Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN Review

September 15, 2022 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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Enter the new Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN, a wide angle companion to the “normal” zoom range of the 28-70mm. The 16-28DN (as we’ll call it for brevity) follows a lot of the same principles of the 28-70mm (compact and lightweight) while also allowing you to go quite wide (16mm)
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Wide-angle zooms for full-frame cameras are notoriously big and heavy, especially if they have a fast and constant f/2.8 aperture rating. Following in the footsteps of the Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, this Sigma lens shoehorns an expansive field of view into a relatively compact and lightweight build, yet delivers excellent image quality and all-round performance. It relies quite heavily on in-camera correction for distortions, as do many recent mirrorless lenses, but it’s a great travel companion and very good value at the price.
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The Sigma 16-28mm f2.8 DG DN provides the allure of a bright, fixed aperture zoom at a more affordable price and lighter weight than traditional 16-35 2.8 models. Sure, the shorter reach means you’re only getting a mild range of just 1.75x, but if you pair it with Sigma’s 28-70mm DG DN, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted coverage from 16 to 70mm with a constant f2.8 aperture, and the pair weigh less than a kilo combined.
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