The 30mm F1.4 DC DN acts as a near-normal 45mm-equivalent lens on APS-C

Updated: Feb 23 with quote from Sigma and Feb 27th with link to Photo Trend quote.

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CP+ 2023: Sigma has announced it is bringing its trio of DC DN APS-C prime lenses to Nikon's Z mount: its first lenses for Nikon's mirrorless system.

Sigma has said it will produce Z-mount versions of the DC DN 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 lenses, significantly boosting the appeal of the Nikon Z30, Z50 and Z fc APS-C Z-mount models.

The announcement sees Sigma join Tamron, Viltrox, Yongnuo and TT Artisan in making autofocus lenses for the Z-mount, and suggests Nikon is working with at least some of these companies to build out the system.

The 56mm F1.4 DC DN provides a compact 85mm-equivalent option for owners of cameras such as the Nikon Z fc, which otherwise has few well-matched options.

We find it interesting that Sigma has only announced APS-C lenses so far, and we'll be seeking clarification about whether it has permission to produce other lenses that might compete more directly with Nikon's own offerings. It's worth noting that the other established 3rd party lens maker active in Z-mount (Tamron) sells one lens under its own name and appears to produce re-bodied and re-branded lenses for Nikon, making us wonder if certain restrictions are being applied.

However, we spoke to Sigma at the CP+ show in Yokohama and were told: 'Today we announced new APS-C lenses for Z-mount. We don’t currently have a roadmap for full-frame lenses on Z-mount, but we will listen to our customers who use Z-Mount to assess the opportunity for future products.' Which appears to leave the door open for full-frame lenses in future. French website Photo Trend has quoted Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki as saying he's not aware of any restrictions from Nikon.

In the meantime, the addition of three lenses we like a lot to the Z-mount is a significant addition to the APS-C end of the system.

Press release:

SIGMA launches interchangeable lenses for Nikon Z Mount system

SIGMA Corporation (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of interchangeable lenses for Nikon Z Mount system. This addition allows users to enjoy high performance, and high quality SIGMA lenses in native mount on their Z Mount system. Three F1.4 prime lenses (16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary), which are currently available in five mounts (Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount, FUJIFILM X Mount, Micro Four Thirds mount and L-Mount) will be simultaneously released in Z Mount.


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SIGMA 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Petal Type Lens Hood (LH716-01) supplied

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SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Lens Hood (LH586-01) supplied

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SIGMA 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

Lens Hood (LH582-01) supplied

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