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 DP2 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 "standard" focal length (equivalent to a 45mm lens on a 35mm SLR) of this lens gives a perspective that closely approximates the characteristics of 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.
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 DP2 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 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.
To maximize image quality while minimizing lens barrel length, Sigma combined one glass molded aspherical element with three high-refraction glass elements. The result is a short lens with flat MTF curves, exhibiting virtually ideal optical characteristics in a “standard” focal length.