Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN C E-mount lens review by Churst

reviewer#44285 date: May-8-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony 18-105 f4
Sony 28 f2
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
price paid:£389
positive:Incredible sharpness at f1.4
Smooth bokeh
f1.4 on this FoV is amazing
Fast AF
negative:at this price, nothing
comment:I bought this lens while riding the hype train when it came out, and actually been super impressed by it. It was the only lens on my camera for a fair while. I find the 16mm a very fun angle of view to shoot close portraits at, and with this wide of an aperture you can get some great bokeh.

The AF (both still and video) is just as fast as my Sony made lenses.

Sigma are on a bit of a roll at the moment!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.80
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