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Sigma unveils two versatile lenses

A pair of new additions to the I series have been confirmed, designed specifically for L-Mount and Sony E-mount systems – the 24mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary and the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary

The 90mm f/2.8 DG DN is also a good choice for close-up macro-style photography, as it has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5. This allows it to pick up on fine details at close range. It is designed with five SLD glass elements that reduce axial chromatic aberration and eliminate colour bleeding, so high-resolution images are guaranteed every time. Both lenses will be available from 24 September, each at £549.99.

Like the 24mm f/2 DG DN, it has a beautiful all-metal build and manual aperture ring. This is the longest I series lens to be released by Sigma thus far. It has a bright f/2.8 aperture and incredible resolving power. It is highly versatile, with ultra-fast AF, also suitable for video. The lens is perfect for portrait photography, as it can achieve beautiful bokeh effects and has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm, allowing photographers to get closer to their subjects.

chromatic aberration – a common issue with bright lenses. Two high- precision, glass-moulded aspherical elements correct optical aberrations, reducing the total number of lens elements – which is why the lens is so lightweight. It has a high-speed, silent AF system that captures the entire 24mm scene with clarity. The second lens announced by Sigma, the 90mm f/2.8 DG DN, is a mid-telephoto prime for mirrorless systems – great for portraits, close-ups, weddings and events.

ON SIGMA’S 60TH birthday comes the news of its two latest lenses. This takes the number of premium compact primes in its I series up to six, giving mirrorless photographers a generous selection to choose from. The 24mm f/2 DG DN is a premium compact prime lens ideal for day-to-day use, events and interiors. It combines a sleek, lightweight design with exceptional optical performance. This wide-angle lens has edge-to-edge rendering power

and exceptional resolving power, compatible with even the latest ultra high-resolution cameras. It has a bright f/2 aperture and is designed to suppress sagittal coma f lare, making it a great choice for photographing the night sky. Even at its largest aperture of f/2, it is able to operate at its highest level of optical performance, achieving sharp, high-contrast results. The lens incorporates two SLD glass elements and one FLD glass element, minimising axial

Thanks for the new microSD memory cards Samsung has added to its range, with the Pro Plus microSD and newly upgraded Evo Plus microSD

stable performance, offering transfer speeds of up to 130MB/s. Compared to its previous version, it has a 1.3x faster sequential read speed, making it an efficient storage option. It will be available in a wide range of capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Vice president of the Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, KyuYoung Lee, says: “Samsung’s new suite of microSD cards offer the features and capabilities consumers and professionals need: faster speeds, along with increased reliability and durability, to deliver the ultra-high performance every user wants.” The cards will become available in early October, recognisable by a new and distinctive blue wave design. Each card will come with an SD adapter, that will expand its usage across multiple devices. memory-storage

The latest additions to Samsung’s range of memory cards have lightning-fast read/write speeds and are more durable than ever. They offer guaranteed protection and outstanding storage options for day-to-day or professional use. The cards can withstand even the most challenging of environments, thanks to Samsung’s new six-proof protection, designed to prevent damage from water, extreme temperatures, X-ray, wear, drops and magnetic impact. Both cards come with a limited ten-year warranty and SD adapter. Samsung’s Pro Plus microSD cards are aimed at discerning content creators, with impressive read speeds of up to 160MB/s, and write speeds of up to 120MB/s. It will come in three capacities: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The newly improved Evo Plus microSD is a great option for casual users, since it’s a reliable card with

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