Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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Yabob, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
Excerpt: I'm sorry to say that the copy I received front-focused significantly at the wider apertures and closer distances. I returned it and got the 85mm f/1.4 instead, which was spot on. It is truly a toss of the dice with this one.
Excerpt: Don't bother buying this lens, you'll return it later. Get the 50mm 1.4 from Canon if you can't afford the 50mm f1.2, because this lens is going to annoy you. In my experience, I wanted this lens for portraits mainly and some street photography since is not that heavy. It failed!
Summary: I just got my copy of this lens in tonight, and it seems like I've gotten a dud. In running focus tests (paper chart), I've found that an AFMA of +20 is barely acceptable with the point I want in focus but still generally front focusing. Here's to hoping that the next copy I get is better...
Summary: This lens arrived yesterday and I compared it with my Canon f1.8 50mm and Canon f4.0 24-105mm lenses. It was not nearly as good as either of them in terms of image sharpness. Even after trying to improve things somewhat with Photoshop, the final image was not nearly as crisp as with either of the...
Summary: Well, I really wanted to love this lens. So much that I tried two different copies. Both had severe focus issues on 5d Mark II. First copy with such a bad front-focus that Canon's focus micro-adjustment wouldn't fix it with +20 setting. I'd estimate that something around +30 would get that fixed.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens after having "hunting" issues with my Nikon 50mm. Well this lens is awful. Even after having it micro calibrated. It hunts, and its just a soft lens. Even at 2.0. Its looked like there was a plexiglass film in front of my pictures, and it missed focus more then it nailed it.
Sigma Firmware Required!!!! - Not a 1.4 rather a 2.0
17 October 2012
Summary: I waited months after owning to write this review. I really wanted to give Sigma the chance to correct the mistakes with this lens. After reading mixed reviews (either love or hate) I am ready to share my experience using this on a Nikon D5100. First. The lens had major focus issues.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens as the 50mm focal length on my 7D would put me right about 80mm. This was ideal for my portrait uses. Upon testing the lens I was getting very soft images when focusing on the eye.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Cons: Blurry Focus, Front focusing, Inconsistent Focusing
Latest copy purchased 2012-July still out of focus- Canon 50mm F1.4 is better
E. K. Wlin, Amazon
7 July 2012
Summary: I am not a pro but serious about photography enough trying to become one. I tried this lens on my Canon Mark iii and compared it with my new 24-70L 2.8 lens. The Sigma back focus as many has claimed, my 24-70L even at wide open for this lens has no focus problem.