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About Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for Nikon F 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, Portraits, Sports/action, Weddings and more.The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, 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, 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

Focal Length
50mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 75 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View
46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance
1.48' (45cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
1:7.4
Elements/Groups
8/6
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Image Stabilization
None
Autofocus
Yes
Tripod Collar
None
Filter Thread
77mm
Dimensions (DxL)
3.3 x 2.7" (8.38 x 6.86cm)
Weight
1.11 lb (505g)
Mfr #
310306
SKU
SG5014DNKAF

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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

 

It is my walking-around lens.

I like this lens. Lights are distributed evenly from corner to corner of my photographs. There is no light fall off or any vignetting. I left the “cons” items unchecked because I really could not find any. The closest thing that could be a "con" is the size of the lens. But, hey, it has a lens filter size of 77mm in diameter. It is supposed to be big. However, it is my lightest lens with a 77mm filter size, and I several lenses of the same filter size. I would recommend this lens to any p...

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I like this lens. Lights are distributed evenly from corner to corner of my photographs. There is no light fall off or any vignetting. I left the “cons” items unchecked because I really could not find any. The closest thing that could be a "con" is the size of the lens. But, hey, it has a lens filter size of 77mm in diameter. It is supposed to be big. However, it is my lightest lens with a 77mm filter size, and I several lenses of the same filter size. I would recommend this lens to any photographer who does available light photography.

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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Sue C  will this lens work with a Nikon d80?
DR. N  It will work quite well as long as you order the lens with the Nikon F-mount. Otherwise, you might consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.8, which I mate with a Nikon D7100. The lens is smaller, lighter, and delivers a delightful bokah. There are a number of articles that have discussed the benefits of the 1.8 v. 1.4, and these can be Googled for your analysis.
Shopper  does it work with full-frame camera?
SIMON L  Yes. If you have the money I suggest buying the new art version of this lens, the auto focus on this is a bit touchy
Shopper  Should I use and good for full frame Nikon ?
LAWRENCE M  Using it on a D800 full frame… beautiful lens.
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