Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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Jade, B&H Photo
24 March 2015
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: I use this on my Canon 6d. This is by far the sharpest lens I've ever used. It doesn't focus as sharp on the outer edges. When you use your outer focus points, it struggles to keep up with Canon's L series lenses.
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.
Excerpt: When this lens dropped in price after the newer Sigma ART lens was released at over $, the older lens became a bargain. I had given my daughter my older Canon 50mm F1.8 lens and was in the market for a new 50mm.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Very Sharp In Center