The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C and the Lensbaby Velvet 56 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Lensbaby Velvet 56 is the longer of the two lenses at 86mm. The Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C with a length of 60mm is 26mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Lensbaby Velvet 56 also has a larger diameter of 72mm compared to Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN 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 DC DN C weighs 280g, which means it is 120g (30%) lighter than the Lensbaby Velvet 56 which has a weight of 400g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
Both Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C and Lensbaby Velvet 56 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony FX30, Sony ZV-E10 and Sony A6600.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is also available in Micro Four Thirds and Leica L mounts.
Lensbaby Velvet 56 is also available in Canon EF , Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Samsung NX and Sony Alpha mounts.