Announcement: SIGMA 18-50mm 1: 2.8 DC DN C (Contemporary)

The SIGMA 18-2021mm 18: 50 DC DN C (Contemporary) lens was announced on October 1, 2.8.

SIGMA 18-50mm 1: 2.8 DC DN C (Contemporary)

SIGMA 18-50mm 1: 2.8 DC DN C (Contemporary)

Basic properties

  • Sigma lens DC DN Contemporary
  • For cropped mirrorless cameras with mount Sony E and Leica L
  • First zoom lens from Sigma for mirrorless cameras (DN series) with an APS-C sensor or smaller (Sigma DC series). Before that, Sigma released only fixes for Sony E APS-C: Sigma C 16 / 1.4 | Sigma A 19 / 2.8 | Sigma EX 19 / 2.8 | Sigma C 30 / 1.4 | Sigma EX 30 / 2.8 | Sigma A 30 / 2.8 | Sigma C 56 / 1.4 | Sigma A 60 / 2.8
  • Focal Length: 18-50 mm
  • Relative Hole: 1: 2.8-1: 22
  • MDF: 12.1 cm by 18 mm and 30 cm by 50 mm
  • Maximum magnification ratios 1: 2.8 (at 18mm) and 1: 5 (at 50mm)
  • Optical design: 13 elements in 10 groups, including 1 SLD and 3 aspherical elements
  • Aperture: 7 rounded blades
  • Focusing with a stepper motor
  • Filter Diameter: 55 mm
  • Protected bayonet mount
  • The weight: 290 grams
  • Price: about 550 dollars. Prices for modern Sigma lenses can be viewed on E-Katalog at this link

Appearance

All Sigma Contemporary Lenses

Line of lenses Sigma C (Sigma Contemporary) It comprises:

DC

Lenses for cropped SLR cameras (series DC) for different mounts:

  1. SIGMA 17-70 mm 1: 2.8-4 DC OS MACRO | C (Contemporary) [Nikon F, Canon EF / EFS, Sigma SA, Pentax K]
  2. SIGMA 18-200 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO | C (Contemporary) [Nikon F, Canon EF / EFS, Sigma SA, Sony A, Pentax K]
  3. SIGMA 18-300 mm 1: 3.5-6.3 DC OS MACRO | C (Contemporary), [Nikon F, Canon EF / EFS, Sigma SA]

DG

Lenses for full-frame SLR cameras (series DG), for Nikon F, Canon EF / EFS, Sigma SA mounts:

  1. SIGMA 100-400 mm 1: 5-6.3 DG OS | C (Contemporary) [21 / 15]
  2. SIGMA 150-600 mm 1: 5-6.3 DG OS MACRO | C (Contemporary) [20 / 14]

DC DN

Lenses for cropped mirrorless cameras (series DC DN) for Micro 4/3 mounts, Sony E, Canon EOS M, Leica L:

  1. SIGMA 16 mm 1: 1.4 DC DN | C (Contemporary)
  2. SIGMA 30 mm 1: 1.4 DC DN | C (Contemporary) [9 / 7]
  3. SIGMA 56 mm 1: 1.4 DC DN | C (Contemporary)
  4. SIGMA 18-50 mm 1: 2.8 DC DN | C (Contemporary) [only E, L]

DG DN

Lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras (series DG DN) for Sony E / FE and Leica L mounts:

Fixes (SIGMA I series - compact premium prime lenses):

  1. Sigma 24 mm 1: 2 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]
  2. Sigma 24 mm 1: 3.5 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]
  3. Sigma 35 mm 1: 2 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]
  4. Sigma 45 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]
  5. Sigma 65 mm 1: 2 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]
  6. Sigma 90 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [I]

Zuma:

  1. Sigma 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN C | (Contemporary) [16/12]
  2. Sigma 100-400 1: 5-6.3 DG DN OS C | (Contemporary) [22 / 16]

Additionally, you can look at all lenses SIGMA ART (A) и all lenses SIGMA SPORT (S). Here here there is a short video about the rulers and markings of Sigma lenses.

All fast universal zoom lenses

Below is a list of all such aperture-type universal zoom autofocus lenses for SLR and mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sensor or less.

