History

    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-proof design.

    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-proof construction

    The mount features a special sealing 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 Shooting

    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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