Sigma X Mount F1.4 Prime DC DN Contemporary Lenses Announced

Sigma X Mount F1.4 Prime DC DN Contemporary Lenses Announced


Ronkonkoma, NY—Sigma Corporation of America announced the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for X-mount mirrorless cameras. Initially, the company will release three Sigma X mount F1.4 prime DC DN Contemporary lenses. They are the  16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary and 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. What’s more, the lineup will expand in the future.

Over the years, Sigma has built an extensive lineup of bright prime lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto. Now, for mirrorless cameras, it is developing a range of interchangeable lenses that feature a lightweight, compact package for daily shooting. “DC DN lenses for mirrorless cameras deliver superior performance covering the key focal lengths,” the company announced.

A Trio of Sigma X Mount F1.4 Prime DC DN | C Lenses

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

This model was touted as “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 f/1.4 brightness.”

Sharing its development concept with the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | C, the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary employs a lens structure with 16 elements in 13 groups. It effectively minimizes optical aberrations to offer high resolution at wide-open apertures and throughout the aperture range.

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Integrating Sigma’s latest technologies, it also digitally corrects optical distortion. Further, Sigma’s inner focus technologies and lighter lens elements in the focus lens group make possible a more compact actuator.

In addition, its optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth, quiet autofocus during video shooting. Moreover, the special design of the focus lens group allows fast and smooth AF performance for videography.

Moreover, the lens offers stability whether the photographer is shooting handheld or places the camera on a surface. Further, its rugged brass bayonet mount uses a special sealing for a dust and splash resistance. Already available in  E, MFT, EF-M and L mounts, the X-mount version will retail for $374.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

This large-aperture standard lens gives mirrorless cameras owners the opportunity to shoot wide open with f/1.4 brightness. With a 9-bladed rounded diaphragm, the lens also produces a pleasing bokeh effect.

Photographers can use its shallow depth of field at wide-open aperture to take portraits as well as tabletop still life shots. Or photographers can close the aperture for greater depth of field and shoot landscapes or snapshots.

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary in X mount will retail for $264.

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The third addition is this smallest mid-tele lens in its class. While retaining the compact form and image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, it provides the amount of bokeh and brightness expected from f/1.4 lenses even in the mid-tele range.

Like its siblings, this lens employs a combination of optical design and stepping motor to enable smooth, quiet autofocus even during video recording. Its durable brass mount is also treated to enhance its strength.

Moreover, axial color aberration, which is difficult to eliminate by image processing, is corrected by incorporating an SLD glass element. In addition, Sigma’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting.

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

As with the other lenses in the line, an included lens hood blocks out extraneous light. It, too, uses a 9-blade rounded diaphragm to create an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image. It has a suggested retail price of $404.

Made in Japan, all three f/1.4 prime lenses for the X mount will reach retail in April 2022.