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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 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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

The Sigma Lottery.

Jasper Ash, B&H Photo
26 December 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is such a tease. It's great in so many ways, but if you shoot with autofocus, you'll find yourself very frustrated. This lens offers wonderful image quality and a buttery-smooth bokeh that the Canon 50mm 1.4 can't touch.
  • Pros: Buid Quality, Heavy, Image quality, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Autofocus Issues
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful lens but not very sharp.

Juan Molina, B&H Photo
22 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought it to replace my canon 1.8 metal mount from 90´, however is not as sharp and the autofocus is not that accurate as that old lens. The lens is beautiful, it feels solid and professional. The image quality is very good in the center and very bad in the corners of full frame.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Great lens but suffers from front focus

Anario, B&H Photo
6 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I received the lens from B&H in a well protected package. The lens took great pictures; however, it suffers from front focusing. Thank fully new lens' have warranties. I sent the lens to Sigma for calibration. They have calibrated the lens and it is on its way back.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry 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

Nice lens but exchanging for the Canon

Lindsey, B&H Photo
6 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I used this lens to photograph my family and also tried it out on an engagement shoot. The quality of photos was good, except that it was consistently front-focusing. I later set up a test to confirm this and it does indeed have a front-focusing issue.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

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

Tyler I, Amazon
30 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

Focus problem is a deal breaker

ssheikh "ssheikh", Amazon
11 October 2013
  • Summary: While researching to buy a 50mm 1.4 i was confused between canon and sigma. I read mixed reviews about sigma and a lot of ppl complaining about front focus or back focus problem, I took a shot at it anyway so I won't have regrets.
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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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