Tokina (DX, various mounts)

  1. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 16-50 F2.8 DX Internal Focus, model AT-X 165 PRO DX, for Canon (C / EF version) and Nikon (N / AIS version), since July 2006. The optical design is similar to the lens Pentax SMC DA * 16-50mm f / 2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM

Tamron (DI II, DI III-A, various mounts)

  1. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​XR DI II SP AF 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 [IF], model A16 N / E / P / S (under Nikon [N], Canon [E], Pentax [P], Sony / Minolta [S]), since February 2006. Produced in Japan, China and Vietnam
  2. promaster DIGITAL XR EDO AF Ashperical LD ​​[IF] 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 MACROprevious lens under the brand Promaster
  3. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​XR DI II SP AF 17-50 mm 1: 2.8 [IF], model A16 NII (only for Nikon cameras), since March 2008
  4. Tamron Di II SP 17-50 mm F / 2.8 VC B005, model B005 E / NII (for Canon [E] or Nikon [NII]), from September 2009, Japan or China)
  5. Tamron 17-70 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD Model B070, Model B070, Sony E only, from December 2020

Sigma (DC, different mounts)

With constant maximum aperture (DC EX and DC ART series):

  1. Sigma DC ZOOM 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX (+ -D), since July 2004, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K. The version for the '4/3' system has been available since February 2006 (not mass-produced). The version for Nikon in its name includes the prefix 'D'.
  2. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX MACRO, from September 2006, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K
  3. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1: 2.8 EX MACRO HSM, since June 2007, for Nikon DX cameras only (Nikon F mount)
  4. Sigma dc 17-50mm 1: 2.8 ZOOM EXOS HSM, from February 2010, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  5. Sigma dc 18-35mm F1.8 A [ART, HSM], from April 2013, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  6. SIGMA DC 18-50 mm 1: 2.8 DN C [Contemporary], since Oct 2021, for Sony E, Leica L

With variable maximum aperture (DC and DC Contemporary series):

  1. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5, February 2006, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  2. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4.5 MACRO HSM, from July 2007, for Nikon DX cameras only (Nikon F mount)
  3. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4 MACRO HSM OS, from December 2009, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  4. Sigma dc 17-70mm 1:2.8-4 C, [MACRO, OS, HSM, Contemporary], from September 2012, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A
  5. Sigma dc 18-50mm 1:2.8-4.5 HSM OS ZOOM, from March 2009, for Sigma SA, Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony / Minotla A

Nikon (DX, F mount)

  1. Nikon DX VR AF-S Nikkor 16-80mm 1:2.8-4E ED N, Nikon F mount, from July 2015
  2. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1: 2.8G ED IF SWM, Nikon F mount, from July 2003

Pentax (DA, Q, K and Q mounts)

  1. Pentax SMC DA * 16-50 mm 1: 2.8 ED AL (IF) SDM, Pentax KAF2 bayonet mount, since February 2007. Optical design similar to lens Tokina AT-X PRO SD 16-50 F2.8 DX Internal Focus (joint development of Tokina and Pentax)
  2. HD PENTAX-DA * 1: 2.8 16-50 mm ED PLMAW, from July 2021, Pentax KAF4 mount
  3. HD Pentax-DA 1: 2.8-4 20-40 mm ED Limited DC WR, Pentax KAF3 bayonet mount, black or silver, from November 2013
  4. SMC Pentax 1: 2.8-4.5 5-15 mm ED AL [IF] [LENS 02], Pentax Q mount (with crop factor Kf = 5.53X or Kf = 4.65X)

Canon (EFS, EF-S mount)

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 17-55mm 1: 2.8 IS USM (Image Sabilizer, Ulstrasonic, EFS), Canon EF-S mount, since May 2006

Sony (DT, A and E mounts)

  1. Sony DT 2.8/16-50 SSM, Sony A mount (Minolta A), August 2011
  2. Sony E 2.8/16-55G, Sony E bayonet mount, from August 2019

Fujifilm(X)

  1. Fujinon Ashperical Lens Nano-GI XF 16-55mm 1: 2.8 R LM WR, Fujifilm X mount, since January 2015
  2. Fujinon Ashperical Lens Super EBC XF 18-55mm 1:2.8-4 R LM OIS, Fujifilm X mount, September 2012

Samsung (NX)

  1. Samsung lens 1: 2-2.8 S 16-50 mm ED OIS i-Function, Samsung NX mount, since January 2014

Olympus / Panasonic / Leica (4/3, Micro 4/3, Kf = 2X)

Mirrored 4/3:

