The Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary is a fast telephoto prime lens designed for Sony E-mount and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless systems. It becomes the third 1.4 lens in the series, following the popular 30mm f/1.4 and 16mm f/1.4. With its 112mm coverage in Micro Four Thirds terms, it targets those in search of a fast yet affordable mid-telephoto prime for portraits, low-light work, travel and more.
One of the Sigma’s closest rivals is the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8. First released in 2012, it is a lens that many Micro Four Thirds users covet owing to its excellent optical quality and creamy bokeh. We ourselves have owned this lens for many years, and Mathieu often used it when he worked as an events photographer in Turin. For this reason, we were just as curious as many of our readers to see how this long-standing jewel in the Micro Four Thirds crowd would stand up against its latest opponent!