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Sigma Announces 70mm f2.8 Art Lens Price Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

11 May 2018

Sigma has announced its 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art, its first prime macro lens in the Art series, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569. The company said it expects the Sigma mount model to ship in June while the Sony E-Mount version will be released later.


Specifications for the 70mm macro include:

Mount Canon, Sigma, Sony
Focal Length 70mm
Aperture f2.8 to f22
9 rounded diaphragm blades
Angle of View 34.3°
Minimum Focus 10.2 in.
Magnification 1:1
Optical Design 13 elements in 10 groups
with aspherical elements
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 49mm
Dimensions 2.8 x 4.2 inches
Weight 18.2 oz.


Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

For more information see the news release below and our story on the February announcement.

Sigma Announces Pricing & Availability for Its 70mm f2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. -- Sigma Corp. of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art, the first prime macro lens to be adorned with the Art badge, will be available in Canon mount in the end of May for $569 through authorized U.S. retailers. The Sigma mount model is expected to ship in June. The release of the Sony E-Mount version will be announced later.

The First Macro Lens in the Sigma Global Vision Art Line

Elevating the legendary Sigma 70mm f2.8 EX DG to the Art line, the brand new Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG MACRO Art prioritizes optical performance that defines the Sigma Art line, delivering stunning resolution and incredible clarity, while at the same time offering extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens.

To achieve optimal results at every shooting distance, the lens features an extending, floating, two-group focus mechanism, which minimizes aberration at all focal lengths. In addition, the lens' optical elements design increases resolution at close shooting distances, allowing for a razor-sharp in-focus area contrasted with a bokeh area free of color streaking.

Other feature highlights include focus-by-wire system featuring newly developed coreless DC motor for comfortable and precise focusing typically required for macro photography; compatibility of the Canon mount lens with the Canon Lens Aberration Correction function; and compatibility with Sigma Electronic Flash Macro EM-140 DG and Sigma Teleconverters.

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