First photo leaks of Sigma’s upcoming 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art for mirrorless

Jan 24, 2023

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

First photo leaks of Sigma’s upcoming 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art for mirrorless

Jan 24, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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The first image has leaked of Sigma’s upcoming 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for mirrorless cameras. Along with last week’s leaked specs, it looks like we could be getting very close to an official announcement. The older Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art for DLSRs has been a regular fixture in the bags of many photographers over the years. Photographers who’ve been begging for Sigma to update it for mirrorless systems.

It looks like this probably won’t be the lens that Sigma uses to expand into the Nikon Z space, as the rumours only suggest the usual Leica L and Sony E mounts so far, but it’s nice to see the lens finally appearing. But now we can see that it appears to have an actual aperture ring which shows a range of f/1.4 down to f/16. Whether or not it’s clicked or stepless, we’ll have to wait and see.

The recently leaked specs, along with what we can see from the photo:

  • Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 45cm
  • Maximum magnification: 1:6.8
  • Aputure Range – f/1.4 – f/16
  • Number of aperture blades: 11 (circular aperture)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Size: 78.2 x 109.5mm (L mount)
  • Weight: 670g
  • Lens hood: LH782-02
  • Lens cap: LCF-72 III

Obviously, still no word on an official announcement date, nor a price, but with the DSLR version selling for around $950, I think we can expect this one to be similar or just a little higher.

[via L-Rumors]

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John Aldred

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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