Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C review

Go wide without going large. Here’s the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C for EOS M cameras!

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Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C review
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Wide-angle lenses with fast aperture ratings can be notoriously big and heavy, quite at odds with slimline mirrorless camera bodies. Now available in Canon EOS M mount, as well as the previously released Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mount editions, the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C from the company’s ‘Contemporary’ line-up proves that smaller really can be better.


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    Fast aperture rating

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    Great image quality

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    Compact and lightweight


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    No image stabilizer

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    Not weather-sealed

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    Pricier than its 30mm and 56mm siblings

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Mount this dinky new Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN | C lens on a Canon EOS M series camera and you’ll get an ‘effective’ focal length of 25.6mm in full-frame terms. In other mount options, it works out to 24mm on Sony E mount crop-sensor bodies, and 32mm for Micro Four Thirds. That puts it in the territory of being anything from a seriously wide-angle prime to an ideal lens for street photography, landscapes, architectural interiors and more besides.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.