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Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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752 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 752 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.

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

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Consumer review by: (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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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.

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

Dec, 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

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

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

 

The latest addition to Sigma's Art series is a professional-quality, 50mm f/1.4 prime lens with mounts for 'full frame' DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and Sigma.

Photographers looking for a fast 50mm lens that combines durability with excellent image quality will find Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens should meet their expectations. Built to last and designed to deliver sharp, punchy photographs, it will suit...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Hession (gizmodo.com.au)

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art Review: Great Glass That Punches Above Its Price

 

Sigma has been the darling of the lens world recently, producing high-performance products at reasonable prices. Its latest is the 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens, a long awaited addition to their line that we recently had the pleasure of trying out. You're...

If you want top notch image quality in a 50mm prime, the Sigma is the right way to go. While it isn’t the affordable compact pal that the $400 Canon 50mm f/1.4 is, it will compete with the very best 50mm primes out there. Don’t buy the ridiculous $4000...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Jon Tarrant (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM review

 

This high-specification Sigma prime comes with a price-tag to match, but does image quality meausure up? Read the WDC Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM review to find out

Imposing presence

Distinctly heavy

An amazing lens that is priced above the norm but delivers results that are similarly elevated. As it is available in a range of lens mounts, the greatest number of photographers have access to its immense power.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Sigma 50 mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

 

Classic in days of analog devices, the 50 mm lenses still are very popular, although the majority of people now own reflex cameras with APS-C/DX sensors. The problem is that most of the 1.4/50 class lenses are outdated. For example the Canon 1.4/50 USM...

very good lens barrel build quality ; brilliant frame center picture quality with acceptable relative aperture ; good frame edge picture quality ; slight distortion ; low coma ; acceptable astigmatism ; the lowest vignetting in its class ; very good...

large filter diameter ; the autofocus could have been more accurate

Jun, 2009