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About Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Auto Focus Lens is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for Canon EOS digital SLR cameras. This lens has superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture and corrects a possible sagittal coma flare.

This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding, sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The fast, F1.4 aperture makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras.

This lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens element provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations.

The super multi-layer lens coating reduces fare and ghosting. Superior optical performance is also ensured throughout the focusing range. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7") and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4.

It creates a very attractive blur, even when a small aperture is used. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Sports/action, Video, Weddings and more.The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Features

  • Large Aperature, standard prime lens, has superior peripheral brightness and corrects the sagittal coma fare
  • Standard lens with large maximum aperture of F1.4.
  • Creates sharp images with high contrast and ensures superior peripheral brightness
  • Incorporates molded glass aspherical lens, perfectly correcting coma aberration and creating superior image quality.
  • Super multi-layer lens coating reduces fare and ghosting.
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensuring silent, high-speed AF.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Specifications

Minimum Focusing Distance:
45cm/17.7in
Focusing:

HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) quiet, high-speed AF
Full-time manual focus override
Focal length:
50mm
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Angle of View
46.8°
Lens Construction
6 groups 8 elements
Maximum Magnification Ratio
1:7.4
Filter Diameter
77mm
Diaphragm Blades
9 pcs
Standard Accessory
Hood, Case
Weight:
520g/18.3oz.
Dimensions:
84.5mm x 68.2mm / 3.3in x 2.7in
Mfr #
310101
SKU
SG5014DEOS

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4.4

(based on 75 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this lens!

About a month ago, I uncrossed my legs while sitting at the kitchen table and my foot caught the end of the strap on my 450d. It didn't fall to the floor, it was catapulted to the floor, and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II that was on the camera ultimately saved the camera, sacrificing its own life (it was a good little lens).I started researching all the 50mm's out there and the consistently highest rated one was this beauty. I read that even if you got one with the aforementioned front focus or bac...

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About a month ago, I uncrossed my legs while sitting at the kitchen table and my foot caught the end of the strap on my 450d. It didn't fall to the floor, it was catapulted to the floor, and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II that was on the camera ultimately saved the camera, sacrificing its own life (it was a good little lens).I started researching all the 50mm's out there and the consistently highest rated one was this beauty. I read that even if you got one with the aforementioned front focus or back focus problems, you could get it recalibrated and voila, you'd have the best 50mm out there.Well, I ordered mine [...] I grabbed it up and immediately rushed inside to mount it up!One thing I didn't bargain for (but was forewarned) was the immense size of this lens. I'm a big guy, so my 450d is small in my hands, but this lens DWARFS my 450d! I'd say it even weighs several ounces more than the bare 450d as well. It is something I'll get used to, but if you think you're gonna be discreet with this lens, think again! The 77mm filter size is huge so you can use two filters without encroaching on the corners (though the 77mm filters are a bit more costly than the 52mm's and 58mm's that the other primes use - something to think about).Out of the box, there is no issue with front focusing or back focusing at all. It's sharp as a tack, even at f/1.4. Bokeh is smooth as ice and absolutely perfect. The f/1.4 aperture also helps with lower light shots. I bought this lens for concert shots primarily as the Canon 50mmm f/1.8 would allow me to shoot at 1/25 - 1/30 sec at my 450d's usable ISO 800 with only a 40 watt soft incandescent. With the same light and the Sigma, I had no problems shooting at 1/100 sec at ISO 400! I've only had it for two days, so I'll have to re-report about the durability, etc... but I think it will be pretty durable.Otherwise, this Sigma 50mm f/1.4 is perfect! Now I kinda want to get their 30mm f/1.4 and am interested in looking at their 70-200 f/2.8. I know there are a lot of "Canon or nothing" lens folks (I was one), but this lens has sold me on Sigma.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Lens - Poor AF

I love everything about this lens except the focus. The build quality is great. I love the size and weight of the lens on my Canon 7D. The Bokeh is very smooth. But, the deal killer is inconsistent focus....even manual focus. The micro focus adjustment helped calibrate the lens to my camera but it still didn't fix the issue. I can take several shots in a row never moving the camera and most will be blurry or slightly to severely out of focus. The ones that are sharp look great. I want

