Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is an Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Leica L mount cameras.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is a member of Sigma's Contemporary series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
Contemporary Series Lenses in Leica L Mount
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is compatible with cameras that have Leica L lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Leica L lenses are Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L has a focal range of 16-28mm and 1.8X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 24 - 42mm.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L with a weather sealed camera body such as Sigma fp L, Leica SL2-S and Panasonic S5.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.18x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.25m. 0.18x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 16mm all the way to the 28mm .
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is LH756-01.
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L Official Video
Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 L is available in Black color.
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