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

Stunning. And stirring.

Specially developed to dramatically expand your visual horizons. Designed to render the world as sharply, clearly and vividly as possible. 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 high-end, fixed-lens 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 DP1 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).

The wide-angle focal length (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm SLR) of this lens creates a dynamic, dramatic sense of perspective that expands beyond what we see with the human eye.

Developed to maximize the "pure image quality" of the full color capture system, this new lens renders scenes with astounding naturalness and clarity.

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.

Excellent peripheral illumination assures 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.

The lens on the Sigma DP1 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.

Sigma DP Lens 19mm F2.8 MTF chart

The construction of the special-design lens

To maximize image quality while minimizing lens barrel length, Sigma combined one FLD glass and two glass molded aspherical lens elements with one high-refraction glass element. The result is a short lens exhibiting virtually ideal optical characteristics in a “Wide angle” focal length.

Focal Length Comparison with the SIGMA DP2 Merrill

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