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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 all Sigma 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.
For the price, can't beat the Bokeh!!!
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 really nice lens. Quick, quiet, nice bokeh. Low light performance is excellent. Feels tough and heavily built. Highly recommended.
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.
I use this mainly for portrait photography but is a great all around lens!
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!
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.
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!
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.
Love this lens a LOT! I find it much sharper and better than Canon 50mm 1.8 . This is truly superb lens!