DPRTV: Sigma 16mm, 30mm, 56mm f/1.4 vs Fujinon 16mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2 – Largely Comes Down to Price

Sigma just announced 3 contemporary prime lenses for X-mount the Sigma 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm f/1.4. All of Sigma’s lenses are light, compact, metal, and have some weather sealing, but the Fujinon WR lenses are probably sealed a little better and most Fujinon lenses have aperture rings. All are known commodities with good image quality, but Sigma may make more inroads with Fujifilm photographers by releasing superzooms that Fujifilm doesn’t currently have. Below is a summary of this limited comparison:

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 vs Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4

  • Image Quality Sigma is a little sharper in the center and sharper in the corners wide open at f/1.4
  • Price Sigma is $449 and Fujinon is $999

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 vs Fujinon XF33mm f/1.4

  • Image Quality Fujinon was sharper and more consistent across the board
  • Price Sigma is $339 and Fujinon is $799

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 vs Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2

  • Image Quality both tested at f/1.4 and they look basically the same
  • Price Sigma is $479 and Fujinon is $999

AF speed wasn’t tested because these are preproduction lenses so DPRTV stuck to image quality and price point and Sigma is certainly providing a lot of bang for the buck. DPRTV also didn’t mention that Fujifilm is expected to refresh the 56mm f/1.2 in the future. Personally, I am sticking with my Fujinon lenses, but if Sigma ever releases some superzooms I will buy every last one.

Sigma 16mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Fujinon XF16mm f/1.4 WR:
B&Hphoto  / Amazon / Adorama
Fujinon XF 33mm f/1.4 R LM WR
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R:
B&H Photo/  Amazon  / Adorama
Fujinon XF56mm F1.2 R APD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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