Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art lens for Canon EOS

Product Description

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro A EOS Razor sharp lens for stunning close-up photograhy, 1:1 macro at 25cm, dust and splash proof, 9 blade rounded iris, 515gm, 49mm filter thread plus 72mm thread for optional EM-140 flash, compatible with 1.4x with autofocus USB dock and MC-11 adaptor Stunning resolution... read more

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro A EOS

Razor sharp lens for stunning close-up photograhy, 1:1 macro at 25cm, dust and splash proof, 9 blade rounded iris, 515gm, 49mm filter thread plus 72mm thread for optional EM-140 flash, compatible with 1.4x with autofocus USB dock and MC-11 adaptor

Stunning resolution and clarity for a breathtaking visual experience - a razor-sharp macro lens joins the Art line

In recent years, macro lenses in the standard range have tended to employ inner focusing with the goal of maximizing autofocus speed. In contrast, the new SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO | Art lens is designed to prioritize optical performance, fulfilling the demanding image quality requirements that define the Art line. In the standard to mid-telephoto range, it delivers stunning resolution and incredible clarity that greatly exceed expectations for a macro lens. The coreless DC motor further enhances image quality, while an optimized algorithm helps offer extremely smooth autofocus performance for a weightier, high-performance lens. Photography enthusiasts will recall a certain legendary, razor-sharp macro lens—the SIGMA MACRO 70mm F2.8 EX DG—and be glad to learn it is available in a new form, updated with outstanding Art line quality.

Top-level performance at every shooting distance 

In order to realize top-level performance at every shooting distance, the lens features an extending, floating, two-group focus mechanism. This configuration minimizes aberration to produce optimal results at any focus distance. To minimize axial chromatic aberration, the optical system incorporates two FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements, and one element with a high rate of anomalous partial dispersion and a high index of refraction. In addition, two aspherical lens elements help increase resolution at close shooting distances. This optical system makes possible a razor-sharp in-focus area contrasted with a bokeh area free of colour streaking.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting 

From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

Exclusive low-dispersion glass 

The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light’s wavelength. This fact causes different colours of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the colour fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives Focus-by-wire system for comfortable and precise focusing

The focus-by-wire system 

Eliminates the direct mechanical connection between the focus ring and the focus drive system. Controlled by SIGMA’s latest algorithm, a newly developed coreless DC motor adjusts focus with optimal speed and low noise. Full-time manual focus is available even during autofocus, allowing the photographer to make minute focus adjustments simply by turning the focus ring. In addition, the focus ring’s large angle of rotation helps the photographer achieve the extremely precise focusing required for effective macro photography.

Fast AF with full-time manual focus

Full-time manual focus function allows the lens to be switched to manual focus simply by rotating the focus ring.

Note: The operation of full-time MF may vary based on mount type.

Mount with dust- and splash-proof construction

The lens mount incorporates rubber sealing? to protect the mount from dust and water drops.

Rounded diaphragm 

The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount

The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

Ultra-high precision and quality - all made in Japan

With only a few minor exceptions, all of SIGMA’s manufacturing, including molds and parts, takes place under a single integrated production system in Japan. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are truly made in Japan. We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of SIGMA products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.

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MPN: 271954

Barcode: 085126271541

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art lens for Canon EOS Specification

  • Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups

  • Angle of View (for SD1): 34.3 degrees

  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)

  • Minimum Aperture: F22

  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 25.8cm / 10.2in

  • Maximum Magnification: 1:1

  • Filter Size: 49mm

  • Dimensions: 7.08 x 10.58 cm

  • Weight: 515 g

MPN: 271954

Barcode: 085126271541


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Customer Reviews

By morgansendall on 9th August 2023
"Fantastic macro lens for the price and a great 70mm prime lens at long distance too. Works exceptionally well with an EF-EOS R adapter on my Canon R5."
Star Rating 5

Sigma 70mm f2.8 DG Macro Art lens for Canon EOS


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Product Summary

  • Razor sharp lens for stunning close-up photography.  
  • 1:1 macro at 25cm.  
  • Dust and splash proof.  
  • 9 blade rounded iris.  
  • Weighs just 515gm.  
  • 49mm filter thread plus 72mm thread for optional macro light.  
  • Compatible with 1.4x converter with Full autofocus and also USB dock for Firmware updates.  
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