Sigma has announced that three of its APS-C lenses are being made available for Fujifilm X-mount: the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, and the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary.
These three lenses are currently already available in four other mounts (Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount, Micro Four Thirds mount, and L-Mount) but are being released as a group today as the start of Sigma’s support of Fujifilm X-mount. The company says that the lineup will expand in the future.
On that note, Sigma says that the recently-released 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN Contemporary lens currently available for Sony E-mount and Leica L-mount is tentatively scheduled for release for Fujifilm X-mount later this year in December.
16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4, and 56mm f/1.4 Lenses
These three lenses are what Sigma bills as its trio of f/1.4 APS-C lenses, and has been promoting them together as a group for some time. The lenses aren’t new, either, as — for example — the 16mm f/1.4 was originally announced in October of 2017.
The three lenses share a lot in common, including a stepping motor for what Sigma claims results in smooth, quiet, and “excellent” performance as well as a nine-bladed aperture diaphragm.
The 16mm f/1.4 is constructed of 16 elements in 13 grounds, including three FLD glass elements, two SLD glass elements, and two molded glass aspherical elements. It has a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:9.9. The 30mm f/1.4 is made up of nine elements in seven groups, has a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches, and has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7. The 56mm f/1.4 is constructed of 10 elements in six groups, has a minimum focusing distance of 19.7 inches, and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.4. The latter two lenses do not have any special glass elements noted on Sigma’s product pages, though that is not to say they do not have any.
All three lenses use Sigma’s “Super Multi-Layer Coating” that it says reduces flare and ghosting to help produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit environments. The three lenses also have a mount that Sigma says is dust and splash-resistant.
Below are a few sample images taken with the lenses on Fujifilm cameras:
Pricing and Availability
While pricing was not explicitly stated in Sigma’s press materials, the expectation is that the three lenses will cost the same for Fujifilm X-mount as they do for the other supported mounts. At the time of publication, the trio were discounted by $75 off their original price, making the 16mm f/1.4 $374, the 30mm f/1.4 $264, and the 56mm f/1.4 $404.
Sigma says to expect the Fujifilm X-mount versions to be available in April of 2022.