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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF

You Pay: $949.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Molded Glass Aspherical Element
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Floating System & Large Diameter Design
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Canon EF mount Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens is a fast standard-length prime designed to achieve high optical performance through the incorporation of both three Special Low Dispersion glass elements and one molded glass aspherical element. These elements, coupled with an advanced optical design, work to minimize sagittal coma flare and chromatic aberrations in order to provide high image sharpness and clarity. The lens' large diameter and floating system also help to correct for vignetting to ensure maintained peripheral brightness. A Super Multi Coating has been applied to lens elements, too, to reduce flare and ghosting for higher contrast and color fidelity.

A Hyper Sonic AF Motor, along with an optimized AF algorithm, produces quiet, smooth, and fast autofocus performance that benefits this lens' use in a wide variety of situations. This AF motor also permits full-time manual focusing control for refined precision by simply turning the focus ring at any time.

Sigma Global Vision - Art
As part of the Art line within Sigma's Global Vision series, this lens' is designed to achieve truly notable optical performance and is ideally suited for creative and artistic applications.
Molded Glass Aspherical Element
This lens has been designed using an advanced optical structure to achieve both high resolution and sharpness along with an aesthetic out-of-focus quality for greater subject separation. A molded glass aspherical element corrects for sagittal coma flare and enables full use of the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture with maintained sharpness and clarity. This design also works to minimize vignetting, color blur, and other distortions help to produce natural and pleasing bokeh for selective focus and shallow depth of field techniques. By reducing these aberrations, this lens is also well-suited to astrophotography or other situations with point-light sources due to its ability to suppress blur near the edges of the frame.
Special Low Dispersion Glass Elements
Three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements have been incorporated within the lens design to correct for axial chromatic aberration throughout the entire focusing range. This helps to ensure maintained image sharpness, clarity, and contrast regardless of focus point or aperture setting.
Large Diameter Lens
In designing the lens with a large 85.4mm diameter, and placing the widest elements within the front group, greater peripheral brightness is more easily attained when working with larger apertures. This design also lends itself to minimizing vignetting throughout the aperture range for greater clarity and detail across the image frame.
Super Multi-Layer Coating
A Super Multi-Layer Coating has been applied to lens elements in order to minimize lens flare and ghosting and contribute to producing contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery, even in backlit conditions.
Floating System
By employing a floating system, the distance between glass elements is adjusted during focusing in order to limit the amount of lens movement required when shooting. This floating system helps to realize a minimum focusing distance of 1.3' with a maximum magnification of 1:5.6. Additionally, this design also contributes to high detail rendering capabilities throughout the entire focusing range.
Hyper Sonic AF Motor
The integrated HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) realizes quick and quiet autofocusing, which is further complemented by an optimized AF algorithm to produce smoother focusing performance. The HSM also permits full-time manual focus control simply by rotating the focus ring at any time.
Other Lens Features
  • A rounded nine-blade diaphragm helps to produce an attractive out-of-focus quality.
  • The lens is constructed using a Thermally Stable Composite (TSC) material, along with traditional metals, for greater precision and use in wide temperature variations. The outside of the lens barrel is also engraved with the year of production.
  • The bayonet mount is constructed from brass for ensured accuracy and durability.
  • The included lens hood is fitted with a rubber connection for a secure fit.
  • This lens is compatible with the optional Sigma USB Dock for fine-tuning different lens characteristics and updating its firmware.
Performance
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.31' (40 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5.6
Elements/Groups 13/8
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Features
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.36 x 3.93" (85.4 x 99.9 mm)
Weight 1.79 lb (815 g)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
  • LCF III 77mm Front Lens Cap
  • LCR II Rear Lens Cap for Canon EF
  • LH830-02 Lens Hood
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects
  • Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects
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    Sigma50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
     
    4.8

    (based on 63 reviews)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Nice bokeh (51)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (41)
    • Strong construction (41)
    • Consistent output (27)
    • Durable (24)

    Cons

    • Heavy (26)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (42)
    • Weddings (34)
    • Night photography (27)
    • Landscape/scenery (18)
    • Sports/action (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (22), Pro photographer (19), Photo enthusiast (10), Casual photographer (3), Photography student (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Real, Unbiased Review

    If you're like me, you're reading hundreds of reviews, forum pages, and comparisons, while watching video reviews and reading all the posts on techie sites. And like me, you're probably also worried...Read complete review

    If you're like me, you're reading hundreds of reviews, forum pages, and comparisons, while watching video reviews and reading all the posts on techie sites. And like me, you're probably also worried about the autofocus issues Sigma's last 50mm was known for (I owned it for three years and sold it two months ago; and yes, I had to send it to Sigma for calibration and it still wasn't perfect).

