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

BH #SI5614DCSE • MFR #351965
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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 84mm (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 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 for ensured 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

Focal Length56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
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 Weight1.025 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

By Hua
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

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.

By Curtiss
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

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.

Great value

By Johnny Wai Fung
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Sharpe lens for the price, well built and compact.

Sharp and beautiful bokeh

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

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

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

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

By Louis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-08

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

By Bhaskar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

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

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

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

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Date published: 2021-11-04

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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 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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Asked by: John
At B&H this lens comes with: Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E LCF-55 III 55mm Lens Cap Rear Cap LCR II for Sony E Mount Lenses LH582-01 Lens Hood Limited 1-Year Warranty Limited 3-Year Warranty No case.
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how about manuel focus?

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