A new solution for
mirrorless camera users
Combining F1.4 brightness
and a compact body
Introducing a new high-performance,
large-diameter wide-angle lens

Offering an opportunity to experience
the fun of shooting wide open, with F1.4 brightness

The new SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness. The lens for Micro Four Thirds offers a 32mm focal length (35mm equivalent) with the same f-number of 1.4. This is the large-diameter wide-angle lens for which mirrorless camera users have been waiting.

Developed to feature a lightweight, compact package for everyday use, SIGMA DN lenses for mirrorless cameras deliver superior performance covering the key focal lengths. The new lens builds on the success of the 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, which SIGMA released in 2016 as the first in a new series of prime lenses for mirrorless cameras. The 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary also combines F1.4 brightness with top-level optical performance.

Sharing its development concept with the SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features a lens structure with 16 elements in 13 groups and includes the finest materials. This lens effectively minimizes optical aberrations and offers superb resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range. The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting, while the mount features a special sealing for a dust and splash resistant structure.

DC
DN

Features

A new system for mirrorless cameras

Following the 30mm F1.4,
the next in the series: the 16mm F1.4

Over the years, SIGMA has built an extensive lineup of bright prime lenses ranging from wide-angle to telephoto. Now, for mirrorless cameras, SIGMA is developing a range of interchangeable lenses that feature a lightweight, compact package for convenient daily shooting while delivering superior performance and covering the key focal lengths.

Released in 2016 as the first of a new series of prime lenses for mirrorless cameras, the 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary combined F1.4 brightness with top-level optical performance. In order to achieve this low f-number in a large-diameter Contemporary lens, SIGMA took on a wide variety of challenges, leveraging its latest optical design technologies, incorporating updated video capabilities, and utilizing in-camera digital correction* to further improve the lens’s optical quality. While prioritizing optical performance, SIGMA developed a lightweight, compact package with steady AF that is truly easy to operate.

Like the 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features SIGMA’s latest design technologies to offer F1.4 brightness while minimizing optical aberrations.

* Limited to what the camera supports.

EOS-M series cameras incompatible with aberration correction

Cameras incompatible with distortion correction
EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M100, EOS M10, EOS M3, EOS M2, EOS M

A member of the high-performance Contemporary line,
featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies

For optimal balance with light, compact camera bodies with a short flange back distance, SIGMA designed the new SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary lens to be extremely compact. Moreover, the special design of the focus lens group allows fast and smooth AF performance for videography and more. This lens combines a compact design and comfortable operation while prioritizing outstanding image quality. Featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies, this lens digitally corrects optical distortion.

The stepping motor delivers excellent autofocus with quiet performance.

The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting. The lens design fully accommodates the Fast Hybrid AF of Sony E-mount cameras for super-fast autofocus functionality. Using face recognition AF results in consistent autofocusing on faces, even as the subjects move.

Combining compactness with outstanding optical performance

The SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features SIGMA’s inner focus technologies, while lighter lens elements in the focus lens group make possible a more compact actuator. Moreover, this lens offers outstanding stability whether the photographer is shooting handheld or has the camera placed on a surface. Structurally, the lens features materials and parts that contribute to its compact, lightweight structure. In summary, this is an unprecedented lens that combines outstanding optical performance with exceptional portability and usability.

  • FLD glass
  • SLD glass
  • Aspherical lens

Large lens hood (supplied) to keep out harmful rays

The lens hood cuts harmful rays that can negatively affect photographs while also minimizing reflectivity within the hood itself. The hood also features a rubber construction and a non-slip groove to make it easy to hold in a variety of shooting situations.

High-precision,
rugged brass bayonet mount

The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.

Mount with Dust and Splash Resistant Structure

The mount features a special sealing* for a dust and splash resistant structure to make the lens an excellent choice in a wide variety of conditions.

