History

    Compact, lightweight and
    remarkable image quality―a mid-tele lens for APS-C mirrorless

    Offering an opportunity to experience
    the fun of shooting wide open, with F1.4 brightness

    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.

    * The smallest in its class among F1.4 mid-tele lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras

    DC
    DN

    Features

    A member of the high-performance Contemporary line,
    featuring SIGMA’s latest technologies

    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.

    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-proof construction

    The mount features a special sealing to make the lens an excellent choice in a wide variety of conditions.

    * Except for Canon EF-M mount

    Impressively compact construction
    with image quality rivaling
    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.

    * Limited to what the camera supports.

    EOS-M series cameras incompatible with aberration correction
    Cameras incompatible with distortion correction
    EOS M5, EOS M6, EOS M100, EOS M10, EOS M3, EOS M2, EOS M

    Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

    From an early stage in the lens design process, flare and ghosting have been measured to establish an optical design resistant to strong incident light sources such as backlighting. SIGMA’s Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting to help photographers produce sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions. The included lens hood can be attached to block out extraneous light, which can have a negative effect on rendering performance.

    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.

    Rounded diaphragm

    The 9-blade rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur in the out-of-focus areas of the image.

    SIGMA DC DN SERIES

    Over the years, SIGMA has built an extensive lineup of bright prime lenses ranging from wide-angle to telephoto. Now, for mirrorless cameras, SIGMA is developing a range of interchangeable lenses that feature a lightweight, compact package for convenient daily shooting while delivering superior performance and covering the key focal lengths.

    Developed to feature a lightweight, compact package for everyday use, SIGMA DN lenses for mirrorless cameras deliver superior performance covering the key focal lengths. The new lens builds on the success of the 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, which SIGMA released in 2016 as the first in a new series of prime lenses for mirrorless cameras. The 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary also combines F1.4 brightness with top-level optical performance.

    The first in this SIGMA series of prime lenses for mirrorless cameras was the standard prime 30mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, then the wide-angle prime 16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, and now followed by the telephoto 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary, SIGMA has made a new and complete system for mirrorless camera users.

    ESSENTIALS

    You'll find our philosophy and craftsmanship
    in every product

    Our new lineup fully expresses our approach to lenses and photography itself. All of our lenses belong to one of three lines—Contemporary, Art, or Sports—all of which share our development philosophy and advanced manufacturing system. High performance, high quality, and high end in every respect, these lenses give people who love photography lasting value and consistent, exciting results. The secret is our passion for craftsmanship that we put into every production process and every product.

    Specifications

    56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

    Lens Construction

    • SLD glass
    • ASPHERICAL LENS

    Lens Construction

    10 elements in 6 groups

    Angle of View

    • Sony E-Mount
      28.5°
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      26.9°
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      21.9°
    • L-Mount
      28.5°

    Number of Diaphragm Blades

    9(Rounded diaphragm)

    Minimum Aperture

    F16

    Minimum Focusing Distance

    50cm / 19.7in.

    Maximum Magnification Shooting

    1:7.4

    Filter size

    φ55mm

    Dimensions (Diameter × Length)

    • Sony E-Mount
      φ66.5mm × 59.5mm
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      φ66.5mm × 59.5mm
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      φ66.5mm × 58.1mm
    • L-Mount
      φ66.5mm × 57.5mm

    Weight

    • Sony E-Mount
      280g
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      280g
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      256g
    • L-Mount
      285g

    Edition Number

    C018

    Supplied Accessories

    Hood (LH582-01) supplied

    Corresponding AF Mounts / Barcode No.

    • Sony E-Mount
      00-85126-35165-6
    • Canon EF-M Mount
      00-85126-35171-7
    • Micro Four Thirds Mount
      00-85126-35163-2
    • L-Mount
      00-85126-35169-4

    Technologies

    Performance / Data

    MTF Chart

    Diffraction MTF

    Geometrical MTF

    The MTF chart gives the result at the wide-open aperture
    Spatial frequency S:Sagittal Line M:Meridional Line
    10lp/mm
    30lp/mm

    MTF chart guide

    Product Lineup

    56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary

    • Sony E-mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH582-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-35165-6
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH582-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-35171-7
    • Micro Four Thirds mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH582-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-35163-2
    • L-Mount

      Supplied Accessories

      Hood (LH582-01) supplied

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-35169-4

    Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    LENS HOOD LH582-01

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93682-2

    FRONT CAP LCF-55mmⅢ

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93006-6

    REAR CAP LCR Ⅱ

    * The image is for SIGMA.

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93725-6
    • Sony E-mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92987-9
    • Micro Four Thirds mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-92986-2
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-93831-4

    Separately Sold Accessories

    PROTECTOR 55mm

    Normal type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93104-9

    WR PROTECTOR 55mm

    Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Protector is developed to protect the lens surface from dirt and dust as well as scratches. It is an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93091-2

    WR UV FILTER 55mm

    UV Water-repellent, Antistatic type. UV filter prevents the bluish tone that generates when the weather is fine, by absorbing ultraviolet rays. It is effective in most situations, such as landscape, portrait and general photography on a sunny day. It is also an ideal filter for regular use as it is completely colorless so does not affect color reproduction.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93065-3

    WR CIRCULAR PL FILTER 55mm

    PL Water-repellent, Antistatic type. Circular PL filter removes the reflection of water surface and glass windows, and increases the contrast in landscape photography.

    * Thinner frame wide type.

    Barcode No.
    00-85126-93078-3

    USB DOCK UD-11

    • L-Mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87869-6
    • Canon EF-M mount

      Barcode No.
      00-85126-87871-9

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