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Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 776 reviews of Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

On average, users rate this product 81/100 and experts rate this product 85/100.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens for SonySigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lens for Sony

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and reliability are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the usability.

reliability, price, design, size

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR CamerasSigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

Jun, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art

 

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM lens doesn't quite achieve the optical perfection of the $4,000 Zeiss Otus, but it gets close at a quarter of the price.

Incredibly sharp. Minimal distortion. 15.7-inch close focus. Available for several camera systems.

Big. Depth of field scale isn't that useful. No optical stabilization. A little pricey. Dim corners at wide apertures.

Like its 35mm f/1.4 sibling, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a tremendous lens. It's incredibly sharp, even when shot wide open on a 50MP body, it renders images without distortion, and it does a good job controlling chromatic aberration. Sigma aimed...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by (dpreview.com)

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A Review

 

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art is a fast 'normal' lens designed for full frame SLRs, and one of the most hotly-anticipated lenses of 2014. Sigma shook up the moribund 'fast 50' sector back in March 2008 when it announced the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM,...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review

 

The 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM is the latest design from independent lens maker Sigma, announced in March 2008. It's a rare example of what is rapidly becoming an endangered species; an all-new, large maximum aperture, fixed focal length 'prime' lens, and...

Class-leading image quality ; Relatively low vignetting even at wide apertures on full frame ; Reasonably fast and positive autofocus, with full-time manual override ; Very good build quality

Large and heavy for a 50mm F1.4 ; Expensive

When Sigma first announced the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM in March, our story headline (courtesy of our news editor and punmeister-in-chief) was 'A new standard?', and this has turned out to be remarkably prescient. This new lens essentially redefines its...

Aug, 2008

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Review

 

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast and tack-sharp lens, both in the centre and at the edges of the frame, with virutally no evidence of chromatic aberrations and very little distortion. Vignetting at wide-open apertures is the only real optical issue...

May, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Review

 

The Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we're likely to review this year. All competing lenses from Canon and Nikon fell short when compared to the resolving power of the 50mm Art.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Review

 

The Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 is an interesting lens, offering excellent resistance to chromatic aberration and low distortion. Corner shading isn't an issue when used on a sub-frame body, but on a full-frame body it's significant, and distinctive in that it...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF Review Round-Up

 

The new Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a refreshing alternative in the long-ignored standard AF lens market. The lens is fairly big and heavy due to unusually big glass elements but thanks to the design efforts it is already capable of delivering...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Julia Silber (popphoto.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF: Lens Test

 

Similar in size, features, and price (though not format) to Sigma's 30mm f/1.4 high-speed "normal" prime for DSLRs with APS-C sensors, this 50mm full-framer ($500, street) also belongs to Sigma's EX family of pro-quality glass. Unusually expensive...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM review

 

Is bigger better for 50mm prime lenses?

Solid build ; Excellent images

Expensive

Tested side-by-side alongside the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 on a D700 body, the Sigma produced similar resolution levels throughout the aperture range. The results looked perhaps slightly crisper at wider apertures with some shots, but not with others – the...

Aug, 2009

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM [A]

 

EUROPEAN DSLR LENS 2014-2015 - Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM [A]: In terms of price/performance ratio, the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM [A] raises the bar to a new level. This bright, full-frame standard lens features superb construction. It is solid, elegant and...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Lens System

Diagonal angle of view (max):46.8
Fixed focal length:1.97
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Lens structure:8/5 / 8/6
Number of diaphragm blades:9

Performance

Auto focus: Yes
Compatible products:Pentax DSLR
Manual focus: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:3.33
Filter size:3.03
Length:2.69
Weight:17.8