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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
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Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C review: specs and price

Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C
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Why is Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C better than the average?

  • Widest aperture
    f/1.4 vsf/3.014419087136928
  • Widest aperture at maximum focal length
    1.4fvs3.63f
  • Aperture blades
    9vs7.89
  • Minimum focus distance
    0.5mvs0.74m
  • Minimum angle of view
    28.5°vs33.3°
  • Weight
    280gvs625.27g

Top specs and features

General info

1.maximum focal length

56mm

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG APO HSM

800mm

2.minimum focal length

56mm

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.

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Canon EF 35mm F/2 IS USM

0.24mm

3.Weather sealed
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

4.Includes lens hood
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

It comes with a lens hood so that you don’t have to buy it separately. These are used to block strong light sources, such as the sun, from the lens to prevent glare and lens flare.

5.weight

280g

Best

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2.1g

6.has or is a prime lens
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.

Optics

1.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

2.optical zoom

1x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

22.2x

3.maximum angle of view

28.5°

At the shorter end of the lens you get the widest angle of view. This allows you to fit more of the scene into the photograph (based on APS-C format).

Best

Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75mm f/2 ASPH

318°

4.magnification

0.14x

A true macro lens has a magnification of 1:1. This means that the image produced is a life-size representation of the subject being photographed.

Best

Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH

14x

5.minimum angle of view

28.5°

At the longest end of the lens you get the narrowest angle of view. This allows you to fit a small portion of the scene into the photograph, such as when you are zooming in on a subject (based on APS-C format).

Best

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD

Aperture

1.widest aperture

f/1.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

f/1.2

2.widest aperture at maximum focal length

1.4f

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Samyang XP 50mm f/1.2

1.2f

3.smallest aperture at maximum focal length

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.aperture blades

9

The aperture controls how much light gets through to the camera’s sensor. More blades is often an indicator of a better quality lens. It also allows you to achieve much nicer looking bokeh when blurring out your background, whereas a lens with less blades will often produce harsher, more polygonal bokeh.

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Lensbaby Velvet 85

12

6.smallest aperture at minimum focal length

16f

A smaller aperture reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor. This is important in bright conditions where a wider aperture could result in your image being overexposed. Another advantage is that with a smaller aperture you get a greater depth of field, and can keep all of the image in focus.

Best

Pentax HD DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

45f

Focus

1.Has full-time manual focus
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

With full-time manual focus, you can move the focus ring whilst it is in AF (autofocus) mode. This means that you can make manual adjustments once the AF has finished, without changing to manual mode.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

2.has a silent focus motor built into the lens
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Lenses with built-in focus motor focus faster and more quietly than lenses without a focus motor which rely on the camera's body focus motor.

For example

Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 DG OS HSM | S

3.Has focus motor
Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN | C

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

4.minimum focus distance

0.5m

This is the closest distance that the lens can focus. A shorter minimum focus distance allows you to get closer to your subject, and is particularly important when doing macro photography.

Best

Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF

0.02m

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