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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L

BH #SI185028DCLM • MFR #585969
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L
Key Features
  • L-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 Leica L-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

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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 Leica L-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 Leica L-mount cameras and provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 27-75mm.
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.
Compatible with Sigma UD-11 USB Dock for Leica L.
UPC: 085126585693

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent: 27 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Leica L
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
76.5° to 31.7°
Minimum Focus Distance
4.8" / 12.1 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.36x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:2.8
Optical Design
13 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.5 x 2.9" / 64.5 x 74.5 mm
Weight
10.2 oz / 290 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.4 x 4.2 x 4.1"

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

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Does this lens work with the Panasonic S series?

Does this lens work with the Panasonic S series?
Asked by: Scott
Yes, the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L is compatible with the Panasonic S series cameras but the camera is full frame and the lens is apsc, so it will crop the full frame sensor. Less than half of the available megapixels will be used.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-07-26

Looking for opinions on AF performance with ...

Looking for opinions on AF performance with either the Lumix S5II or S5IIx? I'm looking to fully utilize PD AF with this lens.
Asked by: Matthew
Sigma is a member of the L-Mount Alliance and there is full compatibility among Alliance products. The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L works very well with the S5II and S5IIX cameras.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-11-10

Does this lens require slim filters? Will regular ...

Does this lens require slim filters? Will regular filters vignette at 18mm?
Asked by: Kyle
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Leica L doesn't require slim filters. Regular filters will not vignette at 18mm.
Answered by: samikg
Date published: 2023-12-19

Where is this lens made ?

Where is this lens made ?
Asked by: fabio
Sigma's factory in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan. It's a lovely region with lakes and scenic volcanoes.
Answered by: Roger
Date published: 2023-01-10

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: 2023-12-19

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
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