A new lightweight wide angled Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens designed for Sony E-mount APS-C and Micro Four thirds cameras was recently announced. Featuring 16 elements in 13 groups made out of the finest material to effectively minimise optical aberrations and offers superb resolution at wide-open aperture.
The Sigma 16mm 1.4 DC DN lens - an addition to the Sigma Contemporary lineup - is a high performance prime with a large aperture of F1.4. The Contemporary line is part of Sigma Global Vision and is the perfect blend of image quality and compact size. The large aperture is great for low light and for creating depth of field and its small size makes it highly portable.
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.
Sigma 16mm f1.4 E mount Features:
• E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
• 24mm (35mm Equivalent)
• Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
• 3 FLD, 2 SLD, and 2 Aspherical Elements
• Super Multi-Layer Coating
• Stepping AF Motor
• Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
• Weather-Sealed TSC Construction
According to Sigma, the structure of the optical system gently bends light to minimize sagittal coma flare and deliver optimal optical performance from the centre of the frame to the edges. The result is a smooth, round bokeh effect with ample light volume throughout the frame.
No price yet, anticipated to be released by end of year.