Sigma’s New 18-50mm f/2.8 Lens for Fujifilm X Mount is Super Small

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary

Sigma has introduced the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Modern for Fujifilm X Mount mirrorless cameras, promising it to be high-performance, high-quality, and compact.

The lens expands Sigma’s X mount assist to 4 lenses, and the brand new zoom — which is the corporate’s first APS-C mirrorless devoted zoom lens — joins three current X-mount primes: the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Modern, 30mm F1.4 DC DN Modern, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Modern.

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary

“This addition permits customers to take pleasure in a high-performance, high-quality, compact normal zoom lens in native mount on their X Mount system,” Sigma says. “This exceptionally gentle, shiny, and sharp normal zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the last word workhorse lens.”

Sigma’s 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Modern is constructed of 13 parts organized into 10 teams, together with one SLD aspect and three aspherical lenses. It options an aperture vary of f/2.8 by f/22 by way of a seven-bladed diaphragm and has a minimal focusing distance of 4.8 inches on the huge finish and 11.9 inches on the telephoto finish with a most magnification of 1:2.8.

The lens includes a 35mm full-frame equal zoom vary of 27mm by 75mm and maintains the f/2.8 most aperture all through. Sigma positions the lens’ most important characteristic as its dimension: it measures 2.4 inches in diameter by three inches lengthy and weighs 10.1 ounces (285 grams). The corporate claims it’s “overwhelmingly compact” and light-weight which maximizes its portability and goes hand-in-hand with the smaller physique dimension of Fujifilm APS-C cameras.

Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary

These measurements enable Sigma to boast it because the smallest and lightest lens in its class (class, outlined as an autofocus appropriate, f/2.8 fixed aperture zoom lens for APS-C cameras). The entrance filter measures 55mm and the mount is rubber-sealed which Sigma says permits it for use safely in quite a lot of environments.

Sigma says that it has developed a Fujifilm-specific management algorithm that features the autofocus drive and the velocity of communication between the digicam and the lens. The result’s a lens that achieves very high-speed autofocus that additionally helps steady autofocus with in-camera aberration correction (solely out there on supported cameras).

The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Modern for Fujifilm X mount features a petal-type hood and is anticipated to be out there someday in December for $549.