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eckhardf 07-11-2019 02:13

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN L-mount lens - Thoughts
 
Sigma has just announced a very nice looking 45mm lens for full frame. Its an L-mount lens.

https://www.dpreview.com/news/042972...ount-announced

Any thoughts??

Can I use this (sans auto-focus of course) on my Digital M type 262 (M-D)?

jbielikowski 07-11-2019 04:02

https://www.cinema5d.com/sigma-fp-fu...ted-cine-mode/

with the annoucement of Sigma fp this lens makes a lot of sense.

Archlich 07-11-2019 04:23

Like almost all modern lenses, it's gonna be good. At $559 and 7.6oz, not exactly cheap & ultralight though.

The Sigma body won't come cheap either. Could possibly be $1500-2000. If not shooting video maybe better off with a used a7, which is a bargain at the moment.

And of course there's no way using this on the M. Mechanical adapter could be made, but no infinity focus since the L's flange distance is shorter.

jsrockit 07-11-2019 06:25

This lens is in Sony FE mount too.

Yokosuka_Mike 07-28-2019 14:23

I went to Yodobashi-camera a couple days ago and held the SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens in my hand. It’s smaller than I thought it would be; being that Sigma lenses seems to be getting bigger and heavier in my opinion, and it was nice looking and felt like it was well made. I successfully fought off the urge to make a quick impulse buy but I can see myself getting it in the future when I have some money to burn. Also, the lens hood was not on display but I read that it’s made of metal instead of plastic. If that’s true, it would be the only metal lens hood I’ve ever seen on a Sigma lens.

Mike

benlees 07-28-2019 15:14

Pricey for a 45mm F2.8...

Huss 07-28-2019 18:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by benlees (Post 2902575)
Pricey for a 45mm F2.8...

No kidding.
The Nikon 50 1.8G is $197. It is a full frame AF lens, very good, and more than a stop faster than the Sigma. The Sigma is $600??? Three times as expensive???

PaulDalex 07-31-2019 07:31

Looks like a cine lens. Expensive anyway

PaulDalex 07-31-2019 07:46

Angenieux is introducing Cine primes that cost on the average 25.000

jsrockit 07-31-2019 07:59

I, for one, will buy this lens to use with a Sony A7R II.

Yokosuka_Mike 11-20-2019 03:42

I bought it.

Sony A7III (ILCE-7M3)
Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN lens
Yokohama, Japan - November 2019







All the best,
Mike

Yokosuka_Mike 11-23-2019 20:59

Sony A7III (ILCE-7M3)
Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN lens
Yokohama, Japan - November 2019

A few more taken with this lens.







All the best,
Mike

peterm1 11-23-2019 22:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yokosuka_Mike (Post 2924916)
I bought it.

Sony A7III (ILCE-7M3)
Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN lens
Yokohama, Japan - November 2019





All the best,
Mike


Mike those images look good. As an aside, the bench depicted in the second photo looks to be the world's most uncomfortable bench though it is admittedly, I suppose, artistic in its minimalism. And I suppose it has the added virtue that you won't catch many hobos sleeping on it. :)

Ko.Fe. 11-24-2019 08:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2902600)
No kidding.
The Nikon 50 1.8G is $197. It is a full frame AF lens, very good, and more than a stop faster than the Sigma. The Sigma is $600??? Three times as expensive???

Very odd pricing, indeed. Where are 35 and 50 for E mount, currently costs under 500$ for both.

Or 24 2.8 and 35 2.8 for E mount. Under 600$ for both at current offering.
200 gm total weight vs "lightweight" of Sigma at 215 gm.

This is very impressive. For first time I'm seeing E mount lenses as affordable and small.

Godfrey 11-24-2019 12:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huss (Post 2902600)
No kidding.
The Nikon 50 1.8G is $197. It is a full frame AF lens, very good, and more than a stop faster than the Sigma. The Sigma is $600??? Three times as expensive???

I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon 50/1.8G, had one myself, and was not impressed with it. It seemed to me a fairly mediocre performer, decent for the money as a standard normal kit lens but no challenge to the higher end quality lenses.

What I've seen of the output from the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 looks to be in a different class. I haven't seen the lens in person yet, but I'll make the trip up to a camera shop sometime soon and try it out.

G

Huss 11-24-2019 14:13

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godfrey (Post 2925758)
I dunno. I've seen a lot of work with the Nikon 50/1.8G, had one myself, and was not impressed with it. It seemed to me a fairly mediocre performer, decent for the money as a standard normal kit lens but no challenge to the higher end quality lenses.

What I've seen of the output from the Sigma 45mm f/2.8 looks to be in a different class. I haven't seen the lens in person yet, but I'll make the trip up to a camera shop sometime soon and try it out.

G

I’ve had no performance issues with mine, it is an excellent performer. It’s why Nikon issued it as the package lens with the DF. It outperforms their 1.4 version and I have no problem shooting it alongside my Sigma Art 50 1.4. Especially if I don’t need 1.4 and appreciate the size!
I find Nasim’s reviews to be on the money:

https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-50mm-f1-8g

“The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G sets new standards in 50mm fixed lens performance for Nikon mount – it is sharper than all of the predecessors, including the Nikon 50mm f/1.4G at largest apertures. I was quite surprised to see such results in my lab tests.”

One thing I really like about lenses like this is they are so cheap (I buy them used) that I just use them w/o protective filters and just go for it. With my Leica and Zeiss glass I always have a level of apprehension depending on the environment that they will be used in.

I think that the main reason that lenses like this Sigma have become so expensive is that it is now hard to make money in the photo business as the market size has sunk so much due to smartphones. Newly introduced gear has to have a higher price point in order to make them sustainable due to the ever smaller volume of sales.

Abbazz 11-24-2019 14:22

People complaining about the Sigma 45mm lens being large and expensive should check the Holga HL-N: it sells for less than $40 and weights only 50 grams.

Cheers!

Abbazz

Yokosuka_Mike 11-24-2019 14:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by peterm1 (Post 2925679)
Mike those images look good. As an aside, the bench depicted in the second photo looks to be the world's most uncomfortable bench though it is admittedly, I suppose, artistic in its minimalism. And I suppose it has the added virtue that you won't catch many hobos sleeping on it. :)

Thank you, Peter! When you’ve been on your feet all day, legs ache, feet are sore and you’re looking for a place to take the load off… even the most uncomfortable bench can be a God send.

A few more taken with this lens.

Sony A7III
Sigma 45mm f2.8 DG DN lens
Yokohama, Japan - November 2019







All the best,
Mike

Huss 11-24-2019 15:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abbazz (Post 2925775)
People complaining about the Sigma 45mm lens being large and expensive should check the Holga HL-N: it sells for less than $40 and weights only 50 grams.

Cheers!

Abbazz

$20 new at B&H

Yokosuka_Mike 01-28-2020 13:28

Sigma 45mm F2.8 DG DN lens for Sony E-mount "firmware Ver. 02" update is ready for download at:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/down...nses/firmware/

All the best,
Mike


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