  1. OLYMPUS ZUIKO Digital 11-22 mm 1: 2.8-3.5since February 2004
  2. OLYMPUS Digital 14-54 mm 1: 2.8-3.5since June 2003
  3. OLYMPUS Digital 14-54 mm 1: 2.8-3.5 IIsince November 2008
  4. OLYMPUS ZUIKO Digital 14-35 mm 1: 2 ED SWDsince January 2008
  5. Panasonic Lumix LEICA D VARIO-ELMARIT 1: 2.8-3.5 /14-50 ASPH. MEGA OISsince July 2006

Mirrorless Micro 4/3:

  1. OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40 mm 1: 2.8 PROsince October 2013
  2. Panasonic Lumix Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25 mm f / 1.7 ASPH.since May 2019
  3. LUMIX G VARIO 1: 2.8 /12-35 ASPH. POWER OIS, from June 2012, in March 2017 an improved version is released (outwardly no different)
  4. Panasonic Lumix Leica DG Vario-ELMARIT 1: 2.8-4.0 /12-60 ASPH.since March 2017

Materials on the topic:

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 28, on the topic: Announcement: SIGMA 18-50mm 1: 2.8 DC DN C (Contemporary)

  • Sergei

    Sigma is already beginning to frankly annoy by ignoring fuji, but it supports the L mount, which will have minimal sales.
    This lens would be the ideal zoom for the x-s10 Fuji in both size and design, plus excellent aperture.

    • Oleg

      Well, let Fuji open the auto focus protocol for them, they hand over

      • Sergei

        other manufacturers open, but not sigma, well, yes. It's about Sigma's desire.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Tamron made a Tamron 18-300 / 3.5-6.3 VC for Fuji, and Sigma will do it when it suits her

    • Vladimir

      And what, Fuj does not have his own glasses?

      • Sergei

        stupid comment

        • Vladimir

          As well as the question.

  • Vladimir

    18 mm for a crop? Useless focal point.

    • B. R. P.

      Yes, yes, the crop is still useless on its own.

    • Victor

      Sorry, could you expand your comment on why it's useless, I think many will be interested to know))

      • Vladimir

        The difference in angles of view between 16mm and 18mm is VERY noticeable.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          but between 16 and 17?

          • Vladimir

            I don't have 17, I can't compare.

        • Victor

          I have both 16, and 17, and was 18, and there are 19 :-)

          I cannot agree with you about the “uselessness” of the 18mm focal length, I hope you were just joking :-) There is practically no difference.

          • Victor

            More precisely, of course, it is, but it is so insignificant in real life that it is not worth starting a conversation about it)))

            When you need a really wide angle, something like 12-24, 10-20 and the like is taken.

            • Vladimir

              Modest 6 degrees horizontally. Invisible.

              • Victor

                A huge difference, of course. It is worth talking about it and calling 18mm an inapplicable distance on the crop :-)

              • Victor

                don't forget about perspective distortions. a photo from 55mm and a crop from 10mm (with an area equal to that taken at 55mm) are two completely different pictures.

              • Victor

                Would you like to say that if you cut off a piece of the frame corresponding to the angle of view of a 10mm lens from a frame shot with a 50mm lens, and compare it with a frame shot with a 50mm lens, perspective distortions will be different?

                Generally speaking, it is the perspective distortions that will be absolutely identical.

            • Vladimir

              Does the meaning of the word “useless” elude you?

              • Victor

                Honestly, yes, because I myself do not consider this focal point useless.

                Another conversation, if it is specifically useless FOR YOU, then it was worthwhile to write initially: “18mm for a crop? Useless focal point! (for me) ”, there would be no questions)))

  • Alexander

    I'm waiting for tests and photos. If it really is more than 2 times cheaper than the Sony E 2.8 / 16-55G with similar quality, the missing millimeters can be forgiven. This is the same analogue of the FF 28-75. Fortunately, I already have Sigma 1.4 / 16 :), and I really like it.

  • Eugene o

    Do you have MTFs? Something for 2.8 is painfully small, I suspect that there are compromises around every corner.

    • Victor

      Yes, you take a look at the pictures with the preview, there, in general, it is clear that the glass is somewhat compromise)) But it is inexpensive and compact.

      • Alexander

        At first glance, it is noticeably better than the standard 16-50.

    • Alexander

      MTF seems to be on the offsite, only internationally ...

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