A Review of the Portable Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma's Contemporary line of lenses offers a nice balance of portability, affordability, and image quality, with one of the most intriguing options being the 50mm f/2 DG DN, which offers a popular focal length in tandem with a fairly wide maximum aperture. Can it back that up with good performance and image quality? This excellent video review takes a look at what you can expect. 

Coming to you from Alex Barrera, this great video review takes a look at the Sigma 50mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary lens. A member of the company's Contemporary line, the 50mm f/2 is quite compact and portable, though it still comes with a nice range of features that include: 

  • 11 elements in 9 groups
  • 1 SLD and 3 aspherical lens elements for reduced distortion and improved sharpness
  • Stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus with inner focus system along with DMF and AF plus MF support
  • AF assist support on E mount
  • Linear and non-linear focus support on L mount
  • Focus mode switch
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating for fewer flares and reduced ghosting
  • Aperture ring
  • Dust- and splash-resistant construction
  • Nine-blade rounded diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Compatible with Sigma lens dock
  • Hood
  • Magnetic metal lens cap
  • Weight: 12.2 oz (345 g)

Check out the video above for Barrera's full thoughts on the lens.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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