56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary - Micro 4/3rds
Third addition to the F1.4 Series following the 30mm and 16mm lenses
The smallest mid-tele lens in its class*
The first of the series is the standard lens 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and the second is the wide-angle lens 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. The third addition is this smallest mid-tele lens in its class, 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary. While retaining the compact, lightweight, and outstanding image quality concepts of the Contemporary line, thanks to SIGMA’s leading-edge technology, this lens provides the amount of bokeh and admirable brightness expected from F1.4 lenses even in the mid-tele range. This addition completes the large aperture series comprised of portable wide-angle, standard, and telephoto lenses.
Impressively compact construction with image quality rivalling SIGMA's Art line:
To achieve such a compact construction, lens design is considered based on the capabilities of the camera body function to correct peripheral light amount and distortion. Moreover, axial color aberration, which is difficult to eliminate by image processing, is efficiently corrected by incorporating an SLD glass element. A compactness and lightweight construction combined with superb image quality is achieved.
The only three F1.4 AF lens system for APS-C Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras:
The lens benefits from an open aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Its compact and lightweight body is perfect for daily use, capable of capturing various scenes ranging from portraits to snapshots, as well as night view.
Smooth AF ideal for video shooting:
The combination of optical design for video AF and use of the stepping motor enables smooth and quiet autofocus. This lens is also compatible with the Sony E-mount Fast Hybrid AF, achieving precise AF tracking. By using the face recognition or eye AF functions of cameras, focus will continuously be on the face or the eye even if the subject moves during the shoot.
Specifications: (All figures calculated for Sony E-mount)
Lens Construction: 10 elements in 6 groups
Angle of view (APS-C): 28.5° |
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F16 |
Minimum focusing distance: 50cm / 19.7in.
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:7.4 |
Filter size: ø 55mm
Dimensions (diameter x length): ø66.5mm x 59.5mm / ø2.6in. x 2.3in.
Weight: 280g/ 9.9oz.
Accessory – Lens Hood is supplied.