Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Lenses for Canon EF-M Mirrorless Cameras

October 7, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses | Comment |

Sigma has announced the upcoming launch of three new interchangeable lenses for the Canon EF-M mount digital camera series with APS-C image sensors. SIGMA will gradually introduce the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm prime lenses as members of the Contemporary line.


  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD)
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD)
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD)

Sigma UK Press Release

SIGMA launches interchangeable lenses for Canon EF-M mount cameras

The new Canon EF-M mount models will feature a newly and exclusively developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Servo AF and lens aberration correction.

The lineup will include the Contemporary line set of three prime lenses 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm. While retaining the compact, lightweight and outstanding image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, this new large-aperture lens series covering from wide to mid-tele angle provides the amount of bokeh and admirable brightness expected from F1.4 to be enjoyed on Canon EF-M mount cameras.

Key Features

1. Impressively compact construction with image quality rivaling SIGMA's Art line.

To achieve such a compact construction, the lens design is considered based on the capabilities of the camera body function to correct peripheral light amount and distortion. A compactness and lightweight construction combined with superb image quality is achieved.

2. Smooth AF ideal for video shooting

The combination of optical design for video AF and use of the stepping motor enables smooth and quiet autofocus. This lens is also compatible with the camera’s Face + Tracking AF.

3. Data loaded for compatibility with in-camera aberration correction

The lenses will be fully compatible* with in-camera aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations and distortion. By matching corrections to the optical characteristics of the lens, this function takes image quality to an even higher level.

*Only when the camera is compatible.

4. Available Mount Conversion Service

This service converts the mount of SIGMA lenses to that of a different camera body, allowing photographers to continue using their favorite lenses over the long term regardless of camera system.

Note 1: The Mount Conversion Service is different from a normal repair. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary or distributor. Note 2: This service is performed exclusively by SIGMA.

Product Lineup

  • SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Hood (LH716-01) supplied
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Hood (LH586-01) supplied
  • SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary Lens Hood (LH582-01) supplied



16mm F1.4

30mm F1.4

56mm F1.4


0085126 402716

0085126 302719

0085126 351717

Lens construction

16 elements in 13 groups

9 elements in 7 groups

10 elements in 6 groups

Angle of view




Number of diaphragm blades

9(Rounded diaphragm)

9(Rounded diaphragm)

9(Rounded diaphragm)

Minimum aperture




Minimum focusing distance

25cm/ 9.8in.

30cm/ 11.8in.

50cm/ 19.7in.

Maximum magnification ratio




Filter size




Dimensions (diameter x length)

72.2x92.3mm/ 2.8x3.6in.

64.8x73.3mm/ 2.6x2.9in.

66.5x59.5mm/ 2.6x2.3in.


405g/ 14.3oz.

270g/ 9.5oz.

280g/ 9.9oz.

Compatible Lens Hood




Sigma America

Sigma Ships Its F1.4 Mirrorless Trio Contemporary Lenses in Canon EF-M Mount

Ronkonkoma, NY - October 4, 2019 - Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD), 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD), and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) lenses are now shipping in Canon EF-M mount.

Key Features and Benefits of the F1.4 Mirrorless Trio

Sigma’s F1.4 Mirrorless Trio, 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses, all benefit from a fast aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Their compact and lightweight body is perfect for daily use as they cover the range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors ensure smooth, swift, quiet, autofocus for both still and video capture. In addition to Canon M-mount, these products are available for Sony E-mount and Micro four thirds camera systems.

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD) - High performance wide angle prime in a compact package.
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD) - Lighter and brighter Art line image quality with contemporary compactness.
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) - Exceptional image quality and smooth AF for video shooting.

See the M-Mount F1.4 Mirrorless Trio at PhotoPlus 2019

In addition to Sigma’s full lens lineup, attendees to the 2019 PhotoPlus Expo in New York City can see the all new Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses in M-mount on Sigma booth #837.

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