Sigma announces the development of a new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens

Sigma officially announced the development of the new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds. The release date and price are TBD (check US pricing here). The lens hood will be available as an accessory (LH716-01).

Update: the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary mirrorless lens will be released on November 19th.

In addition to the new 16mm f/1.4 and the already existing 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, Sigma is also planning to release another middle telephoto lens for Sony E-mount and MFT (between 45mm and 90mm focal length, maybe even between 60mm and 90mm):

Sample photos can be found here. Lens design, MTF chart and 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.

Additional information can be found here.

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