Sigma Announces a Trio of f/1.4 Primes for L-Mount APS-C Cameras: 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm

Sigma Announces a Trio of f/1.4 Primes for L-Mount APS-C Cameras: 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm

Sigma has announced the launch of three fast prime lenses for L-mount APS-C cameras: 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm DC DN Contemporary, all at f/1.4.

The 16mm is described as a “high-performance wide-angle prime in a compact package” and will go on sale at $449. It’s made up of 16 elements in 13 groups, features a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 inches (25 cm) and weighs 14.6 oz (415 g).

The 30mm is said to have the image quality of Sigma’s Art series of lenses but with the size and weight of the Contemporary series. 9 elements are in 7 groups, offering a minimum focusing distance of 30cm, and weighing in at 9.9 oz (280 g). It will retail at $339.

Finally, the 56mm lens offers exceptional image quality and has particularly smooth autofocus, making it a good choice for videographers. 6 groups contain 10 elements, with a focusing distance of 19.7 inches (50 cm), and weighing 10.1 oz (285 g). It will be available for $479.

All of the lenses will be available to purchase from July 10.

Will you be investigating? Is this a suggestion that more APS-C L-mount cameras could be in the pipeline? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Michael Krueger's picture

So budget lenses for a mount that only Leica uses? Correct me if I'm wrong but they are the only ones with a APS-C L mount camera.

Tony Northrup's picture

Sigma has CORNERED the market for budget third-party lenses for the world's most expensive APS-C camera. It's like printing money!

Lux Shots's picture

They also made these lenses for the Sony E-Mount.

Nevertheless, I'm still contemplating getting one or two for my Panasonic S1H, just to have cheap, fast primes for video.

Pedro Pulido's picture

Start making these lenses at these prices for Fujifilm and you'll see sales boost like never!!
Fujifilm users are dying for good quality 3rd party lenses! These people are sleeping and so is fujifilm for not opening up to Sigma, Tamron, etc.