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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E)

BH #SI5614DCSE • MFR #351965
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/1.4 to f/16
  • 84mm (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 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.
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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 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.

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 APS-C-format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 84mm 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: 085126351656

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
56mm (35mm Equivalent: 84mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
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
1.025 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.2 x 4.15 x 3.75"

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Reviews

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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

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
Date published: 2023-11-30

How much crop it does? Like 56mm is equivalent to ...

How much crop it does? Like 56mm is equivalent to how much in aps-c?
Asked by: Bass
The Sony APS-C sensor has a crop factor of 1.5x. So when using this lens on an APS-C camera the equivalent focal length will be 84mm.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2021-11-18

Is this compatible with Olympus camera

Is this compatible with Olympus camera
Asked by: Siddharam
No this is a Sony E-Mount Lens
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-11-04

Will this work with the sony a6600 eye focus and ...

Will this work with the sony a6600 eye focus and all its other focus?
Asked by: ry
Yes, this lens would work with Eye AF on the Sony A6600.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-03-13

Does B&H provide any international warranty?

Does B&H provide any international warranty?
Asked by: Yosafat
Yes, if you add the lens to your cart, you would be able to add on a SquareTrade warranty plan. This would cover you worldwide
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-03-13

Does it work with Sony a6100 camera?

Does it work with Sony a6100 camera?
Asked by: Juliana
Yes the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens (Sony E) is fully compatible with the Sony A6100 camera,
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-06-14

Does this lens work with the Sony FS5?

Does this lens work with the Sony FS5?
Asked by: George
I work with fs7, I assume that should work with fs5, You can always try and if you don’t like return.
Answered by: Alen
Date published: 2020-07-24
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