Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with MFT
What type of photography is the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is a member of Sigma's Contemporary F1.4 Prime series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
Contemporary F1.4 Prime Series Lenses in Micro Four Thirds Mount
Reasons to Buy Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Hood supplied
| Very Fast Aperture
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is compatible with cameras that have a Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Micro Four Thirds lenses are Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is also available in Sony E and Leica L mounts.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C has a maximum diameter of 67mm and total length of 60mm. It weighs 280g / 9.9 oz.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C has a filter thread of 55mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C:
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C has a fixed focal length of 56mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 112mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
The Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Panasonic G9 II, OM System OM-5 and Panasonic GH6.
Optical Image Stabilization
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Panasonic Leica Macro 45mm F2.8 OIS in Micro Four Thirds mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C With Optical Image Stabilization
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.14x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. 0.14x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type MFT mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C has a max aperture of F1.4 and a minimum aperture of F16.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C's optical formula consists of 10 elements in 6 groups . Special elements used in this design is SLD element.
Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Popular Comparisons of Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C
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