Sigma’s New Ultra-Wide Contemporary Lens

  By Ryley Smith

 

Sigma has announced their newest lens, and it is ultra-compact, light and bright with a constant F2.8 aperture. Get excited for the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary ultra-wide zoom! With an excellent field curvature correction for exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness and an inner zoom mechanism that keeps overall length consistent throughout the entire zoom range, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary provides effortless freedom for landscape, wedding and travel photographers and videographers.

The 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary has been optimized with the latest optical design technology, delivering exceptional image quality despite its compact size. The two large-diameter aspherical lens elements and five ideally arranged FLD glass elements (whose characteristics mirror fluorite) keep the lens light and compact while effectively suppressing the lateral and vertical chromatic aberrations that often diminish the image quality of other ultra-wide lens designs. With an F2.8 constant aperture, the lens gives a shallow depth-of-field for blurry out-of-focus areas, ideal for close-ups. The bokeh is smooth and circular thanks to the nine rounded diaphragm blades, which means the background never distracts from the in-focus subject. Extensive measures have also been taken to counter ghosting and lens flare. The Super Multi-Layer Coating ensures that the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary delivers punchy, high contrast results even in the most difficult of backlit conditions.

The 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary has a front filter thread built-in, which allows neutral density and polarizing filters to be attached more easily. This is especially useful for landscape photographers and filmmakers. Creators will also appreciate the fast and silent autofocus which is thanks to the use of a stepping motor to control the AF actuator. The inner zoom mechanism allows the lens to maintain the same length throughout the entire zoom range and with almost no shift to its balance point. This is ideal for anyone looking to use the lens with a gimbal or hand-held or vlog-style video shoots. The inner zoom mechanism also strongly contributes to the lens’ compact size of 100.6mm in length, 77.2mm in diameter and weight of only 450g!

The 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is constructed using specially selected lightweight materials, including Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), a polycarbonate with a thermal contraction rate similar to aluminum. This enables the lens to function at peak performance even in environments with severe temperature differences, as the metal and plastic parts contract and expand at similar rates. Compact and lightweight, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens is a sophisticated but versatile photographic tool that offers photographers and filmmakers the perfect blend of portability and performance.

For more information and, to preorder the Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, click here!

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Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

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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.