A Review of the New Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

The new Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens offers one of the most popular focal lengths in tandem with a modestly wide maximum aperture, all in a very travel-friendly package, making it an appealing lens for quite a few photographers. Can it deliver good performance and image quality to back up those appealing characteristics? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, the great video review takes a look at the new Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens. As part of the company's Contemporary line, the 50mm f/2 is designed to be lightweight and portable while still offering a range of advanced features, including:

  • 11 elements in 9 groups
  • 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements
  • Stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus with inner focus system
  • DMF and AF plus MF support
  • AF assist support on E mount
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating for reduced flares and ghosting
  • Aperture ring
  • Focus mode switch
  • Linear and non-linear focus support on L mount
  • Dust- and splash-resistant construction
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Compatible with Sigma lens dock
  • Hood
  • Magnetic metal lens cap
  • Weight: 12.2 oz (345 g)

While the 50mm f/2 does not offer perfect image quality, it does offer decent results in an intriguingly portable package, making it a nice option for a lot of photographers. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.

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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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