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

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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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
9 June 2010
  • 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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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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Overall 10
9.7
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
10
Performance 10
9.5
Picture quality 10
9.5

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Review

What Digital Camera
1 February 2010
  • Summary: An amazing lens that is priced above the norm but delivers results that are similarly elevated. As it is available in a range of lens mounts, the greatest number of photographers have access to its immense power.
  • Pros: Imposing presence
  • Cons: Distinctly heavy
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM AF: Lens Test

Pop Photo
12 July 2009
  • 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

The Digital Picture
4 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Is the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens review

ePHOTOzine
6 January 2011
  • Summary: Sigma are clearly marketing this optic as a premium alternative to manufacturer's own lenses. In some respects the higher price is justified, but in others it is not. How you use the lens as well as the camera system you use will be the biggest factors in determining whether this lens is good value...
  • 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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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
10 May 2010
  • Conclusion: The amount of vignetting is quite heavy at f/1.4 but that's rather typical for such lenses. If you stop down to f/2.8 this will not be a real issue anymore though. The lens produces moderate barrel distortions which is a tad more than the standard in this lens class.
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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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Expert Review

AVHub
17 April 2010
  • Excerpt: The contrast between the sharp and the blurred is often overlooked by still photographers as a creative tool, but it’s often used very effectively by cinematographers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM review

TechRadar UK
14 August 2009
  • Summary: Is bigger better for 50mm prime lenses?
  • Pros: Solid build, Excellent images
  • Cons: Expensive
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