Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens – Sony E Mount
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An especially sleek portrait-length prime, the Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is part of Sigma’s Contemporary series of lenses, and is designed for use with Micro Four Thirds 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.
Features of the Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
- 60mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
- Two Aspherical Elements
- One High-Refractive Index Element
- Super Multi-Layer Coating
- Stepping Motor AF System
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
A member of the high-performance Contemporary line, featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies
For optimal balance with light, compact camera bodies with a short flange back distance, SIGMA designed the new Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens to be extremely compact.
Moreover, the special design of the focus lens group allows fast and smooth AF performance for videography and more. This lens combines a compact design and comfortable operation while prioritizing outstanding image quality. Featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies, this lens digitally corrects optical distortion.
The stepping motor delivers excellent autofocus with quiet performance.
The optical design and stepping motor deliver smooth autofocus during video shooting. The Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens design fully accommodates the Fast Hybrid AF of Sony E-mount cameras for super-fast autofocus functionality. Using face recognition AF results in consistent autofocusing on faces, even as the subjects move.
Combining compactness with outstanding optical performance
The Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens features SIGMA’s inner focus technologies, while lighter lens elements in the focus lens group make possible a more compact actuator. Moreover, this lens offers outstanding stability whether the photographer is shooting handheld or has the camera placed on a surface. Structurally, the lens features materials and parts that contribute to its compact, lightweight structure. In summary, this is an unprecedented lens that combines outstanding optical performance with exceptional portability and usability.
Large lens hood (supplied) to keep out harmful rays
The lens hood cuts harmful rays that can negatively affect photographs while also minimizing reflectivity within the hood itself. The hood also features a rubber construction and a non-slip groove to make it easy to hold in a variety of shooting situations.
High-precision, rugged brass bayonet mount
The brass mount combines high precision with rugged construction. Its treated surfaces and enhanced strength contribute to the exceptional durability of the lens.
Mount with Dust and Splash Resistant Structure
The mount features a special sealing* for a dust and splash resistant structure to make the lens an excellent choice in a wide variety of conditions.
*Except for Canon EF-M mount
Specifications of the Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
|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|
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