Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary

If you were thinking about getting the Sigma 45mm F2.8 lens, now is your chance. The sale will only be up for a little while.

Pricing for the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary will be reduced by $50 at authorized Sigma vendors until March 3, 2020. That puts the sale price at $499. Its original price is $549. You have about a week and a half to act on the sale.

If you are unsure about the lens or if you should act, we’ll go over what the lens’ specs are and what it has to offer. Let’s get into it:

45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary overview

The 45mm F2.8 lens is designed for full-frame cameras and is an interchangeable lens. Sigma claims you benefit from using this lens because it benefits from its short focal length while still retaining the concepts of “Contemporary.”

“Compact size is realized while maintaining high image quality and is compatible with full-frame mirrorless cameras. This prime lens refines the concept of the Contemporary line,” says Sigma.

Bokeh

According to Sigma, spherical aberration has been controlled to ensure not just the large bokeh in the front and rear of the subject creates a gradient to a soft blur. The rear bokeh will also have a gradient to a soft blur. Additionally, the lens softens the periphery of blurred images, suppressing the double-line bokeh.

“While this lens produces smooth bokeh effects of which one could say as “classical expression” when the aperture is wide open, it also realizes modern sharp rendering when it is stopped down. It is reassuring to hold this lens as the regular lens for everyday use,” says Sigma.

Autofocus

The 45mm F2.8 lens supports both Face/Eye Detection AF and video AF. Additionally, according to Sigma, the lens is capable of “smooth, quiet and high-speed” AF.

Breakdown

  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof structure
  • Full-time manual mode
  • Design to minimize flare and ghosting
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm
  • Rugged brass bayonet mount
  • Sigma 45mm F2.8 lens Construction: 8 elements in 7 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 24cm / 9.4in
  • Maximum magnification ratio: 1:4
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • Dimensions (diameter × length): 64.0mm × 46.2m / 2.5in × 1.8in
  • Weight: 215g / 7.5oz

You have until March 3, 2020 to grab this lens at the sale price of $499.

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