Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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Very Sharp, most of the time
dnelson, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Very sharp lens when set at f2.2 or above. Under that and it softens a bit. I thought about switching but it seems that the cannon lens is a little bit worse when it is set to f1.8 or below so I kept the Sigma. Other than that, the lens is made very well and is great for standard portraits.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was looking for a lens that would replace my 50 1.8 and perform great under low light conditions. Then I bought a 50 1.4 and everything was ok.Here is a short review I did of the lens -------------------
Excerpt: Nice colours with this lens, couldn't believe the difference from my old school Pentax 50mm! Sharp enough. Autofocus deosnt seem great but I use it for video mainly. Focus ring is ok, but could be smoother and nicer to use
Excerpt: I was on the fence about getting an 85mm for my DX, but since the sigma 50mm comes close to that on a crop sensor, I decided to spend less and see if I would be happy with the focal length and quality in order to get the 1.4 I wanted on a budget.
Summary: This is a real world review of the sigma and more of a hands on for the Zeiss as I don't actually own it but I did take pictures with both lenses in the same setting at 1.4 on my a99 to develope my opinion.
Excerpt: I got this with a very decent deal. With this price, there is nothing to complain about. I also compared with 50L F1.2, the difference is really minor. Only concern is focusing, which really depends on your camera body. It works perfectly well on my 6d.
Excerpt: Still not quite the perfect low light lens, but pretty close for the price. Pleasant Bokeh w/ my 60d. -Perfect body would be full frame or larger -Perfect lens would be constant f1.2 zoom ... both consumer size. Bravo, Sigma for including a case & hood.
Summary: Extremely sharp, which I expected. The bokeh is sometimes (rarely) a little busy, and in that respect distinctly inferior to my old 50mm nikon f/1.8 if there is a variegated background to start with, like middle distance leaves or grass. (I do a lot of nature photography.