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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Micro Four Thirds)

BH #SI5614DCM43 • MFR #351963
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds | f/1.4 to f/16
  • 112mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Stepping Motor AF System
An especially sleek portrait-length prime, the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN is part of Sigma's Contemporary series of lenses, and is designed for use with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens is characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers improved control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques. The optical design utilizes two aspherical elements and one SLD element, which help to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity. A super multilayer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting in order to achieve more contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Complementing the optics is a stepping AF motor, which suits both photo and video applications due to its quick, precise, and near-silent performance.
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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview

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An especially sleek portrait-length prime, the 56mm f/1.4 DC DN is part of Sigma's Contemporary series of lenses, and is designed for use with Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. The lens is characterized by its bright f/1.4 maximum aperture, which suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers improved control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus techniques. The optical design utilizes two aspherical elements and one SLD element, which help to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity. A super multilayer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting in order to achieve more contrast and color accuracy when working in strong lighting conditions. Complementing the optics is a stepping AF motor, which suits both photo and video applications due to its quick, precise, and near-silent performance.

As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical attributes.
Portrait-length prime is designed for Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras and provides a 112mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also affords increased control over depth of field for achieving selective focus effects.
One special low dispersion (SLD) element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements are used to limit distortion and spherical aberrations and also contribute to greater overall sharpness and accurate rendering.
A super multilayered coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
A stepping AF motor benefits both photographers and videographers with its fast, precise, and near-silent performance.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality.
The bayonet mount is constructed from brass to ensure accuracy and durability. Additionally, rubber sealing is incorporated in the mount design to render it dust and splash resistant.
UPC: 085126351632

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
56mm (35mm Equivalent: 112mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Lens Format Coverage
Micro Four Thirds
Angle of View
28.5°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.6' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.14x
Optical Design
10 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.62 x 2.34" / 66.5 x 59.5 mm
Weight
9.88 oz / 280 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.2 x 4.2 x 3.8"

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

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Which is quicker stopped down in low light/ the ...

Which is quicker stopped down in low light/ the stepping motor (Sigma 56) or the dual linear motor (Sony 85 mm FE)?
Asked by: David
They are both very fast in focusing. I have not seen a difference in speed between the Sony 85mm FE and the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Micro Four Thirds).
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-08-03

Is there an adapter so I can mount this to my ...

Is there an adapter so I can mount this to my canon 60D? I can't find one.
Asked by: William
There is no adapter that goes from Micro Four Thirds sensor to APSC
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-14

Is it compatible with IBIS in panasonic Gx8 ?

Is it compatible with IBIS in panasonic Gx8 ?
Asked by: daniel
Yes, the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Micro Four Thirds is compatible with the GX8's IBIS.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2021-02-01

I don't speak English and I'm using a translator, ...

I don't speak English and I'm using a translator, is it ideal for blackmagic 4k? Since this camera doesn't have autofocus, can this 56mm sigma lens be operated with manual focus without any problem?
Asked by: Jai
Hello! The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 will work on the BMPCC 4k without issues in manual focus, and will retain electronic aperture control through the Blackmagic camera.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-11-15

Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: Michelle
I don't remember reading anywhere in the manual that it is.
Answered by: Srinivas
Date published: 2021-07-10

Will this work on Sony a6000

Will this work on Sony a6000
Asked by: Bryan
BH #SI5614EFM is the EF-M mount version of this lens and is not compatible with the Sony A6000. For the A6000 you will need BH #SI5614DCSE which is the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E) and the proper version for the Sony A6000. https://bhpho.to/2PRFNe2
Answered by: David B
Date published: 2024-02-20

Is the housing of this lens made of metal or ...

Is the housing of this lens made of metal or plastic?
Asked by: GREGORY
Yes, the housing on the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (FUJIFILM X) is made of metal.
Answered by: Cindy H
Date published: 2024-03-19

Is it really weather sealed? The mount looks ...

Is it really weather sealed? The mount looks exactly like the mount on the Sigma 18-50, I bought at B&H in the last week???
Asked by: WAYNE J
The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens has rubber sealing incorporated in the mount design to render it dust and splash resistant.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-11-30
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