Ronkonkoma, NY – November 14, 2022 – SIGMA Corporation of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is pleased to announce the SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary for FUJIFILM X Mountmirrorless cameras. This addition allows users to enjoy a high-performance, high-quality, compact standard zoom lens in native mount on their X Mount system.
The announcement of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary expands the SIGMA lineup for X Mount, joining the three fast-aperture prime lenses, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, which were announced for the FUJIFILM X Mount platform earlier this year.
The SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary lens for FUJIFILM X Mount will retail for $549 and will be available through authorized retail partners in early December 2022.
Supplied accessories: Petal-type hood (LH582-02), Front cap (LCF-55 III), Rear Cap (LCR II)
Mount: FUJIFILM X Mount
Launch: December 2022
* The appearance and specifications of the product are subject to change.
A large F2.8 aperture zoom lens that need never leave your camera
This exceptionally light, bright, and sharp standard zoom for crop-sensor mirrorless cameras is the ultimate workhorse lens.
Long-awaited X Mount addition
SIGMA's first APS-C size mirrorless dedicated zoom lens, the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, will now be available for FUJIFILM X Mount. This addition allows users to enjoy high-performance, and high-quality SIGMA zoom lenses in native mount on their X Mount system.
The first three lenses in SIGMA's X Mount lineup were the wide-angle prime 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, the standard prime 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and the telephoto prime 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. The lineup consists of focal lengths making a complete system for mirrorless camera users. Now, with the addition of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary, a compact, lightweight, and high-performance large-aperture standard zoom lens, SIGMA offers a new option for this compact photographic system.
A control algorithm including AF drive and communication speed optimization has been developed specifically for X Mount interchangeable lenses. In addition to realizing high-speed AF, the lens also supports AF-C (Continuous AF) and in-camera aberration correction*. The mount is rubber-sealed to cater for use in a variety of environments.
* Available on supported cameras only.
Mount Conversion Service is available to convert other mounts of SIGMA 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary to FUJIFILM X Mount.
Large F2.8 aperture and superb image quality
The compact body offers an easy-to-use zoom range of 27mm to 75mm in the 35mm format, a wide aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range that allows you to enjoy bokeh expressions, and sharp images achieved by the latest optical design technology. With a minimum focusing distance of 12.1cm and a maximum magnification of 1:2.8¹, it allows photographers to take advantage of the compact shooting system, such as shooting close-ups of your subject.
Exceptionally compact and lightweight body ideal for mirrorless cameras
The main feature of the 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN | Contemporary is its overwhelmingly compact and lightweight body that maximizes the excellent portability and advantages of an APS-C mirrorless camera. Despite its large aperture of F2.8, it is the smallest and lightest in its class² boasting a maximum diameter of 61.6mm, a length of 76.8mm and weight of 285g.³ This makes the large-aperture standard zoom easy to carry around in daily life.
¹ The minimum focusing distance and maximum magnification ratio are both values at the wide end.
² As an AF compatible, F2.8 constant aperture zoom lens for APS-C (as of October 2022, by SIGMA).
³ Size and weight measurements given for X Mount version.