posted Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST


Designed specifically for mirrorless users, Sigma has announced the new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary wide angle prime lens. The lens will be released for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount. On Sony E-mount APS-C cameras, the new 16mm f/1.4 will offer an equivalent focal length of 24mm (35mm equivalent) and on MFT cameras, the lens will offer a 32mm focal length (35mm equivalent).

The lens has been designed to be lightweight and compact and shares its styling with the other DC DN lens in Sigma's dedicated mirrorless lens lineup, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary. With a maximum diameter of 2.8 inches (72.2 millimeters) and a length of 3.6 inches (92.3 millimeters), the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is definitely a small lens given its fast maximum aperture. It also weighs in at a lightweight 14.3 ounces (405 grams).

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary

Optically speaking, the new 16mm f/1.4 lens has 16 elements across 13 groups and incorporates Sigma's latest optical technologies to minimize aberrations and reduce ghosting. The camera uses a stepping motor for autofocus and has been designed to fully utilize Sony's Hybrid AF technology.

There is no pricing or release information available yet but Sigma has also announced that they are working on adding a telephoto lens to the DC DN lens series. For more information on the latest announcement from Sigma, click here.