Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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Focus issues for me and bad CA.
ELDANS, B&H Photo
10 May 2015
Excerpt: On my 6D I was not able to get it to infinity focus. It seemed to randomly front or back focus even on sunlit days. I was using spot center focus also. Micro-adjustment needed +8 for close up focus(where it seemed to focus the most), but that made distance focusing was a lot softer.
Lens has serious focus issues. Seems to only want ...
New Orleans, Amazon
15 March 2015
Summary: Lens has serious focus issues. Seems to only want to focus on rear subjects. I'd seen a couple of reviews warning about this but decided to give it a try anyway. I am in the process of sending the lens to the Sigma service center for repair.
I too wanted to love it. Chronic front focusing straight out of the ...
Amanda Betenson, Amazon
11 October 2014
Summary: I too wanted to love it. Chronic front focusing straight out of the gate. Love the build and the feel. But I didn't want to spend $50 shipping it in to fix a focus problem on a brand-new lens. And no, I did not have the multi point focus setting on. I never do.
Summary: Well, I had high hopes for this lens. After reading countless reviews, I decided to get this lens rather than the Nikkor 50mm 1.4g. I read the horror stories about auto-focus issues thinking, "Oh, surely I won't get a bad copy of the lens. It'll be fine." I wish this were the case.
Summary: This lens in THEORY is amazing. But in practice its just didn't live up. The lens had focus issues. It wasn't me. I'm no noob to the world of cameras and autofocus too. My other lenses focus just fine and I'm not a Nikon fan boy, I usually look for the best lens at the best price.
Excerpt: I wanted to love this lens. I have been in the market for a new 50 for a while and had the canon version at one point and sold it, and then regreted it. The first copy of this lens front focused so bad that I could not micro adjust it enough, and the second copy just would not focus on anything…BH...
Summary: I got this lens along with two Nikon lenses (35mm 1.8 and 85mm 1.8). I don't know if I got a defective one but the auto focus was fast but it would not lock onto subject well... It was also louder than the Nikon lenses.
Summary: After going back and forth with the "should I's" about getting a 50mm 1.4, I own the Nikon 1.8 and I love it but wanted to try out the 1.4, I decided on the Sigma based mainly on the price. It seemed just as good as the Nikon version on paper but boy was I wrong.