    Bottom Line Up Front: You just can't turn down a lens that performs like the Art does for the price point it sells at, especially when you consider the negative attributes of the highly debated 50L (focus shift, CA, softness). I wanted so badly to sell my old Sigma 50 and order the 50L, but no amount of brand loyalty and professionals saying, "the 50L just has a look to it" or "the bokeh's just better on the L" could've convinced me to not at least TRY the Art. It was not an easy decision; but as I said above, you just can't deny which is currently the better choice.

    The 50 1.4 Art's autofocus on my 5diii is spot on. Period. Just to put it to the test, I used Ai Servo at 1.4 (not advisable) and had a shoot with my dogs in the backyard playing. It nailed every shot that I was able to get the autofocus point (using center point) correctly aimed at. It was tough to hit shots because (1) they were moving, and (2) I was holding the camera a couple of inches off the ground and therefore not even looking through the viewfinder. Considering all of this, it's focusing abilities are nothing short of amazing. So while we all know there is copy variance, I really wonder how many of those posts out there are of people who actually have the lens and are doing everything correctly.

    As far as the remarks about the 50L's bokeh being better, I think they're more related to the extra speed of the L than the quality of the bokeh. We know the L has a touch of additional speed (1.2 vs. 1.4), and this I believe is why in SOME cases, the bokeh looks a touch smoother. The bokeh I've seen (with my own eyes and with my own copy of the Art) is perfect. It's smooth, it's silky, similar to the older Sigma 50's bokeh. The only issue I've noticed so far is that the Art doesn't like focusing on shadow areas when there are brighter areas in front of and behind the focal point. And I'm pretty sure this is to be expected with any fast, non-tele prime.

    Until Canon steps up its game (there are signs of this happening later this year), the Sigma is hands down the best (autofocusing) 50mm on the market.

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    Quality Control Issues

    While this lens delivered great optical performance, I'm not sold that Sigma can produce a long lasting product mechanically.

    32 days into ownership, my diaphram fell apart and I have two...Read complete review

    While this lens delivered great optical performance, I'm not sold that Sigma can produce a long lasting product mechanically.

    32 days into ownership, my diaphram fell apart and I have two blades flopping around inside the camera. It's now in a repair facility and the parts have been backordered going on a month. Not a great start into the world of Sigma lenses for me.

    Of the few repairs I've ever needed with Canon's bodies or lenses, CPS has always had my equipment back to me within a week or less. From now on I'll stick with Canon. Sigma is still an enthusiast company, not durable pro level gear or service in my experience.

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    4.0

    Sharp wide open

    By Emilio

    from Buenos Aires, Argentina

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

        at f1.4 on a ff sensor, DOF is narrow. if the subject is close, dof is very, very narrow.
        Still cant nail the micro focus adjustment thing on my 6D. I guess with such narrow dof, the slightest movements shift the focus plane. it's a VERY heavy lens.

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        5.0

        Basically a Perfect Lens Optically

        By André Ramos

        from Brasília, Brazil

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Sharp
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Portraits

        Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

        There are plenty of reviews available online about this lens. The bottom line is: it is perfect from a optical standpoint. Stellar resolution, no perceived aberrations of any kind (yes, if you pixel peep you are going to find some barrel and some chromatic aberrations). I bought the Sigma Dock to adjust focus to my 60D and it`s still collecting dust in the shelf. No adjustment was necessary. It focuses beautifully even wide open. The downside is that perfection comes at a cost: the lens is huge and heavy. It`s not a walk around lens. If you are OK with that, then buy it. If not, there are other less than perfect options that will suit you well!On a pretty subjective side, I think this lens, even being perfect, lacks the personality of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM. It`s something I cant explain quite perfectly but I liked the way the other lens rendered things. :o)

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        5.0

        OMG

        By Cory

        from Yardley, PA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

          Using with a 70D and it's the perfect focal length for most portraits. Embarking on a bit of a career with this as my centerpiece and my first two shoots (this past Sunday) since making that decision has 2 clients extremely happy. One showed me previous portraits of her kids that I thought were out of this world and she said that she likes mine better. Also, instantly focuses to perfection without any fuss.I really do love this lens and look forward to putting it through its paces. It's slightly heavy, but I actually like the heft and how it balances with my camera.

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          5.0

          Excellent Lens!

          By KimKalo

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Portraiture
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

          I haven't been a fan of the 50mm focal length until this lens! I previously bought the 35mm Art and loved it so much I bought this one. Well - I love this one even more. It's the first lens I've owned that I was able to shoot almost wide open (f1.6) and get a sharp image with little effort. This lens is crazy sharp and built like a tank. It's a little heavier than I'd like, but it's balanced nicely on my camera body.

