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SIGMA 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary Full-Frame Lens (2020)

Neoscore 83%NEX score 80%

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Product Overview

SIGMA 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary lens is one of four compact prime lenses designed to excel at both stills and video for the full-frame Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount systems.
Designated as the "I" series, the new series of compact lenses feature a gorgeous all-metal design that optimizes the manual focus experience in autofocus lenses. Each comes with an aluminum lens cap and petal-type lens hood.
Despite their compact sizes, these lenses are designed to minimize optical aberrations, with the only tradeoff being the moderate maximum aperture. Still, SIGMA designed these lenses to deliver sharp images wide open.
The three other lenses in this new series include the 24mm F3.5 DG DN, 45mm F2.8 DG DN, and 65mm F2 DG DN lenses.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 83% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Very sharp
  • High contrast
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with physical aperture ring
  • Fast autofocus
Cons
  • Aperture ring cannot be switched to clickless
  • Focus breathing is visible

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent bokeh
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent AF and stays compact
  • Incredible depth-of-field effects
Cons
  • No weather sealing on lens mount
  • L-mount system isn't as broadly developed
  • Focus breathing can be distracting
  • Some fringing around high-contrast edges
  • Vignetting wide-open and its distorsion at the border
  • Bokeh blobs
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wide-Angle Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Physical aperture ring
Lens Mount
Leica L-mount, Sony E-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
9 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 SLD + 3 aspherical elements, Super Multi-Layer coating groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
Size | Diameter
70 mm / 2.76 in
Size | Length
65 mm / 2.56 in
Weight
325 g / 11.48 oz

Function

Angle Of View
63.5° Diagonal | 54.4° Horizontal | 37.8° Vertical
Aperture
f/2 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
35 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.18x
Min Focus Distance
270 mm / 10.63 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-12-01
Made In
Japan

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

sonyalpha[1]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from sonyalpha have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary (616 euros) is an excellent lens that is very well balanced. It has the softest background blur, best bokeh balls, best natural color rendition, best build quality. The lens has no issues with the 61Mpix and is resolving an incredible amount of detail while not being harsh for the skins.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent AF and stays compact
  • Very sharp on the entire frame, very good color rendering
  • Very soft even with busy background blur
  • Very good build quality
Cons
  • Vignetting wide-open and its distorsion at the border

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sigma 24-35/2.0 DG HSM Art is a wide-angle lens for a full-frame camera. It covers three customary focal lengths (24/28/35mm) in bright f2 bright light. It has relatively little vetting and only little longitudinal CAs and moderate coma. The build-quality shows Sigma's claim to have developed a lens to professional standards.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High quality metal/plastic construction
  • Sharpness at 35mm focal length
  • Impressive image stabilization
Cons
  • No weather sealing on lens mount

cameralabs[3]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN is a mild wide prime lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in Sony-e and Leica L-mounts. It becomes Sigma’s second 35mm to get me really excited about shooting this focal length, following the f1.2 ART. While I love the 1.2 for its unparalleled shallow depth-of-field effects, the f2 is simply more affordable and practical, while sporting a degree of charm absent from most modern lenses.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredible depth-of-field effects
  • Wide aperture
  • Compact design
Cons
  • Bokeh blobs

dpreview[4]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from dpreview have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN is a really solid lens for a reasonable price. You get exceptional build quality, sharpness that holds up well even on a 61MP sensor, and smooth bokeh. It's just a high quality, good-handling lens that produces lovely images.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent bokeh
  • Excellent autofocus
Cons
  • Some fringing around high-contrast edges
  • No chromatic aberration

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary is a small, light prime. It can lock on to subjects as close as 10.7 inches from the image sensor. Autofocus is fast and quiet, but focus breathing is visible. It's not impeccably sharp, but manages good resolution wide open.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Light, compact design
  • Sharp, sharp autofocus
  • Wide angle of view
Cons
  • Focus breathing can be distracting
  • L-mount system isn't as broadly developed

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary. [sonyalpha]. https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/12/15/sigma-35mm-f2-dg-dn-contemporary/. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
2. ^ Sigma 24-35mm f2 Art review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sigma-24-35mm-f2-dg-hsm-art-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sigma-35mm-f2-dg-dn-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
4. ^ Field review: Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN. [dpreview]. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/field-review-sigma-35mm-f2-dg-dn. 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
5. ^ Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Contemporary Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sigma-35mm-f2-dg-dn-contemporary. 2021-01-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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