Mixing a comfortable wide-angle design with an ultra-fast maximum aperture, the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN is part of Sigma's Contemporary series of lenses and is designed for use with APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens is adept at working in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for selective focus control. The optical design makes use of several low dispersion and aspherical elements, which control color fringing and various aberrations in order to provide high sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Individual elements also feature a Super Multi-Layer Coating to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions. Benefitting the optical assets, this lens also sports a stepping AF motor for quick, quiet, and smooth focusing performance that suits both still photography as well as video applications.
- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Two SLD Elements, Three FLD Elements
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs
|Focal Length||16mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||83.2°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.8" / 25 cm|
|Optical Design||16 Elements in 13 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.84 x 3.63" / 72.2 x 92.3 mm|
|Weight||14.29 oz / 405 g|
|Package Weight||1.275 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6 x 4.15 x 4.15"|
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews
I keep this lens consistently mounted to my Sony a6400. I personally feel that it takes sharp images and it fits my personal needs very well. I use it to take landscape and portrait photos of people.
Good Quality Lens
The picture quality from this lens is very crisp and clear. I have the canon 22mm lens also and although there is not much of a difference between them both in terms of quality (Personal opinion), I am very pleased with it. Lens feels more solid than the cannon and heavier also.
A lovely alternative for the L system
It is kind of a big lens for the Leica TL2, but it is not heavy and balances quite well in the cameras body. The autofocus hunts a little, but after a couple of attempts get the job done. Optically, delivers beyond the price tag. There is some chromatic aberration, some distortion and some softness at f1.4, but in general you can use this little gem without any worry. I believe the 30mm f1.4 has a little more bang. But this is more dramatic and versatile. i love it.
very good quiality
very VERY good lens
Effective for the price
Photography is a hobby for me and because of that, I personally can't justify premium quality lenses and prices. However, I still want quality photos. This 16mm sigma lens met that challenge and produces good results for the price. It is much larger and heavier than other wide angle lenses, but I haven't found that to be a hinderance. I still travel with it and can carry it around easily enough. It's just an adjustment coming from the Sony 16mm pancake lens. For the reason of size and weight I did take 1 star off the review. Bottom line: I'm happy with the sharpness and fast aperture. It's a great upgrade from the kit lens that came with my Sony a6300. I will be using this lens a lot. It has proven effective at night and in slot canyons of Utah in low light conditions.
Fast aperture, quick autofocus, inexpensive
I bought this lens by mistake thinking it was a full frame lens. I own the Sony 20mm f/1.8 and I tried to use it inside my car with my Sony A7IV and it was just not quite wide enough. So, I found this lens and I thought 16mm would be perfectly wide to shoot inside my car. However, when I received it, I noticed it is an APS-C lens (my bad) and my first thought was to return it. But, I decided to at least try it to see how bad the vignetting was going to be. First, I need to change a setting on my A7IV called 'APS-C S35 Shooting' from Auto to Off. Then, the camera will disable the auto cropping it automatically applies to APS-C lenses. And I tried it and the vignetting is not that bad and it works for my particular situation. There's vignetting only on the corners and the darkness blends well with my frame (inside my car). Check the still frame I am attaching, so you can see what I mean. Then, the lens is super sharp, and the auto focus works essentially like a native Sony lens on a Sony body. Consequently, I am keeping the Sigma 16mm to make these videos inside my car. And the price is quite inexpensive for such a wonderful lens. I highly recommend you to buy it or at least try it. You can always return it if it doesn't work for your particular situation. Cheers!
Totally enjoying my new lens. Using with canon m50 mark ii looks great.
Just buy it
If you're thinking about it, do it. No complaints, this is a solid lens (literally, it's pretty hefty). Quick AF, great low light performance, great addition to your Fuji system. I'm using it on the X-S10. Not necessarily a great portrait option as you will get some edge distortion, but great for documentation and video projects. If I could change anything, I wish it was a bit more compact. This is physically the largest of the three Sigma prime contemporary lenses.
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