Sigma announced its first Art-series Macro lens for mirrorless cameras, the 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro lens. The lens should offer users “exceptional sharpness.”
Inside, the mid-telephoto macro lens is constructed from 17 elements in 12 groups. This includes one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) element — which should minimize aberration. The lens is capable of a 1:1 reproduction ratio at a working distance of 5.5 inches (14cm). With a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter, you can increase the reproduction ratio to 1.4:1 and 2:1.
105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro autofocus powered by Hypersonic Motor
The Sigma Hypersonic Motor operates the lens’ autofocus. According to Sigma, the motor will deliver “smooth, quiet, confident autofocus in both close-up and portrait-distance settings.” Additionally, the lens features a three-zone focus limiter switch. This switch will allow for “even swifter response when focusing exclusively in either the macro or more distant range,” Sigma said about the limiter switch. The focus limiter, located on the barrel of the lens, offers three settings: macro, portrait, and full-range.
The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro is made with a brass bayonet mount and a 9-blade rounded aperture. There’s also an Aperture Lock Switch with the option to set either a “clicked” or “de-clicked” aperture action. Additionally, the lens is dust and splash-proof.
Pricing and availability
The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro lens is out for pre-order now and should begin shipping in late October. The lens is available in Sony E-Mount and Sigma, Panasonic, and Leica L-Mount for $800.
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