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As the description does not say, does this lens come with a hood? caps? bag?...Thanks for any help. Jul 10, 2014
The Sigma 50mm f/1,4, as sent from the factory, comes with both caps, a generous hood and a sturdy cubic, or virtually cubic, lens case. IMHO, this lens is excellent value for the money and performs exceptionally well. I own one of these lenses and would recommend this lens to a close friend. Good shooting!
How does this compare to a Canon 50mm 1.8 ? Was thinking to upgrade but not sure if i should get another 50mm if its not much difference Oct 11, 2013
I had a Nikon 50mm 1.8 and my nephew had a Canon 50mm 1.8, and we both got these and love them. Be both have noticed a difference.
Canon 50mm f1.4/Sigma 50mm f1.4: If I chose the Canon, could anyone suggest what other accessories I need to purchase (filters, lens hood, etc.)? Jul 29, 2009
Sigma, 1) Like the build and larger glass, 2) Sharp!, 3) Great focus, 4) Delivers like a lens that should cost double than the price.
is this a good lens for a very first try at wedding photography? I have a Nikon D5000, if that help's you. Jul 29, 2013
If you are talking about the formal shots of the couple and parents, etc. then yes. I hope you also have a decent normal zoom lens for the walk around and reception as well. But the Sigma will yield clean, accurate, sharp images for both full frame and APS-C. Your D5000 has a crop sensor so the Sigma will perform as a long focal length portrait style lens. If the light is good (garden settings and the like) you'll be able to take advantage of the aperture range you have available to capture desired in-focus (depth of field) elements of your photographs. Slower lenses wouldn't offer that flexible range like a f/1.4 lens can. Watch your DOF and be sure of your shutter speed since you don't have IS (if light levels are low). I'd say "Go for it!".
Although some reviewers mention focus issues, I haven't seen any mention of the auto focus failing after time, like the Canon 1.4. Is this true? Nov 28, 2013
Have had my Sigma 50 for a year (w/a Nikon mount) and to date it has not failed yet. There are times when I prefer manual, but the AF hasn't failed.
I purchased the Canon 50mm 1.8 a few years ago and am now looking at the Sigma 1.4 but was wondering if there is still a problem with the focusing. Dec 19, 2014
I had heard about the focus problems but we have had no problems with it what so ever. At wide open apertures, the depth of field is extremely tight, so I am guessing that some people who have less photographic experience were the ones complaining, because even at those apertures we are producing tack sharp images, on auto-focus or in manual on our Canon cameras, a T5i and a 60D. Sigma has released an updated version of the 50mm in their new "Art" lineup, so if you still have concerns, save up for that one. I've played with it at our local camera store and it is beautiful!
What is the difference between this lens for $400 and the similar Sigma lens that says Art for about $1000? Dec 31, 2014
It seems the art lens has higher quality optics which give better contrast and sharper images, although to the average photographer the difference would be slight. The Sigma 50mm 1.4 for $400 works great, and I have no complaints at all.
Can anyone comment on the finish of the lens that were ordered from Amazon Warehouse Deals? Was it rough coated version or smooth metal finish? Oct 4, 2013
The one I got is the smooth metal finish.