Sigma Officially Announced the Development of 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

Sigma today officially announced the development of Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, which is designed for Sony APS-C E-mount and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. Like the existing 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features SIGMA’s latest design technologies to offer F1.4 brightness while minimizing optical aberrations.

The US pricing is not yet announced, however, the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is already listed at B&H.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format/Micro Four Thirds System
  • 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • 3 FLD, 2 SLD, and 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Stepping AF Motor
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed TSC Construction



Lens Construction 16 Elements in 13 Groups
Angle of View (DC) 83.4º
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9 (Rounded)
Mininum Aperture f16
Minimum Focusing Distance 9.8 in
Filter Size (mm) 67mm
Maximum Magnifications 1: 9.9
(Diameter x Length)
φ72.2mm×92.3mm / 2.8in. ×3.6in
Weight 14.3 oz
Corresponding Mounts
Micro Four Thirds
Sony E-mount

Here is the full press release:

Development of SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The SIGMA Corporation is pleased to announce the development of a new high-performance, large-diameter wide-angle lens, SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary.

This is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness. This is the large-diameter wide-angle lens for which mirrorless camera users have been waiting.

With an optical system that rivals that of interchangeable lenses for full-size SLRs, the lens features a wide variety of high-tech optical elements. SIGMA has crafted a lens that leverages optical aberration minimization via the in-camera digital correction. This lens effectively minimizes optical aberrations and offers superb resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range. The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting, while the mount features special sealing creating a dust- and splash-proof design.

Release date and price: TBD
Accessory: Petal type lens hood (LH716-01)
Corresponding AF mounts: Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds

You can find further information at Sigma.

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