Sigma publicizes $549 18–50mm F2.8 DC DN lens for Fujifilm X-mount: Digital Photography Review

Sigma has introduced the 18–50mm F2.8 DC DN lens for Fujifilm X-mount digicam methods. This lens is successfully an identical to Sigma’s present 18–50mm F2.8 DC DN lenses for Sony E-mount and L-mount digicam methods.

Sigma’s lens, which provides a roughly 27–75mm full-frame equal zoom vary, is constructed of 13 components in ten teams, together with three aspherical components and one Tremendous Low Dispersion (SLD) aspect. It makes use of a seven-blade aperture diaphragm, has a minimal focusing distance of 12.1cm (4.8″) at 18mm and 30cm (11.9″) at 50mm, and makes use of a 55mm entrance filter thread.

Sigma says the lens has particularly been optimized for Fujifilm X-mount digicam methods, with assist for Steady AF and in-camera aberration correction. The lens can be sealed for higher climate resistance.

The lens measures 62mm (2.4″) in diameter by 77mm (3″) lengthy and weighs 285g (10oz) when closed.

The Sigma 18–50mm F2.8 DC DN lens for Fujifilm X-mount digicam methods is ready for launch in December 2022 for $549. For comparability, Fujifilm’s personal XF 16–55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens prices double that at $1199. Its XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 LM lens, which DPReview TV has in comparison with Sigma’s new 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN lens to, can be dearer, costing $699.

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SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern Lens for FUJIFILM X Mount Introduced

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 14, 2022 – SIGMA Company of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Company (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is happy to announce the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern for FUJIFILM X Mountmirrorless cameras. This addition permits customers to get pleasure from a high-performance, high-quality, compact normal zoom lens in native mount on their X Mount system.

The announcement of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern expands the SIGMA lineup for X Mount, becoming a member of the three fast-aperture prime lenses, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern, which have been introduced for the FUJIFILM X Mount platform earlier this yr.

The SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern lens for FUJIFILM X Mount will retail for $549 and will likely be accessible by means of licensed retail companions in early December 2022.

Provided equipment: class=”s3″> Petal-type hood (LH582-02), Entrance cap (LCF-55 III), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Mount: FUJIFILM X Mount

Launch: December 2022

* The looks and specs of the product are topic to vary.

A big F2.8 aperture zoom lens that want by no means depart your digicam

This exceptionally gentle, shiny, and sharp normal zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the final word workhorse lens.

Lengthy-awaited X Mount addition

SIGMA’s first APS-C measurement mirrorless devoted zoom lens, the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern, will now be accessible for FUJIFILM X Mount. This addition permits customers to get pleasure from high-performance, and high-quality SIGMA zoom lenses in native mount on their X Mount system.

The primary three lenses in SIGMA’s X Mount lineup have been the wide-angle prime 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern, the usual prime 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern, and the telephoto prime 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Modern. The lineup consists of focal lengths making a whole system for mirrorless digicam customers. Now, with the addition of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern, a compact, light-weight, and high-performance large-aperture normal zoom lens, SIGMA provides a brand new possibility for this compact photographic system.

A management algorithm together with AF drive and communication velocity optimization has been developed particularly for X Mount interchangeable lenses. Along with realizing high-speed AF, the lens additionally helps AF-C (Steady AF) and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater to be used in quite a lot of environments.

* Obtainable on supported cameras solely.

Mount Conversion Service is accessible to transform different mounts of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern to FUJIFILM X Mount.

[Key Features]

Giant F2.8 aperture and very good picture high quality

The compact physique provides an easy-to-use zoom vary of 27mm to 75mm within the 35mm format, a large aperture of F2.8 all through your entire zoom vary that means that you can get pleasure from bokeh expressions, and sharp photographs achieved by the most recent optical design expertise. With a minimal focusing distance of 12.1cm and a most magnification of 1:2.8¹, it permits photographers to make the most of the compact capturing system, similar to capturing close-ups of your topic.

Exceptionally compact and light-weight physique superb for mirrorless cameras

The principle function of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Modern is its overwhelmingly compact and light-weight physique that maximizes the wonderful portability and benefits of an APS-C mirrorless digicam. Regardless of its giant aperture of F2.8, it’s the smallest and lightest in its class² boasting a most diameter of 61.6mm, a size of 76.8mm and weight of 285g.³ This makes the large-aperture normal zoom simple to hold round in day by day life.

Notes

¹ The minimal focusing distance and most magnification ratio are each values on the vast finish.
² As an AF appropriate, F2.8 fixed aperture zoom lens for APS-C (as of October 2022, by SIGMA).
³ Dimension and weight measurements given for X Mount model.