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56mm F1.4 DC DN

From 469.00

Impressive construction & image quality

  • Compact, lightweight and remarkable image quality
  • A mid-tele lens for APS-C mirrorless
  • Smooth AF ideal for video shooting
  • Image quality rivaling that of our Art line lenses
  • Mount with dust- and splash-proof design with rubber sealing
  • Available for the following camera mounts:
  • Sony E-mount
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • L-Mount
  • Canon EF M-mount
  • MFT-mount
  • Accessories Included: Petal Type Lens Hood , Rear and Front Cap
  • "Made in Japan” craftsmanship


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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

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.

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.

More Information
Product LinesContemporary
Construction10 Elements in 6 Groups
Lens TypeTelephoto
Sensor SizeAPS-C, Micro Four Thirds
Angle of view28.5º
Number of diaphragm blades9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum apertureF16
Minimum focusing distance50 cm
Maximum magnification ratio1:7.4
Dimensions (diameter x length)

Sony E-mount
Canon EF M-mount
Fujifilm X Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Nikon Z mount

⌀ 66.5 mm x 59.5 mm
⌀ 66.5 mm x 59.5 mm
⌀ 66.5 mm x 59.8 mm
⌀ 66.5 mm x 58.1 mm
⌀ 66.5 mm x 57.5 mm
⌀ 70.0 mm x 61.5 mm

Weight (g)

Sony E-mount
Canon EFM-mount
Fujifilm X Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Nikon Z mount

280 g
280 g
280 g
256 g
285 g
295 g

Filter diameter55mm
Edition numberC018 (X Mount: C022)
Supplied AccessoriesLens Hood LH582-01, Front Cap LCF-55mm III, Rear Cap LCR II
AccessoriesWR Protector Filter 55mm, Protector FIlter 55mm, WR C-PL FIlter 55mm, USB-dock UD-11 (EF-M-mount and L-mount only), Soft Case LS-302S1A

Sony E-mount
Canon EF-M
Fujifilm X Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Nikon Z mount


* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice

** This product is developed, manufactured and sold based on the specifications of E-mount which was disclosed by Sony Corporation under the license agreement with Sony Corporation

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