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||1.295 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.8 x 4.3 x 4.3"|
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews
Great, if your get a good one
This lens is quite sharp, focus is fast, weight is to be expected on a f/1.4 wide angle. And the price is a steal. I have a long (40+) year history with Sigma products and one thing that hasn't gotten much better is their quality control and consistency. The first one of these lenses I got could not focus on anything. It thought it was in focus, but not even close. The second lens nailed focus. It's a tiny bit less sharp in one corner, but only on close examination. It's worth noting I'm using a m43 camera; on a APS camera, a soft corner would be more noticeable since you're using more of the image circle on the larger APS sensor. All in all, I recommend this lens, but do check yours. It's Sigma, not Zeiss, so trust but verify.
Close Up Focus
I like how the background is blurred out which keeps the close up subject clear and sharp for recording.I love it. I think it's very useful. However, distance focus has its readjustment issues for keeping the subject focus and intact from a far distance camera capture.
A Major Game Changer
I purchased this lens as an upgrade to my standard kit lens and the quality is incredible. My video is crisp, I can see the fine details of my hairs and the differen't things in my shot, I can see that beautiful bokeh effect in the background of all shots- I adore this lens.
Just what I needed
Been doing a lot of landscape photography and was looking for a wide angle lens - this one works like a charm!
If you are going to be streaming this is a must for youre Sony Zve10. It is a huge improvement over the stock lens
Image is doubled at wide open
Normally a bit softness of the image away from image center is expected at wide open for a fast lens, but this lens shows more than just softness. The image away from the center is doubled. I bought this mainly for astrophotography, as you can imagine, having the stars doubled is the last thing I want in my photos. Visible CA all the way to f/8. In fact I didn't even bother testing anything beyond f/8 as I was already extremely disappointed. CA was corrected by software as it disappears in jpeg, nothing can correct the doubled image though.
Very sharp and decent focus speed on my Fuji xt3
It does well what I need it to do.
I bought the lens for indoors event photography when the lighting is somewhat dim but I don't want to use flash. M43 cameras are not at their best under those conditions. I use post-processing to help compensate for issues with high ISO and slow shutter, but the extra two stops with this lens (vs my f/2.8 12-40mm zoom lens) are really useful. I haven't done any extensive analysis of image sharpness with the lens, but it's certainly adequate for my purposes.
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