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Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR USA

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The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens is a standard lens that provides a large maximum aperture of f/1.4. It is the ideal prime lens for use with all Canon digital or film SLR cameras. When used on Canon digital SLR cameras with the APS-C size sensor, the equivalent focal length of this lens will be 80mm, which makes it an excellent choice as a bright medium telephoto lens. Its large f/1.4 aperture allows for sharply defined contrasty images against a nicely blurred background. The lens offers superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture, and corrects for possible flare.

The improved DG lens design corrects for various aberrations. This lens is specially coated to get the best color balance, while cutting down on ghosting caused by reflections from the digital image sensor. The lens provides the utmost correction against lateral chromatic aberration, which is a serious problem for digital SLR cameras.

This lens also incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.

EX lens series denotes excellence of engineering and new technology
Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting
Equipped with the silent, responsive and high speed Hyper Sonic Motor and provides full time manual focus override
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
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' (45 cm)
Magnification 0.13x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 8/6
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.3 x 2.7" (8.38 x 6.86 cm)
Weight 1.11 lb (505 g)
Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR
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  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • Limited 1-Year North and South America Warranty Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
  • 1Limited 3-Year U.S.A. Extended Warranty Extension Against Manufacturing and Workmanship Defects.
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    SigmaNormal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR
     
    4.3

    (based on 313 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (79)

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (224)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (206)
    • Nice bokeh (197)
    • Durable (160)
    • Consistent output (123)

    Cons

    • Heavy (68)
    • Blurry focus (45)
    • Slow focus (25)
    • Front focus (6)
    • Poor in low light (6)

    Best Uses

    • Low light (196)
    • Night photography (143)
    • Weddings (136)
    • Video (62)
    • Landscape/scenery (57)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (90), Semi-pro photographer (77), Pro photographer (56), Semi-professional (21), Professional (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (204), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No more myth - front/back AF issue...

    I received this lens on Aug 09 and tested with more than 600 shots on the same day. Also used in a local festival day and amazed the results. I never had any issue...Read complete review

    I received this lens on Aug 09 and tested with more than 600 shots on the same day. Also used in a local festival day and amazed the results. I never had any issue spoke of this lens and I am writing this review after my 5th test, excluding the festival day shots. But so far, more than 800 shots were on this lens at various light conditions. I strongly recommend this lens but if you find an issue, B&H has 30 days return policy. Sigma announced 4 years warranty on all of their products purchased Jul 01, 2013 onwards and System Conversion for their new series of lenses.

    This is a cross sensor lens, 1.6x sensor gives nice 80mm FL best for portrait and FF sensor gives the most realistic field of view. You don't need to worry whether you may switch crop to FF sensor in future. Sure, you'll love the flower hood.

    Sigma gives milky, softy, dreamy at 1.4. I could get just <10% of all 1.4 shots are sharp within the DOF and acceptable for 1.4. The rest of 90% of 1.4 shots are unusable if you mind some sharpness at 1:1 view of 18MP photo. But these 90% of photos are best usable for some effects at different light conditions where sharpness doesn't matter in larger prints. Tested this hand held in the field how we supposed to use normally.

    There is no 50mm prime AF lens gives tact sharp at neither 1.2 nor 1.4. But Sigma's bokeh is unbeatable even by Canon's 1.2L. It's is just 0.29in DOF when fully opened and focused at 24in, too shallow DOF for close up shots. Posted here some sharpness test photos too. Canon doesn't make all their 'L' lenses best in class. Example, Sigma's 85mm f/1.4 wins compared to Canon's 85mm 1.2L but the price is obviously doubled than Sigma.

    This review is based on the test for Canon mount on EOS 60D - all 9 points are cross type AF with f2.8 at center AF sensor. I couldn't produce all my test results and so I am just reasoning here why we can't give a try or own this lens. Interested may continue reading, lot more comes.

    Test Criteria: AF back/front & Sharpness, distance between Focal plane & subject was 24in, tripod mount, moderately illuminated as f1.4 at ISO 100 gave Tv 1/60. Sigma's f/1.4 will be fast enough for center AF sensor having f/2.8 in this type of illumination. Test chart used 'freezem.com' could find by Google - search string used "lens focus chart" under images.

    I had almost found every review of this lens from various forums, test reports (dated between 2008-2010) by labs and all they spoke/still speaking about front/back AF issue, tons more of comments & complaints since the lens was launched in 2008. May be true that there were some issues during some of the production batches in initial days. Believed that Sigma won't have this issue left & unresolved being a third party lens manufacturer and their bodies are not so famous yet. But, people still get some bad copies, forums said.

    1. There is a vast difference between Viewfinder AF (phase detection which is very fast but not a best one) and LiveView AF (contrast detection which is more accurate but slow). Even some dust/poorly maintained mirror will give a false AF test result, Viewfinder AF uses secondary lenses correspond to each AF sensor which in turn has its own limitations. The AF system instructs the lens where to focus & so the lens moves on. Any imperfection in AF system accumulates the error of its own in line with lens manufacturing tolerance. So, an AF issue in a lens doesn't need to be by lens itself.

