Announcement: Sigma 50mm 1:1.2 DG DN Art

On March 26, 2024, the Sigma 50mm 1:1.2 DG DN A (ART) lens was announced.

Sigma 50mm 1:1.2 DG DN A (ART)

Sigma 50mm 1:1.2 DG DN A (ART)

Basic properties

  • Lens from the line Sigma DG DN ART
  • For full frame mirrorless cameras with mount Sony E / FE и Leica l
  • Relative Hole: 1: 1.2-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 50mm (EGF for Sony E APS-C, Leica TL APS-C is 75 mm)
  • Closest focusing distance: 40 centimeters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 6.2
  • Optical design: 17 elements in 12 groups, with 4 aspherical elements. Diagram drawing.
  • Focusing with dual motors HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)
  • Internal focusing, floating elements, minimized focus beathing
  • Aperture: 13 rounded blades
  • Aperture control ring
  • Aperture ring rotation selection switch - with or without clicks
  • AFL (Autofocus-Lock) button to stop autofocus, can be reprogrammed for other functions
  • AF / MF focus mode switch
  • Filter Diameter: 72 mm
  • Protected housing + protective coating of the front lens
  • Weight: 745 grams (the lightest full-frame autofocus lens for 50/1.2 class mirrorless cameras at the time of announcement)
  • Price: about 1400 dollars
  • Autofocus fixes with the highest aperture

Appearance

All Sigma Art Lenses

The Sigma A (Sigma Art) lens range includes the following lenses:

DG

For full-frame cameras (series DG) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 14 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 16/11, December 2017 [AliExpress]
  2. Sigma 20 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 15/11, October 2015 [AliExpress]
  3. Sigma 24 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 15/11, February 2015 [AliExpress]
  4. Sigma 28 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 17/12, September 2018 [AliExpress]
  5. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +A, +Pentax, +Cine, 13/11, November 2012 [AliExpress]
  6. Sigma 40 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 16/12, September 2018 [AliExpress]
  7. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +A, +Cine, 13/8, January 2014 [AliExpress]
  8. Sigma 70 mm 1: 2.8 DG MACRO | | | A (Art), +L, +E, 13/10, February 2018 [AliExpress]
  9. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 14/12, September 2016 [AliExpress]
  10. Sigma 105 mm 1: 1.4 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 17/12, February 2018 [AliExpress]
  11. Sigma 135 mm 1: 1.8 DG | A (Art), +L, +E, +Cine, 13/10, March 2017 [AliExpress]
  12. Sigma 12-24 mm 1: 4 DG | A (Art), 16/11, November 2016
  13. Sigma 14-24 mm 1: 2.8 DG | A (Art), 17/11, February 2018 [AliExpress]
  14. Sigma 24-35 mm 1: 2 DG | A (Art), +Cine, 18/13, January 2015 [AliExpress]
  15. Sigma 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG OS | | | A (Art), 19/14, February 2017 [AliExpress]
  16. Sigma 24-105 mm 1: 4 DG OS | | | A (Art), +A, 19/14, October 2013 [AliExpress]

DG DN

For full-frame mirrorless cameras (series DG DN) with bayonet Leica l и Sony E:

  1. Sigma 14 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 19/15, June 2023
  2. Sigma 15 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art) Fisheye, 21/15, February 2024
  3. Sigma 20 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 17/15, August 2022 [AliExpress]
  4. Sigma 24 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 17/14, August 2022 [AliExpress]
  5. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.2 DG DN | A (Art), 17/12, July 2019 [AliExpress]
  6. Sigma 35 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 15/11, April 2021 [AliExpress]
  7. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.2 DG DN | A (Art), 17/12, March 2023
  8. Sigma 50 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 14/11, February 2023 [AliExpress]
  9. Sigma 85 mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A (Art), 15/11, August 2020 [AliExpress]
  10. Sigma 105 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN MACRO | A (ART), 12/7, October 2020 [AliExpress]
  11. Sigma 14-24 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN | A (Art), 18/13, July 2019 [AliExpress]
  12. Sigma 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 DG DN | A (Art), 19/15, November 2019 [AliExpress]
  13. Sigma 24-70 mm 1:2.8 DG DN II | A (Art), 19/15, May 2024

DC

For cropped SLR cameras (series DC) with mount Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA:

