Sigma 50mm f1.2 DG DN I Art - Sony E

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Introducing the Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art

Capture portraits with beautiful depth-of-field effects, moody low-light landscapes and expressive travel shots with the new SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art for L-Mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless systems. The bright F1.2 aperture, reliable autofocus and lightweight construction make it a versatile photographic tool to use in any situation.

Designed with 13 rounded diaphragm blades and optics that effectively reduce aberrations, the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art produces ultra-sharp images with outstanding bokeh. Its weight of 745g*, compact size and internal focus system with dual HLA motors allow for rapid and reliable focus for both still and video. Perfect for use on lightweight gimbal setups.

The flexibility of the 50mm F1.2 aperture unlocks a host of creative possibilities.

Bright F1.2 aperture with outstanding optical quality

The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art features a bright F1.2 aperture with a 13 rounded diaphragm blades that produce beautiful bokeh effects. Utilising the latest optical design techniques, the lens produces sharp images across the whole frame with exceptional contrast and colour. Focus breathing is also heavily-suppressed allowing videographers to capture creative shots with ease.

By correcting spherical aberration, sagittal coma flare, axial chromatic aberration, and other aberrations such as double-line bokeh, the lens produces a natural bokeh with a smooth blur and without colour bleeding from the focal plane. The lens also implements a floating focus system that improves its short-range performance. This ensures a high-level of optical quality throughout the entire focusing range.

SIGMA’s first ever 13 diaphragm blade lens

New to the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is the implementation of a 13 rounded diaphragm blade design. When shooting subjects at F1.2, the aperture maintains its circular shape. Photographers can effortlessly create portraits and still-life shots with impressive background separation and pleasingly round bokeh balls.

Designed to minimise focus breathing, flare and ghosting

The lens has been optimised through its optical construction and focus group arrangements to significantly suppress focus breathing. Focus shift is also minimised, creating a natural focus shift look when recording video. Flare and ghosting are also effectively reduced, even when shooting in heavily backlit environments such as street and event photography.

Lightweight design suitable for a wide range of applications

Designed to be used anytime, anywhere, the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art has been constructed using new design techniques and technology to produce an incredibly lightweight and portable lens. Perfect for photographers who require lightweight kit without compromising on quality.

Unique lens and mechanical design

Effortlessly and reliably focus on your subject thanks to the newly revised focusing system. The lens features a floating focusing system that uses dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motors. The use of these motors reduces the lens’s size without compromising performance. Focusing is fast, quiet and accurate, perfect for every situation.

By precisely controlling the configuration of multiple magnets, the HLA provides sufficient thrust to quickly move the lens’s large-diameter focus elements, while achieving an approximate 25% reduction in unit thickness from the previous HLA design as well as a 44% reduction in total weight.

By utilising state-of-the-art production technology at SIGMA’s manufacturing base in Aizu, Japan, each glass element has been reduced in size whilst retaining elements with a high refractive index. Four aspherical glass elements and a floating focus system are also implemented to further reduce the lens’s overall size and effectively reduce aberrations. These reductions make the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art the lightest lens in its class, with a weight of 745g*. It is 30% lighter than the SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art which shares the same aperture.

* L-Mount specification. As an AF 50mm F1.2 interchangeable lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. (As of March 2024 by SIGMA)

Professional feature-set

The lens is equipped with an AFL button which can be assigned to a range of functions via the camera menu on supported cameras. L-Mount users can customise the button further using the UD-11 USB Dock. Effortlessly control the depth-of-field using the built-in aperture control ring and make your images stand out from the crowd. The aperture ring lock switch prevents the ring from accidental knocks. Use the aperture click switch to turn the click of the aperture ring on or off. Ideal for when shooting video and quiet scenes.

In addition to a dust and splash-resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil-repellent coating, allowing photographers to shoot without concern even in harsh outdoor environments.

A dedicated petal-shaped hood is also supplied. A secure locking mechanism is provided for easy attachment and removal.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash-resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

Compact, lightweight & packed full of features. The Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | ART can be used for a wide range of photo & video applications. Perfect for amateurs & professionals alike


Made in Aizu 

All Sigma cameras and lenses are designed, manufactured and assembled at our sole factory at Aizu in Japan. This domestic production model is unusual in today’s industry, with most imaging companies opting to outsource to other countries to reduce costs. But SIGMA believes that keeping virtually all manufacturing, processing and assembly in Aizu is essential for creating innovative, carefully thought-out and impeccably constructed products that meet the high standards demanded by professional photographers and filmmakers around the world.

Sigma chose Aizu as its main production base in the early 1970s. Situated at the base of Mount Bandai in the Fukushima Prefecture, about four hours’ drive north of Tokyo, Aizu has an abundance of very clean water from mountain streams, which is essential for grinding and polishing lenses. Sigma’s founder, Michihiro Yamaki, was also drawn to this area for its workforce, who have a reputation for their craftsmanship, work ethic and attention to detail. Mr Yamaki’s son, Kazuto Yamaki, now the owner and CEO of SIGMA Corporation, has the same unwavering commitment to keeping production in Japan.

Today Sigma’s factory is more than 50,000 square feet in size and packed full of some of the most advanced optical manufacturing technology in existence. So when you buy a Sigma camera or lens you can be sure that virtually every single component part has been manufactured and assembled by SIGMA, in Japan, with the greatest level of care and attention. We hope you enjoy using our products.

Technical specifications Specifications
Elements 17 elements in 12 groups
Angle of view 46.8°
Number of diaphragm blades 13
Minimum aperture F16
Minimum focusing distance 40cm
Maximum magnification ratio 1:6.2
Filter thread 72mm
Dimensions (diameter x length) 81.0mm x 108.8mm
Weight 745g
Corresponding AF mounts L-Mount | Sony E

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