Sigma Corporation has announced the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a full-frame compatible, mirrorless-exclusive large aperture standard lens.
SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG DN｜Art
“Art F1.4 50mm” Exclusive for Mirrorless. The new “standard” for artistic photography from SIGMA. The highest level of descriptive performance, fast AF, and compactness. The new standard of “Art F1.4” large aperture standard lenses perfectly balances everything.
“The Art line of SIGMA focuses all design elements on the highest optical performance and rich expression. The “F1.4 series” can be considered a synonym for the Art line, and the new addition to the series is the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, a large aperture standard lens designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Utilizing the latest technology, we maintained the highest class of optical performance while achieving the optimal size and fast AF required for current mirrorless systems.
Of course, the brightness of the large aperture F1.4 and the beautiful bokeh also optimized various aberrations to produce a flat, uniform image quality throughout the entire screen, from center to periphery.
As a result, the “Art F1.4 50mm”, with its genuinely all-round capabilities in terms of descriptive performance, maneuverability, and operability, has been created for making works of Art. So now, enjoy the world of the 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, the ideal “standard” lens in the eyes of SIGMA.”
・ Supported mounts: for L mount, for Sony E mount
・ Suggested retail price (tax included): 152,900 yen
・ Accessories: Case, flower-shaped hood with lock (LH782-02), front cap (LCF-72 III), rear cap (LCR II)
・ Release date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
1. Uncompromising optical performance based on “Art F1.4” standard
The 11 groups and 14 lenses of the latest optical design technology are optimized with three aspherical lenses and 1 SLD glass. The various aberrations, such as astigmatism and surface curvature, that camera functions cannot correct are effectively suppressed.
Despite its large aperture of F1.4, the lens has been designed to optimize the peripheral imaging performance. It has nearly wholly suppressed chromatic aberrations, thus providing high performance that can withstand severe shooting requirements such as starry skies and night scenes.
In addition to clear, sharp, and non-color-fringing image quality over the entire screen, the lens can take full advantage of the beauty of enormous, natural bokeh unique to F1.4 for shooting.
2. High-speed AF realizing light and comfortable shooting
The 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art adopts the linear motor “HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)” for the first time as an Art line designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Additionally, making the focusing lens an aspherical lens on both sides offers fast, quiet focusing and high tracking performance even with its large aperture of F1.4.
With the brightness of the open F1.4 and high-performance AF, it can handle a variety of scenes, from low light shooting to action shooting, snap shooting, and even video shooting.
3. High performance and slim, compact design
The 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens has been designed with consideration for ease of handling when mounted on a small mirrorless camera system. Efforts have been made to optimize the placement of each component and mechanism to achieve a slim barrel for a comfortable grip.
The lens follows the “optical performance first” concept of the Art line without compromise. It balances top-class performance and a compact size ideal for a mirrorless system. It is a versatile tool for shooting various scenes, from low-light to fast-moving subjects and even video.
4. Rich functions and high build quality.
This lens is equipped with a focus mode switch, an aperture ring click switch that can be switched between ON and OFF, an aperture ring lock switch to prevent unintended operations, and an AFL button that can be assigned any function from the camera.
It is designed with intuitive operation in mind during shooting. In addition, it is dust and moisture-resistant and has a water-repellent coating on the front lens to accommodate various shooting environments.
Despite its compact and lightweight design, it has a high build quality ensured by the reliable manufacturing technology of “Made in Aizu.”
The DG DN Art F1.4 series has five lenses ranging from 20mm to 85mm.
From left to right: 20mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, 35mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, 50mm F1.4 DG DN | Art, 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
Accessories Product name/Suggested retail price (tax included)/Barcode
Flower-shaped hood with lock LH782-02: 11,000 yen 0085126 940409
Front cap LCF-72 Ⅲ: 770 yen 0085126 929633
Rear cap LCR II: for L mount 550 yen 0085126 937256
For Sony E mount 550 yen 0085126 929879