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

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Overall 6
6.0

Excellent lens if it focuses accurately

Ron the cyclist, B&H Photo
12 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I was excited to get this lens having seen some images from a friend who owns a Nikon D810. It is a beautiful lens aesthetically! That said, I was extremely disappointed in the focusing accuracy with this lens on my Alpha 99. Perhaps as many as 90% of my shots were OUT of focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I love everything about this lens aside from it's AF. If my subject is close to the camera, the AF front focuses. If the subject is further away, it back focuses. Unfortunately the AF is very unreliable at f/1.4, but aside from that, this lens is PERFECT.
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazingly smooth bokeh, sharp, poor AF.

Adorama
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I love everything about this lens aside from it's AF. If my subject is close to the camera, the AF front focuses. If the subject is further away, it back focuses. Unfortunately the AF is very unreliable at f/1.4, but aside from that, this lens is PERFECT.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Af Shift, Blurry Focus, Distance Related Af Shift
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Adorama
29 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I love everything about this lens aside from it's AF. If my subject is close to the camera, the AF front focuses. If the subject is further away, it back focuses. Unfortunately the AF is very unreliable at f/1.4, but aside from that, this lens is PERFECT.
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Overall 6
6.0

Front Focused, had to add +20 MF adjustment on 5DM3

Tyler I, Amazon
29 October 2013
  • Summary: I had high hopes for this lens after purchasing a 35mm 1.4 Sigma Art lens which was spectacular. Long story short, it was front focused pretty bad and my first 30 test shots were all out of focus at 1.4. Got a calibration target and started tweaking the micro-focus adjustment.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful bokah effect. But hard to truly focus on subject at 1:4.

Kayla Palmer, Amazon
9 October 2013
  • Summary: Love this lend. Heavy duty and well made. Pretty quiet when focusing. Creates a beautiful bokah effect in background but can be difficult to focus properly.
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Overall 6
6.0

a big problem

Mari Seder, Amazon
3 September 2013
  • Summary: It was billed as for the Canon, but didnt work as everything was out of focus. I was warned by readers that it may have to be calabrated for my before using it. Unfortunately I was gooing on a lengthy trip and didnt check it sufficiently before I left.
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Overall 6
6.0

maybe my expectations were too high...

Y. Liu "Ducati", Amazon
1 July 2013
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this lens. It's solidly built and have a good weight to it. And just look at the size of the front glass element. But the AF had significant inconsistent back-focus issues that micro-adjustment could not fix.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

HW Hawk, Adorama
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The build quality was good, I like the pinch lens cover. The image quality is not great. Bokeh is better than the Canon midrange 50mm but image quality was sleightly better with the Canon a hundred bucks cheaper. Cant beat Adoramas return policy, and customer service.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just OK Not great

HW Hawk, Adorama
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: The build quality was good, I like the pinch lens cover. The image quality is not great. Bokeh is better than the Canon midrange 50mm but image quality was sleightly better with the Canon a hundred bucks cheaper. Cant beat Adoramas return policy, and customer service.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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