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This is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for all 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 is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Sports/action, Video, Weddings and more.The Sigma 50mm F/1.4 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 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sigma 50mm F/1.4: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction
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...View full Review
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.
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 to keep...View full Review
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 99 customers
Using the lens for professional model portfolio shoots, senior portraits, etc. Amazing sharpness and focus performance on the Canon 6D
Great ergonomics & art work for artists. I use it at events to capture various items (rings, floral exquisite floral arrangements, etc).
I purchased the Sigma Art 50mm specifically for boudoir photography, and it did not disappoint. The lens is crisp and clean. I love how my images turn out. It's a fast lens, and is a great addition to my equipment. I was hesitant to purchase it because of the piece, but I am so sorry that I did. I highly recommend this glass.
I use this on my Canon 6d. This is by far the sharpest lens I've ever used. It doesn't focus as sharp on the outer edges. When you use your outer focus points, it struggles to keep up with Canon's L series lenses. But overall I would recommend this lens as a cheaper alternative to the Canon 50mm 1.2L.
USE: Everything and anything for low-light and dramatic day-time photography. PROS: Spectacular MTF optical clarity like the Zeiss. Beautiful bokeh. Great build and ergonomics. No plastic feel. Solid and accurate internal focus system. Great advantage over the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Wider field of view than the Canon 50mm f/1.4. CONS: Much longer and heavier than the Canon 50mm f/1.4; however, given the optical improvements, the size naturally has to increase in order to output the proper results (so not really anything to complain about).
The Bokeh is extra creamy, and this lens is the sharpest one I've ever used. Canon 6d Portraits
I recently purchased this based on discussion forums and test results. It replaces a Nikon 50 1.4G. While I only have a couple hundred snaps with it, I can safely say that the focus speed is faster than the 50 1.4G and it is sharper in every situation. Particularly sharp at 1.4 vs the Nikon. Bokeh is surprisingly good, especially with a near subject and distant background. It may not have the super soft bokeh look of the Nikon 58 1.4 but it is quite fine. From what I can tell, bokeh depends on aperture and subject distance and you may want to read objective comparisons (if you can find them) on the subject. I will say that I like the bokeh more than the 50 1.4G. Sharpness? Really can't be beat at this focal length except the manual focus Zeiss Otus. I love it for informal portraits and find myself gravitating toward it more and more. While it is big for a 50, it balances nicely with a D800. Some complain about the 77mm filter but I have many large lenses with that same size so it is a plus for me.
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.
This is a very good 50mm 1.4 lens. I use it with the 5d3. I have not made any adjustment with the USB dock yet as I got the WRONG mount! But out of the box, the lens is very sharp. Great color and contrast. If you buy this lens, I hope you use it at 1.4 to maximize its greatness. I have rented the Canon 1.2 before and it was good but it is not as sharp as this lens. This lens is a must have for 50mm focal length user.
Definitely a very sharp lens that I've ever owned.