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Sigma Launches World’s First Full-Frame F1.8 Zoom Lens

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 by Samara Husbands

Breaking New Ground

SIGMA has launched the world’s first full-frame zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture of F1.8: the SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art

The lens, set to launch on 20 June 2024, promises unparalleled sharpness and clarity akin to prime lenses, expanding the creative possibilities for both filmmakers and photographers.

Key Highlights:

  1. Aperture: The SIGMA 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN | Art offers an F1.8 maximum aperture throughout its zoom range. This feature, typically reserved for prime lenses, allows for exquisite low-light performance and beautiful bokeh, all while maintaining the flexibility of a zoom lens.
  2. Optical Excellence: Meticulously corrected optical aberrations ensure the lens rivals prime lenses in sharpness and definition. Advanced coatings minimise flare and ghosting, providing clear, high-contrast images even in challenging lighting conditions.
  3. High-Speed Autofocus: Featuring a High-response Linear Actuator (HLA), the lens delivers fast and precise autofocus, making it ideal for both stills and video. The near-silent motor ensures seamless video recording without intrusive noise.

Features for Creative Flexibility:

  • Inner Zoom Mechanism: Maintains a constant lens length, enhancing stability and usability, particularly for handheld shooting and gimbal setups.
  • Close Focus Capability: A minimum focusing distance of 30cm across the zoom range enables excellent close-up shooting.
  • Lightweight Build: Despite its advanced features, the lens weighs less than 1kg, combining portability with professional performance.
  • Customisable Controls: Equipped with an aperture ring, AFL buttons, and a de-clickable aperture ring, the lens offers precise control tailored to various shooting situations.
  • Weather-Resistant Construction: Designed to withstand the elements, the lens features a dust- and splash-resistant body and a water- and oil-repellent front coating.

Available for L-Mount and Sony E-mount.

The lens continues to lead in optical innovation, providing creators with the tools to push the boundaries of their craft.

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