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Sigma C 90 mm f/2.8 DG DN – first impressions and sample images

9 September 2021
Maciej Latałło

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I really like the idea behind the launch of the Sigma C 90 mm f/2.8 DG DN and I can hardly wait for the final version of this lens to be sent to our editorial office and to be tested thoroughly. I hope Sigma won't stop at this point and will launch other f/2.8 lenses, like, for example, a 105 mm and a135 mm device in the following months or even years. If they complemented the record-breaking Sigma C 65 mm f/2 DG DN well we would get a unique series of very shapely and handy telephoto lenses. I bet every photographer would find an instrument meeting their personal needs among them.

There is just one fly in this ointment - the price of about $640 we find a bit steep. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, many faster 1.8/85 class lenses, even these brand name ones, were sold cheaper when they hit the shelves. Secondly, the price seems to be still high even if you compare it to other Sigma lenses. After all the faster 2/24 model, more difficult to construct, is launched with the same price tag. On the other hand the C 2/65 model, also faster a bit, is several hundred PLN more expensive, and that fact hasn't prevented it to be a popular option on the market. Perhaps Sigma thought such a difference in prices is justifiable.

I suppose everything depends on final test results. If production models are remarkably sharp and they don't have any other slip-ups perhaps we will agree that such an amount of money is not an exaggeration. We have to wait a bit, especially that the final price tag of this lens might be lowered a bit several months after its launch.