Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | ART announced in Sony E and L-Mount

Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | ART
(Image credit: Sigma)

Sigma has clearly pulled out all the stops with the 50mm F1.2 DG DN | ART, aiming to produce no-compromise optical quality in a classic ‘standard’ focal length for full frame cameras. It sees this lens being used for portraits with beautiful bokeh, low-light landscapes and travel shots.

For fans of premium quality primes, this could prove to be one of the best Sony E-mount lenses or, for Panasonic/Sigma/Leica uses, one of the best L-mount lenses for stills and video combined.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at