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Fit For The Price

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C ₹ 36,500

Sujith Gopinath

Ever since Sigma launched their Global Vision Lenses (Art, Sport and Contemporary), they have propelled the company to the next level in mechanical precision and optical finesse. The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is the widest lens in the DN-series (made for Mirrorless cameras) to date.

Design and Build Quality

The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 Contemporary lens has a compact design along with sturdy construction. The lens is predominantly built with engineering plastic, reinforced with metal. The lens mount is metal. Sigma provides a petal-shaped lens hood. The hood has a rubber ring at the base, providing the required grip to unmount easily.

Sigma declares that all Sigma Global Vision lenses are hand-crafted in a single factory in Aizu, Japan and individually inspected before shipping.

Key Features

The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lens is designed for APS-C mirrorless cameras. The lens that we received was for Sony E mount and it provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm on a Sony cropped sensor body. The lens uses a stepping motor for smooth autofocus, making it ideal for video capture. It also features Fast Hybrid AF of Sony E-mount cameras, making it still faster.

The 16mm Contemporary lens is constructed with 16 elements in 13 groups and has a rounded aperture with nine diaphr

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