History

    Smart and nimble.
    The new standard mirrorless zoom.

    SIGMA sets a new standard in
    large-aperture mirrorless zoom lenses

    The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary redefines the standard zoom for mirrorless cameras by combining outstanding optical performance, an F2.8 constant aperture, and a lightweight and compact body. The design of the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, but with a focal range starting at 28mm, making the lens body significantly smaller and lighter while maintaining superb optical performance. It is the smallest and lightest lens in its class*. Remaining true to the Contemporary line’s core concept of maintaining an optimal balance between optical performance and lens size, this new optic delivers professional quality results in a body small enough to take on a casual outing.
    In addition to prioritizing portability, SIGMA’s optical engineers introduced a new combination of coatings and structural elements that make this standard zoom well-equipped for use in a wide range of shooting environments. Likewise, the latest production and manufacturing techniques were employed to ensure exceptionally high build quality.
    The 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary introduces another fast, high-performance, large-aperture zoom lens to SIGMA’s mirrorless line-up, offering a more compact alternative to the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art.

    * As a standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range (Source: SIGMA, as of February 2021)

    Impression

    ISO100, F2.8, 1/250s ©Meg Loeks

    ISO1250, F2.8, 1/200s ©Meg Loeks

    ISO200, F3.2, 1/100s ©Robin Jafflin

    ISO250, F4, 1/100s ©Robin Jafflin

    ISO200, F2.8, 1/250s ©Meg Loeks

    ISO100, F2.8, 1/320s ©Meg Loeks

    ISO250, F3.2, 1/100s ©Robin Jafflin

    Features

    Design based on SIGMA’s Art line,
    with the same uncompromising
    optical performance

    The optical design of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, which is renowned for its outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. True to the Contemporary line’s core concept, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary was developed to offer the right balance of performance and portability, and as such, this large-aperture standard zoom delivers outstanding image quality that rivals Art line lenses in a body light enough for day-to-day use. Building on state-of-the-art technology, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary has an advanced optical design that includes three aspherical, two FLD, and two SLD elements. Despite using fewer elements in total than the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, the design results in a thorough correction of axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera, allowing users to create images that are uniformly sharp from the center to the edges of the frame. Along with its anti-ghosting design, the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating means well-controlled flare for high-contrast results in backlit conditions. It also features a water and oil repellant coating on the front side of the lens.
    In short, the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines all of the key optical features required of a large-aperture standard zoom lens, which are essential for photographing a wide variety of subjects in a range of shooting conditions.

    Comparison of the two optimal solutions to standard zoom lenses with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range.

    With the addition of the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary, SIGMA now provides two optimal solutions of standard F2.8 zoom lens for mirrorless cameras ― the new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary achieves remarkable portability and offers the same optical performance, as the existing 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art which is for pro-use with the highest levels of performance throughout its focal range.

    28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

    24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art


    Focal length / F value : 28-70mm F2.8
    Focal length / F value : 24-70mm F2.8

    Lens construction : 16 elements in 12 groups, with 2 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and 3 Aspherical lenses
    Lens construction : 19 elements in 15 groups, with 6 FLD lens, 2 SLD lens and 3 Aspherical lenses

    Minimum focusing distance, Maximum magnification ratio : 19-38cm, 1:3.3(W) – 1:4.6(T)
    Minimum focusing distance, Maximum magnification ratio : 18-38cm, 1:2.9(W) – 1:4.5(T)

    Coating : Super Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coating
    Coating : Super Multi-Layer Coating, Nano Porous Coating, Water and oil repellent coating

    Mechanism : Focus Mode Switch
    Mechanism : Focus Mode Switch, AFL button, Zoom Lock Switch

    Dust and splash proof : Dust and splash proof structure (Applied to the mount only)
    Dust and splash proof : Dust and splash proof structure

    Hood : Petal-type lens hood
    Hood : Petal-type lens hood with lock

    Filter size : φ67mm
    Filter size : φ82mm

    470g, φ72.2mm×101.5mm
    * for L-Mount
    835g, φ87.8mm×122.9mm
    * for L-Mount

