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Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

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Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Soft, Smooth, Rounded Bokeh
  • High-Speed AF with Stepping Motor
Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the fast and versatile Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is a normal-length prime that optimizes size as well as weight while rendering notably smooth bokeh with rounded out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background. Coupled with its ability to soften the periphery of blurred images while enhancing the three-dimensional impression of an object, its 9.5" minimum focusing distance makes it suitable for snapshots to tabletop photos, or any imagery where you wish to make your subject stand out.
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Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Overview

Designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the fast and versatile Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is a normal-length prime that optimizes size as well as weight while rendering notably smooth bokeh with rounded out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background. Coupled with its ability to soften the periphery of blurred images while enhancing the three-dimensional impression of an object, its 9.5" minimum focusing distance makes it suitable for snapshots to tabletop photos, or any imagery where you wish to make your subject stand out.

Though full-time manual focus is available, this lens is equipped with a stepping motor that enables smooth, high-speed autofocusing that is notably quiet whether utilizing features such as Face/Eye Detection AF or during video shooting. A rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to the smooth bokeh, and a lens hood is included, which can protect the front element as well as prevent stray light from causing flare.

As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
Created for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this prime, normal-length lens is designed to deliver excellent image quality while optimizing size and weight. It is also suitable for APS-C models where it provides a 68mm equivalent focal length.
Optical design controls spherical aberrations to help endure large, soft, rounded bokeh while enhancing the three-dimensional impression of the subject.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in available light conditions and provides greater control over depth of field.
A stepping AF motor benefits both photographers and videographers with its fast, precise, and near-silent performance. Full-time manual focus control can also be selected.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
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.
UPC: 085126360658

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Specs

Focal Length45mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View51.3°
Minimum Focus Distance9.45" / 24 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:4
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.52 x 1.82" / 64 x 46.2 mm
Weight7.58 oz / 215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.035 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.4 x 4.2 x 4.2"

Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Reviews

A rewarding lens when you play to its strenghts

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Some reviewers have commented how this lens is soft when close to a subject. Even though this lens claims to have a short focus distance, I don't believe that this is what that lens is made for. When focusing at subjects that are more distant, this lens is very sharp and offers a lot of detail. I used this lens on a Panasonic S5 and it works flawlessly. It is quick to focus and provides great results. The lens has an aperture ring on it. So, if you're coming from a Fuji system, you'll feel right at home. If you prefer to adjust the aperture setting from the camera, you can do that too. This lens is versatile, unique, and a lot of fun to use. What makes it great is that it isn't your typical nifty fifty. It has character. If that character is appealing to you, it will quickly become a go-to lens in your kit.

Surprisingly good!

By robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-10

Apparently Sigma take's the Alliance agreement seriously.Very sharp, great bokeh,solid as a rock (all metal) and comes with a professional grade Lens Hood although it does not come with a padded case like their Art series lenses.Great workmanship, fit & finish, and still made in Japan (my preference).

Returned it

By Bobby
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-05

Close up image quality is horrible on the SL2-S.

Excellent image quality

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-31

Great image quality on a Leica SL. Fantastic price

Surprising close-up performance

By Angus
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

I bought this lens to keep on my SonyA7RIV as a standard normal lens. What I did not expect was that if the sensor is set on APS-C, the lens does quite well as a macro lens. When set for full-frame use, the lens focuses down to 1:4. On APS-C the close focusing approaches 1:2.5 and as only the central portion of the image is used, the image quality is superior, because of the 61mp full-frame sensor. I am truly pleased with this camera-lens combination, and would recommend it.

Sigma 45mm

By Doug
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Fantastic lens works great and quick to focus was well worth the money.

Fast and lightweight

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-30

I got this lens because of the good reviews. It is very light for my Leica SL2-S. The focusing is fast and the results are excellent.

Another great Sigma product

By robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

As others have commented this lens will do 90% of the Leica lens but at a fraction of the price. A wonderful, heavy-duty METAL (yes, I said METAL) lens!

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Noticed it says the Mount has a dust- and splash-proof structure, via a rubber ring that makes the mount weather resistant. Is the full lens weather resistant or is it just the mount?
Asked by: Michael
Sigma Contemporary lenses, such as this one, have moderate weather sealing. Sigma Sports lenses have full weather sealing. This is reflective in their relative costs.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-04-02

Is the focus smooth, responsive and quiet for ...

Is the focus smooth, responsive and quiet for video autofocus?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
Yes, very good for video.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-03

It's a full frame lens?

It's a full frame lens?
Asked by: German
Yes this is a Full Frame E-mount lens.
Answered by: Khalid
Date published: 2019-07-21

Can we manually change the aperture in-camera?

Can we manually change the aperture in-camera?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
Hi--yes, if you use M (manual) exposure mode and set the lens to smallest aperture (f/22), you can set both shutter speed and aperture using the camera controls.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2019-11-01

Is the lens hood included?

Is the lens hood included?
Asked by: Ben
Yes, the hood is included.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-12

Hi, could someone be so kind to comment on ...

Hi, could someone be so kind to comment on advantages and disadvantages of this lens, compared to the Sony FE 50mm f / 2.8 Macro Lens? thanks in advance
Asked by: Benito
The Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro would have the advantage of a true normal angle of view and the short focusing distance of 6.3" from the subject. Despite the Sigma 45mm being a bit wider than a normal, it does offer a more substantial grip for manual focus and a manual aperture ring.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-12-23

Is the aperture ring declickable?

Is the aperture ring declickable?
Asked by: Bavard
Unfortunately it is not. The aperture ring cannot be de-clicked.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-07-21

Is the focus ring 0.8 pitch? Could it be used ...

Is the focus ring 0.8 pitch? Could it be used directly with a follow focus or would it still need an adapter ring?
Asked by: Tim
The focus ring on the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is for gripping with your fingers, it is not a gear for follow focus gears. You would still need a lens gear such as this: https://bhpho.to/2lw7Dme
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-11-13
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