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28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary

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Original Price $1,249.95
Current Price $1,049.95
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Design based on SIGMA’s Art line, with the same uncompromising optical performance
The optical design of the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is based on the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, which is renowned for its outstanding optical performance throughout its zoom range. True to the Contemporary line's core concept, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary was developed to offer the right balance of performance and portability, and as such, this large-aperture standard zoom delivers outstanding image quality that rivals Art line lenses in a body light enough for day-to-day use. Building on state-of-the-art technology, the 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary has an advanced optical design that includes three aspherical, two FLD, and two SLD elements. Despite using fewer elements in total than the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Art, the design results in a thorough correction of axial chromatic aberration and sagittal coma aberration, which cannot be corrected in-camera, allowing users to create images that are uniformly sharp from the center to the edges of the frame. Along with its anti-ghosting design, the use of Super Multi-Layer Coating and Nano Porous Coating means well-controlled flare for high-contrast results in backlit conditions. It also features a water and oil repellant coating on the front side of the lens.

In short, the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary combines all of the key optical features required of a large-aperture standard zoom lens, which are essential for photographing a wide variety of subjects in a range of shooting conditions.

  • Internal focusing
  • Superb build quality
  • Focus Mode Switch
  • Nano Porous Coating
  • Lightweight and compact body 
  • Simple dust- and splash-proof desig
  • Uncompromised optical performance
  • Water and oil repellent coating (front element)
  • High-precision, durable brass bayonet mount
  • Designed to minimize flare and ghosting
  • ‘Made in Japan’ craftsmanship


Light, smart and nimble. Perfect for a photojournalist.

Photographer: Robin Jafflin

I am a photojournalist. Thus, I sometimes have to push my camera and lens beyond their limits. Social movements, extreme conditions or low light, I have to be able to adapt to all situations. Based on this reason, when I tried the SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens, I immediately began to take it with me wherever I would go with no hesitation.

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Never miss a precious moment.

Photographer: Meg Loeks

The heart of my work resides in the home and captures my family’s day-to-day routine. It is my signature style. I crave lenses that help me tell my stories seamlessly and without compromise. While that usually means leaning heavily on SIGMA Art primes, I’ve instantly fallen for the charm and character of the exceptionally portable and highly versatile new 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary lens.

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Lens Construction
16 elements in 12 groups
Angle of View
Diaphragm Blades
9 (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focusing Distance
19 (Wide) - 38cm (Tele) / 7.5(Wide)-15in. (Tele)
Maximum Magnification Ratio
1:3.3 (Wide) - 1:4.6 (Tele)
Filter Size
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
φ72.2mm×101.5mm / φ2.8in.×4.0in.
Sony E-Mount
φ72.2mm×103.5mm / φ2.8in.×4.1in.
470g / 16.6oz.
Sony E-Mount
470g / 16.6oz.
Supplied Accessories
Lens Hood (LH706-01) supplied.
Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.
Sony E-Mount

Lens Construction

7 Year Canadian Warranty

All SIGMA lenses purchased from authorized Canadian retailers are backed by a seven year Canadian warranty. Our factory trained technicians perform most repairs on-site at our facility in Markham, Ontario.

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