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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens Coming on October 19th

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According to recent reports, the next lens from Sigma will be the 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary will be announced on October 19th. This lens will be available in L-mount and Sony E.

Sigma lenses have been getting more and more popular in recent years. product line consists mainly of variable aperture zoom lenses for general use, such as standard and telephoto zoom lenses for APS-C cameras (the Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS HSM Macro C, for example).

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens Specs:

  • 13 elements in 10 groups
  • minimum shooting distance 12.1cm (wide angle) / 30cm (telephoto)
  • maximum shooting magnification 1: 2.8( Wide angle) / 1: 5 (telephoto)
  • filter diameter 55mm
  • size φ61.6×76.5mm (E-mount version φ61.6×76.5mm)
  • weight 290g
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: ¥73,150 including tax

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Sigma Lens Format Abbreviations

Sigma is one of the largest third-party lens manufacturers and, as such, designs lenses for a variety of sensor sizes. So when we look at the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens the meanings of DC and DN are like this.


These lenses are designed especially for cameras with APS-C sensors. The smaller image size makes possible a compact, lightweight format that offers outstanding flexibility and maneuverability.


These lenses are designed for exceptional performance on mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with a short flange back distance.

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens report leaked by Nokishita

The next lens that Sigma will announce will be “18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary”. I was able to confirm the L mount and E mount from a review article of a certain photographer, but it is unconfirmed whether other mounts will be released.

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