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 Resistant Structure

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 Ratio

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

Catalogs / Resources

Manuals / Brochures

Impressions / Samples