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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary - L-Mount

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary - L-Mount

Product Code: G242326B

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The new ultra-wide Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary lens For L-Mount provides superb low light shooting with an ultra-fast, bright aperture and high quality optics with 2 SLD elements and 3 FLD elements.

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  • Compact, lightweight prime lens with versatile handling and advanced optical elements for crisp images
  • Ultra wide-angle focal width for a range of subjects from landscape to architecture and more
  • Extremely fast, bright aperture which excels in low light situations
  • Well controlled flare and ghosting with Super Multi Layer Coatings
  • Fast, precise and extremely quiet focusing thanks to a stepping motor

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens For L-Mount Summary

Leica crop sensor users now have this 16mm prime lens option (24mm equivalent) which provides a compelling wide-angle choice. Suitable for a broad range of subjects from architecture to street photography, the Sigma combines a lightweight and compact form with an extremely fast aperture. Weighing in at around 400g. allows photographers to bring this model anywhere without breaking a sweat. The bright f/1.4 aperture allows enthusiasts to shoot into low light, ideal for capturing landscapes during sunrise/sunset or portraits in dimly lit environments.

Sigma has included a number of tried and tested advanced optical elements and coatings to deliver pleasing results. The addition of two SLD (Special low dispersion) and three FLD elements (low dispersion) elements help to increase contrast and reduce aberrations, making for well defined images even when photographing into light sources. The AF is fast and accurate as well as being quiet enough to allow smooth video recording without hearing the motor. A rounded aperture with nine blades complements the bright aperture for those who seek silky smooth bokeh for out of focus areas.

Sigma 16mm Contemporary Autofocus Lens for Leica More Detail

Optical Design: 16 Elements in 13 Groups. Two aspherical elements and A Super Multi-Layer Coating. Two SLD (Special Low Dispersion) elements and three FLD (Low Dispersion) elements.

Minimum Focus Distance: 25 cm

Magnification: 0.1x at 83.2°

67mm Front filter thread size. 9 rounded diaphragm blades.

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Offer Category: Camera Lenses
Offer Product Type: L Mount Lenses
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Weight (g): 19595
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Maximum focal length: 16.0
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Maximum aperture (number): 1.40
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Our Verdict

Leica L-mount users will be delighted to have the popular 30mm f/1.4 DC DN prime lens as an option for their mirrorless systems. When considering any standard focal width lens the size and weight always play an important role and the Sigma delivers with its' compact size and minuscule weight at around 250g. Despite this tiny form factor the Sigma 30mm packs a punch thanks to optics which help reduce ghosting, flare and improve chromatic aberrations. Overall sharpness and colour rendition is well executed for both video and stills photography.

The near silent AF motor is quick to acquire and lock onto subjects which is aided by the extremely bright maximum aperture of f/1.4. This also makes handheld low light photography possible for any number of subjects from street to portraits or documentary. The rounded nine blade aperture will also please many shooters with beautiful soft out of focus areas and rounded bokeh. Finally and well worth a mention is the strong brass bayonet which ensures this lens will stay firmly attached to any L mount camera whatever the situation.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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