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Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E

BH #SI7028SO • MFR #271965
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Low Dispersion and Aspherical Elements
Optimized for notable image clarity at close working distances, the Sony E-mount 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens from Sigma is a true 1:1, life-size macro lens well-suited for close-up and macro subjects. As a member of the esteemed Art series of lenses, this short-telephoto prime is also distinguished by its sophisticated optical design that makes use of two FLD elements, two SLD elements, one anomalous partial dispersion/high refractive index element, and two aspherical elements to limit both chromatic and spherical aberrations for high clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A Super Multi-Layer Coating also enhances image quality by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Overview

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Optimized for notable image clarity at close working distances, the Sony E-mount 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens from Sigma is a true 1:1, life-size macro lens well-suited for close-up and macro subjects. As a member of the esteemed Art series of lenses, this short-telephoto prime is also distinguished by its sophisticated optical design that makes use of two FLD elements, two SLD elements, one anomalous partial dispersion/high refractive index element, and two aspherical elements to limit both chromatic and spherical aberrations for high clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A Super Multi-Layer Coating also enhances image quality by suppressing lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, a rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

Benefitting the imaging assets is a coreless DC motor that offers quick and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. The physical design utilizes Thermally Stable Composite material for durability in a wide range of environments, and a brass bayonet mount also offers rigidity and mounting precision.

As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Short-telephoto prime, this lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 105mm equivalent focal length.
Two F Low Dispersion (FLD) elements, two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, and one anomalous partial dispersion/high refractive index element are featured in the optical design, and help to reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements are used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
True macro design affords a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a 10.2" minimum focusing distance to suit working with close-up subjects.
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Nine-blade rounded diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
Coreless DC motor is used for quick and accurate autofocus performance. Additionally, an updated focusing algorithm, full-time manual focus override, large angle of rotation, and focus-by-wire system enable increased and controllable focus adjustment.
The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing is incorporated in the mount design to render it dust- and splash-resistant.
Compatible with optional EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash when used in conjunction with the separate 65mm Macro Flash Adapter for even lighting as close working distances.
Compatible with optional TC-1401 and TC-2001 Teleconverters to extend the effective focal length of the lens while retaining autofocus functionality.
UPC: 085126271657

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Specs

Focal Length70mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34.3°
Minimum Focus Distance10.16" / 25.8 cm
Maximum Magnification1x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:1
Optical Design13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.79 x 4.17" / 70.8 x 105.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.18" / 131.45 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.945 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 5.05 x 4.75"

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Reviews

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By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

I use this guy for ring shots on a wedding day and baby feet. It doesn't' get much more use than that... but I'd buy it 3x over for the few things I use it for. Focuses a little slow to use for a regular lens.

Love it...

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-18

Great build quality, super sharp. I'be had Nikons and Canons and this is as good or better. Short money too!

A great macro for film scanning

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

I use this with a Sony camera to scan 35mm film. It's flawless. I combine with the Essential Film Holder and it works very well.

Sigma 70mm Macro

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

Excellent lens. Very happy with it. Exceptionally sharp. Feels solid and well built. My only issue is 70mm can be hard to get the lighting you want onto the subject, but that's no fault of this lens.

Great value

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-13

I love this lens for film scanning. It's such a good deal and produces great results.

Fabulous Focus

By Kristina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

I absolutely love my new 70mm macro art lens. I went for a walk in the park and took several pics. They boosted my macro game!!!

awesome lens!

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

upgraded from the outdated canon 50mm f2.5 macro. That lens was a 1:2 so it got close but not as close as the sigma. The sigma 70mm macro lets you get up close and personal on your subject. I use it at weddings throughout the day. For the bridal details, the table settings, cake, etc. The images are sharp!! The focus is a little slow, but you get more accurate control. I would purchase again!

Great improvement over years......

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-23

I have not been a Sigma Lens fans for decades however, I needed a macro to photo/scan C.Transp. 2 1/4 with the Lumix S1r and also a macro lens that would aid in close up nature work were my 1:2 mag. Lumix lenses stopped. This lens is V.G. to border excellent in all optical technical respects....color/res./contrast etc. and has a VG build with practical features. Notice I said I was not a Sigma lens fan. That was because I owned this in an early manual version some 35 yrs. ago and the color it produced was mud. I selected this lens over the Sigma because rightly or wrongly I believed the optical design of the elements would yield slightly better color and resolution. I am pretty happy overall with the optics. Handling is what I expected from a lens design where front element quickly extends outward as you focused closer. I have included 2 quick snaps with 1 simply a cropped section to sort of show the resolution. I shoot a little with Leica, which in macro is superior in many respects. Great lens for price as long as you receive a good copy. Gave it 5 stars because 4 1/2 not possible.

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When this lens is used more for general purpose (such as portraits) is the lens barrel mostly retracted?... and only begins to extend as you truly use it as a macro?
Asked by: Lamont
Correct the barrel of the lens begins to extend substantially only when focusing on something very close.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-21

How is this lens for flat-field art reproduction? ...

How is this lens for flat-field art reproduction? Is it sharp, corner to corner? Is there any chromatic aberration to deal with?
Asked by: David
Very good, this is a flat field lens and is ideal for your purpose.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2022-11-02

How is the firmware updated on this lens?

How is the firmware updated on this lens?
Asked by: Steve
You must attach the lens to the camera and update the firmware: Please ensure that the firmware of the camera body is updated to the latest version. Use a fully charged battery or connect the camera to the AC adapter Do not disconnect the battery or the AC adapter during the firmware update of the lens Ensure the power of the camera is always kept ON during the firmware update of the lens Remove any memory card from the camera The lens needs to be attached to a camera to update the firmware
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2021-03-06

How does this compare to sony 50mm f2.8 macro ...

How does this compare to sony 50mm f2.8 macro lens for video? i like af but can shoot in manual focus as well. i am looking for pro quality.
Asked by: Jagmeet
This compares very well to the Sony 50mm F/2.8 Macro. It is a bit more telephoto at 70mm compared to 50mm. The AF will work well with this lens as well.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-06

Other than macro, does it also focus decently ...

Other than macro, does it also focus decently fast enough to use for some basic portraits with an a7r ii?
Asked by: Harish
Yes , the autofocus is good on the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro Art Lens for Sony E. And many do use it as a portrait lens. And the results are very good.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-03

Is there a teleconverter for this lens compatible ...

Is there a teleconverter for this lens compatible with Sony E mount?
Asked by: Georges
I'm sorry, no, there isn't a teleconverter that is compatible with this lens.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-03-06

Will this lens work with the Sony A7RIII without ...

Will this lens work with the Sony A7RIII without an adapter?
Asked by: Dennis
Yes, it works just like a native lens.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2020-09-02

For some listings of this lens, same MPN# 271965, ...

For some listings of this lens, same MPN# 271965, the lens has a longer body. On other listings, the lens is shorter, not having the small extension from the camera mount. Are two versions sold for Sony FE?
Asked by: Jonathan
Smaller version is for a different mount , Sony e mount looks identical to the images on the website and the hood is , Sigma LH708-01 Lens Hood for 70mm f/2.8 DG MACRO / A B&H # SILH70801
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-02
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