Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Auto Focus Lens for Sigma Cameras - USA Warranty

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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (77),Strong construction (69),Nice bokeh (64),Durable (48),Consistent output (46),Rugged (41),Easily interchangeable (35),Lightweight (11),Sharpness (4),Sharp (4)
Heavy (32),Blurry focus (11),Slow focus (9),Weak casing (3)
Best Uses:
Low light (56),Night photography (51),Weddings (43),Landscape/scenery (26),Sports/action (15),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 (33),Semi-pro photographer (25),Pro photographer (10),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.

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Specifications

Minimum Focusing Distance:

HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) quiet, high-speed AF
Full-time manual focus override
Focal length:
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Angle of View
Lens Construction
6 groups 8 elements
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Filter Diameter
Diaphragm Blades
9 pcs
Standard Accessory
Hood, Case
84.5mm x 68.2mm / 3.3in x 2.7in

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


great lense!

This lense was highly recommended by a photo enthusiast I met on the street taking photos...tried it for my next photo shoot and made a starkingly clear difference!

Reviewed by 99 customers


Amazing sharpness and performance


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


Fantastic Art Piece


from Boston, MA

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


The BEST purchase that I've made


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.


Sharp Lens with set backs


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.


Finally! A Canon 50mm f/1.4 Replacement


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).


Blown away


from Ohio

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Hard to beat


from Maine

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very good


from Concord Twp. Ohio  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent 50mm lens


from Orange County, CA

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.


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens 4 Canon


from Minneapolis, MN

Definitely a very sharp lens that I've ever owned.


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Shopper  I am considering buying this or the 17-50 2.8 Which would be best for portraits? Or would using the 17-50 at the 50 work just as well?
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