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Sigma Announces 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

30 September 2020

Sigma has announced its 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art lens for Leica L and Sony E mounts, the first macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the Art line of lenses for mirrorless cameras.

And it's a true with a reproduction ratio of 1:1 as well as a minimum focus distance of just under a foot. But its 105mm focal length also functions well as a portrait lens, Sigma said.

The new lens features a focus limiter setting handy for macro shooting. You can assign selected function to the AFL button and the aperture ring offers a setting to toggle its audible click.


Highlights of the 10mm prime include:

  • Full-frame format
  • Aperture range: f2.8 to f22
  • One SLD element
  • Super multi-layer coating
  • Dust- and splash-proof


Specifications for the new lens include:

Mount Leica L, Sony E
Focal Length 105mm
Aperture f2.8 to f22
Angle of View 23.3°
Minimum Focus 11.6 inches
Magnification 1x, 1:1
Optical Design 12 elements in 7 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 62mm
Dimensions 2.9 x 5.3 inches
Weight 1.6 lbs.


Sigma said the new lens will be available in October for $799. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

For more information see the news release below.

New Product Announcement: Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro Art

Sigma Art line introduces a supreme edition to classic macro lenses

Mid-telephoto macro lenses give photographers a boost to creativity and a versatile working distance, which makes the lenses a favorite among professionals as part of their basic gear. Introduced as the first macro lens for mirrorless cameras in the Art line of lenses for mirrorless cameras, the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art packs the highest level of performance expected of a mid-telephoto macro lens into its body, from its superb optical performance to excellent build quality.

Beyond being a high-spec macro lens that excels in a wide range of settings, the Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art is ideal for macro shooting or portraits. It can also give photographers an opportunity to rediscover a new way of looking at or enjoying things such as unexpected beauty or something precious in everyday life through its perspective that is unique to a macro lens. It provides performance that goes far beyond the expectation or imagination of what a "classic mid-telephoto macro lens" can be.

Key Features

1. Everything required in a mid-telephoto macro lens has been achieved at highest levels

The latest optical design of the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art ensures exceptional sharpness at all shooting distances from extreme close-up, which is crucial in macro shooting, all the way up to infinity. In addition, its aberration correction places a particular focus on longitudinal chromatic aberration which cannot be handled by the in-camera aberration correction. The superior optical design produces clear images with both delicate rendering and free of color bleeding.

Bokeh was one of the focuses in the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art design, which figures largely in mid-telephoto shooting. The ample volume of peripheral light helps create beautiful bokeh circles, while natural bokeh effect in the background, as well as foreground, gives more flexibility to photographic expressions. Furthermore, when equipped with the TC-1411 (1.4x) or TC-2011 (2.0x), Sigma's latest models of teleconverters designed exclusively for the use with L-Mount lenses, it allows photographers to shoot macro at even higher macro magnifications while keeping the working distance.

The 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art has achieved everything that is required of a mid-telephoto macro lens at the highest levels.

2. Sigma Art line class optical and AF performance

The Sigma Art line lenses prioritize optical performance above all else in their design. This applies to the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art, which produces outstanding rendering performance from the center of the frame all the way up to the edges. It excellently handles comatic aberration, which often happens at the edges. On the other hand, its abilities to minimize ghosting and flare, which have been validated through rigorous testing from the early stages of its development, ensures that it performs well in backlit conditions.

On top of optimization for the latest functionalities, such as face/eye detection AF, which is something mirrorless camera systems do well, it incorporates a powerful Hyper-Sonic Motor in its focus motor system to achieve high-precision, quiet AF operation.

All of these elements are brought to life using advanced production technology at the Aizu Factory, Sigma's only production site, giving the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art the highest levels of performance worthy of the Sigma Art line.

+3. A full range of functionalities and an excellent build quality+

On its body, the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art features a focus limiter setting which comes in handy during macro shooting and the AFL button to which users may assign select functions. The aperture ring, which is designed to help users work intuitively, has a setting to turn ON or OFF the clicking sound that isn't required by some users when shooting macro. It also comes with a switch for a ring lock system. Its enhanced functions allow users to customize their shooting operations in accordance with their shooting styles.

The lens also has a dust- and splash-proof structure which is built to handle all manner of shooting conditions. The rings and switches, meanwhile, have a build quality that is superb in terms of durability, as well as how they work and how they feel.

With levels of user-friendliness, adaptability to the environment and smoothness of operation that are designed for professional uses, the 105mm f2.8 DG DN Macro | Art pushes the boundaries for photographers and gives them wider creative possibilities.

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