AF+MF Petal-type lens hood
  • Simple dust- and splash-proof design
  • Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system “A1” 9-blade rounded diaphragm
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • ‘Made in Japan’ craftsmanship

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