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Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Lens


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SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary Lens for FUJIFILM X Mount Announced

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 14, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for FUJIFILM X Mountmirrorless cameras. This addition allows users to enjoy a high-performance, high-quality, compact standard zoom lens in native mount on their X Mount system.

The announcement of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary expands the SIGMA lineup for X Mount, joining the three fast-aperture prime lenses, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, which were announced for the FUJIFILM X Mount platform earlier this year.

The SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens for FUJIFILM X Mount will retail for $549 and will be available through authorized retail partners in early December 2022.

Supplied accessories: Petal-type hood (LH582-02), Front cap (LCF-55 III), Rear Cap (LCR II)

Mount: FUJIFILM X Mount

Launch: December 2022

* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.

A large F2.8 aperture zoom lens that need never leave your camera

This exceptionally light, bright, and sharp standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the ultimate workhorse lens.

Long-awaited X Mount addition

SIGMA's first APS-C size mirrorless dedicated zoom lens, the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, will now be available for FUJIFILM X Mount. This addition allows users to enjoy high-performance, and high-quality SIGMA zoom lenses in native mount on their X Mount system.

The first three lenses in SIGMA's X Mount lineup were the wide-angle prime 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, the standard prime 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and the telephoto prime 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. The lineup consists of focal lengths making a complete system for mirrorless camera users. Now, with the addition of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, a compact, lightweight, and high-performance large-aperture standard zoom lens, SIGMA offers a new option for this compact photographic system.

A control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for X Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports AF-C (Continuous AF) and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments.

* Available on supported cameras only.

Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary to FUJIFILM X Mount.

[Key Features]

Large F2.8 aperture and superb image quality

The compact body offers an easy-to-use zoom range of 27mm to 75mm in the 35mm format, a wide aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range that allows you to enjoy bokeh expressions, and sharp images achieved by the latest optical design technology. With a minimum focusing distance of 12.1cm and a maximum magnification of 1:2.8¹, it allows photographers to take advantage of the compact shooting system, such as shooting close-ups of your subject.

Exceptionally compact and lightweight body ideal for mirrorless cameras

The main feature of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is its overwhelmingly compact and lightweight body that maximizes the excellent portability and advantages of an APS-C mirrorless camera. Despite its large aperture of F2.8, it is the smallest and lightest in its class² boasting a maximum diameter of 61.6mm, a length of 76.8mm and weight of 285g.³ This makes the large-aperture standard zoom easy to carry around in daily life.

Notes
¹ The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio are both values at the wide end.
² As an AF compatible, F2.8 constant aperture zoom lens for APS-C (as of October 2022, by SIGMA).
³ Size and weight measurements given for X Mount version.

 

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Sigma has just released the outstanding 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN in Fujifilm's X-Mount, so we just had to shoot it out against the revered Fujinon XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 zoom. Which one is more worthy of your money?

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:12 - Size and design
  • 1:54 - Flare
  • 2:17 - Chromatic abberations
  • 2:46 - Autofocus
  • 3:11 - Breathing
  • 3:35 - Sharpness
  • 5:32 - Which should you buy?

 

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