  1. Sigma 30 mm 1: 1.4 DC | A (Art) +Pentax, +A, 9/8 [1 ASP], January 2013
  2. Sigma 18-35 mm 1: 1.8 DC | A (Art) +Pentax, +A, +Cine, 17/12 [5 SLD, 4 ASP], April 2013 [AliExpress]
  3. Sigma 50-100 mm 1: 1.8 DC | A (Art) +Cine, 21/15 [4 SLD, 3 FLD, 1 HRI], February 2016 [AliExpress]

DN

For cropped mirrorless cameras (series DN) for Micro 4/3 and Sony E:

  1. Sigma 19 mm 1:2.8DN | A (Art), black/silver, 8/6 [3 ASP], January 2013
  2. Sigma 30 mm 1:2.8DN | A (Art), black/silver, 7/5 [2 ASP], January 2013
  3. Sigma 60 mm 1:2.8DN | A (Art), black/silve, 8/6 [1 ASP, 1 SLD], January 2013

Abbreviations:

  • +L means that there is a version of the lens adapted to work on mirrorless cameras with a bayonet mount Leica l
  • +E means that there is a version of the lens adapted to work on mirrorless cameras with a bayonet mount Sony E/Sony FE
  • + Pentax means that there is a version of the lens with a Pentax K mount (rare)
  • +A means that there is a version of the lens with Sony A mount (rarity)
  • + Cine means that there is a version of the lens adapted for video shooting, usually CINE versions are released simultaneously for ARRI PL, Canon EF and Sony E
  • black / silver - case available in black (black) and silver (silver)
  • 19 / 15, 7 / 5 and similar designations indicate the number of optical elements and groups in the optical scheme of the lens

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

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Comments: 11, on the topic: Announcement: Sigma 50mm 1:1.2 DG DN Art

  • wj

    It is noteworthy that a version for the Nikon Z mount has not been announced, as has already been the case with other new lenses from Sigma.

    • Dmitry Kostin

      Nikon has not opened up the specs for its new Z mount to third-party manufacturers, just as Canon hasn't opened up the specs for its new R mount.
      If I'm wrong, correct me.

      • Arkady Shapoval

        So far only for crop series Sigma DC C Contemporary 16/1.4, 30/1.4, 56/1.4. It will most likely not be opened for a full frame soon. Just, for example, look at the cost of this Sigma 50mm 1: 1.2 DG DN A and the original Nikon Nikkor Z 50 / 1.2 S

    • Andy From Far Away

      “... as has already happened with other new lenses from Sigma.”

      Not with others, but with everyone. From Sigma for Nikon Z there were only DC (crop) versions. There are no full-frame ones at all.

  • i is glorious

    Judging by the examples with DPreview, it’s a very good lens. Bokeh does not degrade even at “unpleasant” growth distances: in this regard, it is at the level of the Sony 50/1,2 GM, but the Nikkor S 50/1,2 begins to double in the corners. The cat eye effect is moderate. Sharpness with reserve for any real-life tasks. Purple fringing may be a problem, and there is a lot of CA in the blur zone - perhaps in this regard it will be inferior to other manufacturers. Well, it’s inferior in price.

  • A.N. Onim

    Must take

  • Sergei

    17 elements in 12 groups, boring wedding glass kmk
    in the next iteration of fifty dollars, expect 20 elements in 15 groups in the gallery

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I suppose that even for a million dollars you will not be able to distinguish 17/12 from 20/15

  • PavS

    Interesting review, like all your notes, thank you.
    And for what kind of photographic tasks was such a lens created (more precisely, for what kind of photo tasks were similar fifty-kopeck lenses with f/1.2 created)? This is the kind of photographic problem that can only be solved by a lens with f/1.2, while similar FR lenses with f/1.4 (not to mention lenses with f/1.8) cannot cope?
    Thank you.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      This is an announcement, not a review. The problems are the same as for 1.4, or 1.6, or 1.8, but they are often solved better with 1.2. There are no fundamental tasks purely under 1.2 for the bzk.
      Under the film and film, one could point out the impossibility of ISO maneuver, where every third of the step will be worth its weight in gold and removing it at 1/60s will be a blessing, where with 1.4 you will have to shoot at 1/40s and get, for example, blur.

      • PavS

        Thank you for the clarification.
        And of course I made a mistake with the “review”; I meant the announcement)

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