Sigma 16mm F1.4 Review and Sample Footage

Sigma 16mm F1.4 MFT Review and Sample Footage

The Sigma 16mm is an interesting lens for Micro 4/3 camera’s like the Panasonic GH5. It’s just about wide enough giving you an effective 32mm focal length on the these camera bodies. If  you get this lens for a full-frame camera body on Canon or Sony you’re getting the actual 16mm. The price is fairly competitive at $400 US and it’s a fast lens with a low aperture of F1.4. I’ve got with the Sigma 30MM F1.4 for 3 years and I can vouch for the quality of the picture that this lens has given me. The Sigma 16mm is part of the same series except you get a more usable focal length. I tested this lens on my Panasonic GH5 on the DJI Ronin S Gimbal. There is plenty of room to put this on the gimbal and it is a pleasing focal length. It’s got a very sharp picture and it doesn’t feel to heavy walking around with it on the gimbal.  I took it up to this Whistler ski resort where we experienced some snow so I got to test getting it just a little wet. We were quick to dry off the lens after shooting, but the lens has can handle some light rain and snow with no issues. Take a look at the footage and if you want to buy you can click here from this amazon affiliate link.

Sigma 16mm F1.4 Review and Sample Footage
my setup for the video

If you are willing to spend a bit more and don’t mind spending a bit more you can look at the Sigma 18-35 F1.8 lens for Canon. If you want to use this lens on the GH5 or a micro 4/3 body then you will need a lens adaptor like the Viltrox EFM2 .71 Adaptor. This setup will give you a similar and more flexible focal length (around 20-40mm effective focal length) and a lower aperture of (F1.2) with the adaptor! This is the setup I ended up choosing because I wanted something I could use for any shooting situation like corporate videos to stock footage. The Sigma 18-35 for Canon can also be used on Canon Full frame camera bodies making it more versatile. I’ve linked all the items below to check the price. check out the sample footage from the Sigma 18-35mm F1.2 on the viltrox on the GH5 with the Viltrox adaptor. Both are good choices.

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