Model no
316

50mm F1.2 DG DN

1 549.00

The classic focal length with F1.2 aperture

  • The classic focal lenght
  • Large F1.2 aperture
  • Dual HLA
  • Light and small, only 745g
  • Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
  • AFL-button, aperture ring click switch and lock switch, focus mode switch
  • Made in Aizu, Japan

 

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The lightest in its class* ― Bright F1.2 maximum aperture and the highest level of descriptive power from SIGMA’s Art line

SIGMA's Art line has been offering new possibilities and surprise for expression, and the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is here to break the standards. The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art has been designed with an emphasis on high resolution from the maximum aperture to the full focus range and large, beautiful bokeh expression. The contrast between the sharpness of the focus surface and the melting bokeh effect creates a three-dimensional effect thanks to its F1.2 aperture. In addition, the 13-blade diaphragm allows for beautiful bokeh expressions. Focus breathing is also well-suppressed that the F1.2 rendering can be fully utilized in video recording.

In terms of image rendition, SIGMA achieved high resolving power from the maximum aperture throughout the entire focus range, while also enriching the beauty of the large bokeh effect at F1.2. In addition, the lens construction and mechanical design have been stripped down to the bare essentials, resulting in a significantly compact and lightweight body.

* As an AF 50mm F1.2 interchangeable lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. (As of March 2024 by SIGMA)

 

Brightness of F1.2 maximum aperture and high resolution from minimum to infinity focus

The latest optical design achieves high resolving power with each aberration thoroughly suppressed from the maximum aperture. The lens is capable of rendering details without color bleeding in any situation. In addition, the incorporated floating focus is advantageous in improving short-range performance, ensuring a stable, high-level image quality throughout the entire range from the minimum focusing distance to infinity.

 

Rich and beautiful bokeh without color bleeding

By correcting spherical aberration, sagittal coma flare, axial chromatic aberration, and other aberrations, the lens delivers natural bokeh images that blur smoothly and without color bleeding from the focal plane. Double-line bokeh is also suppressed, allowing users to take advantage of the mellow bokeh effect in their expression.

Image by Xiao Ting Wu

 

Designed to minimize focus breathing

Optimization of the focus group arrangement and aspherical shape significantly suppresses focus breathing. The change in angle of view due to focus shift is minimized, creating a natural-looking focus shift when recording video.

 

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

Flare and ghosting, which reduce image quality, are addressed under all conditions of incident light, based on the most advanced simulation technology. High backlight resistance enables clear and sharp images under any lighting conditions.

 

Dual HLA incorporating a new system

A new system was developed that significantly reduces the volume while maintaining the same thrust of the HLA, which is characterized by its high driving accuracy and quietness, and is featured in each of the two focus groups. This technological innovation has realized both high-speed autofocus and a compact lens body.

Image by Xiao Ting Wu

Lens construction and mechanical design stripped down to the absolute minimum

Each piece of glass is made as thin as possible while employing glasses with a high refractive index and four aspherical lenses. The high level of production technology at SIGMA’s only manufacturing base, the Aizu factory, provides the exacting precision necessary for processing these thin glass elements and making this mass production possible. In addition, the floating focus ensures high performance while shortening the overall length, resulting in a compact lens. In the mechanical design phase, emphasis was placed on weight reduction. Through the systematic elimination of individual components, SIGMA attained the distinction of producing the lightest lens in its class, weighing a mere 745g / 26.3oz.*

* These figures are for L-Mount.

Image by Noriko Yamaguchi

 

Proud to be a tool of expression, excellent build quality with SIGMA’s Art line specifications

By assembling high-precision parts made of lightweight and strong TSC* and other materials, the lens has the high level of rigidity and durability of SIGMA’s Art line specifications without sacrificing portability, as well as excellent build quality that allows for long-lasting and reliable use as a photographic tool.

* TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) is a type of polycarbonate with a thermal expansion rate similar to that of aluminum. It has a high affinity to metal parts, which contributes to high quality product manufacturing.

 

Various shooting assist functions

The lens is equipped with an AFL button which can be assigned to a range of functions via the menu on selected cameras. In addition to the aperture ring, the lens is equipped with an aperture ring lock switch and a click switch to turn the click on and off.

 

Dust and splash resistant structure* and water and oil repellent coating

In addition to a dust and splash resistant structure, the front element of the lens features a water and oil repellent coating, allowing photographers to shoot without concerns even in harsh outdoor environments.

* The structure is designed to be dust and splash resistant, but not waterproof. Be careful not to bring the lens in contact with a large amount of water. Water inside the lens may cause major damage and even render the lens unrepairable.

Additional features

●        Lens construction: 17 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical elements)

●         Inner focus system

●         Compatible with high-speed autofocus

●         Dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator)

●         Compatible with Lens Aberration Correction

* Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections and auto correction functionality may vary depending on the camera model.

* On cameras where lens aberration correction is controlled with ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’ in the camera menu, please set all aberration correction functions to ‘ON’ (AUTO).

●         Support for DMF, AF + MF

●         Compatible with AF assist (Sony E-mount only)

●         Super Multi-Layer Coating

●         Water and Oil Repellent Coating (front element)

●         AFL button

* Only on compatible cameras. Available functions may vary depending on the camera used.

●         Focus Mode switch

●         Switching between linear and non-linear focus ring settings (L-Mount only)

●         Aperture ring

●         Aperture ring click switch

●         Aperture ring lock switch

●         Dust and Splash Resistant Structure

●         Petal Type Hood with lock (LH782-03)

●         Compatible with SIGMA USB DOCK UD-11 (sold separately / for L-Mount only)

●         Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

●         Every single lens undergoes SIGMA’s proprietary MTF measuring system

●         13-blade rounded diaphragm

●         High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount

●         “Made in Aizu, Japan” craftsmanship

 

Image by Xiao Ting Wu

Specifications
More Information
Product LinesArt
Construction17 elements in 12 groups (4 aspherical lenses)
Lens TypeStandard
Sensor SizeFull Frame
Angle of view46.8°
Number of diaphragm blades13 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum apertureF16
Minimum focusing distance40cm
Maximum magnification ratio1:6.2
Dimensions (diameter x length)

Sony FE
L-mount

φ81.0mm × 110.8mm 
φ81.0mm × 108.8mm 

Weight (g)

Sony FE
L-mount

740g
745g

Filter diameter72mm
Edition numberA024
Supplied AccessoriesLens hood LH782-03, Front Cap LCF-72 Ⅲ, Rear Cap LCR , Lens case LS-316SEL
AccessoriesUSB Dock UD-11 (L-mount), SIGMA WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 72mm, SIGMA WR PROTECTOR 72mm, SIGMA WR UV FILTER 72mm, SIGMA WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 72mm
EAN

Sony FE
L-mount

085126316655
085126316693

* All figures calculated by L-Mount. Note: The L-Mount Trademark is a registered Trademark of Leica Camera AG. About Product Name: Product name includes "DG" when the lens is designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on cameras with full-frame sensors, and "DN" when the lens design is optimized for mirrorless cameras with the short flange focal length.
Lens Construction
Geometrical MTF Chart
Diffraction MTF Chart
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