Sigma has announced the 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, price tag £599.99, which claims to be the world’s smallest and lightest ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras.
Designed for landscape and travel photography and video, the new Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN weighs just 260g and is compatible with L-mount, Sony E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount cameras.
The new Sigma lens utilises a combination of aspherical and special low-dispersion glass elements to correct lens aberrations, providing sharp and high-resolution images across the frame. Notably, the first lens element is an aspherical lens with large eccentricity and refractive index, contributing to a reduced number of lens elements. This results in a lens that not only promises to be sharp across the frame but also enabled Sigma to craft its compact and lightweight design.
Sigma touts the 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN as the most portable lens of its kind, measuring just 62.0mm in length, with a maximum diameter of 72.2mm. Such dimensions make it ideal for on-the-go photography and video setups.
The new Sigma lens offers a minimum focusing distance of 11.6cm when shooting at 10mm and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:4, enabling photographers to create expressive close-up shots. From portraits to still life, this feature should offer plenty of versatility in a variety of photographic applications.
The Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN also boasts a newly designed push-on petal type lens hood, which attaches through a spring and lever system rather than the conventional bayonet mechanism.
The Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN also features a dust and splash-resistant mount, making it ideal for shooting in challenging environments.
What’s more, the new Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary supports various camera functions such as electronic image stabilisation, aberration correction, DMF and AF+MF. It is also equipped with a fast and quiet stepping motor for precise autofocus, making it compatible with in-camera AF tracking modes.
Sigma’s Extended Lens Line-Up
The new Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN joins Sigma’s fast-growing lineup of lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras, which includes prime lenses ranging from 16mm to 56mm, all with fast f/1.4 apertures. Together with the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens, APS-C photographers now have access to a focal range of 15-75mm with a constant f/2.8 aperture, at a combined weight of just 550g.
Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN Price & Release Date
The Sigma 10-18mm F2.8 DC DN price tag will be £599.99, with a release date set for 26 October 2023.