A Review of the Light and Portable Sigma 17mm f/4 DG DN Contemporary Lens

The Sigma 17mm f/4 DG DN Contemporary lens brings with it the promise of excellent sharpness at a useful focal length and in a very small and portable package, making it ideal for genres like landscape and architectural photography. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Pav SZ, the fantastic video review takes a look at the new Sigma 17mm f/4 DG DN Contemporary lens. A member of Sigma's Contemporary line, the 17mm f/4 takes a pragmatic approach to lens design, though it nonetheless comes with a range of features, including:

  • 9 elements in 8 groups
  • 2 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
  • Stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus
  • DMF and AF plus MF support
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Aperture ring and focus mode switch
  • Linear and non-linear focus support on L mount
  • Dust- and splash-resistant body
  • Seven-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Compatible with Sigma lens dock
  • Magnetic metal lens cap
  • Weight: 7.8 oz (220 g)

All in all, the 17mm f/4 looks like a very portable lens with nice image quality. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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