Sigma supports Sony APS-C with 56mm f/1.4 portrait lens: pricing confirmed

First announced at Photokina 2018, Sigma’s new 56mm f/1.4 prime lens offers an effective 84mm focal length on mirrorless Sony APS-C cameras including the A6000, A6300 and Sony A6500, while on Olympus mirrorless cameras like the OM-D E-M1 II it’s effectively a 112mm f/1.4. It's an interesting development for Sony APS-C mirrorless fans, who are still waiting for more news on the rumored new high-end Sony A7000.

In both cases it makes a perfect wide aperture ‘portrait’ lens for low-light shooting and attractive background blur. The best news is the price, which has just been announced: in the UK the Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary will go on sale at £399.99 and will be available from November 2018. In the US it’s on pre-sale at $479.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at