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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E)

BH #SI1614S • MFR #402965
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/1.4 to f/16
  • 24mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Stepping Motor AF System
Combining 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 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 multilayered 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.
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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview

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Combining 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 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 multilayered 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.

As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
Wide-angle prime is designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 24mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects.
Two special low dispersion (SLD) elements and three F low dispersion (FLD) elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements are used to limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
A super multilayered coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
A stepping AF motor benefits both photographers and videographers with its fast, precise, and near-silent performance.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass to ensure accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing in the mount design renders it dust and splash resistant.
UPC: 085126402655

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16mm (35mm Equivalent: 24mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83.2°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.1x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.295 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8 x 4.3 x 4.3"

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

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is this lens good for the Sony A7Riii ?

is this lens good for the Sony A7Riii ?
Asked by: Diego
Not really, this is a lens for cropped sensors and will reduce the resolution by about 40%. If you are searching Sigma lenses, make sure they have a DG designation instead of a DC designation.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-01-19

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What are the physical dimensions of the lens with the hood attached? I have ordered the lens and looking to get a lens case that fits the lens with the hood on. Thanks
Asked by: Theekshana A.
The lens by itself is approximately 2.84 x 3.63 / 72.2 x 92.3 mm. The hood adds about 2.41 /61.21mm for a total of 5.24 /133.3mm.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How does this compare to the sony 20mm 2.8? I ...

How does this compare to the sony 20mm 2.8? I have the a6000.
Asked by: Ana
Wider angle of view and better in low light performance
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19

How long is the warranty?

How long is the warranty?
Asked by: Zhikang
This has Limited 1-Year Warranty and Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Warranty Extension
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-21

I'm thinking of using this lens on an IR-modified ...

I'm thinking of using this lens on an IR-modified Sony A6400. Any reports of IR hotspots with this lens?
Asked by: Ron
Unfortunately, I ended up purchasing this lens to use with my IR-converted A6400 camera. The IR hotspots are HORRIBLE when using this lens!
Answered by: Ron
Date published: 2021-02-18

Will this lens work with the Sony A5100?

Will this lens work with the Sony A5100?
Asked by: Lanis
Yes it will
Answered by: Jim
Date published: 2021-07-16

How does this lens compare to the Sony Zeiss ...

How does this lens compare to the Sony Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens? I shoot primarily landscapes. When shooting multi-image panoramas at 16mm, the stitching software (LR, PS, Hugin) has trouble creating a pano without alot of distortion. Just wonder if this prime lens might do a better job?
Asked by: Rick
I'm not familiar with the Zeiss lens, but have been able to create some very satisfactory Panoramas with edge to edge sharpness. I'm quite pleased with the lens and would heartily recommend it to anyone.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-17

how is this different from the kit 16-50mm ...

how is this different from the kit 16-50mm powerzoom my camera came with, I'm worried they are too similar and I am wasting money?
Asked by: Justine
Like my friends before me answered, I just wanted to highlight how sharp and good in low light this lens is. Superb.
Answered by: Andre
Date published: 2019-08-24
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