Sigma’s New I Series Contemporary Lens

  By Ryley Smith

 

Sigma welcomed their newest lens, and it is a sharp, robust, lightweight wide-angle prime, perfect for day-to-day use! Say hello to the new Sigma I Series 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary! This premium compact prime delivers exceptional edge-to-edge rendering power, a bright F2 aperture, manual aperture ring all in an all-metal build. Designed for mirrorless systems and perfectly balanced on modern full-frame bodies, the lens boasts exceptional resolving power that can keep up with the latest ultra-high-resolution cameras. The lens produces sharp, high-contrast results from the center of the frame to the far corners, and together with its F2 aperture and wide angle of view, it’s an excellent choice for all kinds of photographic expressions! 

The Sigma I Series 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary is an I series Premium Compact Prime, meaning it offers the ultimate combination of superb optical performance, outstanding usability and compact form-factor. This combination makes it perfectly suited to smaller and lighter modern mirrorless cameras which will bring users new opportunities for a perfect shot! All I series lenses also have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminum parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish but provide superb durability that improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness.

The 20mm F2 DG DN sets a new standard of optical performance for the Contemporary line. With the highest level of optical performance even at the widest aperture setting of F2 from the center of the image to the periphery, the lens is excellent for night sky photography, events, indoor photography and more. The lens construction includes three high-precision glass-moulded aspherical lens elements, one SLD element, and one FLD element to suppress a range of optical aberrations. The result is clear and sharp images even in the extreme corners of the frame. By focusing on the suppression of sagittal coma flare, which is difficult to correct in post-processing, accurate reproduction of very bright points of light has been achieved. This also provides extremely detailed results across the entire image, which is especially important for night sky photography. 

The lens’ optical design, as well as its Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating (NPC), ensures very minimal flare and ghosting even when shooting into bright light sources. This makes it much easier to photograph backlit subjects and still achieve punchy, high contrast results. This, in addition to the cutting-edge metalworking technology, provide a tactile, ergonomic feel that makes the lens a pleasure to use. The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has hairline processing that is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This covering functions as a finger hold when attaching or detaching the lens.

For more information on the Sigma I Series 20mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary and to pre-order, click here!

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Sigma I Series 20mm f2 DG DN Contemporary – L-Mount

Sigma I Series 20mm f2 DG DN Contemporary – Sony E

Author:

Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.