The Sigma 70 mm f / 2.8 DG Macro Art lens will go on sale in June. This lens designed for macro photography will be characterized by a high quality optics and a sealed body. How much will we pay for him?
Sigma 70 mm f / 2.8. DG Macro Art is another lens from the highly acclaimed "Art" series, which is characterized by the best in its class quality optics. This model was presented in February, but only now it will hit the market.
Macro lens with great optics
When designing this glass, the manufacturer focused on the quality of optics. Among other things, the internal focusing mechanism was abandoned. The manufacturer explains this by the fact that internal focusing can have a negative impact on optical performance. The creators decided to design a lens with a retractable front tube. This, according to the manufacturer, is expected to significantly increase the optical performance of the lens. Together with sharpness, we get the possibility of using lenses from special glasses responsible for correcting any aberrations. This design offers a new level of sharpness and color image.
Smooth correction of sharpness
The optical system of the glass consists of 19 elements , which were placed in 10 groups. 6 lenses were made of low dispersion glass (SLD and FLD). There were also aspherical lenses to ensure an even focus on the whole frame. As with macro lenses, the reproduction ratio is 1: 1.The minimum distance of sharpening of this glass is only 25.8 cm, whereas the aperture is f / 2.8. It has been equipped with as many as 9 leaflets , which is to provide a blur background that is pleasing to the eye. The lens is equipped with the AF system and the DC motor is responsible for sharpening. We can also easily switch to manual focus mode. In addition, the lens works with the popular MC11 adapter, so we can use it in various mounting systems. The whole tube has been sealed against dust and splashes, and the lens itself is not the lightest, because it weighs up to 515 grams . Advanced optics are reflected a bit on weight. In turn, the filter diameter for this glass is 49 mm.
Sigma 70 mm f / 2.8 DG Macro Art – price and availability
Sigma will appear on the Polish market already in June. We also got to know the official price, which is PLN 2190. At the beginning the lens will be available with Canon EF mount. However, its next versions with Nikon F and Sony E mounts will soon appear.