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Sigma unleashes trio of fast f/1.4 primes for L-mount

Sigma set to unleash trio of fast f/1.4 primes for L-mount
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Sigma has announced a trio of fast prime Contemporary lenses for the L-mount ecosystem: the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN and Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN – all of which will be available in July. 

These lenses are already available for Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M and Micro Four Thirds, but like the new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS all three lenses have been optimized for the L-mount system. This means they should pair with the Leica TL2 – and presumably the APS-C based L-mount cameras that Sigma and Panasonic may or may not be working on. 

Likewise, all three primes are weather-sealed, and are fully compatible with AF-C mode, image stabilization and in-camera aberration correction – and they all include a lens hood. 

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The Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary features 16 elements in 13 groups, with 9 aperture blades. It has a minimum focusing distance of 25cm, and maximum magnification of 1:9.9. It measures 72.2mm × 90.3mm, weighs 415g and has a 67mm filter size. 

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The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary has 9 elements in 7 groups and 9 blades. Minimum focusing distance is 30cm, with a 1:7 magnification ratio. It measures 65.4mm × 71.3mm and weighs 280g with a 52mm filter. 

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Finally, the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | Contemporary boasts 10 elements in 6 groups, again with 9 diaphragm blades. It has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm and a maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It measures 66.5mm × 57.5mm and weights 285g, and has a 55mm filter.

All three lenses will be available in July, with the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN priced at $449 / £449.99, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN at $339 / £329.99 and Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN for $479 / £399.99. 

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.