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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ART Lens for Sony Alpha & Maxxum DSLR Cameras - USA Warranty

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About Sigma 50mm F/1.4

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is a pro-level performer for full-frame DSLRs and is ideal for many types of videography and photography, including portraits, landscapes, studio work and still-life. It has been redesigned and re-engineered with SLD glass and has been optimized for rich peripheral brightness, with improved large aperture performance by positioning wide elements into the front groups.

Other updates to this lens include an optimized autofocus algorithm for smoother focusing and a floating focusing system to reduce lens movement while focusing. Under the Global Vision line, it features a new matte finish, an updated AF algorithm and every lens undergoes Sigma's proprietary modulation transfer function (MTF) "A1" testing before being shipped. It has 13 elements in eight groups, compared to the previous eight elements in six groups, and it also has improved close focusing at 15.7 inches and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6.

The 50mm F1.4 incorporates Sigma's Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) system to produce quiet, high-speed auto focus. In addition, it includes Super Multi-Layer Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and to ensure the highest-quality images.

USB Dock Compatibility
Sigma has developed special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) that can update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus.
*USB Dock is sold separately.

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Features

  • Completely redesigned and reengineered
  • Exceptional Image Quality
  • Incredible focal point sharpness when wide open
  • Pairs well with Pro-Level DSLR's
  • MTF A1-tested

Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Specifications

Lens Construction
13 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View
46.8º
Number of Diaphragm Blades
9
Mininum Aperture
F/16
Minimum Focusing Distance
40 cm / 15.7 in
Filter Size
77mm
Maximum Magnifications
1: 5.6
Dimensions (Diameter x Length)
85.4 x 99.9 mm/ 3.4 x 3.9 in
Weight
815g/ 28.7 oz
Mfr #
311205
SKU
SG5014RSO

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4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Reviewed by 14 customers

 
5.0

Incredible Sharpness and Bokeh

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I debated between the Sigma and Pentax 50mm lenses and I couldn't be happier with the Sigma. It's a bit heavy but it just feels solid and has a very professional look and feel to it. It actually balances very well on my K5II camera. Wide open at f/1.4 it can be a bit soft but at f/1.6 it starts to shine and by f/1.8 it's unbelievable how sharp it is. For portraits f/1.6 is just fantastic. Focus is fast and very silent and I have to admit I love the 77mm lens size as I already have several filters for it. If you're not worried about the size of the lens this one is a real keeper.

 
5.0

"Enjoy the lens"

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Haven't had the lens long. Traded a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for the Sigma. Mounted on Sony a55. The stills are sharp and great detail. Used it to take short movies of my grand daughter's, the images were sharp and clear (reviewed them on a TV) auto focus was great, quiet and stayed with the action, for there was a lot of dancing and jumping. It is a heavy lens, but worth the glass for the performance.

 
4.0

Great Portrait Lens

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This is a great portrait lens. When shooting wide open it gives great boken effect. I am using mine on a Pentax K-30. I like that it is so bright when looking thru the viewfinder. It is not as well built as my Pentax lens,(plastic)but still fairly rugged. As others have found out the auto focus sometimes if off a little. I found this usually happens at infinity, but with the focus override clutch it is very easy to bring it back in to focus

 
4.0

Very Well Rounded Prime

By

Very sharp in the center

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great quality fast prime lens!

By

I purchased this to replace the 50mm focal length of my Sony Alpha telephotos with a higher quality "normal" optic. You just can't beat the quality of this optic! I've used it on both my DSLR-A850 and my SLT-A77 with beautiful results. The focus is smooth, silent and sharp, with no noticeable aberrations that I've encountered so far. Build quality is very good and tight. The optic, at 77mm is greedy for light, delivering speed and quality way beyond a typical Sony kit. You won't be disappointed. Another nice benefit of this lens is that 77mm ring, which accepts all of the filters, WB, etc. accessories of my larger 70-200, simplifying my kit on locations when changing for product shots to full length. (Boy, what am I going to do with all of those 55mm filters?!) If you've got a cropped sensor (A77), the lens gives the effect of a 75mm with a super fast f-stop, which no longer satisfies the need for the normal length. However, if your using one of these sensors, you probably already account for it. I haven't shot with it a lot outside yet, just studio, and am interested to see how it handles backlighting and flare. We shall see. The one big complaint I believe may come up in these reviews is the weight. This baby is heavy! For optics like this, sometimes traditional build and good old fashioned glass just can't be substituted! But, if photography is important to you and you spend all day with a camera in your hand, a little prep time in the gym is a pleasure! You're going to shell out a few more "dead presidents" on this lens than for the Sony 50mm, but you'll likely find it paying dividends in spades!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST LENS IN IT'S CLASS

By

THIS IS THE TOP LENS IN IT'S CLASS…..YOU CAN NOT PURCHASE A BETTER 50MM F1.4 LENS…..CAN BE USED FOR EVERYTHING YOU CAN FRAME….IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE A CAMERA BODY WITH 2X CAPABILITIES IT'S PROBABLY THE ONLY LENS YOU WILL EVER NEED OR WANT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A MACRO AND OR ULTRA WIDE LENS BECAUSE OF THE IMAGE IT DELIVERS TO THE CAMERA…...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

Best 50mm lens for Alpha mount period. We will see what the 50mm Zeiss will be like, but it's hard to imagine it is much better considering it will be triple the cost.

 
5.0

Great Lense

By

I had this lense for my Olympus and when I switched to Pentax this was the one I could not do without.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best 50mm Prime in the market!

By

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The winner Sharp at 1.4

By

I have the Nikon 50mm F1.4G, first time it was difficult to decide wich is better, buy first Nikon, then Sigma, after several shoots in field, if you focus a person, two or three in a concert, wedding, portrait, just think it´s genial, forget Nikon, and need to use this master piece every day. Perhaps in F5.6 in the square Nikon is better but in the real life, you only can find every target in focus, brilliant. Only sometimes a big group, or basket match, look a little better with NIkon, but 80% of photos you will choose Sigma, it´s very sharp with d3x or d3, and of course d2h.

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