Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary Ultra-Wide Zoom for the Masses Compact affordable wide zoom lens

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

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

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Christopher Frost on the Sigma 16-28mm

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Manny Ortiz – on the Sigma 16-28mm vs the Tamron 17-28mm

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B&H video on the new Sigma lens

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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