Japan, the land of the rising sun, known for leading electronics and stunning natural beauty. SIGMA, founded in Japan in 1961, is dedicated to photography, its sole passion. They have been creating tools for capturing special moments ever since.
All SIGMA products are proudly developed and manufactured in Japan, specifically in the region of Aizu, ensuring complete control over production and maintaining an exceptional level of manufacturing technology and quality control.
SIGMA Global production system is entirely based in Japan, concentrating manufacturing within one country and one factory. This approach prioritizes unique and high-quality product creation over sourcing the cheapest parts globally and enables efficient, face-to-face communication for speedy product development.
SIGMA insists on the highest manufacturing quality for all products, producing approximately 500 different lens variations, cameras, and accessories in their Japanese factory. Quality control is precise, with components receiving hand-finishing touches when necessary.
Since the introduction of SIGMA Global Vision in 2012, every individual lens has been measured and quality controlled using SIGMA’s proprietary A1 MTF measuring device, ensuring precise measuring data for each lens.
At the Aizu factory, integrated production encompasses everything from moulds to parts, with most processes being handled in-house. This comprehensive approach allows for better control of high-quality production, rapid improvements, and development.
SIGMA’s commitment to craftsmanship is evident in their in-house processes, including lens grinding, plastic part moulding, painting, assembly, and manufacturing of screws and other parts, all contributing to their reputation for quality and precision.
SIGMA Pakistan’s Commitment to Excellence
SIGMA Pakistan is making waves in the photography industry by introducing a remarkable range of outstanding Sigma lenses to the Pakistani market. With a reputation for producing high-quality lenses that cater to the diverse needs of photographers, SIGMA Pakistan is set to elevate the photography experience for professionals and enthusiasts alike. These lenses are known for their exceptional optical performance, cutting-edge technology, and innovative designs.
Whether you’re a wildlife photographer looking for a telephoto lens or a portrait enthusiast in search of a prime lens with stunning bokeh, SIGMA Pakistan has you covered. Their commitment to delivering top-notch lenses ensures that Pakistani photographers can now access world-class equipment locally, making it easier than ever to capture breathtaking moments with precision and clarity.
Introduction to SIGMA Lenses for Sony Cameras
When it comes to capturing stunning images with Sony cameras, having the right lens is crucial. SIGMA, a renowned brand in the world of photography, offers an impressive range of lenses that are compatible with Sony cameras. In this blog, we will dive into some of the best SIGMA lenses for Sony cameras, highlighting their key features and benefits.
I. SIGMA Art Series Lenses
SIGMA Art lenses are designed to excel at capturing images with exceptional sharpness and clarity. These lenses are not only perfect for photographers seeking outstanding sharpness but are also highly capable of capturing intricate details when used for video recording. For instance, Art lenses are superb for achieving a well-defined transition in the focus plane, making them ideal for capturing clear and precise footage. SIGMA best Art lenses are
SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens
- SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG DN lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
- It can also be used with APS-C models, providing a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
- Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for low-light photography and control over depth of field.
- Optical construction includes 15 elements in 11 groups, featuring one FLD low-dispersion element, one ELD extra-low dispersion element, two SLD special-low dispersion elements, and two aspherical elements.
- Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces lens flare and ghosting for contrast-rich, colour-neutral imagery even in backlit conditions.
- Resistance coating on the front lens surface makes it easy to wipe away oil and water, preventing sticking for easy cleaning.
- Stepping motor for quick and quiet internal autofocus, optimized for smoother focusing performance, with support for face and eye detection on compatible cameras.
- Manual aperture ring that can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture adjustments, suitable for video applications. It also has an aperture ring lock switch to prevent accidental changes.
- Integrated Autofocus-Lock (AFL) button for additional functions and increased operational versatility.
- Eleven-blade rounded diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh quality.
- Weather-resistant construction with a brass bayonet for improved mounting accuracy and rigidity.
SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens
- SIGMA 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
- 50mm focal length ideal for portraiture, landscapes, and general photography.
- Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field and low-light shooting.
- Optical design includes 14 elements in 11 groups, with 3 aspherical lenses and 1 SLD glass element to effectively correct aberrations.
- High-response Linear Actuator (HLA) focusing motor for fast, precise, and quiet autofocus.
- Compatible with full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, also usable on APS-C models (75mm equivalent focal length).
- Equipped with a focus mode switch, an aperture ring click switch, an aperture ring lock switch to prevent unintended operation, and an AFL button to assign any function from the camera.
- Eleven-blade diaphragm for smooth and pleasing bokeh when using selective focus techniques.
- Front lens element treated with water- and oil-repellent coating for durability in challenging conditions.
- Dust and splash-resistant construction with a robust brass bayonet mount for reliability and accuracy.
SIGMA 24-70mm F/2.8 DG DN Art Lens
- SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens is designed for Sony E-mount full frame format mirrorless cameras.
- It is designed for creative and artistic applications within SIGMA Art line.
- Features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for excellent low-light performance and depth of field control.
- Stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus, enhanced by an optimized AF algorithm for smoother focusing.
- Optical design includes six F Low Dispersion (FLD) and two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements to reduce chromatic aberrations and colour fringing.
- Three aspherical elements control spherical aberrations and distortion, resulting in increased sharpness and accurate rendering.
- Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous Coatings minimize lens flare and ghosting, ensuring contrast-rich and colour-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
- Close focusing capability with a minimum distance of 7.1″ at the wide-angle end and 1.25′ at the telephoto end, with pleasing bokeh quality thanks to an 11-blade diaphragm.
- Integrated AF-L button programmable for adjusting shooting settings, with dedicated AF/MF switch and zoom lock switch to prevent barrel extension.
- Quick and quiet autofocus with an optimized AF algorithm, and a chrome-plated brass bayonet lens mount for improved accuracy and rigidity.
- Dust- and splash-resistant design with rubber seals on the mount for shooting in harsh environments.
II. SIGMA Contemporary Series Lenses
SIGMA Contemporary lenses are a line of lenses produced by SIGMA Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer known for its high-quality camera lenses and photographic equipment. The “Contemporary” series is one of SIGMA product lines, and it is designed to offer a combination of optical quality, versatility, and portability. SIGMA pays attention to making their Contemporary lenses compact and lightweight, which can be particularly appealing for photographers who value portability and ease of use.
These lenses are typically designed for a wide range of photographic scenarios, making them suitable for various photography styles, including landscape, portrait, wildlife, and more. SIGMA best contemporary lenses are:
SIGMA 16mm F/1.4 DC DN contemporary
- As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma’s Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
- SIGMA 16mm f/1.4 DC DN lens designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, providing a 24mm equivalent focal length.
- Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and allows for selective focus effects.
- Optical design incorporates two special low dispersion (SLD) elements and three F low dispersion (FLD) elements to reduce colour fringing and chromatic aberrations, ensuring greater clarity and colour accuracy.
- Two aspherical elements minimize distortion and spherical aberrations while enhancing overall sharpness.
- Super multilayered coating on lens elements reduces flare and ghosting for contrast-rich and colour-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
- Stepping AF motor delivers fast, precise, and near-silent focusing, suitable for both photography and videography.
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm produces a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
- Brass bayonet mount for accuracy and durability, with rubber sealing to make it dust and splash resistant.
- Part of SIGMA Contemporary line in the Global Vision series, combining convenience, performance, compactness, and versatility.
SIGMA 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens
- SIGMA versatile 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens is designed for Sony E-Mount
- Constant f/2.8 aperture for low light capability and depth-of-field control
- Optical design includes 2 FLD and 2 SLD low-dispersion elements, as well as 3 aspherical elements for superior image quality
- Lightweight focusing element and quiet stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus
- Both Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous coatings minimize lens flare and ghosting and produce contrast-rich and colour-neutral imagery
- Water- and oil-repellent coating on the front optic for smudge and droplet resistance
- Weather-sealed design for durability in challenging environmental conditions
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for pleasing bokeh quality
- Brass bayonet ensures precise mounting
- Rubber sealing provides dust and splash resistance
- Minimum focus distance of 7.5″ at 28mm and 15″ at 70mm, with magnifications of 1:3.3 and 1:4.6, respectively
- Suitable for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras, with a 42-105mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras.
III. SIGMA Sports Series Lenses
SIGMA Sports lenses are designed for capturing dynamic images with exceptional optical precision, especially in long focal lengths. These lenses stand out for their dedicated effort in minimizing chromatic aberrations, a prevalent issue in telephoto and multi-element lens configurations. By focusing on reducing this optical distortion, Sigma ensures that photographers and videographers can achieve crisp, high-quality shots, even in challenging shooting conditions.
With SIGMA commitment to optical excellence, Sports lenses provide photographers the confidence to capture fast-paced action and distant subjects with unparalleled clarity and colour accuracy, making them essential tools for professionals and enthusiasts alike. SIGMA best sports lenses are:
SIGMA 60-600mm F/4.5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens
- SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS is for Sony E-Mount
- Unique 10x focal length range for full-frame mirrorless cameras
- High optical performance throughout the entire zoom range
- Chromatic aberration correction with FLD and SLD glass elements
- Minimum focusing distance of 45cm at the wide end
- Maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.4 at 200mm for telephoto macro capability
- High-speed autofocus with newly developed linear motor “HLA”
- Optical Stabilizer (OS) with advanced algorithm “OS2” for up to 7 stops of compensation
- Two OS modes: Mode 1 for general shooting, Mode 2 for panning shots
- Multi-material structure for lightweight yet robust construction
SIGMA 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens
- SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS is for Sony E-Mount
- First-ever Sports line lens for mirrorless systems
- Designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless cameras
- Exceptional image quality with high-performance glass
- Beautiful bokeh and controlled optical aberrations
- Compatible with SIGMA’s 1.4× and 2× L-Mount teleconverters, AF effective up to 1200mm
- Fast and accurate autofocus with high-precision magnetic sensor
- Optical Stabilizer (OS) function with up to 4 stops of image stabilization
- Dual Action Zoom system (straight and ring zoom)
- Dust and splash resistant structure for versatile shooting environments
- Outstanding optical performance at all apertures and throughout the zoom range
- Pro-level AF actuator controlled by a stepping motor
- High-precision magnetic sensor for precise AF positioning
- Rugged build quality with weather-sealing
- Tripod socket with 90° click stops for easy changes of shooting position
Investing in SIGMA lenses for your Sony camera can significantly enhance your photography experience. Whether you opt for the Art, Contemporary, or Sports series, each lens offers unique features and exceptional image quality. Consider your photography needs and preferences to choose the perfect SIGMA lens that complements your Sony camera and capture breathtaking images that leave a lasting impression.