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Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary APS-C Lens (2020)

Neoscore 91%NEX score 62%

Product Overview

Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary is a large-aperture short telephoto prime lens for Canon EF-M-mount, Leica L-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, and Sony E-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Sigma in 2020, it has 10 elements in 6 groups.
For incremental weathers, Sigma is kind enough to include weather sealing.
A telephoto prime lens, the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN is well suited for portrait photography.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 91% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good sharpness
  • Bright maximum aperture
  • Weather-sealed
Cons
  • Very light and compact

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Quick autofocus
  • Sharp f/1.4 image quality
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons
  • No manual focus ring
  • Pincushion distortion
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Form Factor
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Lens Mount
Canon EF-M-mount, Leica L-mount, Micro Four Thirds-mount, Sony E-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 SLD + 2 aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
55 mm / 2.17 in
Size | Diameter
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Length
60 mm / 2.36 in
Weight
281 g / 9.93 oz

Function

Angle Of View
28.9° Diagonal | 24.2° Horizontal | 16.3° Vertical
Aperture
f/1.4 ~ f/16
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
56 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
84.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
Min Focus Distance
500 mm / 19.69 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-06-18
Made In
Japan

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Sigma's 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary captures crisp images with a shallow depth of field. Focus is available as close as 19.7 inches (50cm), good enough for 1:7.4 life-size magnification at its closest focus distance. The lens shows a modest -0.9EV drop at the corners of the frame relative to the center.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sharp f/1.4 image quality
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Quick autofocus
Cons
  • Pincushion distortion
  • No manual focus ring

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sigma-56mm-f14-dc-dn-contemporary. 2019-08-09. Retrieved 2022-01-29.

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