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I love everything about this lens except the focus. The build quality is great. I love the size and weight of the lens on my Canon 7D. The Bokeh is very smooth. But, the deal killer is inconsistent focus....even manual focus. The micro focus adjustment helped calibrate the lens to my camera but it still didn't fix the issue. I can take several shots in a row never moving the camera and most will be blurry or slightly to severely out of focus. The ones that are sharp look great. I want to keep this lens but will probably send it back as it is useless if I can't get my pictures in focus. This is my second copy of this lens. I'm going to switch to the Canon only because of focus issues.

Reviewed by 75 customers

 
5.0

Must have

By

For the price, can't beat the Bokeh!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very good

By

Purchase use. Very good from F/2.2. Front focus 1.4-2.0. After 2.2 have litle back focus. From f4 focus is perfect. Work very well in life view with Canon 60D. Mutch better than Canon 50/1.8.Very happy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Prime!

By

This is a really nice lens. Quick, quiet, nice bokeh. Low light performance is excellent. Feels tough and heavily built. Highly recommended.

 
4.0

Superb Bokeh, Questionable AF Accurace.

By

This is a fantastic lens for portraiture or any situation where an incredibly smooth out of focus background is necessary. I've never seen a lens with better bokeh. Unfortunately however, the AF on this lens is horrible. I tried three different copies hoping to get one with accurate AF and they all failed to varying degrees. For subjects that were close up it front focused a great deal, and subjects that were further away it would back focus by a large margin.

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

I use this mainly for portrait photography but is a great all around lens!

 
4.0

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

By

This is the first prime 50mm that I purchase for my personal and professional gear. I just used this on a photo shoot for the first time professionally since I got it. I loved it! A great portrait lens for tight spaces. I shot in a small sound studio no bigger than a standard living room. This lens let me get the images I need for this session. Amazing quality! My only reason for with holding a star and giving it four stars is that it was a bit slow to auto-focus in low light at anything other than wide open and even slower with movement in low light. But once it got it, it got it! Overall an amazing piece of glass!

 
3.0

Amazingly smooth bokeh, sharp, poor AF.

By

I love everything about this lens aside from it's AF. If my subject is close to the camera, the AF front focuses. If the subject is further away, it back focuses. Unfortunately the AF is very unreliable at f/1.4, but aside from that, this lens is PERFECT. The bokeh is so absurdly smooth and nice looking, and the lens is sufficiently sharp.

 
4.0

Front Focus Issue

By

I own the Sigma 30mm 1.4 (used with my Canon 60D) and love it. I just recently bought a 5DMIII so I needed a prime that would fit a full frame body. The 50mm 1.4's build quality is superb. This lens is incredibly sharp at 2.5 and above. I am having front focus issues with this lens at 1.4 - 2.2 (have to microadjust to +20 for it to properly focus) so I'm in the process of returning and getting a 2nd copy. I am hoping the 2nd copy works out because I want to love this lens!

 
4.0

Good lens

By

I use this on a Canon 70D and it replaces an inexpensive (plastic) Canon f/1.8 that I never used. Didn't anticipate this great a difference and so far I'm very pleased. I anticipate using mainly for portraits and night shots, anywhere light is low or when I want to blur fore and aft. I'd read that AF was slow, I'm not seeing that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens

By

Love this lens a LOT! I find it much sharper and better than Canon 50mm 1.8 . This is truly superb lens!

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LAURENCE D  I have heard good reviews from my friend who is also into photography and recommended this.
todd h  hello, has any one used the sigma on their t2i, thinking about getting this lens or 10-22 mm canon lens?
LEROY W  I would not recommend it.. The focus on this lens can be spotty and the T2I does not have mirco lens adjustment. It it s great lens if you can get it to focus correctly.
todd h  hello, has any one used the sigma on their t2i, thinking about getting this lens or 10-22 mm canon lens?
LEROY W  I would not recommend it.. The focus on this lens can be spotty and the T2I does not have mirco lens adjustment. It it s great lens if you can get it to focus correctly.
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