The Sigma 35mm f1.2 DG DN Art is a mild wide-angle lens designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras and available in the Sony E and Leica L mounts, the latter working on Leica, Panasonic and Sigma L-mount bodies. Announced in July 2019 alongside a 14-24mm f2.8 Art and 45mm f2.8 Contemporary (again in both Sony E and Leica L mounts), they’re Sigma’s first lenses designed from the ground-up for full-frame mirrorless cameras and not adapted from an earlier DSLR design.
The 35mm f1.2 joins Sigma’s celebrated Art series and is the company’s first lens with an f1.2 focal ratio, not to mention one of the only 35mm lenses with an f1.2 focal ratio and autofocus. With its substantial front element, the Sigma 35mm f1.2 is an unsurprisingly large lens, with the dust and splash-proof barrel measuring 88mm in diameter, 136mm in length and weighing 1090g. Compare this to the Sony FE 35mm f1.4 ZA which is 79 x 112mm and weighs 630g. The filter thread is 82mm. The optical construction employs 17 elements in 12 groups, has 11 diaphragm blades and a closest focusing distance of 30cm. The lens offers an aperture ring with 1/3 stop clicks which can be turned off for continuous, smooth, and noise-free operation. Plus it has a button which can be assigned various functions like AF-Lock. The list price is 1529 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) and you can get the mount changed between L-mount and E-mount (at a cost). This is a unique feature that no other manufacturer offers. I look forward to testing it and comparing it against other 35mm options!
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