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35mm F1.2 Sigma ART Lens
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  • Those specs sound great, I'm wandering about the price though.

  • Price also will be.. how to say.. wonderful.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev

    The question is, wonderful to whom?

  • @Eno

    To Sigma top managers well being :-)

  • Take your mirrorless to the next level ― Benefit from the finest performance that the SIGMA’s first F1.2 large aperture prime delivers

    1. Newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras
    2. SIGMA’s First F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens
    3. High operability that supports various shooting situations in both still and video
    4. Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments

    Launch: July, 2019

    SRP: £1459.99 (including VAT)

    Case, Petal Type Hood with Lock (LH878-02) supplied

    Available AF mount: L-Mount, Sony E-mount

    Bringing the “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level with an F1.2 Art line lens for mirrorless cameras

    First wide-angle AF lens with F1.2 maximum aperture for the full-frame Sony E-mount and L-Mount system. This lens enables a creation of artwork with astounding resolution and large bokeh effects, such as portraits that make use of a shallow depth of field. It brings the development concept of the Art line “pursuit of ultimate image quality” to the next level. While utilizing optical correction function inside the camera, aberrations that are difficult to post-process are thoroughly corrected thanks to the optical design and it thereby enhances resolution.

    Key features

    Newly developed high-performance lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras

    With mirrorless cameras emerging at an accelerated pace, expectations towards lenses suited for high-performance full-frame mirrorless cameras are growing. Unfortunately, many photographers may feel that they have little choices for mirrorless lens systems in terms of performance, size, extensive lineup, and due to the burden of having to use multiple systems. SIGMA has thus developed and proposes this new full-frame mirrorless lens series as the optimal solution to this challenge.

    SIGMA will develop interchangeable lenses with unprecedented specifications and performance by designs that benefit from the short flange focal length feature of mirrorless cameras while retaining the concepts of “Contemporary,” “Art,” and “Sports.” We will announce three models as the first lenses from this series.

    45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

    Compact size is realized while maintaining high image quality and is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras. This prime lens refines the concept of the Contemporary line.

    35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art

    The world’s first* 35mm F1.2 as L-Mount and Sony E-mount lens for full-frame mirrorless system. The high image quality of the Art line that pursues ultimate performance is realized by F1.2 maximum aperture.

    14-24mm F2.8 DG DN | Art

    Large-diameter, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

    While pursuing the ultimate image quality of the Art line, the size is reduced thanks to the exclusive design for mirrorless cameras.

    SIGMA’s First F1.2 maximum aperture, large-diameter prime lens

    The "Art line in the age of mirrorless cameras" pursues ultimate performance as a large-diameter lens with a focal length of 35mm and also achieves a maximum aperture of F1.2. Three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses including a double-sided aspherical lens are optimally arranged in a lens construction of 17 elements in 12 groups. In addition to the optical design that makes use of the characteristic of the short flange focal length, it effectively takes advantage of the correction function inside the camera to correct distortion and peripheral illumination. Various aberrations that are difficult to correct by post-processing, such as sagittal coma flare, are thoroughly corrected by the compilation of the optical design technologies that SIGMA has cultivated, achieving an overwhelming resolution that can resolve over 50 million pixels.

    High operability that supports various shooting situations in both still and video

    In autofocus photography, comfortable shooting for a F1.2 large-diameter lens is achieved by the large Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) that gets desired torque required to drive the focus lens group. In manual focus photography, the focus ring driven by the focus-by-wire system with the optimized torque setting responds to fine operations of the photographer. The aperture ring is also mounted with a de-click function for removing clicks, enabling seamless operations that are especially useful during video shooting.

    Substantial functions enable user confidence, even in tough environments

    The AFL button which can be assigned with various functions widens the range of operations available on the lens. Furthermore, the lens features a dust- and splash-proof structure, along with a water- and oil-repellent coating on the frontmost surface of the lens, which further supports shooting in various environments.

    Other features

    • Full-time manual mode
    • Hood with lock
    • Available Mount Conversion Service
    • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
    • Evaluation with SIGMA’s own MTF measuring system: A1
    • 11-blade rounded diaphragm
    • High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
    • “Made in Japan” craftsmanship
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  • Lens is a beast. Pass.

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  • Review

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    Center sharpness remains high through from f/1.7 to f/11, with f/16 being adversely affected by diffraction. The edges aren't quite as sharp as the centre, with f/2 to f/11 producing the sharpest results.

    https://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sigma_35mm_f1_2_dg_dn_fe_review

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