In this review, we will be comparing Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and Sigma 56mm F1.4 C, two Standard Prime lenses from Fujifilm and Sigma. Both lenses have the same focal range of 56mm but different max apertures: Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR has a max aperture of F1.2 while the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C has a max aperture of F1.4. Another major difference between these two lenses is that the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR has a max format size coverage of APS-C, on the other hand the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C has a max coverage of APS-C / DX.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and Sigma 56mm F1.4 C lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and the Sigma 56mm F1.4 C for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR
||Sigma 56mm F1.4 C
|Wedding||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR is the longer of the two lenses at 76mm. The Sigma 56mm F1.4 C with a length of 60mm is 16mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR also has a larger diameter of 80mm compared to Sigma 56mm F1.4 C's 67mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Sigma 56mm F1.4 C weighs 280g, 37% (165g) lighter than the Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR's weight of 445g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Fujifilm X Mount for Size Comparison
Both Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R WR and Sigma 56mm F1.4 C has the same Fujifilm X lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Fujifilm X lenses are Fujifilm X-T5, Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-H2S.