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January 15, 2018 Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Review

Sigma’s approach to mirrorless lenses (DN) has come in two distinct phases. Sigma first released a series of three budget primes with moderately wide apertures (19mm, 30mm, and 60mm f/2.8 DN lenses). I’ve tested all of these, and they are actually surprisingly good little optics, with nice color, quiet focus, extremely compact size, and a […]

December 20, 2017 Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Image Gallery

In 2016 Sigma launched a new series of lenses for mirrorless bodies (Sony E-mount and M43) – the DC DN Contemporary lenses.  They started with the extremely useful (and very good) Sigma 30mm f/1.4, a nice standard prime lens with a full frame equivalent focal length of 45mm on Sony E-mount (tested here).  Here in […]

November 21, 2017 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART Review

Sigma has done a fairly amazing job of reinventing themselves as a company in the past five years. It can be easy to forget that Sigma was known not as a maker of mostly “cheap” lenses not all that long ago, and often their primary claim to fame was delivering a less expensive product than […]

October 31, 2017 Sigma 14mm f/1.8 ART Image Galleries

One of Sigma’s most hotly anticipated lenses of the year is this one – the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART.  It sets the new record for maximum aperture at such a wide angle (this is a full frame compatible lens), and that makes it interesting for a lot of reasons.  It looks very similar […]

September 16, 2017 Sigma DN Series Lenses (for Sony) Galleries

After I finished taking a look at the Zeiss Touit series for Sony APS-C mirrorless, I wanted to also take a look at Sigma’s offerings for Sony E-Mount.  These are the Sigma DN lenses, and include a 19mm, 30mm, and 60mm f/2.8 lenses in their ART series along with, oddly, a 30mm f/1.4 lens that […]

September 1, 2017 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ART Review

There are few lenses more important to a manufacturer’s lineup than a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, making Sigma’s 24-70 ART one of their most significant releases this year. 24-70mm is an extremely versatile focal length, covering wide angle (24mm), standard/normal (35/50mm), and short telephoto for portraiture (70mm). Professionals love them because of that versatility in framing […]

August 7, 2017 Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ART Image Gallery

One of Sigma’s most hotly anticipated lenses of the year is the new 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ART lens.  Few lenses are more popular among working professionals than 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lenses because of their versatility and often very good image quality.  Tamron was the first to the game four years ago with a […]

June 30, 2017 Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Review

First impressions matter. My first two impressions when opening the box and pulling out Sigma’s newest lens – the 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary – were 1) the lens was smaller than I anticipated (not a lot bigger than a lens like Canon’s new 70-300 IS II and similar in profile) and 2) the […]