    2. Of each AF sensor, they are measured by Speed, Accuracy, Precision, Geometry and few more. Most EOS-1 systems are having the best AF sensors and the 7D was the one outside of EOS-1 until 5DM3. EOS 1DX is the best one of all in Canon now. Any lens to be tested for its AF performance should be on this EOS 1DX system to have more accurate results, but do we all have this? No manufacturer gives all the specification of their AF system.

    3. Camera manufacturers cram the Viewfinder AF system and slowly bringing up Lens Fine Tune for Nikon and Micro Adjustment for Canon to their latest models where it was available in few bodies only. Sigma introduced their USB dock system and redefining their lens lineup. Why there is a necessity of this feature if only Sigma 50mm f1.4 is having front/back AF issue?

    I never spent so much time in fixing my decision on a lens, but spent for this Sigma 1.4 and decided to keep it with me. I love the look & feel on my 60D, even would look better on 5D & EOS-1.

    If anyone interested to buy a good prime 50mm but not interested to spend 1.4K for a 'L' lens, please consider all these and give a second thought to this lens as B&H won't let their clients down, they have good return policy.

    You will be amazed looking into this big 77mm filter size where 1.2L is 72mm costs 3.5 times more than Sigma.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible focusing issues!

    I purchased this lens as the 50mm focal length on my 7D would put me right about 80mm. This was ideal for my portrait uses. Upon testing the lens I was getting very soft...Read complete review

    I purchased this lens as the 50mm focal length on my 7D would put me right about 80mm. This was ideal for my portrait uses. Upon testing the lens I was getting very soft images when focusing on the eye. After switching to several other lenses and getting good focus (ruling out the 7D), I decided to setup my equipment for a controlled focus test of the Sigma 50mm lens. I was blown away by the result of the test. The lens was front focusing by over an inch. Even using MA on the 7D was not helpful as the lens had a very inconsitant focus. Sending this copy back in hopes of getting a decent focusing copy. Its very solidly built with good weight, so I truly hope the next copy is useable. Will write more one I get these exchanged and give the new copy a try.

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    5.0

    Excellewnt Lens

    By Enchanted

    from Taos, New Mexico

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Street
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

      I use this lens in my portrait business. It has fast, accurate focus for tack sharp results. It is a bit soft around the edges/corners (as was indicated in dpreview), but this does not interfere with my intent for portraits, rather, it usually becomes a welcomed aspect. As a 50mm prime (I use it on full-frame Nikons)it delivers the speed and overall performance you would expect. Like most primes 50mm and down, it has no stabilizer, but it is always on a tripod in the studio and at high shutter speeds outdoors. The background bokeh is great, better than most 50mm's I have used. Some complain that it is bulky and heavy, but I'm an old film guy, used to plenty of weight, which helps with stability in hand-held situations.

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      4.0

      Great Prime Lens

      By Vortex

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Blurry Focus
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video

      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

      The lens is built solid and of great quality. The only issue that I've seen so far is that when shooting at f1.4 the image is very soft. I love using this lens for video and the bokeh is amazing. Gave it 4 stars because of the softness.

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      4.0

      Great addition to my camera bag.

      By AndyW570

      from Midwest

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

        I will be using this lens mostly for portraits. love the shallow depth of field. Perfect balance between cost and performance.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Chinh Pham

        from REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_P

        Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

        This lens come out very good for portrait

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        5.0

        Great Lens!

        By Steve the Diamond

        from Minneapolis

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

          Love this lens! Great performance, quite operation, sharp images!

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          5.0

          whoa! this thing is heavy!

          By TyrephotoATL

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

              After MUCH deliberation, I crossed my fingers and bought this lens....After having it on the 5D for half a day, I am thoroughly convinced I've done the right thing. No focus issues for me, front or back....but it does "hunt" a bit in low light. Nothing I'm not used to with all my Canon glass, though. This lens is built like a tank! As many have noted, it is HEAVY - nothing cheap or flimsy about it....definitely a step up from the Canon 1.4;leaps and bounds over the 1.8 in quality. I will do some heavy pixel critiquing soon, but I am too excited to wait to give this review...very glad to have this in my bag! A bargain at $, what're you waiting for at $?

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              5.0

              Great lens for the prices

              By Moises Laguna

              from Puerto Rico

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

              • Hood Come Out To Easy

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

              For wedding, events and portrait in low light condition

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              5.0

              So far so good

              By Webs

              from NY,NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                No complaints with it so far (3 days). Really nice bokeh. Very sharp at all apertures, autofocus is nice. Only hunts occasionally when in very low light (EOS-1d mkii n). Build quality is awesome - nice weight to it, makes the Canon 1.4 seem like a toy.

                If youre like me, youve probably read/watched tons of reviews trying to decide between this and the canon versions. My advice, just buy it. The pictures you'll get will immediately make you happy you did.

