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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 27-75mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 4.8"
Ideal for a wide range of photo and video applications including landscapes, portraits, street photography, architecture, and events, the 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens from Sigma is a small, light, and bright standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras. Offered here with a Sony E-mount, this lens provides a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75 and a wide constant aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. The lens design includes three high-precision glass-molded aspherical elements coupled with a special low dispersion element. Together they minimize the total number of elements for superb optical quality without excessive weight. Autofocus is exceptionally fast and quiet thanks to the lens's stepping motor, which can be particularly useful when shooting video or fast-moving subjects such as children and animals. An ultimate workhorse, the lens features a minimum focusing distance of just 4.8", enabling it to be used for macro-style close-up photography, and the lens is also outfitted with a rounded seven-blade diaphragm for a pleasing bokeh quality.
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Will this lens' autofocus work with Sony FX30?

Will this lens' autofocus work with Sony FX30?
Asked by: Scott
Yes, the autofocus on the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E is functional on the Sony FX30.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-12-13

Would This lens come to the Canon RF-S lens ...

Would This lens come to the Canon RF-S lens mount? (I'm going to go for a Canon R7. Just for some context)
Asked by: Ryan
As of today, Sigma hasn't announced the release of a Canon RF mount version of this 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens. In the event that they do, we'll announce it through the B&H E-Mail Newsletter.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-08-03

What is a contemporary lens?

What is a contemporary lens?
Asked by: Stephen
Sigma's Contemporary line are lenses designed to require digital lens corrections for things like distortion and lateral chromatic aberration. This allows the lens to be smaller and cheaper. But if you turned lens corrections off, you would see the distortion quite clearly. The line above the Contemporary line, the Art line, does try to correct all optical imperfections in-lens and not require digital corrections, but the lenses are much larger and more expensive because of it.
Answered by: Kyle
Date published: 2024-03-03

Will this be avaliable for Canon EF mount?

Will this be avaliable for Canon EF mount?
Asked by: Zachariah
It's a DN, meaning it's for mirrorless cameras only. Surprisingly, it also isn't available (yet?) in the Canon M mount.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-12-05

Are the rubberized zoom and focus rings the same ...

Are the rubberized zoom and focus rings the same kind of material as on the DC DN contemporary primes: 16, 30, and 56?
Asked by: Mark
The zoom and focus rings are made of similar materials as the DC DN primes.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-04-23

dose len work on sony A73?

dose len work on sony A73?
Asked by: Todd
Yes Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E is compatible with the Sony A73 but since the lens is for crop sensor and the A73 is full frame, this lens will crop the full frame sensor of the A73. Less than half of the available megapixels will be used.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-03-30

Is the lens hood included or I will have to ...

Is the lens hood included or I will have to purchase it separately?
Asked by: Yu
Yes, lens hood and front and rear lens caps are included.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2023-08-13

With its close focus ability, how would it work ...

With its close focus ability, how would it work with the 11 mm macro tube from Fuji?
Asked by: David
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E with out an extension tube minimum focusing distance is 4.8" adding an 11mm extension tube will reduce the focusing distance to approximately 2.83 inches. And it changes the lens magnification maximum of 0.36x to 0.97x.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-04-04
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