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Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Review - Video

Martin Vronsky

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Sigma surprised us all with their very compact new ultra-wide zoom, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary. We took it for a long walk through downtown Calgary to see if there are any trade-offs for the portability. 

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:10 - Sample images
  • 1:39 - Size and design
  • 2:27 - Autofocus
  • 2:59 - Close up performance
  • 3:32 - Flare and sunstars
  • 4:16 - Chromatic aberrations
  • 4:46 - Breathing
  • 5:20 - Bokeh
  • 5:55 - Sharpness
  • 6:58 - L-Mount comparison
  • 7:27 - E-Mount comparison
  • 8:18 - The wrap


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New from Sigma is the 16-28mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens! This ultra wide zoom is a versatile lens and perfect for landscapes, events, architecture and travel. The image quality is impressive, with edge to edge sharpness, minimal aberrations and smooth, circular bokeh. Combined with the 28-70mm f/2.8, this kit would be great for everyday use, as both lenses are compact and lightweight!

  • 0:00 About
  • 1:04 Specs
  • 4:02 Final Thoughts


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Price: $899 / £749.99. Here we see Sigma broadening yet further their excellent range of 'DG DN' lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras, this time with a more affordable ultra-wide zoom optic that could be of serious interest to demanding photographers on a lower budget. Let's check it out.


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My in-depth review of the Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN wide zoom
Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 at B&H: TBC / WEX UK: TBC

  • 00:00 - Introduction and alternatives
  • 02:18 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 design and controls
  • 03:18 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 focusing
  • 04:58 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 focus breathing
  • 05:44 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 distortion and profiles
  • 07:00 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 landscape quality
  • 09:23 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 portrait quality
  • 10:12 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 bokeh and macro quality
  • 10:56 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 diffraction spikes sunstars
  • 11:07 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 vlogging test
  • 11:52 - Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 verdict and sample images


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