    A lightweight and compact body ―
    ideal for day-to-day use

    Being slightly less wide-angle than the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art has allowed a significant reduction in the size of the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens body. In order to fit with the design concept of the Contemporary line, which balances performance with portability, the new lens features a simpler dust- and splash-proof structure and smaller switches. This makes it the smallest and lightest lens in its class*.
    The new lens features just one lightweight focusing element, which keeps the AF unit small. This, along with a quiet and fast stepping motor, makes for responsive and near-silent autofocus performance.
    The 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary weighs in at 470g, and when attached to the SIGMA fp, the entire setup is 890g. The supreme portability afforded by a camera system that weighs less than 1kg gives photographers a huge amount of freedom and flexibility to achieve their creative vision. It’s also a perfect combination for filmmakers looking for a high-performance, lightweight, easy-to-handle camera system that works well with a gimbal and other accessories.
    A large-aperture, standard zoom lens that is light and small enough for casual outings, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary will open up new photographic possibilities for better and more creative results.

    * As a standard zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras with F2.8 brightness throughout the zoom range (Source: SIGMA, as of February 2021)

    Superb build quality with exceptional
    attention to detail that provides
    an exceptional user experience

    With priority given to optimal portability, the body of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary consists primarily of lightweight parts. While conventional wisdom states that it is more difficult to ensure processing accuracy for plastic parts than metal parts, there has been no compromise whatsoever on build quality for the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary. One reason for this is that it uses a type of polycarbonate called TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which has a comparable level of thermal shrinkage to aluminum. This helps reduce differences between the thermal shrinkage of the metal and non-metal parts, ensuring stable levels of performance even in an environment with extreme temperature changes. The use of polycarbonates in the construction of zoom and focus rings can make their operation feel less premium, but with careful treatment to the precision of these parts and adjusting the movement with the lubricant appropriately, the rings offer a precise action with an exceptionally high-quality feel.
    What allows us to achieve these precisely produced parts and such premium aesthetics is the impressive standard of manufacturing technology and rigorous quality control we have at the SIGMA Aizu Factory.
    The SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary offers a new and improved photographic experience for mirrorless users who require a fast aperture standard zoom lens. Its premium, intuitive build makes it as exciting to use the lens as it is to see the incredible images it can produce, inspiring you to start achieving your creative potential.

    Additional features

    Lens construction: 16 elements in12 groups, with 2 FLD elements, 2 SLD elements and 3 aspherical elements


    Internal focusing


    Compatible with high-speed autofocus


    Stepping motor


    Compatible with lens-based optical correction
    * Function available on supported cameras only. Available corrections may vary depending on the camera model.


    Nano Porous Coating


    Super Multi-Layer Coating


    Water and oil repellent coating (front element)


    Focus Mode Switch


    Support DMF, AF+MF


    Petal-type lens hood


    Simple dust- and splash-proof design


    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 “A1”


    9-blade rounded diaphragm


    High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • FLD glass
    • SLD glass
    • Aspherical lens

    Lens Construction

    12 groups, 16 elements (2 FLD elements, 2 SLD elements, 3 aspherical elements)

    Angle of View

    • 75.4°~34.3°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9 (rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F22

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    19 (W)-38 (T)cm / 7.5(W)-15 (T)in.

    Maximum Magnification Ratio

    1:3.3 (W) - 1:4.6 (T)

    Filter size

    φ67mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • L-Mount
      φ72.2mm×101.5mm / φ2.8in.×4.0in.
    • Sony E-Mount
      φ72.2mm×103.5mm / φ2.8in.×4.1in.

    Weight

    • L-Mount
      470g / 16.6oz.
    • Sony E-Mount
      470g / 16.6oz.

    Edition Number

    C021

    Supplied Accessories

    Lens Hood (LH706-01) supplied.

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • L-Mount
      00-85126-59269-1
    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-59265-3

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Product Lineup

    28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Lens Hood (LH706-01) supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-59269-1
    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Lens Hood (LH706-01) supplied.

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-59265-3

    Support

    28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH706-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93902-1

    FRONT CAP LCF-67mm Ⅲ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92947-3

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9

    Separately Sold Accessories

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6

    WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm

    With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93180-3

    WR PROTECTOR 67mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93094-3

    PROTECTOR 67mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93107-0

    WR UV FILTER 67mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93068-4

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93081-3

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    Impressions / Samples