Sigma has announced pricing and availability for its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, which was introduced at the 2017 PhotoPlus Expo last month. The Global Vision lens is scheduled for late November delivery, with a price of $449. We reviewed the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary recently and look forward to a hands-on test with this new lens.
The first interchangeable lens for mirrorless E-mount cameras in APS-C format with a 24mm focal length and ƒ/1.4 aperture (35mm equivalent), the prime is the second lens in the series, joining the 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens, released in 2016. When use on Micro Four Thirds camera systems, it provides a 32mm focal length. With a stepping motor designed to deliver superfast, quiet autofocus, Sigma says the lens delivers image quality rivaling its premium Art series lenses
The 16mm wide-angle features a compact and lightweight build. Its lens body is dust- and splash-proof for performance in challenging weather conditions. The lens comes with a large petal-type lens hood.
Get more information about the Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens on the Sigma website.
See the press release below:
Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
Shipping at the end of November for a retail price of $449.00 USD
Ronkonkoma, NY – November 9, 2017 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its brand new Global Vision 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens for APS-C mirrorless Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds camera systems will be available at the end of November for $449.00 USD through authorized US retailers. The fast aperture, wide-angle 16mm prime lens is the first lens offered for Sony E-mount systems to feature a 24mm F1.4 focal length (35mm equivalent) and aperture. On Micro Four Thirds systems, it offers a 32mm focal length. Lightweight and compact, the 16mm F1.4 is equipped with a stepping motor designed for fast, ultra-smooth, and accurate autofocus performance for both still and video capture. Key features include a dust- and splash-proof mount, nine rounded aperture blades, advanced lens coatings to minimize flare and ghosting, and a reversible and removable petal-type hood. Full technical specifications can be found on the Sigma website at: www.sigmaphoto.com/16mm-f1-4-dc-dn-c.
About Sigma Global Vision Contemporary Line
Featuring the very latest technology, and combining optical performance with compactness, Sigma’s high-performance Contemporary line covers a wide range of needs. The innovative line bears the hallmark of a “true all arounder” lens. Contemporary primes and zooms cover popular focal lengths, capturing with stunning clarity the versatility of life from family moments, street photography, to photo journalism, and travel. Like all Sigma Global Vision lenses, each Contemporary lens is manufactured at the Sigma factory in Aizu Japan and is individually inspected before shipping.
About Sigma Corporation
Craftsmanship. Precision. Dedication. Since 1961, Sigma has been devoted to the pursuit of advancing photographic technology. Unique to the industry, the family-owned business produces its high-quality, award-winning cine and camera lenses, DSLR and mirrorless cameras, flashes, filters and accessories from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan.
In 2012, the company introduced the Sigma Global Vision with three distinct lens lines: Art, Contemporary and Sport. Designed for industry camera mount systems including Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sony and Sigma, each lens is handcrafted and tested in Japan to ensure a high-performance, premium product that is purpose-built to last.
Sigma continues its tradition of imaging excellence with the mirrorless sd Quattro, sd Quattro H and the compact dp Quattro camera line. Leveraging the ultra-high resolution Foveon sensor, the Sigma Quattro cameras are designed to produce the highest quality image with every shot.