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Sigma brings 28-70mm f/2.8 Contemporary lens to The Photography Show

While The Photography Show Spring Shoots event might be over, plenty of exciting content has now been made available on-demand for you to enjoy whenever you like. Whether you want to catch up on an interview that you missed, rewatch a particularly interesting talk or get a little more information on a bit of kit that you're eyeing up, don't forget to check out The Photography Show on-demand.

One of the most exciting aspects of the show came from top brands bringing their latest products to the show. Not only did we get a little more insight into the kit, but brand representatives also answered audience questions. We were lucky enough to have a virtual sit-down with Sigma representatives Ed Spencer and Tim Berry, who gave us a rundown on the new Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary lens.

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The new 28-70mm f/2.8 is designed to be 20% more compact and 40% lighter than the existing Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art lens, while retaining the same optical quality. Weighing just 470g and built from TSC (thermally stable composite), the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 is designed to have a solid, premium feel, despite the lighter weight. 

The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary features 16 elements (2 FLD, 2 SLD and 3 aspherical elements) in 12 groups and 9 rounded diaphragm blades. It has a minimum aperture of f/2.8, a maximum aperture of f/22 and a minimum focusing distance of 19-38cm (depending on whether you're shooting at 28mm or 70mm respectively). 

This new standard zoom lens from Sigma will be available in L-mount and Sony E-mount from 12 March. It will cost $899/ £759, which is a fantastic price point for a such a well-specced piece of glass.

If you're in the UK, you can pre-order the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN lens in L-mount and Sony E-mount at Wex Photo Video. Alternatively, if you're in the US you can pre-order this new Sigma lens in L-mount and Sony E-mount at B&H.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something she is so adept at that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Before joining the site, her formidable hands-on abilities served her well as features editor for Practical Photography. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images.