Sigma announced earlier today a new ultra-wide zoom lens from its Contemporary series – the Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN. Aimed at a wide range of users this lens was designed to be both a compact and affordable wide zoom option for E and L mount cameras.
Sigma 16-28mm – what you need to know
The new Sigma lens was designed as a complement wide zoom for Sigma’s 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN creating a very light and small kit set for the photographer on the go.
The new lens weighs only 450g and is just a hair over 10cm long (and it does not extend when zooming). It has 9 rounded blades, 72mm filter thread
In terms of optical design, the lens has 16 elements in 11 groups including FLD and 4 aspherical lens elements. The minimum focusing distance is 25cm and it has a maximum magnification of 1:5.6.
The Sigma 16-28mm
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Specs
Here are the main features of the new Sigma 16-28mm:
- Lens: 16-28mm f/2.8 lens with FF coverage.
- AF mechanism: linear focus mechanism.
- Optical design: 16 elements in 11 groups.
- Weather-resistant construction – with a brass bayonet.
- Aperture blades: 9.
- Minimum focus distance: 25cm.
- Macro magnification: 1:5.6.
- Filter thread: 77mm.
- Mounts: Sony E / L mount.
- Weight: 450.
Pricing and availability
When it comes to pricing the lens is going to sell for $900 and be available starting late June 2022.
Hands-on and reviews from across the web
Chris from DPR on the Sigma 16-28mm
Christopher Frost on the Sigma 16-28mm
Manny Ortiz – on the Sigma 16-28mm vs the Tamron 17-28mm
B&H video on the new Sigma lens
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