Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN Review

January 7, 2021 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

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The Sigma 35mm F2 DG DN is a fairly compact, weather-sealed medium-wide prime lens for L-mount and Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It's designed as a more compact, reasonably priced alternative to ultrafast prime lenses already available in these systems, but that doesn't mean Sigma has compromised on build or optical quality.
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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.
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In late 2019 I reviewed the Sigma 45mm F2.8 DN lens, and, while I loved the build of the lens, I concluded that it was a bit of an oddball. It was released in concert with a couple of other lenses, one being the uber-premium 35mm F1.2 DN and the other being the 24-70mm F2.8 DN ART. The design of the 45mm F2.8 was completely different than any other Sigma lens…including the other lenses it was released alongside.
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