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Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
8.2 out of 10

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Overall 9
8.8

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Review

photographylife.com
26 September 2015
  • Summary: While being the largest, heaviest and the priciest of the 50mm lenses I have tested so far, The Sigma f/1.4 EX DG HSM simply fails to deliver. Its high levels of purple fringing and relatively low sharpness in the center frame are disappointing, while the corners are clearly the worst in the group.
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REVIEW: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

photodo
15 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look Sigma's first f/1.4 aperture standard lens, which sports a silent HSM focusing motor.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness in the centre at most apertures, Low vignetting, 77mm filter size is the same as most professional level zooms
  • Cons: Maybe a little softer than I'd hoped at f/1.4, Heavier than any other 50mm f1.4 lens, Bigger than any other 50mm f/1.4 lens
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF: Lens Test

Pop Photo
16 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Similar in size, features, and price (though not format) to Sigma's 30mm f/1.4 high-speed "normal" prime for DSLRs with APS-C sensors, this 50mm full-framer ($500, street) also belongs to Sigma's EX family of pro-quality glass.
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review

The Digital Picture
25 November 2008
  • Excerpt: It is hard not to be drawn to a fast prime - the short, fat, solid-feeling lens with very low-light capability is very attractive. So, I don't find it surprising that the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens has received a lot of attention in the early days of its availability.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
18 August 2008
  • Conclusion: When Sigma first announced the 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM in March, our story headline (courtesy of our news editor and punmeister-in-chief) was 'A new standard?', and this has turned out to be remarkably prescient.
  • Pros: Class-leading image quality, Relatively low vignetting even at wide apertures on full frame, Reasonably fast and positive autofocus, with full-time manual override, Very good build quality
  • Cons: Large and heavy for a 50mm F1.4, Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens review

ePHOTOzine
6 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at this fast f/1.4 aperture standard lens suitable for full frame and crop sensor DSLRs.
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Overall 6
5.8
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (FX) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
8 August 2010
  • Conclusion: The Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM struggles to deliver convincing performance on full format cameras. The center quality of the lens is certainly fine and even great from f/2 onwards. Unfortunately the border & corner performance is rather disappointing.
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Overall 6
5.8
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 4
4.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (Canon) - Full Format Review / Test Report

photozone.de
14 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The new Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM showed pretty impressive results in our APS-C review. However, it's not quite as convincing on full format cameras. The center quality of the lens is certainly fine and even great from f/2 onwards.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM (Canon) - APS-C Review / Test Report

photozone.de
25 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The new Sigma AF 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is a refreshing alternative in the long-ignored standard AF lens market. The lens is fairly big and heavy due to unusually big glass elements but thanks to the design efforts it is already capable of delivering sharp images straight from f/1.4 and the resolution...
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Expert Review

AVHub
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Appropriately, the 50mm f1.4 is an ‘EX’ lens – signified by a thin gold band around the barrel – which is Sigma’s high performance standard in terms of both the mechanical and optical constructions.
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