Three Sigma F1.4 Contemporary Prime Lenses for Nikon Z Mount

Three Sigma F1.4 Contemporary Prime Lenses for Nikon Z Mount


Ronkonkoma, NY—Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation, introduced interchangeable lenses for the Nikon Z-mount system. Sigma will release three Sigma F1.4 Contemporary prime lenses: the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary and 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary in Z-mount versions.

Moreover, all three are currently available in five mounts: the Sony E mount, Canon EF-M mount, Fujifilm X mount, Micro Four Thirds mount as well as the L mount. The three new lenses will allow Nikon photographers to use Sigma lenses in the native mount on their Z system cameras.

Three Sigma F1.4 Contemporary Prime Lenses

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The large-diameter, wide-angle Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary was the 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 new 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary also provides f/1.4 brightness. In addition, it features a lens structure with 16 elements in 13 groups. The design employs two SLD (special low dispersion) elements, three FLD (fluorite equivalent) elements and two aspherical elements.

It also boasts super multilayer coating. Consequently, the lens effectively minimizes optical aberrations and offers high resolution at wide-open aperture and throughout the aperture range.

Furthermore, its optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting. With a rounded 9-blade diaphragm and a brass bayonet mount, the lens employs a special sealing for dust and splash resistance.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

This large-aperture standard lens gives Z mirrorless camera owners the opportunity to shoot wide open, with f/1.4 brightness. Photographers will appreciate the bokeh effect that only a large-aperture lens can offer.

Leveraging Sigma’s latest technologies and design insights, the new lens fulfills the concept of the Contemporary line, “in which varied elements come together in optimal balance.” It uses two aspherical elements, one high-refractive index element and super multilayer coating.

Photographers can also use its shallow depth of field at wide-open aperture to take portraits and tabletop still life shots. Or they can close the aperture for greater depth of field and shoot landscapes or snapshots. Sigma F1.4 Contemporary prime lenses-Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary Sigma 90mm f/2.8 DG DN | Contemporary SIgma-Logo-Black covid-19

In addition, the lens has a 60mm-equivalent focal length on Micro Four Thirds cameras, 48mm-equivalent on Canon EF-M cameras and 45mm-equivalent on other systems. It also features a rounded 9-blade diaphragm.

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Sigma says this mid-tele lens is the smallest in its class for APS-C mirrorless cameras. While retaining the compact, lightweight concepts of the Contemporary line, it achieves the amount of bokeh and brightness expected from f/1.4 lenses, even in the mid-tele range.

It also employs a rounded 9-blade diaphragm along with one SLD element and two aspherical elements.

Sigma did not release a launch date or pricing.