There are very few prime lenses between 50mm and 85mm, so Sigma’s new 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary is already an interesting lens from the start. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens, including what it is like shooting with such a unique focal length and the kind of performance you can expect from it in practice.
- Small and light design: 3 inches (7.6 cm) long, 14.3 oz (405 g)
- 12 elements in 9 groups
- Manual aperture ring
- One Special Low Dispersion element for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Two aspherical elements for reduced distortion and spherical aberrations and increased sharpness
- Super Multi-Layer Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- Brass bayonet mount with rubber sealing for dust- and splash-resistance
- Magnetic lens cap
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
Altogether, the 65mm f/2 looks like quite the unique lens that offers good performance and quite impressive image quality in a small package. Check out the video above for Abbott’s full thoughts on it.