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Sigma Unveils 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary Mirrorless Lens on Eve of PhotoPlus Expo 2017

October 24, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Sigma got an early jump on the PhotoPlus Expo competition with a new lens: the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN.

The new prime lens will be available for Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount cameras. According to Sigma, it’s the world’s first E-mount lens in an APS-C format to offer a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm with an f/1.4 aperture.

When mounted to a Micro Four Thirds body, the 16mm offers a 32mm equivalent focal length. It features a stepping motor for smooth autofocus during video shooting and a dust and splash-proof lens mount. The nine-blade aperture stops down to f/16.

You can use Sigma’s mount conversion service to change an MFT lens to an E-mount (and vice-versa) for an extra fee.

Sigma says it will add a telephoto lens to its mirrorless lineup in the future to further round out its lineup. For now, they’ve released an updated lens roadmap (pictured below).

No word yet on pricing or availability for the 16mm f/1.4.