Reviews and Problems with Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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A good lens to have!
Paul, B&H Photo
3 July 2015
Excerpt: This a good solid lens to have as part of your kit. Here are my thoughts on the lens: Pros: It is solid and appears to be well made! It has very little vignetting and purple fringing at it's widest aperture. It is very sharp at f2 and up and has very nice colors.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Mainly portraits is what I use this for. I like the images tremendously when I can get it in focus. I usually shoot it in manual focus, because auto is hit and miss. I learned that for faster shooting a photographer must be very familiar with how this lense works. Requires practice to get correct.
Excerpt: Just like everyone else who considered buying this lens, I was very weary of the autofocus issues. However, those issues seemed to be related to multi-point autofocus as opposed to just using single or zone AF.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I used it to photograph a band at a bar with almost no stage lighting. I shot at the bar the week before with my f/2.8 24-70mm lens and had to set ISO to 16,000 to get proper exposure without a flash. Shooting the same bar with this lens I was able to dial the ISO down to 6400 @ f/1.4
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: bought this for my Sony A77m2, quiet, fast, accurate auto focus, manual focus ring moves smoothly, a little on the hefty size, nice lens hood included, I like that it can be kept accurate via the Sigma USB Dock
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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