Sigma 20-40mm F2.8 EX DG Aspherical
Launched February 2001


A Large-aperture-wide-zoom lens from 20mm with large F2.8 aperture.

SIGMA has created a new 20-40mm lens with F2.8 hroughout its zoom range, from ultra-wide 94.5 degrees to near-standard 56.8 degrees angle of view, for photographers to shoot more creatively from various angles and zoom perspectives. With a fast F2.8 maximum aperture superior peripheral brightness is ensured. This lens is perfectly suited for indoor shootings even in dim light without worrying about blurring in photos. These features also make this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR Cameras.

30cm minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range

The lens’ 30cm minimum focusing distance is useful for closeups, giving photographers plenty of capability to use the zoom to adjust composition and concentrate on detail, as desired. Maximum magnification is 1:4.6. A short focus distance and a minimum aperture of F22 provides greater depth of field.

Aspherical lens compensates for aberration

Aspherical lens elements in front and rear lens groups compensate for astigmatic and spherical aberration, respectively. By reducing aberration to an absolute minimum, this SIGMA lens overcomes a major impediment to zoom lens performance.

Sophisticated, yet simple to use

Among the practical high-performance features of the lens are DF (Dual Focus) mechanism for optimal handling stability during autofocus operation; a wider-than-conventional focal ring for superior manual focusing operation; and an inner focusing system that eliminates front lens rotation during focusing, and allows use of the standard petal-type hood accessory, which is excellent at blocking out extraneous light


LE_15-30mm EX DG
Construction 17 Elements in 13 Groups
Focal Length (4/3 Equivalent) 20-40mm
Maximum Aperture ƒ2.8
Minimum Aperture ƒ22
Field of View 94.5-56.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 30cm
Number of blades 9
Maximum Magnification 1:4.6
Zooming System N/A
Filter Size 82mm
Diameter 89mm
Length 107.8mm
Weight 600g
SRP at launch: £649.99
Available Mounts: Sigma SA, Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, Canon