May 16, 2022

Sigma officially announces compact and lightweight full-frame 20mm f/2 Contemporary series lens

Aperture blades.
9, rounded.

Minimum Focus Distance.
22cm.

Angle of view.
94.5 °.

With a length of only 72.4 mm and a maximum size of 70mm, “palm-sized” definitely seems to be an accurate description, and with a weight of only 370g, it should not include much of a pressure on your back or shoulder when adding it to your bag. In case you missed out on the lives stream event, you can view it once again here.

Release Price.
$ 699.

Weight.
370g.

During todays live stream event, Sigma has actually announced their new Sigma 20mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary series lens for Leica L and Sony E mount. It signs up with the Sigma 24mm f/2, 24mm f/3.5, 35mm f/2, 45mm f/2.8, 65mm f/2 and 90mm g/2.8 DG DN Contemporary series lens lineup. Sigma states their objective was to create a “palm-sized large-aperture ultra-wide-angle lens” for landscapes, street photography, or whoever else you may desire to utilize a full-frame 20mm lens.

Max aperture
f/2

Format.
Full-frame.

Focus type.
Autofocus.

The Sigma 20mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens is readily available to pre-order now for $699 in Sony E and Leica L mounts. It is ₤ 649 in the UK, EUR699 in the EU and will begin shipping on February 25th.

Dimensions.
70 x 720.4 mm.

Stabilisation.
None.

Optics.
13 elements in 11 groups.

Filter size.
62mm (front).

The dimensions make it practically similar in both size and weight to the Sigma 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens, with an all-metal design, magnetic lens cap and manual aperture ring. Sigma states that its especially well fit to astrophotography due to the “well-controlled sagittal comma flare” properties of the elements and their finishings.

Min aperture
f/22

Focal length
20mm

Lens mount
Sony E, Leica L.

Whats particularly appealing about the brand-new Sigma 20mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary is that it really has a filter thread on the front– something lacking from the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. For landscape shooters, in particular, who do not generally need incredibly broad apertures and can stop down a little for optimum sharpness and more depth of field, this feature alone could sway them if theyre shooting Sony E or Leica L install bodies.