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Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens (Sony E, Black)

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Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens (Sony E, Black)
Key Features
  • APS-C | f/1.2 to f/16
  • 85mm Full-Frame Equivalent
  • Ultra-Fast Telephoto Prime
  • Autofocus with Eye and Object Tracking
Part of Sirui's inaugural set of autofocus lenses designed for APS-C cameras, this black, Sony E-mount Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens is an ultra-fast prime lens with shallow depth of field and high-quality bokeh that produces sharp, in-focus imagery with clear subject isolation. The quick and accurate autofocus supports eye and object tracking even when the subject is in motion, benefiting photographers and videographers alike. The STM motor ensures a quiet autofocus experience with minimal focus breathing, another crucial benefit for videographers. Formatted for cameras with APS-C-size sensors, the 85mm full-frame equivalence is appropriate for portrait photography, close-ups, and capturing distant subjects with blurred backgrounds. The lens features extra-low dispersion and high refractive elements that contribute to the unit's reduced size while enhancing optical performance and minimizing flare and ghosting. The 11-blade aperture diaphragm design contributes to the lens's soft, appealing bokeh.
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Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Overview

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Part of Sirui's inaugural set of autofocus lenses designed for APS-C cameras, this black, Sony E-mount Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens is an ultra-fast prime lens with shallow depth of field and high-quality bokeh that produces sharp, in-focus imagery with clear subject isolation. The quick and accurate autofocus supports eye and object tracking even when the subject is in motion, benefiting photographers and videographers alike. The STM motor ensures a quiet autofocus experience with minimal focus breathing, another crucial benefit for videographers. Formatted for cameras with APS-C-size sensors, the 85mm full-frame equivalence is appropriate for portrait photography, close-ups, and capturing distant subjects with blurred backgrounds. The lens features extra-low dispersion and high refractive elements that contribute to the unit's reduced size while enhancing optical performance and minimizing flare and ghosting. The 11-blade aperture diaphragm design contributes to the lens's soft, appealing bokeh.

Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
56mm (35mm Equivalent: 85mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Tilt-Shift
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance
23.6" / 0.6 m
Optical Design
12 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
11
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Tripod Collar
Yes
Filter Size
58 mm (Front)
Length at Maximum Extension
3.6" / 92.5 mm
Weight
14.9 oz / 422 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.85 x 5.1 x 4.8"

Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Reviews

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What's the image circle? Just saying APS-C isn't ...

What's the image circle? Just saying APS-C isn't enough in today's world.
Asked by: Zak
The Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens (Sony E, Black) is designed to cover an area the size of an APS-C image sensor.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2023-12-18

Will it work on a Sony A9iii?

Will it work on a Sony A9iii?
Asked by: Jeremy
While the Sirui Sniper 56mm f/1.2 Autofocus Lens (Sony E, White) will work with the Sony A9III, it will have to be used in Super 35 mode. This lens is designed for APS-C cameras, meaning it will not cover the full frame sensor of the Sony A9III. This will result in a strong vignette if not used in Super 35 mode.
Answered by: James P
Date published: 2024-06-14
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