When designing the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens, Sigma kept mirrorless users in mind. This lens is set to be the widest Sigma lens available for APS-C Sony and Micro Four Third mirrorless cameras.
The lens is a wide-angle prime lens designed for APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It has a 24mm equivalent focal length, and its maximum aperture is f/1.4, which should allow it to do well in low-light conditions and produce shallower depth of field effects.
B&H Photo Video says that the lens’ stepping AF motor benefits both photographers and videographers because it allows it to have a “fast, precise, and near-silent performance.”
The optical design for this lens is reported to incorporate three FLD elements, two SLD elements, and two molded aspherical elements, which Sigma says will help reduce color fringing, chromatic aberrations, and spherical aberrations to ensure sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy from edge to edge. It’s also supposed to have a rounded nine-blade diaphragm that B&H Photo Video says creates “pleasing bokeh quality.”
Sigma says that they’ve added a Super Multi-Layer Coating to the 16mm f/1.4 so the lens will have minimal amounts of flares and ghosting and have a the ability to create contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even if you are shooting in backlit situations.
There is no word on what the pricing will be for the lens, nor is there a release date, but we’re sure that information will be coming soon from Sigma. Learn more about this lens at bhphotovideo.com.