New Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for Fujifilm X Mount

Small, mighty and the ultimate workhorse lens! It is Sigma’s first APS-C size mirrorless dedicated zoom lens for Sony E-mount, L-mount and now, Fujifilm X Mount! Get excited for the new Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for Fujifilm X Mount! With a versatile full-frame equivalent zoom range of 27-75mm, this new lens is perfect for a wide range of photo and video applications such as landscapes, portraits, street photography, architecture and events. Its bright F2.8 aperture allows for easier hand-held, low-light shooting and provides a shallow depth of field for high-impact results. The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is bringing Sigma’s high-performance and high-quality zoom lenses to Fujifilm’s excellent X Mount system!

The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary covers 27mm to 75mm in the 35mm format and has a wide aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. This combination makes it incredibly easy to achieve blurry backgrounds for stunning portraits and close-ups. The lens is also excellent for macro-style close-up photography, owing to its maximum magnification of 1:2.8, allowing for a minimum focusing distance of 12.1 cm. The bokeh is smooth and attractive without distracting from the in-focus subject.

Consisting of three high-precision glass-moulded aspherical elements, all while minimizing the total number of elements, the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary yields superb optical quality without excessive weight. The user’s use of in-camera aberration correction further eliminates optical imperfections such as distortion and vignetting.

Small and mighty, the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is remarkably compact, matching the portability of APS-C mirrorless camera bodies. A workhorse, the lens is ideal for general day-to-day use, boasting a maximum diameter of 65.4mm, a length of 74.5mm and a weight of 290g, yet still maintains a constant aperture of F2.8. To keep the lens light, the body was constructed with a polycarbonate called Thermally Stable Composite (TSC). Used for the construction of the barrel, TSC has a thermal conductivity close to that of aluminum, giving the lens a sleek and robust design while ensuring stable performance and good operability when used in changing temperatures. By deliberately using metal for some of the internal structure, the parts could be much thinner and have a higher rigidity, ensuring the lens can stand up to frequent, heavy use.

The Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary combines compactness, lightweight, high performance, and large aperture, to create a lens capable of a large variety of shooting situations. By using a stepping motor as the AF actuator, the lens can easily switch from shooting in quiet environments to recording videos and capturing fast-moving subjects. Since it is small and lightweight, it can be used flexibly in situations such as handheld shooting, which requires high mobility, gimbal shooting, one-man operation video shooting and vlogging. With an emphasis on making the lens as versatile as possible, Sigma designed the lens with a minimum focusing distance of 12.1 cm and magnification of 1:2.8, making it also ideal for close-ups.

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