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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon EF-M

BH #SI1614EFM • MFR #402971
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Canon EF-M
Key Features
  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 25.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Two SLD Elements, Three FLD Elements
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 Canon EF-M-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.
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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview

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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 Canon EF-M-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.

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 Canon EF-M-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 25.6mm 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 Multi-Layer 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 for ensured accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing is incorporated in the mount design to render it dust- and splash-resistant.
UPC: 085126402716

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs

Focal Length16mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 25.6mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF-M
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83.2°
Minimum Focus Distance9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.84 x 3.63" / 72.2 x 92.3 mm
Weight14.29 oz / 405 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 4.3 x 4.2"

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

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By Gj
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

Very sharp and decent focus speed on my Fuji xt3

A Major Game Changer

By Jeannette
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

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

By Smrithan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-04

Been doing a lot of landscape photography and was looking for a wide angle lens - this one works like a charm!

Streaming must

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

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

By Mingzhe
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-23

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.

Excellent MFT lens

By Aaron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

I have been loving this lens on my Lumix GH5. Shallow depth of field makes for some classic photos, and the 1.4 does wonders in low light for video. Highly recommend for MFT shooters.

It does well what I need it to do.

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

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.

Close Up Focus

By Simeon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

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.

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