Sigma 50mm f2 DG DN Contemporary Lens - Sony E Mount

SigmaSKU: 0085126314651

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Introducing the Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN: A Premium Compact Standard Prime

The Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN sets the gold standard in premium compact standard primes, offering exceptional optical performance in a sleek and portable design.

Portable Excellence for Mirrorless Cameras

Part of the I series ranges from Sigma's Contemporary lineup, this full-frame standard prime for mirrorless cameras combines outstanding optical quality with a compact build. Despite its robust all-metal construction, including an all-metal hood, aperture ring, and focus ring, the lens weighs only 350g and measures a mere 7cm in length, making it an ideal choice for photographers on the move.

Thanks to Sigma's advanced stepping motor technology, the lens achieves rapid and silent autofocus, while its bright F2 aperture enables fast shutter speeds in low-light conditions and produces beautiful bokeh for artistic compositions. With its versatile 50mm focal length, the lens is suitable for various photography genres, including street, landscape, portrait, wedding, event, and travel photography.

Professional-Quality Build

The Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN boasts excellent build quality, featuring precision-cut aluminium parts and a robust construction that ensures durability and reliability in diverse photographic environments. A rubber seal around the mount provides protection against dust and moisture, enhancing the lens's suitability for outdoor shooting.

Furthermore, the lens incorporates a manual aperture ring, allowing photographers to adjust aperture settings directly on the lens or through the camera's Auto mode for added convenience. The knurled metal finish on the lens hood, focus ring, and aperture ring enhances handling and usability, providing a tactile and intuitive experience for photographers. Additionally, the lens comes with a magnetic metal lens cap, complementing its premium design and ease of use.

Outstanding Optical Performance

The Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN delivers outstanding optical quality, characterized by well-controlled flare and rich colour rendition. Its advanced optical design includes 11 elements in 9 groups, featuring three aspherical elements and one SLD element. These components work together to minimize chromatic aberration and ensure sharp and detailed images, even at wide apertures.

Furthermore, a Super Multi-Layer coating applied to the lens elements reduces flare and ghosting, maintaining image clarity and contrast in various lighting conditions.

Captivating Bokeh and Portrait Capabilities

With its bright F2 aperture, the Sigma 50mm F2 DG DN produces captivating bokeh, creating smooth and attractive out-of-focus backgrounds that complement the main subject. This shallow depth-of-field effect enhances subject separation and adds visual interest to photographs.

Additionally, the lens's 50mm focal length is ideal for portrait photography, providing a flattering perspective for waist-up portraits. Even at F2, the optics deliver exceptional sharpness and detail, ensuring stunning results for portrait photographers.

Key Features:

  • Lens Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Angle of View: 46.8°
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 45cm
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:6.9
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Dimensions (Diameter x Length): ø70.0mm × 68.0mm
  • Weight: 350g
  • Corresponding AF Mounts: L-Mount | Sony E L-Mount Barcode: 00-85126-314699 Sony E Barcode: 00-85126-314651

Focal Length 50mm
Maximum Aperture f/2
Minimum Aperture f/22
Lens Mount Sony E
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance 45 cm
Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:6.9
Optical Design 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Filter Size 58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)  70 x 68 mm
Weight 350 g

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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