Sigma’s Newest Tiny & Mighty Workhorse Lens

  By Ryley Smith


Sigma has announced its first APS-C size mirrorless zoom lens for Sony E-mount and L-mount, and it is the ultimate workhorse! Say hello to the exceptionally small, light and bright standard zoom, the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary! With a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, a minimum focusing distance of just 12.1 cm and a bright F2.8 aperture, this lens is exceptional for all kinds of photo and video creations! 

The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary covers 27mm to 75mm in the 35mm format and has a wide aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. This makes it easy to achieve blurry backgrounds, which is ideal for shooting attractive portraits and close-ups. The bokeh is smooth and attractive, so it doesn’t distract from the in-focus subject. The lens has three high-precision glass-moulded aspherical elements that offer superb optical quality without excessive weight. The 18-50mm F2.8 is also remarkably compact, matching the portability of APS-C mirrorless camera bodies, making it ideal for day-to-day use.

The lens is currently the smallest and lightest in its class, boasting a maximum diameter of 65.4mm, a length of 74.5mm and a weight of 290g while maintaining a constant aperture of F2.8. To keep the lens as light as possible, the lens body has been constructed with a polycarbonate called Thermally Stable Composite (TSC), which allows for a sleek and robust barrel while keeping the thermal conductivity close to that of aluminum. This ensures stable performance and good operability when used in changing temperatures. It also has a fast and near-silent AF that makes it perfectly suited to a range of photographic applications, including shooting in quiet environments, recording videos and capturing fast-moving subjects.

Overall, the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is small and lightweight, with an emphasis on being as versatile as possible in a wide variety of shooting conditions. Its combination of size and features gives it perfect flexibility for situations such as handheld shooting, which requires high mobility, gimbal shooting, one-man operation video shooting and vlogging, as well as close-ups, landscapes, portraits, street photography, architecture and more!

For more information and to pre-order the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, click here!


Featured in this blog: 

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN Contemporary – L-Mount

Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 DC DN Contemporary – Sony E



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.