Sigma AF 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN Contemporary - L mount Lens

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Introducing the Sigma AF 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary - L Mount Lens

Discover the pinnacle of compact ultra-wide zoom photography with the Sigma AF 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens, boasting a constant f/2.8 aperture for unparalleled performance.

Sigma's Most Compact Ultra-Wide Zoom Yet: Step into the world of ultra-wide-angle photography with Sigma's award-winning 16-28mm F2.8, specially designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Perfect for capturing breathtaking landscapes, elegant weddings, intricate interiors, and striking architectural shots, this lens delivers exceptional optical performance while maintaining a compact form factor. Weighing a mere 450g and measuring just 100.6mm in length, it's the epitome of portability without sacrificing optical excellence.

Unmatched Optical Precision

Engineered with cutting-edge optical design technology, the 16-28mm lens achieves unparalleled sharpness across the entire frame with minimal aberrations. Its internal zoom mechanism ensures consistent length throughout the zoom range, maintaining a steady centre of gravity ideal for gimbal use. Plus, attaching filters is a breeze thanks to the conveniently located filter thread around the front element.

Award-Winning Recognition

Recognized for its outstanding quality, the Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN lens clinched the prestigious titles of Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens at the TIPA Awards and Wide-Angle Zoom Lens of the Year at the AP Awards in 2023.

Features and Construction

Crafted with a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) exterior barrel, the lens combines lightweight durability with a premium finish for a sleek aesthetic. Its internal zoom and focus mechanisms ensure consistent length and non-rotating front elements, making it perfect for filter use and gimbal stability. The lens's stepping motor delivers swift, precise autofocus for both stills and video, while the brass mount with a rubber seal provides robust protection against dust and moisture.

Superior Optical Performance

Despite its lightweight construction, the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN lens delivers exceptional optical quality even on high-resolution sensors, ensuring sharpness and detail from corner to corner. With an advanced optical design featuring 16 elements in 11 groups, including aspherical and FLD elements, chromatic aberration, distortion, and vignetting are effectively minimized, while advanced coatings reduce flare and ghosting for pristine image quality.

Perfect for Every Scenario

With its wide maximum angle-of-view of 107° and constant bright maximum aperture of F2.8, the lens excels in capturing expansive interiors and landscapes with stunning detail and clarity. Its compact and lightweight design makes it an ideal companion for photographers on the move, offering versatility without compromise.

The Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is the ultimate choice for photographers seeking uncompromising optical quality in a compact, lightweight package.

Аnglе Оf Vіеw 107°–75.4°
Ареrturе Вlаdеѕ 9
Еnlаrgеmеnt Rаtіо 1:5.6
Fіltеr Тhrеаd [mm] 72
Fосаl Lеngth ~ Теlе [mm] 28
Fосаl Lеngth ~ Wіdе [mm] 16
Нооd Моdеl LН756-01
Іnсludеd Ассеѕѕоrіеѕ

Frоnt сар (LСF-72 ІІІ), Реtаl-tуре lеnѕ hооd (LН756-01), Rеаr Сар LСR ІІ (L-Моunt)

Lеnѕ Еlеmеntѕ 16
Lеnѕ Grоuрѕ 11
Lеnѕ Моunt L-Моunt
Lеnѕ Туре

Wіdе-аnglе Zооm

Мах Ареrturе ~ Теlе 2.8
Мах Ареrturе ~ Wіdе 2.8
Міnіmum Ареrturе 22
Міnіmum Fосuѕ Dіѕtаnсе [m] 0.25

77.2mm х 100.6mm

Wеіght [g] 450

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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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