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Sigma Photo Launches New Prime Lens for Compact Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Interchangeable Camera Lenses Pick Up Steam, Sigma’s New Digital NEO Lenses

Riding the popular compact, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera wave (that was a mouthful!), Sigma announces the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN and the 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses in this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

This new line of “Digital NEO” lenses of Sigma fits the popular Micro 4/3 mount that Panasonic and Olympus use as well as support for the Sony NEX E-mount as well.

Understanding that most small ILC camera users, particularly photographers who purchase ILC cameras to supplement their DSLRs will look for a high-performance prime lens to maximize the portability of such systems.

Sigma 30mm Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN

The new 30mm F2.8 EX DN employs a brand new optic design and specialized Super Multi-Layer coating to reduce ghosting and flare as well as maximizing contrast and details on mirrorless cameras.

A new linear AF system promises quiet focusing even for video shooting.

On a Micro 4/3 system, the Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN will end up having a field of view of a 60mm lens due to the sensor’s 2x crop factor. While on an APS-C NEX system, the equivalent field of view is wider at 45mm.

Close focusing has always been a strong suit for Sigma and this 30mm f/2.8 lens can go as close as 11.8 inches for its minimum focusing distance with a 1:8.1 magnification.

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN

Sigma 19mm Prime Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

The Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN shares many similar feature as the 30mm f/2.8 EX DN but of course has a wider field-of-view. The 19mm focal length has the equivalent angle of view of a 38mm

on the Micro 4/3 systems and 28.5mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent).

Minimum focusing would be around 7.9 inches at 1:7.4 magnification.

Sigma with Fuji X Mount?

Sigma’s again spearheads the 3rd-party lens route with this new line of lenses ahead of Tamron and Tokina. It’ll be interesting if they’ll support Fuji’s new X-mount system as well in the future.

Read Sigma’s Full Press Release on

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