Sigma - 56 mm-F/1.4 (C) AF DC DN lens, Fuji X-MOUNT mount mount
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The 56mm f1.4 is the longest of the trio and gives you an equivalent focal length of 84mm, making it particularly ideal for portrait photography. If you’re a DX user, then the nearest you’ll get to this focal length from a proprietary prime lens is the Nikkor DX 24mm f/1.7 lens, or, you might instead use something like the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens or the Nikkor Z DX 18-140mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens. Alternatively, you might consider mounting the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 S lens, which would give you an equivalent of 75mm on your APS-C camera, but will cost you a little bit more, and is quite a lot larger than the Sigma 56mm lens. The mount features a special sealing to make the lens an excellent choice in a wide variety of conditions. The Fujifilm 56mm lens is considered to be a portrait lens. I could imagine that Fujifilm purposefully made this lens to have lower contrast and saturation to make it more suitable for portrait photography. Low contrast would be forgiving towards the model. They might have focused on skin tones with this lens instead of an overall punchy look. But this seems to be only half thought out because they made the lens too sharp. I remember the first photos I took with it, they looked good, I wasn’t blown away but I wasn’t blown away either. But the overriding thought always was, “Why are they so sharp? Couldn’t they tone it down a bit?” To me, it always stands out in comparison to my other Samyang and Fujifilm lenses. In my opinion, the Sigma 56mm f1.4 is a superb option for Fujifilm X Series users. It compares quite favorably with Fujifilm branded lenses in terms of build, and performance all while priced very nicely. I highly recommend you take a closer look at it, if you’re currently in the market for a short telephoto. I will start of with this point first as I feel like it isn’t talked about enough with this lens; the look that this lens produces. I think there is a misconception that a lot of bokeh automatically makes a lens good. In my eyes, there’s so much more to it than that though.
No dedicated aperture ring, which is just a personal preference, and doesn't affect the lens performance in any way at all. No OIS, but again, due to the compact size and weight of the lens your camera IBIS will take care of this. Final Thoughts Above, left to right: Sigma 56mm f1.4, Sony e 50mm f1.8, Sony FE 50mm f1.8. All at maximum aperture. Full images. Yes, that is the short answer to this. Although Sigma lenses aren’t as good as their Fujifilm counterparts, they are a good alternative when considering quality and features against the price. And to be fair to Sigma, the picture quality gap is so close you wouldn’t even notice. So, unless you’re a pixel peeper, don’t worry about the differences in quality. Is the Sigma 56mm f1.4 lens weather-sealed? What I particularly love about this lens is how light, and compact it is considering this is an 85mm equivalent with a large f1.4 maximum aperture. The 56mm f1.4 weighs just 9.9 oz / 280 and the dimensions are 2.6 x 2.4″ / 66.5 x 59.8 mm. It also uses a 55mm filter. These specs make this lens feel more like a normal lens like a 50mm or even a 35mm equivalent rather than a short tele. To compare, the Fujifilm version, the 56mm f1.2 R WR lens, weighs 15.7 oz / 445 with dimensions being 3.1 x 3″ / 79.4 x 76 mm. It used a 67mm filter. As you can see, there is a big difference in overall size here. As with the other two lenses in the Sigma prime trio, the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 has spectacular build quality.EDUCATION: Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi University with a degree in Communications in Journalism in 2009. Since then, he's learned and adapted to various things in the fields of social media, SEO, app development, e-commerce development, HTML, etc. The Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN lens for Fujifilm X-mount is constructed of ten elements in six groups, including one super low-dispersion (SLD) element and one aspherical elements. It features a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, offers a minimum focusing distance of 50cm (19.7"), has an aperture range of F1.4 through F16 and uses a 55mm front filter thread.
The focal length of this lens doesn’t really take you far beyond the telephoto reach of a standard kit zoom, at least for Canon EOS M and Sony A6xxx series cameras. The big performance boost is not only that the Sigma delivers great sharpness and contrast, but also that it maintains superb levels of sharpness and contrast at much wider aperture settings. In the case of our Canon-fit test sample versus the Canon 14-45mm kit zoom lens, the Sigma is more than four f/stops faster as well as giving a slightly longer focal length. Along with the sturdy design of the Sigma 56mm f/1.4 comes a high degree of weather and dust sealing – another big advantage. With the camera set to aperture priority, I photographed a variety of locations to see how the lens performed in this manner and was really pleased with the detail captured. As expected, at f/1.4, the depth of field is very narrow and produces a buttery softness surrounding the focus point.
No. The Sigma 56mm features a gasket at the mount to protect against moisture and dust, but there is no weather sealing throughout the lens barrel. This means it’s not entirely protected against moisture and dust. However, it is still a high-quality, durable lens well-suited for various shooting conditions.