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Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »

A few weeks ago Sigma announced that they would be announcing a new lens, and it looks like the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary is going to be it.


We assumed it would be a new 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS sport, but for the moment, that appears to be coming at a later date.


I suspect we’ll see an announcement for the 16mm f/1.4 DC some time this week.












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Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 09:50:28 AM »
If this is anything like the Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC DN then it will be a welcome addition! ...I have a family member shooting the 30mm on a Sony MILC and gets great results. But they also want/need a fast, wide/ultra-wide with AF and this sounds like it will beat any options out there (but it does look big! Would also be nice if it was a little wider...). Keep'em coming Sigma!
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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 10:08:06 AM »
If this is anything like the Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC DN then it will be a welcome addition! ...I have a family member shooting the 30mm on a Sony MILC and gets great results. But they also want/need a fast, wide/ultra-wide with AF and this sounds like it will beat any options out there (but it does look big! Would also be nice if it was a little wider...). Keep'em coming Sigma!

It's not really ultra-wide. It's 25.6mm equiv on APS-C.

BTW ... I have the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 ... and it is great. I'll check out this new lens, but I already wish it was wider.

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 11:17:08 AM »
It's a DN lens, hence for mirrorless mounts. Currently DN lenses only exist in µ4/3 and Sony E mounts; Sigma could decide to propose additional versions in Canon EF-M and/or Fujifilm X mounts.

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 11:22:42 AM »
A 24mm (Nikon) / 25.6mm (Canon) f/1.4 prime for crop is filling a Fuji-shaped niche in either mount's lineup:  fast primes for crop that are no bigger than they need to be for crop.

Thinking of this like a 24 1.4 on FF, I'm not sure how much reportage / environmental portraiture is happening on crop, but I imagine that some hiking landscapers might want to shoot astro and not require a heavier FF body and much heavier FF lens to do so.

So I'm guessing some small portion of the APS-C world is kicking its heels at this news.

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 11:26:38 AM »
It's a DN lens, hence for mirrorless mounts. Currently DN lenses only exist in µ4/3 and Sony E mounts; Sigma could decide to propose additional versions in Canon EF-M and/or Fujifilm X mounts.

See pics -- looks like they may have changed their branding here.  This is is listed as "DC DN", i.e. both formats.

According to Sigma:

DC = Crop SLR

DN = Crop mirrorless

Any chance they'll just announce a 16mm f/1.4 prime for all the usual crop formats?

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 11:31:06 AM »
Also:  why aren't we seeing an AF/MF switch in the photos?  Either they put it between 3:00 and 9:00 on the cylinder (i.e. below the midline of the mount) or there is no AF/MF switch.

The same is not true of their other DC glass from what I can see here:
https://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/dc-for-aps-c

In other words, we should see a switch in a top view.  So ...any chance this is an MF only lens?  Surely not, right?

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 11:31:06 AM »

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 11:54:22 AM »
It's a DN lens, hence for mirrorless mounts. Currently DN lenses only exist in µ4/3 and Sony E mounts; Sigma could decide to propose additional versions in Canon EF-M and/or Fujifilm X mounts.

See pics -- looks like they may have changed their branding here.  This is is listed as "DC DN", i.e. both formats.

According to Sigma:

DC = Crop SLR

DN = Crop mirrorless

Any chance they'll just announce a 16mm f/1.4 prime for all the usual crop formats?

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According to Sigma:

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/

Quote from: Sigma Global Vision
DG = 35mm full-frame
DC = APS-C size
DN = mirrorless

There is currently one DC DN lens, the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary (not to be confused with the 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM | Art). It only exists in µ4/3 and Sony E mounts.

https://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/contemporary/c_30_14/specifications/

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 11:57:51 AM »
Also:  why aren't we seeing an AF/MF switch in the photos?  Either they put it between 3:00 and 9:00 on the cylinder (i.e. below the midline of the mount) or there is no AF/MF switch.

The same is not true of their other DC glass from what I can see here:
https://www.sigmaphoto.com/lenses/dc-for-aps-c

In other words, we should see a switch in a top view.  So ...any chance this is an MF only lens?  Surely not, right?

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There isn't any visible AF/MF switch on the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary either.


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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2017, 12:01:29 PM »
A few weeks ago<a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/sigma-to-announce-new-lens-ahead-of-the-pdn-photoplus-expo-beginning-on-october-26-2017/"> Sigma announced that they would be announcing a new lens</a>, and it looks like the 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary is going to be it.</p>
<p>We assumed it would be a new 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS sport, but for the moment, that appears to be coming at a later date.</p>


We'll see a 70-200 sooner or later, but not before
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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2017, 12:37:17 PM »
I hope Sigma adds support for EF-M mount with their DN lenses as right now it only supports 2 systems.

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2017, 12:47:56 PM »
very interesting. have the 30mm 2.8, 30mm 1.4 and the 18mm 2.8 for my other system (a6500) DN. this would be a nice additon, wider, faster.  I was looking at the Sigma 14mm 1.8 yesterday for the Canon, Ohhhhhh. . .  Sigma is on a rampage. . .

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2017, 12:55:48 PM »
Ha ha!  I'm quite interested in the 198mm!

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2017, 01:05:05 PM »
Ha ha!  I'm quite interested in the 198mm!

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A 198mm one is kind of on the short side for me, but 200 is way too long. 199 is just perfect!

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 01:59:57 PM »
I’m finally getting a Fuji, but the Samyang 12mm f2 looks like the ultimate wide angle lens for crop ILC’s.

18mm f2.8 Full Frame equivalent for $350 sounds really good, even if it does have a lot of CA the Coma values are almost unmatched by any other lens (I don’t think I’ve heard of any lens doing better for Astro).

The worst part about f1.4 lenses is they tend to vignette badly and have poor transmission values, one of the best things about the Sigma 18-35A is it’s a T2.0 lens, where many f1.4 lenses end up at T1.8, you give up very little by getting the slightly slower lens.

If Sigma wants to make a splash with a 16f1.4 the bar is already quite high. If they can make it low coma, low CA, under 1% distortion (or under 2% with clean barrel distortion), low vignetting, and super sharp... I know it sounds like a miracle but that’s where the bar is set if they want to give people an improvement.
The upside is this is very near the flange distance on most ILC’s so the design of the lens elements should have similar characteristics to a 35mm SLR lens.
16mm is a bit narrow for “wide angle” on crop sensors but I do remember lots of people saying 24mm Full Frame is their favorite street shooting lens as it represents the “human perspective” of “being there” quite well.
This could be a favorite lens of many... If it comes to more than just Sony (the crop on M4/3 is just too ridiculous to take seriously at all).

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Re: Sigma Set to Announce 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2017, 01:59:57 PM »