Sigma is finally letting the cat out of the bag after a number of rumors hit the interwebs, and, just in time for Photo Plus Expo, we’re getting the new Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DC Contemporary Lens. This lens is designed for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras, which gives it a really interesting position. On APS-C, it’s going to be a 24mm while on M43 it will be 32mm. The new lens, which is in development still, is stated to have image quality that will rival their Art lenses. For that reason, the Sigma Global vision becomes even more confusing.
Here are some important details on the new The Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DC Contemporary Lens:
- Dust and splash resistant design
- 13 groups and 16 elements
- Fast autofocus performance, which I hope Sigma really holds themselves to
- Three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements, and two molded glass aspherical elements.
Other than what we see above, details on the new Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DC Contemporary Lens are scant, except that the company is touting its bright aperture for mirrorless cameras. Indeed, it is surely appreciated; but it also makes me wonder what could’ve been done if Sigma made this lens full frame imaging circle capable. Just as Sigma released a 14mm f1.8 Art lens for DSLRs, something of the sort would have been very revolutionary for the mirrorless world and could have seriously offered Sony users a great option.
Unfortunately, as has been the case for years now, Sigma isn’t offering the Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DC Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm cameras yet. Why? I’m really, honestly not sure. I know a ton of Fujifilm users who would buy them in a heartbeat.
We also don’t have a price point yet.
On top of that we’ve also got Sigma’s new roadmap for their DN series of lenses.
More of the news is on 43Rumors.