First Impression

SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art

First Impression: SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art

- SIGMA Nordic

SIGMA is happy to announce our new 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art. The lightest lens in its class*, elevating photographic mastery beyond conventional limits. 

SIGMA’s Art line has been offering new possibilities and surprise for expression, and now the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is here to break the standards. SIGMA’s focus with this lens is on the descriptive power that is perfectly usable from the widest aperture, and on portability that allows the high performance to be demonstrated in any field. 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. The lens is also equipped with a full range of functions suitable for professional use, including high-precision AF using the latest HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) that reduces volume while maintaining the same thrust. We hope users will enjoy the superb Art F1.2, which will transform everything they capture and even their photographic experience into something extra special.

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

Join us for a first look at this compact, but powerful, lens, for some first impressions from the real world!

 

What makes the SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art stand out?

The SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is the lightest in its class* - Bright F1.2 maximum aperture and the highest level of descriptive power from SIGMA’s Art line.

The classic focal length with F1.2 aperture
The lightest lens in its class* weighing only 740g (Sony E-mount. 745g in L-Mount) 
Large F1.2 aperture
Dual HLA incorporating a new system
Dust and Splash Resistant Structure 
Rich and beautiful bokeh, without color bleeding
SIGMA's first 13-blade diaphragm for smooth and beautiful round bokeh expressions
"Made in Aizu, Japan" craftsmanship

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

Photographer: Alexander Souetre
SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN  | Art

First Impression by wedding and portrait photographer Lotta Polviander

Finnish wedding and family photographer, as well as SIGMA Nordic Ambassador, Lotta Polviander loves to photograph people in different situations, full of emotions. She believes that photos make us remember certain memories and momtents in life, to look back on. 

She decided to try out the new 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art during a pregnancy shoot, really testing it wide open at F1.2. 

"- I loved how sharp, soft and fast the lens was! I usually don't shoot portraits aperture wide open, but I used F1.2 almost the whole session, and I think it worked beautifully! Usually, if I am having a portrait session, I keep aperture close to F1.8-2, but with this lens it was fun to test to shoot aperture wide open. Of course it depends on how close I am to the subject, but with this session it worked perfect", Lotta says. 

"I loved how sharp, soft and fast the lens was!"
Lotta Polviander

Wedding and Family Photographer

You have to judge for yourself, but we think Lotta managed to capture the emotions in this shoot perfectly, being able to sense the feeling of the shoot through the photos. 

See more of Lotta´s work at her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Photographer: Lotta Polviander
SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art


First Impression by street photographer Bobby Anwar

Danish street photographer, and SIGMA Nordic Ambassador, Bobby Anwar is self-taught and photography is a way of expressing himself creatively and a meditative process of dealing with life´s challenges. Creative impulses have always driven him, and he often works in a muted melancholic color scheme. 

Bobby loves a 50mm lens and took it out on the streets of Copenhagen to test this out for some low-light photography. 

"- The 50mm focal length has always been my favourite. It was the first focal length I shoot on and my first ever lens was also a F1.2. A 50mm focal length is perfect for portraits but it’s also telephoto enough to create compression of the background and create a cinematic look. And just like a huge bunch of nuts out there; I LOVE BOKEH haha. Jokes aside, I often shoot in low light scenarios (check my instagram)", Bobby says. 

"It´s been super fun to use and I can´t wait to add it to my collection!"
Bobby Anwar

Street Photographer

"- So I need as much light I can get from my lens as possible. Besides that, even though this is a heavier lens, the auto focus is super fast! It actually looks heavier that it really is! It´s been super fun to use and I can´t wait to add it to my collection", Bobby says. 

You have to judge for yourself, but we think Lotta managed to capture the emotions in this shoot perfectly, being able to sense the feeling of the shoot through the photos. 

See more of Lotta´s work at her website, Instagram and Facebook.

Photographer: Bobby Anwar
SIGMA 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art


Magnus Winbjörk
Magnus is a professional wildlife and nature photographer and adventure guide in the north of Sweden, located in the heart of Swedish Lapland. He loves capturing the majestic landscapes and wildlife that nature has to offer and he photographs a lot of beautiful Northern lights.

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