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.
- E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 84mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- One SLD Element, Two Aspherical Elements
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||1.64' / 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
Good for low-light portrait
I bought this at the NYC store right before visiting a jazz club. What a wise decision! It worked very well with my Sony ZV-E10. See the attached photo. My dumb decision was to record video without digital stabilization on. My hand was too shaky.
A great lens that doesn't break the bank.
This lens makes a great addition to my group of fast prime lenses and does everything I wanted for portrait work, especially in back lighting where I have not found any problems with flare. Sharpness and contrast are impressive, at least as good as my other Fuji primes. I can't compare it with the Fuji f/1.2 lens, but at roughly half the price it is a great investment. As for form, fit, and function, it makes a wonderful package with the small X-S10 as well as the X-T4 since the weight and size blend well. The finish is different than Fuji lenses, but somehow I find it more comfortable. Of course, it lacks an aperture ring, but I have gotten used to using the front dial on both Fuji and Nikon cameras for this so it seems perfectly natural for aperture priority mode.
Sharpe lens for the price, well built and compact.
Sharp and beautiful bokeh
This lens is fantastic for its price. The Fujifilm equivalent is way more and not as sharp. This is a fantastic portrait lens, the autofocus works well, the only gripe I have is that there is no aperture wheel.
A Stunning Portrait Lens
This lens elevates the Canon M system. Whether you photograph people, cars, or objects, this lens will make your subject stand out against a soft blurred background. The bokeh is impressive. In fact, I'd argue that this elevates photos from the M system to something closer to Canon's full frame mirrorless cameras. It stands out as the best lens in my M system collection. I'd still like to get the Canon 32mm for my M6 Mk II. I think this lens is distinct enough from the 32mm that one can own both. Use the Sigma 56mm for portraits. Use the Canon 32mm for all-around landscape photography and some macro.
Great lens my second one, really a no brainer
I purchased this lens for my Pansonic gx9 and loved it. So purchased for my Fuji xt-2. Phenomenal lens. Better than the Fuji f2/50mm Wr which is very good. I own Leica, voigtlander, zeiss, Nikon and other lenses for many years. This lens is in the top 10% of all lenses. No aperture ring?, the image quality more than makes up for this. Easy to use on your Fuji x without. Low light unbelievable images for portraits and travel at night. This may this may be of the best lenses ever made imho.Just buy it you will not be disappointed
Loving so far
Got the lense yesterday afternoon and tried many test shots. I would say some pics are better than 56 mm I tried earlier. So far I am happy with the purchase and considering half the price then fuji one I think it will pay off a big time.
Bang for buck personified
Ive been rocking with Simga in a Canon system for years and switching to Fuji right when they announced the line couldnt have been better. Amazing lens, well built (may be heavy for some), super sharp - all around amazing lens for the cost compared to the native Fuji system.
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