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/2.8, 30mm f/2.8, 60mm 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
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.
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.