Sigma has entered the FUJIFILM mirrorless world equipped with a trio of Contemporary lenses: a 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4. Occupying three popular focal lengths and sharing a bright, f/1.4 maximum aperture, the new lenses provide a solid foundation for Sigma to increase the number of its X-Mount offerings over time.
Starting with the widest of the three, the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary translates to the 35mm equivalent of 24mm when used on cameras with FUJIFILM’s APS-C sensor. Perfect for landscape, architecture, and street photography, this lens has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8" and maximum magnification of 1:9.9. Boasting the most complex optical design of the new lenses, it consists of 16 elements arranged in 13 groups to keep images sharp and distortion minimal. Unsurprisingly, it is also the heftiest of the three, measuring 2.8 × 3.6" and weighing 14.3 oz. It accepts a 67mm front filter.
With an equivalent focal length of 45mm, the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary occupies the middle ground of Sigma’s initial offering for X-Mount, providing a versatile focal length useful for everything from street to portraits. Comprising 9 elements arranged in 7 groups, this everyday carry can focus as close as 11.8", providing a maximum magnification of 1:7. It is the lightest of the new lenses, weighing 9.7 oz and measuring 2.6 × 2.9". It accepts a 52mm front filter.
Last, but not least, the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary provides the 35mm equivalent of 84mm, making it the lens of choice for portrait photographers considering Sigma’s new collection. Optically, it consists of 10 elements in 6 groups, can focus up to 19.7" and has a maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It is the smallest of the new lenses, measuring just 2.6 × 2.4" and weighing 9.9 oz. It accepts 55mm filters.
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