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Sigma launches three f/1.4 prime lenses for Fujifilm X mount

Sigma X-mount primes
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Sigma makes lenses for a whole range of different camera mounts, but these are its first lenses for Fujifilm X cameras. These three f/1.4 primes, announced ahead of CP+ 2022 (opens in new tab), cover similar territory to Fujifilm’s own premium prime lenses, but the Sigma alternatives will be considerably cheaper.

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This move makes sense for Sigma, which already makes these lenses in Sony E and Canon EF-M APS-C versions, and L-mount versions too. It’s especially good news for Fujifilm users because although Fujifilm’s own lens range is now pretty extensive, its own equivalents to these new Sigma lenses are 2-3 times the price.

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SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

This lens is equivalent to a 24mm f/1.4 in full frame camera terms, so it offers a wide angle of view and a fast maximum aperture at a very reasonable pice. It’s not exactly compact and, like most primes, it doesn’t have image stabilization, but it does boast fast and quiet stepping motor autofocus, two aspherical elements, two SLD and three FLD elements for aberration control.

Lens construction: 16 elements in 13 groups
Angle of view: 83.2 degrees
No of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min focus distance: 0.25m
Filter size: 67mm
Dimensions: 72.2x92.6mm
Weight: 405g

• Available: April 2022
• Price: $459/£369 (about AU$698)

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SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The Sigma 30mm offers an equivalent focal length of 45mm on an APS-C camera, so it makes and ideal fast standard prime for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. Like the other lenses in this trio, it’s part of Sigma’s Contemporary series, so it balances light weight and portability with optical performance. It uses fast, quiet stepping motor AF, and has a rounded 9-bladed diaphragm for pleasing bokeh.

Lens construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
Angle of view: 50.7 degrees
No of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min focus distance: 0.3m
Filter size: 52mm
Dimensions: 64.8x73.6mm
Weight: 275g

• Available: April 2022
• Price: $339/$289 (about AU$547)

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SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 is equivalent to about 84mm in full frame terms, so this is an ideal portrait lens for Fujifilm X-mount cameras. The nearest equivalent is the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2, which is a little faster but twice the price. Shorter and stubbier than the other two new lenses, the Sigma 56mm F1.4 has the same stepping motor AF and rounded 9-bladed diaphragm as the others.

Lens construction: 10 elements in 6 groups
Angle of view: 28.5 degrees
No of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded)
Max aperture: f/1.4
Min focus distance: 0.5m
Filter size: 55mm
Dimensions: 66.5mm
Weight: 280g

• Available: April 2022
• Price: $479/£379 (about AU$717)

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Rod Lawton
Rod Lawton

Rod is the Group Reviews editor for Digital Camera World and across Future's entire photography portfolio, with decades of experience with cameras of all kinds. Previously he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more.