The ultra-sharp I series SIGMA 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary. A compact, short telephoto prime that offers a stunning photographic experience for mirrorless users.
The SIGMA I series introduces compact, beautifully designed, high-performance optics for mirrorless camera systems. In its first collection, SIGMA introduces a high-spec, daily use lens to the Contemporary lens line-up, which combines excellent resolving power with a small body that is perfectly weighted for mirrorless systems. Long supported among photography lovers and even used for shooting films, a 65mm lens allows a slightly more compressed perspective than standard lenses, opening up a variety of creative approaches for both photography and film-making. The ultra-sharp 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary can capture extremely fine detail even wide open at its maximum aperture of F2, and produces large and round bokeh. Furthermore, its all-metal body, which is a feature across all I series lenses, and the design with great care paid on the touch and even how delightful the sound made during operation is will make the lens a joy to use and own.
I series｜A new photographic experience, “Premium Compact Primes” for mirrorless users
The SIGMA I series features full-frame-compatible lenses that offer mirrorless users a new and better alternative, both in the experience of shooting with the lens and in the impressive results it is able to achieve. One of the key advantages of mirrorless cameras is their smaller form-factor, and this new 35mm optic is designed to be perfectly matched to these more compact systems without sacrificing performance. This combination of superb optical quality with exceptional portability, not previously possible with DSLR systems, will bring new opportunities to this and future generations of photographers.
Simultaneously, SIGMA is aware that, in this day and age when we have such huge diversity when it comes to what we use to photograph, as represented by smartphones, people look for something more than a mere act of “taking pictures” when they choose to own a camera and lenses. SIGMA’s excellence in development and processing technologies has been built up since its founding in 1961 and has become further sophisticated with the introduction of the SIGMA Global Vision in 2012. With this as a base, SIGMA has given careful thought how photographers use and enjoy their lenses, including optical design, advanced functionality, build quality and the experience of picking up and using the lens, and with all of this carefully considered, the I series was born.
New standards of optical performance for the Contemporary line
The 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary brings to the table the highest level of optical performance at a maximum aperture of F2 with a lens body of a size that matches a mirrorless system. Axial chromatic aberration, a point of particular concern with a bright lens, is corrected with SLD glass, while an optimal placement of high-refractive-index elements provides effective correction of various types of aberration while keeping the amount of glass used to a minimum. The use of three high-precision glass-moulded aspherical lenses, which were made possible thanks to advanced production technology at the Aizu factory, SIGMA’s only production site. These elements provide correction of spherical aberration and field curvature, and the fluctuation of aberration at the time of focusing. The lens design also provides a very good correction of sagittal coma aberration, making it capable of capturing details fine enough for it to be used for night sky photography. Thanks to cutting edge optical design and advanced processing technology, the 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary offers consistent, high resolving power right across the frame.
Use of multiple high-precision aspherical glass moulded lenses
The surface of moulds for glass moulding, which is a process that forms optical components by pressing glass materials at high temperatures, requires ultra-high precision. SIGMA uses high-precision moulds whose surfaces are controlled with an accuracy of ±5 nanometers (0.000005 mm) or smaller. High precision aspherical glass moulded lenses archives both good aberration correction and compact lens size.
Exceptional I series build quality with a compact form-factor
All I series lenses have an all-metal construction. The precision-cut aluminium parts not only give the barrel a sleek, stylish finish but provide superb durability, which improves the quality of the entire product. Metal materials are also used in internal structures that slide with the operation ring for added robustness. These high-precision components crafted with SIGMA’s cutting-edge metalworking technology are also used in SIGMA’s cine lens line-up for professional cinematographers and provides an exquisite feel to touch as well as sound effects, making photographers want to reach for it and play with it over and over again. The cover ring between the focus ring and the aperture ring has hairline processing that is also used for the rear cylinder of the Art line. This 1covering functions as a finger hold when attaching or detaching the lens.
Magnetic metal lens cap
The 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary, the 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary and the 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary of the I series are accompanied by a dedicated magnetic metal lens cap, in addition to a normal plastic cap. This dedicated metal cap clips to the front surface of the lens magnetically. It is no exaggeration to say that this meticulously crafted cap represents the finishing touch for the I series.
Magnetic metal lens cap holder (sold separately)
When a cap is removed from the lens it should have a proper place where it can be kept. Using this as a starting point, a cap holder using the magnetic force of the dedicated cap was created. With the cap attached to the ring plate and the plate clipped to a bag or belt, the cap is always within easy reach and is less likely to get lost. Plus, its elegant design is a stylish addition to a photographer’s equipment.
Features of the Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN I C Lens
- А рrеmіum аnd соmрасt рrіmе lеnѕ
- Орtіmіѕеd fоr mіrrоrlеѕѕ саmеrеа ѕуѕtеmѕ
- Ніgh-quаlіtу, аll-mеtаl соnѕtruсtіоn
- Rеmіnісѕеnt оf Ѕіgmаѕ Сіnе Lеnѕ ѕеrіеѕ
- Махіmum ареrturе оf F2 іѕ іdеаl fоr lоw-lіght
- Рrоduсеѕ lаrgе, rоund аnd рlеаѕіng bоkеh
- Lеnѕ mаdе uр frоm 12 еlеmеntѕ іn 9 grоuрѕ
- 1 ЅLD еlеmеnt аnd 2 аѕрhеrісаl еlеmеntѕ
- Fаѕt аnd quіеt ѕtерріng mоtоr
- Рrесіѕіоn knurlіng gіvеѕ а рrоfеѕѕіоnаl fіnіѕh
- Маnuаl fосuѕ rіng wіth рrесіѕе, ѕmооth ореrаbіlіtу
- ЅІGМА-ѕtаndаrd аntі-ghоѕtіng & аntі-flаrе tесhnоlоgу
- Аdvаnсеd ѕuреr multі-lауеr соаtіng
- Моunt wіth duѕt- аnd ѕрlаѕh-рrооf ѕtruсturе
- Ніgh-рrесіѕіоn, durаblе brаѕѕ bауоnеt mоunt
What’s in the box?
1 x Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN I C Lens
1 x Knurled Metal Hood
1 x Metal Lens Cap
1 x Rear Lens Cap