Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Auto Focus* Lens for Maxxum & Sony Alpha Mount. (*Auto Focus only if body supports HSM) - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 50mm F/1.4

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.

Please Note: * If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available. (will work on manual)

The Sigma 50mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Sigma 50mm F/1.4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a 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: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (80),Strong construction (73),Nice bokeh (68),Durable (51),Consistent output (49),Rugged (43),Easily interchangeable (36),Lightweight (12),Sharpness (4),Sharp (4)
Cons:
Heavy (34),Blurry focus (11),Slow focus (9),Weak casing (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (58),Night photography (53),Weddings (47),Landscape/scenery (28),Sports/action (16),General purpose (13),Video (13),Portraits (11),Landscape photography (7),Portrait (5),Special effects (4),Wildlife photos (4) Travel (4),Upgrade (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (35),Semi-pro photographer (25),Pro photographer (12),Semi-professional (7),Enthusiast (5),Casual photographer (3),Photography student (3)

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 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.
  • * If the camera body does not support HSM, auto focus will not be available.

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 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 #
310205
SKU
SG5014DMAX

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Reviews

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4.5

(based on 103 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best 50mm Prime in the market!

had the DT 50 1.8 and though it was a very good lens in optic quality. i wanted something faster and solid built for my A700. I purchased this lens in mint condition used for a great price. A lot of glass with the lens and it also comes with a nice bag. Well all i can say is that i cannot part with it now. Its a super fast prime and great for indoors. Very sharp on all stops. The bokeh is the best i have ever seen.The HSM motor is silent. This lens looks very professional on a A700 body n al

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had the DT 50 1.8 and though it was a very good lens in optic quality. i wanted something faster and solid built for my A700. I purchased this lens in mint condition used for a great price. A lot of glass with the lens and it also comes with a nice bag. Well all i can say is that i cannot part with it now. Its a super fast prime and great for indoors. Very sharp on all stops. The bokeh is the best i have ever seen.The HSM motor is silent. This lens looks very professional on a A700 body n also the Full Frame cameras.

Reviewed by 103 customers

 
5.0

Must have

By

from Chicago  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

 
5.0

I love it

By

from New york  -  Pro Photographer

I got from adorma this lens just geat

 
4.0

A standard fast prime lens everyone should have.

By

from Hampton, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this lens mostly for street photography.

 
5.0

Fantastic 50mm - no joke

By

from NYC  -  Pro Photographer

I have to admit, in the more than 30-years I've been a professional commercial/advertising photographer, I have, generally, always been brand loyal. In my case, that's Canon. For years, I used the Canon 50/1.4 (going through two of them) and replaced my second one with the Canon 50/1.2. I have to say, for the past three years I've owned that lens, I've been underwhelmed. I've always felt the adage was true -- almost any lens is sharpest 1-1/2 to 2 stops from maximum aperture. Sadly, this was never the case with my 50. I had to stop down to at least 5.0/5.6 to get decent sharpness across the frame, which negates the reason to own a fast, expensive. It was time for a change. I decided to rent the Sigma 50/1.4 three different times to use on three different shoots, because of the various reviews I'd read. Each time I was impressed by the sharp images the lens delivered. If there is a negative, it's slight. I discovered the the lens is perhaps about 1/3 stop (maybe 1/4 stop) darker in exposure than my other Canon lenses at any given value. (95% of the time, I shoot on manual, so you see the difference. This is not the case when used on "Av".) So, the true transmission value is less than the nominal f1.4. Not a huge deal, but worth noting. What IS worth noting is that the lens is quite sharp at 2.5 to 2.8 -- much more so than my Canon. My only other potential reservation is servicing. I know what I have with Canon (I'm a CPS member), but I hope I won't have to send the lens to Sigma. From what I've heard, though, they've much improved their repair support over the years and turnaround is relatively fast. An additional note: buy the Sigma Lens Optimizer (for focus tuning). I haven't had to use it on my bodies, but it's peace of mind to know that I can fine tune the lens if needed. Buy this lens. You won't be disappointed with the quality -- both optically and build.

 
5.0

Amazing sharpness and performance

By

from Washington  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Using the lens for professional model portfolio shoots, senior portraits, etc. Amazing sharpness and focus performance on the Canon 6D

 
5.0

Fantastic Art Piece

By

from Boston, MA

Great ergonomics & art work for artists. I use it at events to capture various items (rings, floral exquisite floral arrangements, etc).

 
5.0

The BEST purchase that I've made

By

from Phoenix, AZ

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.

 
4.0

Sharp Lens with set backs

By

from Findlay, Oh

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.

 
5.0

Finally! A Canon 50mm f/1.4 Replacement

By

from Atlanta, GA

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).

 
5.0

Blown away

By

from Ohio

The Bokeh is extra creamy, and this lens is the sharpest one I've ever used. Canon 6d Portraits

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Shopper  Anyone know if Sony A55 Auto Focus work with this lens? Thanks
CAIRNRYAN M  I used one on the a55 for some time. Yes it does autofocus. My copy AF'ed right on the money when I got it, others might need AF micro-adjustment, like any AF lens.
Shopper  Anyone know if Sony A55 Auto Focus work with this lens? Thanks
CAIRNRYAN M  I used one on the a55 for some time. Yes it does autofocus. My copy AF'ed right on the money when I got it, others might need AF micro-adjustment, like any AF lens.
Shopper  Anyone know if Sony A55 Auto Focus work with this lens? Thanks
CAIRNRYAN M  I used one on the a55 for some time. Yes it does autofocus. My copy AF'ed right on the money when I got it, others might need AF micro-adjustment, like any AF lens.
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