Ronkonkoma, NY—Among recent Sigma product announcements was the Sigma 100–400mm f/5–6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens. It is Sigma’s first ultra-telephoto lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new lens will come in Sony E and L mounts. In addition, three Sigma f/1.4 L-mount lenses launched.
Sigma Corporation debuted the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN, 30mm f/1.4 DC DN and the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary interchangeable lenses for mirrorless cameras. These L-mount lenses “have achieved high-speed AF and are fully compatible with AF-C mode; in-camera image stabilization; and in-camera aberration correction,” the company announced.
Sigma F1.4 L-Mount Lenses
The new L-mount f/1.4 series lenses feature the compact, lightweight and image quality concepts of Sigma’s Contemporary lens line.
Moreover, the 16mm, 30mm and 56mm f/1.4 DC DN C lenses each benefit from a fast aperture of f/1.4. As a result, they achieve a sufficient amount of bokeh and brightness even with APS-C-format cameras, which tend to have smaller bokeh effects than 35mm-size systems. Moreover, each lens has a portable body for daily use. In addition, they cover a popular range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors also ensure smooth, swift, quiet autofocus during still and video capture.
In addition to the upcoming L-mount variations, this lens trio is available for the Sony E mount, Canon EF-M mount as well as Micro Four Thirds camera systems.
The 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a high-performance wide-angle prime lens in a compact package. It has a suggested retail price of $449.
What’s more, the 30mm f.1.4 DC DN Contemporary is lighter and brighter with Art line image quality but Contemporary compactness. It retails for $339.
Finally, the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary also offers smooth AF for video shooting. It sells for $479.
The Sigma f/1.4 mirrorless L-mount lenses start shipping on July 10, 2020.
Among the trio’s key benefits is that they are optimized for autofocus using the L mount. “With the AF drive control program and high-speed communication tuned for each lens, shooting at speed with high-precision AF control was achieved,” Sigma notes. In addition, the lenses support AF-C mode.
Moreover, they are compatible with in-camera image stabilization. The camera will automatically detect the focal length of each lens and optimize image stabilization performance. Further, they are fully compatible with in-camera aberration correction (for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion).
In addition, their mount features a special sealing to make the lenses a solution for a variety of shooting conditions.
Sigma Mirrorless Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011
In a related announcement, Sigma introduced its TC-1411 and TC-2011 teleconverters for use with Sigma L-mount mirrorless lenses. Mounted between a lens and the camera body, the TC-1411 magnifies the focal length of the camera by 1.4x; the TC-2011 by 2x.
Moreover, the teleconverters preserve the image quality of the lens while extending the focal length for added zoom capability. In addition, they have dust- and splashproof construction comparable to that of Sigma Sports line lenses. Lightweight and compact, these accessories will upgrade lens performance to an ultra-telephoto focal length without the need for additional lenses.
The Sigma TC-1411 and TC-2011 also ship on July 10, 2020 for $399 and $429, respectively.