Sigma launches redesigned 35mm f/1.4 lens for E and L-Mount

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Sigma has announced the 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens for E-Mount and L-Mount, a complete redesign of the company's first mirrorless lens from back in 2012. 

Sigma says that the new lens has been redesigned from the ground up specifically for mirrorless cameras, and is the culmination of much of the optical design expertise and advanced production techniques Sigma has gained over the past decade in both lens and mirrorless camera development.

The new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is smaller and lighter than the original, and features a declickable aperture button and a custom button on the lens body. 

Optically the lens features 15 elements in 11 groups, made up of two Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, an Extraordinary Low Dispersion (ELD) element, an ‘F’ Low Dispersion (FLD) element, and two aspherical elements that help manage flare and ghosting - something the company says it has spent considerable time and investment in r&d to manage. The lens has an 11-bladed diaphragm for smooth bokeh. 

The redesigned autofocus system uses a stepping motor that controls a focusing lens group composed of a single, lightweight element, which will help keep things quiet and smooth. 

The body is dust and splash proof, and the lens will ship with a petal type lens hood.

The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens will launch in both E and L-Mount. No local availability has been confirmed, but in the US it is expected to retail for $899 ($1,151 AUD). The first generation of the lens retails locally for around $1,000. 

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