There have been many rumours about this one over the past few months, but now it’s official. Sigma has announced development their first Nikon Z mount mirrorless lenses. Three of Sigma’s popular lenses are going to be coming to Nikon Z to kick things off, but there’s a catch. You see, we’re not going to get the fancy Art or Sports series lenses. We’re not even getting full-frame lenses. Not yet, anyway.
What Sigma is releasing are Z mount versions of the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary, the 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary and the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses. This is their APS-C lineup that’s also available for Sony E, Canon EF-M, Fuji X, Micro Four Thirds and L-Mount. All three lenses are to be released simultaneously.
|16mm F1.4 DC DN||30mm F1.4 DC DN||56mm F1.4 DC DN
|Angle of view||83.2°||50.7°||28.5°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||25cm||30cm||50cm|
|Optics||16 elements in 13 groups||9 elements in 7 groups||10 elements in 6 groups|
|Aperture blades||9, rounded||9, rounded||9, rounded|
|Dimensions||72.2 x 94.3mm||70.0 x 75.3mm||70.0 x 61.5mm|
Sigma hasn’t said exactly when the new lenses will be available yet as this is just a development announcement. Obviously, as it’s just a development announcement, there aren’t any pre-order links in any of the usual places, either. I suspect at least a couple will put up listings soon with notifications for when it becomes available.
It’s nice to see that Sigma is finally busting out into Z mount. It will be interesting to see how (or even if) it develops beyond their basic 3-lens APS-C lineup. Given that Nikon doesn’t want to license Z mount to directly competing lenses, it’s entirely possible that this is where that compatibility remains. Most of Sigma’s DG DN full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras – zooms and primes – all compete with something Nikon has (or will have) in its lineup.