Ronkonkoma, NY—Along with the 24mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary, the Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens was added to the company’s I series lineup. Both new premium compact prime lenses are for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The all-new, mid-telephoto I series prime, featuring an all-metal build and a manual aperture ring, comes in L as well as Sony E mounts. Moreover, Sigma is offering the 90mm F2.8 lens as an option for portraits, close-ups, weddings and events.
“Designed especially for mirrorless systems, it feels well-balanced on modern full-frame bodies; it also boasts exceptional resolving power that can keep up with the latest ultrahigh-resolution cameras,” Sigma announced. The lens is also optimized for compact mirrorless systems with ultrafast and accurate AF performance.
Furthermore, as the longest I series lens yet, it is still compact and light. As a result, it is an imaging tool for day-to-day use. Its smooth bokeh also makes for attractive backgrounds for portraiture. In addition, its 19.7-inch minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 allow photographers to get closer to their subjects.
Sigma 90mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Specs
With an optical construction comprising 11 elements in 10 groups, the lens includes five SLD (special low dispersion) glass elements. This helps to reduce axial chromatic aberration that cannot be corrected in-camera. Consequently, the lens achieves high resolution and clear image quality with no color bleeding. Moreover, a high-precision glass molded aspherical lens provides both high resolution and bokeh.
What’s more, the new lens utilizes the camera’s optical correction functionality. Sigma’s optical designers were able to concentrate on correcting aberrations that can only be corrected by the optical design, thereby improving rendering performance while reducing the size and weight of the lens.
In addition, for video recording, the AF drive system incorporates a quiet, high-speed stepping motor. The 90mm lens also shares the same φ64mm maximum diameter and 55mm filter size as the 24mm f/3.5 DG DN | Contemporary and the 45mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary. Subsequently, they are a natural trio for filmmakers who use filters regularly. With a combined weight of 25.9 ounces, videographers and photographers can use the trio (wide angle, standard, mid telephoto) in tandem as part of a high-spec, compact camera system that covers a range of shooting situations.
The Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens comes with a magnetic metal lens cap, a hood, as well as front and rear caps. It has a suggested retail price of $639.