SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG DN | Art
BEST WIDE-ANGLE PRIME LENS
Poll serious photographers about their favorite street, architecture, and even landscape prime lens and the 24mm focal length is sure to be a top choice. This fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, 11-bladed diaphragm lens also delivers ideal specs for nighttime and low-light capture, including astrophotography, featuring 2 FLD and 1 SLD glass elements and 4 aspherical elements that eliminate distortion and significantly suppress coma flare. The facility of the lens is enhanced by 2 filter holders, a front 72mm filter thread for ND and polarizer filters plus a rear filter holder that accommodates sheet-type filters, used by night sky photographers for special effects. The lens delivers both edge-to-edge sharpness and advanced optical and mechanical design, critical in this focal length class.
SIGMA 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
BEST WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS
A perfect all-around lens for travel, architecture, candid street, and even nature photography, this wide-angle to standard zoom offers a fast constant maximum aperture so zooming does not sacrifice speed. Recognizing that modern lenses must handle both still and video capture equally well, SIGMA has designed the inner zoom and focus mechanism to maintain lens dimensions constant through both zoom range and varying focusing distances, something videographers will appreciate. In addition, a stepping motor benefits both still and video work with its fast and quiet AF performance. The 9-bladed diaphragm can make for beautiful bokeh effects in closeups while the f/22 minimum aperture and 25cm (9.9in.) close-focusing capability allows for composing often fascinating near to far subject relationships within the frame and maintaining sharpness throughout.
SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG DN OS | Sports
BEST SUPERZOOM LENS
This 10X zoom lens is designed as an essential tool for aerial, sports and wildlife photographers. From a close-focusing range of 45cm (17.8in.) at the wide end to its super-tele range, pinpoint focusing is assured via its newly designed HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motor that delivers high focus-following performance. In use, its dual action zoom is a great aid in the field by allowing both rotary and straight zooming. Its zoom lock control at all marked focal distances, and three easy access AFL buttons also contribute to an excellent usability. To assure steady shots even in challenging conditions the lens incorporates SIGMA’s new OS2 optical stabilizer algorithm that delivers a startling 7 stops at the wide end and 6 stops at the telephoto end.