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 APS-C-format Sony E-mount 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.
- APS-C | f/1.4 to f/16
- 84mm (Full-Frame Equivalent)
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Stepping Motor AF System
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Overview
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs
|Focal Length||56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 84mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||28.5°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1.6' / 50 cm|
|Optical Design||10 Elements in 6 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|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|
|Package Weight||1.025 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||4.2 x 4.15 x 3.75"|
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews
The only Portrait lens
As you can tell, I can only use it for portrait. Using a crop sensor doesn't allow for everyday general purpose use but on full frame should be fine.
The lens is very sharp, and great for dog or people portraits, or detail shots. Can get great shallow depth of field shots. Packaging of the product was sub par, the manufacturer's packaging was the only thing to get the lens to me in one piece.
Solid little prime, focus is spot on on my a6400. Sharp as a tack.
Amazing lens. Solid build, scrumptious images, comes with a lens hood. I bought this lens for my M50 mark ii to have a smaller portraiture kit when just enjoying a walk around the city and it is delivering on so many other levels. Birds, flowers, architecture, it does it all.
Great lens. I bought this lens for my M50 mark ii. Solid build, scrumptious images, comes with a lens hood. It is heavy.
Another winner from Sigma
I previously fell in love with the Sigma 16mm for my Sony E, and now I'm in love with this lens as well. In my opinion these Sigma primes really showcase how much you can do with a crop sensor camera.
Nice lens, gonna use it for portraits this weekend. So far I tested it on a model and it has lived up to the reviews
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (FUJIFILM X)
I had need of a fast portrait length lens and as much as I like the Fuji lenses, I just couldn't go with a lens costing twice as much. The Sigma 56mm performed very well. Fast focusing and sharp. For the price point Sigma has a quality product.
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