Sigma has announced the ultra-fast 35mm f/1.2 DG DN, price tag £1,459.99 / $1,499, for L-mount and Sony E-mount cameras.
Sigma’s new large-diameter prime lens is designed for creating large bokeh effects. Its optical construction comprises 17 elements in 12 groups, which includes three SLD glass elements and three aspherical lenses, one of which is a double-sided aspherical lens.
Because of this optical construction and the lens’s short flange focal length, Sigma says many common distortions and aberrations are kept at bay. Sigma says the new 35mm f/1.2 DG DN can resolve more than 50 million pixels.
Weighing just over 1kg and measuring 136mm, the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 Art lens is lightweight and compact, making it portable for photographers on the go. The new Sigma lens is also weather-sealed, with coating on the front element to repel water and oil.
Minimum focus distance is 30cm, with a maximum magnification of 0.2x.
Another interesting feature is that the 35mm f/1.2 has an aperture ring that you can click or set to de-click. There’s also a customisable AFL button.
Sigma says the 35mm f/1.2 Art lens will be released later this month.