Sigma updates their mirrorless lens lineup with 90mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/2 DG DN primes

Sep 9, 2021

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Sigma updates their mirrorless lens lineup with 90mm f/2.8 and 24mm f/2 DG DN primes

Sep 9, 2021

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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Sigma has today announced two new lenses in their full-frame mirrorless lineup. First, we have a new 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary with a very attractive $639 price tag. The other is a shorter, wider angle 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens with an equally impressive price tag. Literally, it’s the exact same price.

Interestingly, today also marks Sigma’s 60th birthday. Yes, the company was established on September 9th, 1961. Sigma has set up a dedicated section on their website to talk about the company’s time in its 60-year history.

Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary  – $639

Like other lenses in Sigma’s DG DN lineup, the Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN is a lens is designed for Leica L mount and Sony E mount systems. While the lens is part of Sigma’s Contemporary Range rather than its Art series lineup, Sigma says that it sets “new standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line”.

Focal length90mm
Max aperturef/2.8
Min aperturef/22
Lens mountSony E, Leica L
FormatFull-frame
Angle of view27°
Minimum Focus Distance50cm
Optics11 elements in 10 groups
Aperture blades9, rounded
Focus typeAutofocus
StabilisationNone
Filter size55mm (front)
Dimensions64 x 59.7mm
Weight295g
Launch Price$639

The Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary is available to pre-order now for $639 in Leica or Sony flavours and is expected to start shipping in late September.

Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary – $639

The Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary is a wide angle lens with a fairly modest aperture for a prime. No f/1.4 craziness here. Not even f/1.8, but f/2. Sure, it’s not quite as slow as an f/2.8 prime, but it’s not amazing, either. For $639, though, there aren’t many other options out there.

Focal length24mm
Max aperturef/2
Min aperturef/22
Lens mountSony E, Leica L
FormatFull-frame
Angle of view84.1°
Minimum Focus Distance24.5cm
Optics13 elements in 11 groups
Aperture blades9, rounded
Focus typeAutofocus
StabilisationNone
Filter size62mm (front)
Dimensions70 x 72mm
Weight365g
Launch Price$639

Like the 90mm above, the Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens also boasts new standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line, so whether that’s just marketing speak or Sigma really has bumped up the quality of their contemporary line may only be discovered after these lenses start getting into peoples hands.

The Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN is available to pre-order now for $639 in Leica L or Sony mounts. It’s also expected to start shipping late September.

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John Aldred

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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.

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