With the arrival of the Sony a7C, some wondered whether Sony might be pondering bringing its APS-C line of cameras to an end. However, the new 18-50mm f/2.8 lens from Sigma suggests that the weight and price advantages offered by the smaller format have just breathed fresh life into Sony's crop-sensor cameras.
The Sony a7C is a full frame camera that’s so compact that with the cost of sensors dropping, you’d understand if Sony ditched their line of a6x00 cameras completely. Lenses for full frame cameras are also getting smaller and the weight and size savings of APS-C no longer make as much sense.
However, Arthur R’s review of the new Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary suggests that APS-C still offers greater convenience while also going easier on your bank account. At just $549 and weighing a mere 10.2 oz (290 g), the advantages over its closest rivals are significant.
It’s been a busy year for Sigma, having released a number of well-received, compact primes for both E-mount and L-mount cameras and giving Sony owners even more choice when it comes to glass.
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