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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF

BH #SI185028DCC • MFR #585972
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 29-80mm (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 Canon RF-mount, this lens provides a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 29-80 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 Canon RF-mount, this lens provides a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 29-80 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 Canon RF-mount cameras and provides a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 29-80mm.
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: 085126585723

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

Key Specs
Focal Length
18 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent: 29 to 80mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon RF
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
Canon RF
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8 x 4.7 x 4.1"

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

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The Canon RF mount - it states for crop sensor. ...

The Canon RF mount - it states for crop sensor. Could you use this on a full frame, ie R6?
Asked by: Joyce
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF is designed for Canon mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor. You can connect the lens to a full-frame mirrorless camera such as the Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera. However, the camera will automatically activate its crop mode and drop the megapixels count to 9.3MP.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-27

weight? Length & width?

weight? Length & width?
Asked by: David
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF weighs 300g / 10.6 oz, and the dimensions of the lens are 69.2 x 74.5mm / 2.7 x 2.9" (diameter x length).
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-27

Is this lens compatible with canon r5?

Is this lens compatible with canon r5?
Asked by: Brent
The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF is not fully compatible with the Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera. This lens is fully compatible with Canon APS-C cameras with RF mounts.
Answered by: Andrea B
Date published: 2024-07-11

How many stops of image stabilization will IBIS ...

How many stops of image stabilization will IBIS (R7) provide when using this lens?
Asked by: David
Since the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon RF doesn't have image stabilization, the Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera will offer up to five stops image stabilization using its Sensor-Shift 5-Axis IBIS when paired with this lens.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-07-02

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

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 C
Date published: 2023-07-26
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