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          5.0

          Brilliant Optics + Build Quality

          By Cam

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

          Sigma has really changed the game with the "Global Vision" line. Having owned the previous Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM, I was always impressed with the image quality and sharpness, but let down by the inconsistent autofocus. This new Sigma 50mm lens improves on every aspect of the old one, including color, contrast, sharpness, and of course, autofocus. I've been using this lens professionally for a few weeks now, and I can say with confidence, this is the best 50mm lens available. It outperforms even Canon's 50mm f/1.2L in every measurable way except for overall background blur (bokeh).

          Autofocus is consistently accurate and reasonably fast (although somewhat slower than Canon's 50mm offerings). It seems to struggle a bit more than the 1.2L with AF in extremely low light, particularly using focus points near the edges. Hasn't been an issue, but I have noticed it from time to time.

          The physical design and build quality is impeccable. It looks great, feels even better, and just oozes quality. It feels much more expensive than it is.

          Beware, despite all of it's benefits, this is a VERY large lens. It's much larger than Sigma's 35mm f/1.4, larger and heavier than Canon's 35mm f/1.4, and longer overall than Canon's 85mm f/1.2. It's big, but it's worth it.

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          5.0

          Blows the Canon out of the water!

          By Jonathan Yonkers

          from Costa Rica

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

            This lens is a beauty. I think it is even sharper than the 85mm 1.2 Canon. I love this lens, best value I have ever encountered in a lens from any brand ever!

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            5.0

            Razors blade and Butter. I love this len

            By Candlepin Studio

            from Mass

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            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraiture

              Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

              blows the doors off my trusted canon 50 1.4
              skin tones so much better too.
              big but well balanced and metal outer construction
              would buy again and again

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              5.0

              By now you've read the great reviews

              By Gotta have just Primes

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Nice Bokeh
              • No Distortion
              • Sharp
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Product Photography

              Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

              I didn't hesitate giving up my Canon 1.2L for this lens. Now, this is not a decision everyone should make, but here are my reasons for the switch:

              1. I don't particularly need weather sealing for the 50mm range.
              2. I shoot a lot of product work, and was getting annoyed at all the barrel distortion present in the Canon 50's ... yes ... even the 1.2L

              This lens has negligible barrel distortion. I do not spend any time correcting it, even when shooting rectangular paintings. For someone like me, this is a huge time saver.

              As I'm sure you've read in every other review around the web. This lens is very sharp, and very well built.

              Risk-wise, Sigma's durability/longevity remains to be seen, but if the lens stands the test of time, this purchase is a no brainer.

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              5.0

              Good lens

              By Chinh pham

              from Springfield , ma

              Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

              This Lens is really good,the pictures come out really sharp and nice

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              5.0

              Finally F1.4 with sharpness and contrast

              By ajfotofilmagem

              from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Night Photography
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

              The image quality of the Sigma 50mm Art, seems so good at F1.4, like Canon 50mm F1.4 stopped down to F2.8.
              Sigma is much heavier, yet strong and durable. The lens hood and padded bag comes included, and you can update the firmware via the docking station (optional).
              Those looking for even sharper images at f1.4 aperture will have to go Zeiss Otus, but no autofocus there.

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              5.0

              Fantastic Piece of Glass!!

              By Kevin E

              from Wild West, Dakota Territory

              About Me Pro Photographer

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              Pros

              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                  I am extremely pleased with my purchase of this lens. After reading several reviews I decided to try out a Sigma. The performance and sharpness is top shelf! I also bought the 35mm 1.4, same story! And I will purchase an 85mm 1.4 when they come out with the "Art" version of that lens. Great job Sigma!

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                  5.0

                  Best 50mm out there!

                  By Sigma Scott

                  from Auckland, New Zealand

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                    I purchased this for my Panasonic GH4 with the metabones speedbooster- making it f1.0 and not f1.4. This lens is AMAZING on the GH4. i've just tested it at the beach at f1.0 and it is incredibly sharp at f1.0 where most other lenses show softness. Images and videos 'pop' with this lens, and combined with a GH4 it looks like I'm shooting with $5K+ quality lenses. I nearly went with the Rokinon cine lens but glad I spent the extra money as it is worth it when you see the buttery goodness of the bokeh.

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                    5.0

                    NICE !

