Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America released its 60mm f/2.8 DN Art lens for mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras. First revealed at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan earlier this year, the lens is a new focal length in the Sigma lineup for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount compact camera systems.
“We’re constantly working to add new focal lengths to our lineup so photographers can have as many options as possible,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “This mid-range telephoto lens and its shallow depth of field will produce some very pleasing bokeh effects.”
Joining Sigma’s other DN lenses for CSCs—the 19mm f/2.8 DN and the 30mm f/2.8 DN—as part of the company’s Global Vision restructuring, the 60mm f/2.8 DN Art category lens has an angle of view equivalent to 120mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 90mm on the E-mount system. Its minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches, and the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. The lens contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass to help minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.
Other features include telecentric optical designs and a linear autofocusing motor built to ensure accurate, quiet focusing for video recording. With a metal exterior and a simply shaped focus ring, there are varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. Under a new manufacturing process, Sigma DN lens users can choose between a black or silver finish to match their equipment. The 60mm f/2.8 DN Art has an SRP of $239. sigmaphoto.com