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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 27-75mm 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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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Overview

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 27-75mm 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.

Standard zoom lens is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount cameras and provides a 27-75mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Three high-precision glass-molded aspherical elements are used to help limit distortion and spherical aberrations and contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
Special Low Dispersion (SLD) element reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing.
Super Multi-Layer Coating minimizes flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions.
In-camera aberration correction further eliminates optical imperfections such as distortion and vignetting.
Stepping motor with nearly silent autofocus that makes it perfectly suited to a range of photographic applications, including shooting in quiet environments, recording videos, and capturing fast-moving subjects.
Minimum focusing distance of 4.8" and a 1:2.8 maximum magnification ratio benefits working with close-up subjects.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 085126585655

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

Focal Length18 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View76.5° to 31.7°
Minimum Focus Distance4.8" / 12.1 cm
Maximum Magnification0.36x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2.8
Optical Design13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 2.9" / 64.5 x 74.5 mm
Weight10.2 oz / 290 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 4.3 x 4.1"

Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

awesome

By Elieser E.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

awesome!

A perfect all around lens for a Leica CL

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

This lens is small, light and sharp. It fits and works perfectly on my Leica CL. I also tried it on APS-C crop mode on my Leica SL2. It was great there as well. B&H packed it so well that even though I get a lot of delivered packages I had to stop and admire their attention to packing and protecting my purchase. A completely happy shopping experience.

Better than expected

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

Compact, light, and as sharp as my primes in their respective focal lengths. Also, well balanced and looks great on my A6000/A6400.

the right size

By James P
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

Finally I good quality lens that is the right size for the Sony a6600. The Sony lenses for this format are so big and heavy, like putting an elephant on the front bumper of a Volkswagen.

Found the perfect travel lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-25

This is an excellent value for a zoom lens. It has a constant 2.8 aperture at all zoom levels and is sharp in both indoor and outdoor uses. The size is very small when compared to other similar lenses. The only con that I have is the lack of OSS (optical steady shot), but that can be remedied if your camera already has it built in the body.

This lens is amazing

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

This is great for portraits and for lightweight traveling perfect! I would recommend it as well as the sigma 16/30/56 mm 1.4 this is a game changer I am very impressed!

Great lens

By Benjamin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-10

This is a no-brainer! This is a MUST-have lens in your kit. If you have an APS-C camera or a smaller full-frame, you need this lens in your kit. The lens is sharp with a constant f/2.8. 18-50mm is equivalent to 24 to 70mm in full-frame.

Amazing Lens!

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-09

I never had this kind of lens before. Multiple crowns for this lens in terms of Speed/Size & Wight/Short Focusing Distance/Picture Quality/Price. Just buy and test it, then you can understand what I mean. No other lens I need for my Leica CL except for this little gem.

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