Sigma 20-40mm F2.8 EX Aspherical DG DF

mount: A-mount
prod. code: 513-205
EAN/UPC: data needed
makernote ID: 24
format: Full frame
release year: 2001
status: Discontinued
D type lens: Yes
SLT compatible: Read this!
AF Drive: In Body
focus design: internal
stabilisation: No
weather sealing: No
AF-D (a99 only): No
max. aperture: 2.8
min. aperture: 32
focal range(mm): 20-40
elements/group: 17/13
angle of view: 94,4 - 56,7
aperture blades: 9
min. focus distance(mm): 300
filter rotate focusing: No
filter rotate zooming: No
max. magnification: 0.217x (1/4.6)
filter diameter(mm): 82
hood: petal-type hood
color: black
length(mm): 107.8 - 119
weight(g): 595
standard accessories: case & hood

user review ratings
overall: 4.48
sharpness: 4.66
color: 4.81
build: 4.63
distortion: 4.56
flare control: 3.75
total: 16 reviews

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Large-aperture-wide-zoom lens from 20mm with large F2.8 aperture.

SIGMA has created a new 20-40mm lens with F2.8 hroughout its zoom range, from ultra-wide 94.5 degrees to near-standard 56.8 degrees angle of view, for photographers to shoot more creatively from various angles and zoom perspectives. With a fast F2.8 maximum aperture superior peripheral brightness is ensured. This lens is perfectly suited for indoor shootings even in dim light without worrying about blurring in photos. These features also make this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR Cameras.

30cm minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range

The lens' 30cm minimum focusing distance is useful for closeups, giving photographers plenty of capability to use the zoom to adjust composition and concentrate on detail, as desired. Maximum magnification is 1:4.6. A short focus distance and a minimum aperture of F22 provides greater depth of field.

Aspherical lens compensates for aberration

Aspherical lens elements in front and rear lens groups compensate for astigmatic and spherical aberration, respectively. By reducing aberration to an absolute minimum, this SIGMA lens overcomes a major impediment to zoom lens performance.

Sophisticated, yet simple to use

Among the practical high-performance features of the lens are DF (Dual Focus) mechanism for optimal handling stability during autofocus operation; a wider-than-conventional focal ring for superior manual focusing operation; and an inner focusing system that eliminates front lens rotation during focusing, and allows use of the standard petal-type hood accessory, which is excellent at blocking out extraneous light. - Home of the alpha system photographer
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