*Except for Canon EF-M mount

Image quality rivaling
that of our Art line lenses

Minimizing sagittal coma flare

With 16 elements in 13 groups, the optical system features a multitude of high-tech and high-end components, including three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements, and two molded glass aspherical elements. This optical system minimizes optical aberrations and ensures outstanding resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range. In particular, the two aspherical lens elements have ultra-high-precision surfaces polished to tolerances under 10 nanometers, minimizing the onion ring bokeh effect that some aspherical elements produce and ensuring clear image quality throughout the frame. In addition, the structure of the optical system gently bends light to minimize sagittal coma flare and deliver optimal optical performance from the center of the frame to the edges. The result is a smooth, round bokeh effect with ample light volume throughout the frame.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

Bright prime functionality to experience photography at its best

A bright prime lens is the ideal way to experience the essence of the art of photography. Simply select a focal length that matches the image and enjoy complete control of the depth of field.
The 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is the world’s first interchangeable lens for mirrorless Sony E-mount cameras in the APS-C format to offer a 24mm focal length (35mm equivalent) and F1.4 brightness. The lens for Micro Four Thirds offers a 32mm focal length (35mm equivalent) with the same bright F1.4 aperture. This is the large-diameter wide-angle lens for which mirrorless camera users have been waiting.

Rounded diaphragm

The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

ESSENTIALS

You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
in every product

Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

Specifications

16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Lens Construction

  • FLD glass
  • SLD glass
  • ASPHERICAL LENS

Lens Construction

16 elements in 13 groups

Angle of View

  • Sony E-Mount
    83.2°
  • Canon EF Mount
    79.9°
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
    68.1°
  • L-Mount
    83.2°

Number of Diaphragm Blades

9(Rounded diaphragm)

Minimum Aperture

F16

Minimum Focusing Distance

25cm / 9.8in.

Maximum Magnification Ratio

1:9.9

Filter size

φ67mm

Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

  • Sony E-Mount
    φ72.2mm × 92.3mm
  • Canon EF-M Mount
    φ72.2mm × 92.3mm
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
    φ72.2mm × 91.1mm
  • L-Mount
    φ72.2mm × 90.3mm
  • *The length of a lens is measured from the filter surface to its mount.

Weight

  • Sony E-Mount
    405g
  • Canon EF-M Mount
    405g
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
    395g
  • L-Mount
    415g

Edition Number

C017

Supplied Accessories

Petal type lens hood(LH716-01)supplied

Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

  • Sony E-Mount
    00-85126-40265-5
  • Canon EF-M Mount
    00-85126-40271-6
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
    00-85126-40263-1
  • L-Mount
    00-85126-40269-3

Technologies

Performance / Data

MTF Chart

Diffraction MTF

Geometrical MTF

The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
10lp/mm
30lp/mm

MTF chart guide

Product Lineup

16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

  • Sony E-mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type lens hood(LH716-01)supplied

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-40265-5
  • Canon EF-M mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type lens hood(LH716-01)supplied

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-40271-6
  • Micro Four Thirds mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type lens hood(LH716-01)supplied

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-40263-1
  • L-Mount

    Supplied Accessories

    Petal type lens hood(LH716-01)supplied

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-40269-3

Accessories

Supplied Accessories

LENS HOOD LH716-01

Barcode No.
00-85126-93493-4

FRONT CAP LCF-67mm Ⅲ

Barcode No.
00-85126-92947-3

REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

* The image is for SIGMA.

  • L-Mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93725-6
  • Sony E-mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92987-9
  • Micro Four Thirds mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-92986-2
  • Canon EF-M mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93831-4

Separately Sold Accessories

WR CERAMIC PROTECTOR 67mm

With many applications in aerospace and other industries, glass ceramic is an extremely tough type of crystallized glass that serves as the foundation for Clear Glass Ceramic. While featuring the high transmittance required of optical devices, this advanced new material combines greater hardness than chemically strengthened glass and greater flexibility than sapphire crystal glass. These qualities make Clear Glass Ceramic the ideal material for protective lens filters.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93180-3

PROTECTOR 67mm

Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93107-0

WR PROTECTOR 67mm

Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93094-3

WR UV FILTER 67mm

UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93068-4

WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 67mm

PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

* Thinner frame wide type.

Barcode No.
00-85126-93081-3

USB DOCK UD-11

  • L-Mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-87869-6
  • Canon EF-M mount

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-87871-9

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