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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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Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

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Overall 2
2.0

Oh well

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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Front Focuses
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrendous Front Focus Issue

Funhaus Photography, Amazon
15 June 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor focus

Jeffrey D Borgholthaus, Amazon
17 May 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Focus issues

iSyndicate, Amazon
1 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

QC Issues

Erich Rogers, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: Brand new out of the book there was some sort of debris inside the lens. Unsatisfactory on an item at this price,
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Overall 2
2.0

Dont waste your money

BBP2012, B&H Photo
4 February 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Sigma Firmware Required!!!! - Not a 1.4 rather a 2.0

Javascript Junkie "JavaScript Junkie", Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

3 strikes, it's OUT!

David R Przybyl, Amazon
24 January 2012
  • Summary: After trying 3 different copies of this lens (Canon), I'm giving up and returning it for a refund. ALL THREE had severe auto front-focus. They were so far out, the camera's focus adjustment couldn't even bring it close.
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Overall 2
2.0

so the AF problems were true after all...

Robert P., Amazon
4 October 2011
  • Summary: I just received the lens today, and I've already decided to return the lens. I love the build and construction of the lens. It's big and feels pretty good even on my T3i/600D...if just slightly front heavy. However, the lens is obviously front-focusing.
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