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

BH #SI5614DCM43 • MFR #351963
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Micro Four Thirds
Key Features
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 112mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One SLD Element, Two Aspherical Elements
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 for ensured 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

Focal Length56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 112mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Lens Format CoverageMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View28.5°
Minimum Focus Distance1.64' / 50 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design10 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.62 x 2.34" / 66.5 x 59.5 mm
Weight9.88 oz / 280 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.2 x 4.2 x 3.8"

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

Very sharp

By kurt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-02

Very sharp when used with the xt5. Focuses great

Great prime lens for M50

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

Nice clear images with sharp focus and geed bokeh.

Amazing lens!

By Juan Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

No complaints at all! Love this lens for portrait pictures. Beautiful bokeh!

Sigma 56mm Sony E

By Montreal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-03

This is an awesome lens that works very well with the Sony E mount, because this is an APS-C lens, their is a bit of a crop factor but this lens takes beautiful pictures. I am very satisfied with the overall quality of the lens as well as the speed with which it was shipped and delivered

Perfection!

By Elen Pass
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-02

This is a perfect portrait lens for my Canon M50 Mark ii. Very light, intuitive, sharp, and versatile. The design is excellent. Great boke. My Canon expert friend admitted that it was a much better deal than the Canon equivalent lens - less expensive and lighter with a comparable quality. I am really enjoying it.

The best lens I have!

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-02

I have the M6 Mk2. And I had the pleasure of using this lens over Christmas! Great contrast and broken! Great for portraits! I gave it 5 stars bc it is the best offer for the EF-M Mount.

No Regrets

By Hillary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

Bought this as my first lens and it's perfect for all my portrait needs. Ill be adding to my collection with the Sigma 30mm next. Can't wait to fall in love with that one as well.

This Lens Is PERFECT!

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-24

This was the last of the Sigma EF-M Mount lenses I purchased during the Sigma discounts in November. In my uses of this lens, it's incredible with color and for macro, the bokeh in close ups. So impressed by it - it's the best of all my lenses when it comes to that. I'd rather use my 16 mm and 30 mm Sigma lenses for video and more distant photos. But when I want something up closer - nothing in my camera bag beats the 56 mm! Can't go wrong with it!

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