Premium portrait lenses usually offer apertures of around f/1.4 and sit at prices around $1,500 to $2,500. If you just want a portrait-length lens without ultra-narrow depth of field or the high price tag such lenses come with, one with an aperture like f/2 or f/2.8 could be a better choice. Sigma's new 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens seeks to fill that need at an affordable price, and this great video review takes a look at the image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens. Coming in at $639, the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary offers portrait photographers a more affordable alternative to lenses like an 85mm f/1.4. It comes with a variety of useful features, including:
- One aspherical element and five special low dispersion elements for reduced aberrations and increased sharpness
- Manual aperture ring
- Knurled metal components
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- Light weight and compact size
- Stepping motor for smooth and quiet autofocus
- All-metal body with weather-sealing for working in a range of conditions
Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the new lens.