Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E
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Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E

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Sigma’s 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens is characterised by its compact, sleek and lightweight build, along with its exceptional imaging capabilities. The lens is packed with an advanced array of lenses and versatile maximum f1.4 aperture that when combined, rival its cousins in the Sigma Art Series. This mid-telephoto lens is set to impress both enthusiasts and professionals alike.

Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Key Features:

  • Compact, lightweight & sleek portrait-length prime lens
  • Designed for use with APS-C-format digital cameras
  • Intricate lens structure from 10 elements in 6 groups
  • Incorpates 1 SLD Element & 2 Aspherical Elements
  • Smooth, fast & near-silent autofocus performance
  • Significantly reduced lens glare, flare & ghosting
  • Bright, wide & wholly versatile max. f1.4 aperture
  • Compatible with in-camera image stabilisation
  • High-quality dust & splash-proof lens structure
  • Brass bayonet mount for ensured accuracy & durability
  • Premium performance that rivals Sigma's Art Series

Expanded Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens Key Features:

Optical Structure

Sigma has set its benchmark of lens quality and construction at a very high level and rightly so. To build faith in a brand, you must deliver the results that are expected. To achieve that level with the Sigma 56mm f1.4 AF DC DN Contemporary Lens, Sigmas has created a lens that incorporates 10 premium lens elements arranged into 6 groups.

Within these groups, there’s 1 special low dispersion (SLD) element that reduces colour fringing and chromatic aberrations to achieve greater clarity and colour accuracy. As well as this, there are 2 aspherical elements that are used to limit distortion and spherical aberrations and result in sharper, more accurate rendering.

Reducing glare and ghosting was a top priority for Sigma. They have addressed this with excellent results meaning that your photos will not suffer should there be strong incidental light in the scene you are trying to capture. They have also added a number of multi-layer coatings that also help the reduction as well as giving the user sharper and higher-contrasted images.

Aperture Control

Another aspect of this lens that contributes to its exceptional image quality and overall performance is its wide, bright and fast maximum f1.4 aperture. This wide aperture allows this lens to excel in low light shooting conditions, as well as offering increased control of depth of field and therefore, subject-background separation. Furthermore, this aperture can produce some truly beautiful bokeh, easily rivalling Sigma's Art series lenses.

Super Smooth Autofocus

Autofocus plays its part in this lens’s overall performance. The lens uses an advanced set of stepping motors to allow for smooth and near-silent autofocus. Using this AF mechanism allows for the effective use of this lens for both photography and videography.

Mount Options:

Sigma as a brand produce lenses for a range of different systems and this lens is no different. This lens is available in the following mounts and their 35mm full-frame equivalent focal lengths.

  • Micro Four Thirds System - 112mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format - 89.6mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format - 84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • L-Mount Lens/APS-C Format - 84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • X-Mount Lens - 84mm (35mm Equivalent)

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What's in the box?

  • 1 x Sigma 56mm f1.4 DC DN Contemporary Lens
  • 1 x Lens Hood
  • 1 x Front Cap
  • 1 x Rear Cap


What is different about the Contemporary Lenses?

Sigma has 3 lines of lenses dedicated to Art, Contemporary Photography and Sport. The Contemporary lenses are designed for high optical performance in a compact and lightweight build and are ideal for travel photography and casual snapshots. They were introduced as more portable rivals to the line of Art Lenses for users wanting similar creative expression whilst out on the road.

What does DC stand for?

DC is what Sigma use to signify lenses that are designed for APS-C sensor cameras. These lenses are generally smaller, lighter and therefore offer flexibility and increased manoeuvrability.

What does DN stand for?

DN refers to Sigma’s impeccable lens design that ensures exceptional performance on mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with a short flange back distance.

Does this lens feature image stabilisation?

Unfortunately, this Sigma Lens does not feature image stabilisation.

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Product Specification

Angle Of View 28.5°
Aperture Blades 9
Filter Thread [mm] 55
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 56.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 56.0
Hood Model LH582-01
Included Accessories Hood (LH582-01)
Lens Elements 10
Lens Groups 6
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Lens Type Standard Prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 1.4
Max Aperture ~ Wide 1.4
Max Magnification 1:7.4
Maximum Format Size APS-C
Minimum Aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.50
Size ø66.5mm x 59.5mm
Weight [g] 280.00
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The balance of the finance agreement is payable directly to Novuna Consumer Finance in equal monthly instalments by monthly direct debit. The direct debit payments will commence at the end of the first month following receipt of your goods. The interest rate charged is 13.9% APR. Late payment and early repayment penalties apply; full details of these will be provided in the loan agreement pack.

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  12 Months 24 Months  36 Months 
Cash price  £419.00  £419.00  £419.00
Deposit £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Loan Amount £419.00 £419.00 £419.00
Monthly Instalment 11 x £37.44 23 x £19.94 35 x £14.13
Final Instalment £37.44 £19.94 £14.13
Total Amount Repayable £449.28 £478.56 £508.68
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  Balance settled in full within the six month deferral period Balance NOT settled in full within the six month deferral period
Cash price £300 £300
Deposit £0 £0
Loan Amount £300 £300
Settlement fee £29 £0
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Monthly Instalment - 36 x £11.57
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