New Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses

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New Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses
Mar 8, 2013

DPR  Good News announcement for NEX and m43 system owners.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/03/08/Sigma-to-start-shipping-19mm-f2p8-30mm-f2p8-30mm-1p8-this-month

"The 30mm F2.8 DN and 19mm F2.8 DN lenses, which are available for both Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-Mount camera systems, will be also be available in late March for the street price of $199.

They have metal exteriors and a simply shaped focus ring, with varying textures to distinguish each part of the lens. In addition, DN users can choose between a black or silver finish on these lenses.

Here are more details on these lenses from Sigma:

  • Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN – This high-performance, wide-angle lens has an angle of view equivalent to 38mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 28.5mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). As a wide-angle lens with excellent mobility, it is ideal for studio photography, architecture and starry skies. Its minimum focusing distance is 7.9 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:7.4.
  • Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN – This high-performance, standard lens has an angle of view equivalent to 60mm on the Micro Four Thirds system and 45mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). This lens, which is perfect for casual and formal portraiture, documentary photography, travelogues and everyday shooting, includes a double-sided aspherical lens that enhances its optical performance. Its minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches and its maximum magnification is 1:8.1."

So basically these are upgrades, new look but still the same old $200 price. I'm not convinced that there have not been any changes.

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