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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony & Minolta
- Designed for use with full frame digital cameras. May also be used with smaller APS-c size sensors with a corresponding effective increase in focal length to about 90mm with most cameras
- Designed with molded glass aspherical lens elements for superior corrections of chromatic aberration & high image quality at all working distances
- 9-blade diaphragm creates a pleasant out-of-focus- effect on backgrounds
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|Included Components||Perfect Hood (Bayonet), Front & Rear Lens|
|Item Dimensions||2.01 x 4.02 x 4.02 inches|
|Item Weight||1.11 pounds|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 mm|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.85 pounds|
The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Sony & Minolta is a high quality, professional optics and youll know it the minute you pick it up. In the past few years, camera manufacturers have overlooked the need for a reasonable fast prime lens that is compact enough for everyday use, yet provides the necessary image quality to meet the highest expectations. Now, with the advent of the APS-C cameras, the long popular 50mm focal length takes on double duty as a portrait length lens of approximately 90mm on most of the small chip cameras. At a fraction of the size, weight and cost of comparable lenses, this is a lens that you might have on your digital SLR at all times.
Top Customer Reviews
I love the color, contrast and sharpness of this lens on my A700. It is fast focusing and hits more than any other 50mm that I own. It is way more reliable than the Canon 50mm f1.4 for sure. From f2.8 on the Sony 50mm f1.4 is its equal and the Canon version is close. I choose this lens over my cz24-70mm f2.8 mostly due to the superior DOF and low light capability.
The only thing about this lens that might be a draw back is that it only only goes up to f16. If I need higher than that I have to use my Sony 50mm. Usually, I rarely go beyond f11.
I would recommend this lens to to anyone looking for a fast focusing, sharp and reliable 50mm.
I am an available light photographer. Although I do occasionally use flash, I generally prefer the much greater convenience and practicality of being able to photograph without the additional complications, limitations and expense of additional lighting equipment. Also, some venues prohibit flash.
So, this Sigma 50mm f/1,4 EX DG HS lens is a welcome solution.
This lens has been designed to be practical, durable, simple and easy to operate and reliable. The resulting photographs are superb. I intend to purchase Sigma photographic products again and again. And I intend to return to Amazon as my source.
The lens arrived quicker than I had expected. It was in excellent condition. I feel that the price was highly acceptable. The bottom line: for me, this was a FIVE STAR deal in every way.
Thank you much,
First the Zeiss. It is better built and has weather sealing and the focus is quicker and more accurate think Sony 16-50. But honestly the sigma is build good enough and the focus speed is fine, if my subject is moving I will use a different lens. Like my tamron 24-70 or 70-200.
Now the sigma, build quality is fine, focus speed is fine. Good enough for slow moving targets or people standing still. Now I will say that the sigma has about a 75-80 percent accuracy rating. This is my one big problem with this lens. If that was not an issue this would be a great lens, but it is inaccurate enough to make me want to get a different 50. Now if you don't get paid to shoot this lens is fine and you could probably deal with the inaccuracys of this lens, but I get paid to shoot and this is a problem for me. Sometimes it great and sometimes it is like what just happened. Sometimes I have to focus 3 times before I can see that It got it. And I am using the center point for focus and am not moving during all 3 times and neither is my subject. If it was me I would know. I am very anal about my focus and I don't miss it with my other 6 lenses.
Now to the iq compairison. As far as sharpness goes. Based on testing at 1.4 I could not tell a difference at the center of the image. Now I didn't do a scientific test or take a picture of a brick wall.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this lens as a replacement for an old Minolta 50mm 1.4 lens on my Sony Alpha 700. This lens has outperformed the Minolta lens significantly. Read morePublished 17 months ago by TMann
Very great prime for a new or semi pro. Helps to learn the aspects of photographyPublished 18 months ago by Brad
It did everything I needed it to do and more! Got my perfect Christmas tree pictures that I'd been trying to get forever!Published on January 13, 2014 by Joyce Hubbard
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.Published on October 9, 2013 by Kayla Palmer
you need to improve a lit of bit the image in Photoshop. anyway everybody use photoshop doesn't it, right? goodPublished on August 15, 2013 by mauricio
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. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Y. Liu