Dedicated new DP lens optimized for the new-generation sensor.

Resolving power for limitless creativity

A medium-telephoto macro lens specifically developed to unleash your creative impulses with  a new standard of imaging excellence. Its resolving power is simply overwhelming.

Perfect pair : Next-generation sensor and newly developed high-performance DP lens

The Sigma DP Series single-handedly triggered today’s trend of fixed-lens high-end digital compact cameras.

With Sigma's half century of lens making experience and expertise, the DP Series could offer specially developed lenses that won the acclaim of photography enthusiasts.

For the DP3 Merrill, we designed a new dedicated lens that is perfectly matched to the new-generation Foveon X3 Direct Image sensor with its larger APS-C area (equivalent to 50% greater focal length): A medium-telephoto macro lens (equivalent to a 75mm lens on a 35mm SLR) for intimate compositions that capture the inner life of your subject with exceptional clarity and realism.

This lens was specifically developed to maximize the “pure image quality” of the full color capture system and 46MP new-generation sensor.

A lens that delivers profoundly natural images

Advanced optical architecture and precision manufacturing combined in a lens designed to faithfully deliver light information to the sensor unsullied by aberration.

The lens on the Sigma DP3 Merrill creates consistently crisp, high-contrast images with accurately rendered ultra-fine detail.

Outstanding image surface characteristics provide excellent sharpness in the plane of focus while gently transitioning to beautiful bokeh in other areas.

The best lens. The best sensor. Hallmarks of Sigma, the lens expert.

The best lens and the best sensor. These are the pillars that support Sigma's photographic philosophy in action. After all, designing and manufacturing lenses is at the core of what we do best.

This new DP lens achieves excellence in every parameter of performance, from its MTF curves to distortion and bokeh. It is truly a pinnacle of the lens maker’s art.

Sigma DP Lens 50mm F2.8 / MTF Chart

The MTF chart gives the results at the wide-open aperture.

To maximize image quality while minimizing lens barrel length, Sigma combined one SLD glass and one glass molded aspherical lens element. With high-refraction glass elements, the result is a short medium-telephoto lens exhibiting virtually ideal optical characteristics.

Focal Length Comparison with the SIGMA DP1 Merrill / DP2 Merrill

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