Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for SIGMA

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An APS-C Format Mid-Tele Zoom Lens
Offering A Large F1.8 Aperture
Throughout The Zoom Range.

SIGMA was determined to create a zoom lens that offers the same brightness and resolution as a fixed focal length lens: in other words, the highest level of optical performance and expressive power. The first result of this challenge was the SIGMA 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art. In addition to fulfilling the exacting requirements of SIGMA’s Art line, this lens was the world’s first APS-C zoom for DSLRs to offer a constant F1.8 aperture value throughout the zoom range. Building on this concept, SIGMA has developed the new SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art lens for SIGMA SA, a large-diameter mid-range telephoto zoom lens. While offering even greater brightness than a F2.8 telephoto zoom, this lens covers the focal lengths of three prime lenses in one package: 85mm F1.8, 105mm F1.8, and 135 mm F1.8 (35mm equivalent). A true game-changer, this lens is ideal for portraits with subtle bokeh effects and more, and it sets a new standard for zoom lens image quality.

Exclusive Low-Dispersion Glass

The degree to which light is refracted by glass depends on the light's wavelength. This fact causes different colors of light to focus at slightly different points. The result is chromatic aberration, the color fringing that is particularly noticeable in telephoto lenses. Most chromatic aberration can be removed by combining a high-refractivity convex lens element with a low-refractivity concave element. Yet residual chromatic aberration known as “secondary spectrum” may still remain. To minimize this secondary spectrum, which can be a serious issue with conventional lenses, SIGMA lenses feature up to three types of exclusive low-dispersion glass offering superior performance: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion), SLD (Special Low Dispersion) and FLD (“F” Low Dispersion). In particular, FLD glass offers ultra-low dispersion in combination with high transmittance and the anomalous dispersion characteristics of fluorite. Meticulous deployment of these types of exclusive low-dispersion glass and optimization of power distribution gives SIGMA lenses superlative image rendition undiminished by residual chromatic aberration.

Outstanding Zoom Lens Maneuverability

Thanks to SIGMA’s inner focus and inner zoom technologies, adjusting the focus and zoom rings on the SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for SIGMA SA does not change the length of the lens, and turning the zoom ring is not prone to cause focus shift.

Rounded Diaphragm

The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

Featuring A Newly Designed Hyper Sonic Motor

To achieve outstanding image quality and F1.8 brightness, SIGMA has enhanced its Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM). Optimizing the layout as well as the shapes of the individual parts, SIGMA has made the HSM 30 percent slimmer than before. In turn, this slimmer HSM has made possible the combination of F1.8 brightness and high image quality in a zoom lens. As with the previous SIGMA HSM, at any time during AF, users may access MF simply by rotating the focus ring. This feature makes faster focus adjustment possible, since there is no need to use the AF/MF focus mode switch. Also, the optional SIGMA USB DOCK allows the user to set the lens to conventional full-time manual focus override.

Lens construction

21 elements in 15 groups

Minimum aperture


Filter size


Angle of view (DC)

31.7°­ - 16.2°

Minimum focusing distance

95cm / 37.4in.

Dimensions (diameter × length)

Φ93.5mm × 170.7mm / Φ3.7in. × 6.7in.

Number of diaphragm blades

9 (Rounded diaphragm)

Maximum magnification ratio

1: 6.7


1,490g / 52.6oz.

Edition number*


Corresponding AF mount

SIGMA SA mount

 * About Edition number
The three-digit code on the surface of the lens is to indicate the year the lens was first released.
(Since it is different from the year of manufacture, the release year and edition number may not match depending on the mount.)

Lens Construction

Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART Lens Construction

Lens Distortion

Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART Lens Distortion

MTF Chart

Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART Lens MTF


Sigma 50-100mm DC HSM ART Lens Vignetting

In the Box:

  • Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for SIGMA SA
  • Sigma LCF-82 III 82mm Lens Cap
  • Sigma Rear Cap LCR II for SIGMA SA Mount Lenses
  • Sigma Lens Hood for 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
  • Sigma Lens Case for 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens
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