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Sigma to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

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Sigma is ready to introduce a new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens soon. We expect the wide-angle prime optic will become official this week at PhotoPlus Expo 2017. Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds.

Actually the rumor mill were expecting a new 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS Sport lens that will replace the current 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM version. It seems like this telephoto-zoom appears to be coming at a later date.

Sigma currently has four DN-series lenses for mirrorless cameras. They are Sigma 19mm f/2.830mm f/2.860mm f/2.8 and the latest 30mm F1.4 DC DN. The Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens would be the second budget-friendly fast aperture optic after the 30mm version.

Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Development Announcement

Sigma to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens

These lenses from Sigma are designed to use on mirrorless cameras for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds systems.

The ‘DC’ means it completely covers APS-C, and more than micro four thirds sensors.  The ‘DN’ (digital neo) deisgnation means it has a ‘short flange back distance for mirrorless cameras.

So, fast Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens will provide a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm for Sony E-mount and 32mm for Micro Four Thirds bodies. It would be useful for perfect for low-light, indoor and street shootings especially with Sony A6500 and Olympus E-M1 mirrorless cameras.

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.

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