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Sigma lenses for Fujifilm X Cameras

NEWS - from February 2022 Sigma lenses for Fujifilm X Cameras will be available. Sigma has released their first ever trio of mirrorless lenses specifically designed for Fujifilm cameras, including the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount | Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount | Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount.

Three new Sigma lenses for Fujifilm X Cameras

A brief history of Sigma lenses

Since the 1960’s Sigma has been a leading third party designer and manufacturer of lenses for DSLR camera users. With the wide adoption of mirrorless cameras they have more recently been busy adapting their lens designs to capitalise on the lightweight and compact nature of mirrorless body designs, which benefit from amongst other things a shorter flange distance.

To this end their lens line-up which consists of three ranges is being updated with new Art | Contemporary and Sports lenses.

Sigma Contemporary lens range

The Contemporary line, which includes these three models for Fujifilm cameras has been redesigned to be lighter, more compact and feature durable composite materials with a new optical formula. The results are extremely competent with many excellent reviews from users who shoot both stills and video.

Sigma has redeveloped lens-based image corrections as well as employing lightweight and hard wearing materials for their inner focus mechanism. A stepping motor is lighter, more durable and moves focusing elements extremely quickly and quietly, resulting in excellent AF capabilities optimised for each camera brand’s unique focus algorithms. This is providing extremely rewarding shooting for photographers, videographers and content creators who vlog or create movies for social platforms.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount

Contemporary build quality

Where the Contemporary line-up perhaps most differed from high-end Art series for DSLR cameras was the build quality. However Sigma is completely rejuvenating the range for mirrorless cameras, which includes adding higher, more durable build quality, inside and out. Advanced materials are used, which include TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) which is light, strong and withstands movement, while remaining extremely lightweight. A precision made brass mount is also sealed offering a good degree of weather resistance when shooting in wet or dusty conditions.

On these particular models, Sigma is also delivering a trio of lenses with bright f/1.4 aperture’s which are all 9-bladed (rounded) designs. This competes with lenses which come with far higher price tags to offer cost effective and extremely strong performing alternatives.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount

Sigma lenses for Fujifilm X

With newly designed lenses for L-Mount, Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds and Canon EF-M it was just a matter of time before Sigma introduced their latest models into the Fujifilm X lens range.

These have control algorithms optimised specifically for Fujifilm APS-C camera bodies, which enables lenses to make the most of high-speed AF as well as supporting continuous AF-C modes. In-camera corrections are also refined to deliver excellent results on Fujifilm cameras, correcting aberrations, distortion and other optical artefacts.

Sigma is renowned for achieving superb results whether that be sharpness, resolution or contrast and these three new models arrive with a tried and tested formula to continue delivering these results for Fujifilm users.

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Fujifilm X Mount

Three new Sigma lenses for Fujifilm

The three lenses Sigma decided to first release for the Fujifilm platform are all fast, wide aperture primes from wide angle to standard and short telephoto. This gives Fujifilm users a choice to pick their favourite focal width equivalent to approximately 24mm, 46mm and 85mm. These are extremely popular depending on what subjects you shoot and cover just about every possible subject aside from distant wildlife and sports.

 

16mm F1.4 DC DN | C

30mm F1.4 DC DN | C

56mm F1.4 DC DN | C

Lens construction

16 elements in 13 groups

9 elements in 7 groups

10 elements in 6 groups

Angle-of-view

83.2°

50.7°

28.5°

No of diaphragm blades

9 (Rounded diaphragm)

9 (Rounded diaphragm)

9 (Rounded diaphragm)

Max aperture

F1.4

F1.4

F1.4

Min aperture

F16

F16

F16

Min focus distance

25cm

30cm

50cm

Max magnification ratio

1:9.9

1:7

1:7.4

Filter size

φ67mm

φ52mm

φ55mm

Dimensions

φ72.2mm × 92.6mm

φ64.8mm × 73.6mm

φ66.5mm

Weight

405g

275g

280g

Hood

LH716-01

LH586-01

LH582-01

Our comparison table shows key specifications for the three lenses and describes just how advanced these models are, particularly when considering the competitive price they arrive at.

Conclusion

If you’re a Fujifilm user there are plenty of lenses in the ecosystem to already available to choose from. Sigma’s decision to enter this lens mount offers yet more choice, from a highly accomplished and well-established third party manufacturer. Lenses are designed and crafted in Japan, lending some kudos to these optics which deliver relentlessly for their users and provide extremely rewarding and consistent results.

We would have no reservations in recommending any of these three (or all three at once) as brilliant choices to shoot your favoured subjects. We already know there are more in the pipe-line from Sigma, so it could be time to expand your lens collection with a brand new Sigma lens optimised for your Fujifilm camera.

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By Nick Dautlich on 21/02/2022

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