                    By Mart

                    from Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

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                    Pros

                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                      I had the Sigma 30m f1.4EX & 3 copies of the Sigma 50m f1.4EX. I always had to send all my f1.4 lenses back to Sigma to be calibrated to my Canon bodies. The 50EX is terrible, Sigma cant get its act together with that one. "BUT" THE (50 ART), YOU CANT HELP BUT TO LOVE IT. I ATTATCHED IT TO MY 6D & 5DII & HAVE NO A/F ISSUES & OPTICALLY IT'S AS SHARP ON BOTH OF MY CANONS AS MY KITCHEN KNIFE. Its physically & optically beautiful.

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                      5.0

                      well worth the purchase!

                      By Fuji

                      from Nebraska

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Sharp And Fast Focusing
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Focus Missing About 15
                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                      I use this as a portrait lens on my EOS 60D and the contrast and color clarity is very nice. I stepped up from the Canon 50mm f1.4 and couldn't be any more pleased with how sharp this lens can be. This is my second Art series lens from Sigma, but I have noticed in some instances focus problems with this lens. Where it gets thrown off be it usually focusing a bit closer than the subject I want. More noticed at the wide open aperture. Which could be in part due to the camera unable to focus as accurately at these large apertures. That being said it was about 15% inaccuracy (in outside 3pm daylight) with my experience thus far. Which means an overwhelming majority of pictures have come out fantastic!

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                      4.0

                      Best 50mm I have ever used

                      By Dustin

                      from NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Lifestyle

                      Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                      I owned the Canon 50mm 1.8 & 1.4 many many years ago like most photographers, and I have had the 50mm f/1.2 L in my bag for 4 years now. Everything about this lens is better than the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L lens........except for 2 things........lake of weather sealing (That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5)..........and the size and weight of it (But that did not effect my rating) To have such an amazingly sharp lens, it needed more elements and glass, which naturally would create a larger and heavier lens. However it is quite a difference..........But it produces much better images than my old Canon 50 1.2.........so each person has to weight the pros and cons of the 2 lenses and decide what is right for them. I went with the higher image quality, and after selling my Canon and buying this, I still had some extra cash left over, so the Sigma being cheaper is a nice pro too. But some people do need that weather sealing such as photo journalists and wedding photographers, where they have to get a shot no matter the condition.

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                      4.0

                      It keeps finding a way to my camera.

                      By Grant Beachy

                      from Goshen, IN

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                        I have a lot of canon L glass, and this lens keeps ending up being the one I use on shoots. The only thing that I've noticed is that sometimes (in very critical moments) I miss focus when I really feel like i should have caught it. I'm going to exchange it for another copy, but honestly even with that problem, I'm going to be missing it till it gets back here. It's a great lens. Only downside I'm seeing (minus the focus thing, which I'm still debating if it's in my head or not) is that it's huge and heavy. Bigger than I expected and I carry a 70-200 all day. Get ready for a hunk of glass on your camera.

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                        5.0

                        Love, love the lens!

                        By Sookie the Runner.

                        from Poca, WV

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Photography
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                        I've had it for about a week and I have not had a chance to shoot much but I've tried around my house and it's tack sharp.
                        looking forward to use it on my trips in near future.
                        The only negative is that it's heavy for a prime.

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                        4.0

                        Great bang for the buck

                        By Jacaranda_wifey

                        from Mission Viejo, Ca

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                          I purchased the 50mm lens after much researching. Compared to the Zeiss Otus 50mm which comes in at $ this one for $ is a steal. I love using this lens for up close photos for portrait photography and pet photography. So far I have found it to be fast auto focus, great depth of field and tack on sharp.

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                          5.0

                          Lens will never leave my camera

                          By Isaac Wall

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Output
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                            Sigma. WOW. Last Spring I purchased Sigma's 18-35mm 1.8 ART lens to pair with my 70D and its optics were phenomenal. Many other lenses that I have used never rendered colors as purely as the Sigma. It was then that I knew it was time to see what everyone was raving about in the Sigma 50mm 1.4 ART. I researched, found, and loved the 50 1.4 ART before I had even held it. When delivered to me, I could take a picture of a rock and I swear, that rock was so beautiful that unicorns must have made love on it. This lens is more magical than Lucky Charms and delivers bokeh sweeter than Molasses.

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                            4.0

                            Sharp and Solid

                            By TiCoyote

                            from New England

                            About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

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                              Comments about Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF:

                              This lens feels heavy and well-built. It seems to focus quickly, quietly, and smoothly. I'm using it replace the Canon 50 1.4. In actual practice, it is slightly sharper than the Canon. I've only played with it a bit. I think that the Canon focuses more consistently. My Canon is also soft on the right side. I haven't really tested this one to that extent yet. I like the heavy, solid feel of the Sigma, but in all actuality, a lighter lens is more convenient.

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