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                4.0

                Tack Sharp - Nice Bokeh

                By Sean

                from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                Very sharp lens used for both photography and videography!Keep in mind at wide open 1.4 - depth of field is very narrow!Creates beautiful bokeh due to the 9 rounded aperture blades!Excellent low light performance capturing shots that would be impossible with a ordinary kit lens. The lens is heavy from the massive glass but this does help with keeping the camera stable handheld for short to moderate periods.In low light - autofocus is not as fast due to camera body. I would have given it five stars if the focusing was faster and crisper at wide open. According to lab tests this lens is very sharp even at wide open on full frame bodies.

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                3.0

                Great lens but suffers from front focus

                By Anario

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Blurry Focus

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                I received the lens from B&H in a well protected package. The lens took great pictures; however, it suffers from front focusing. Thank fully new lens' have warranties. I sent the lens to Sigma for calibration. They have calibrated the lens and it is on its way back. The whole process took only 2 weeks.

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                5.0

                5 Years Strong

                By Michael M

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                  Beautiful Glass. I use it with my D40 and D70.

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                  4.0

                  Sigma 50 1.4

                  By Spooner

                  from Whitefish, MT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                  • Slow Focus

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                  I like this lens because of the speed and the price. The auto focus seems to have a difficult time finding focus at times (too frequently) and because of that the lens is a bit slow to use. I have yet to do some sharpness tests but what I have seen so far is satisfactory. I have not yet used the lens a lot but it seems very well built.

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                  5.0

                  Sharp and Fast

                  By 200Megaton

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                    I have not had a walk around prime in a while and I am really glad I made the purchase. Wide open this lens is still impressively sharp and makes beautiful creamy backgrounds. Auto focus can be a little slow now and then, but is still good. It could just be me, but it seems to be easier to manually focus in video mode. Although this is probably not as cool as the newly announced Art series 50mm, it will probably be less than half or a third of the price. Being so close to the Canon 1.4 in price, I believe that this is the better deal. I have not personally shot the Canon 50mm f1.4, but did review tons of photos for a job shot with one in a low light situation. It was wide open for most of the shoot, and most of the photos were soft. Fortunately it was a web job and I could reduce and sharpen the selected images to the point where they were usable. This lens would have been the better option for the job.

                    My copy is mounted to a 5D MkII, but this would probably be a great portait lens for a crop-sensor as well.

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                    4.0

                    Quality at a Reasonable Price

                    By Darrick

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                    It took me a while to decide between this lens and the Canon f/1.4 for my 6D. After trying out a friends Canon version I was underwhelemed by the build quality on the lens. I did some comparison of photos on Flickr and it seemed the Sigma was consistently sharpher across different Canon bodies. I will say this lens is definitely a bargain for the image quality you receive. It is definitely not Canon 'L' lens quality but, it does the job.

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                    5.0

                    Sigma, terrific quality and great price

                    By Phlotography

                    from NYC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Brilliant Color
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Nice contrast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All purpose
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography

                      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                      Works well in low light with no trouble auto focussing.Brilliant color and excellent contrast.A terrific 50mm lens for almost $ less than the Canon 1.2mm L lens.

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                      4.0

                      Best Lens I Have

                      By André Ramos

                      from Brasilia, Brazil

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poor Auto-focus

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                      I bought my Sigma as a leap of faith after reading all kinds of negative reviews about the auto-focus doing whatever it felt like doing when you try to focus it.
                      All the reviews I`ve read state the same: it`s a great lens, durable, well constructed, beautiful, that produces great images and have some sort of schizophrenic spirit living in the auto-focus motor.
                      I tried two copies of this lens in the store before choosing one, an the one I got was a third copy that I did not test. Well, lucky me. It works fantastically on my camera (Eos 60D) AFTER I learned how to use it properly.
                      Don't fool yourself, this is not a beginner`s lens. It has issues and you have to learn working around them. The only reason you SHOULD try to do it is that it`s worth it. It`s not about sharpness or contrast or MTF graphs. It`s about the character of this lens. The kind of image it produces is something that makes the auto-focus issue a minor thing.
                      I`m so glad I did buy it. In the last 20 days I took the most incredible images I`ve ever taken and it`s, in great part, thanks to the creamy bokeh and the soft looking edges of the faces combined with the razor sharp point of focus. Google some images of the Sigma, the Canon and (for fairness sake) the Carl Zeiss lens. I could have bought any of them. I choose the Sigma because of the results it produced.
                      Buy your copy, no regrets! :o)

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                      4.0

                      Ridiculously Sharp,

                      By gm_media

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                      I purchased this prime for use as an outdoor portrait lens. The Bokeh (depth of field background blur) is gorgeous - creamy and subtle. This may seem like a nuance not worth considering to some readers, but believe me when I say it makes a huge difference. At f/1.4 my copy of this lens is tack sharp. I've checked it extremely close and I am stunned by the clarity. Color looks great, but I'm not one to be too picky on that. I love this lens on my 5D mark III.

                      ...But it is not all good. If you have researched this lens at all you probably know about its notorious front focusing (and back focusing) issues. Some users may have misdiagnosed this problem as a soft focus from f/1.4~f/2.8. But the lens is sharp all the way to f/1.4. The problem is that anywhere from 2 - 6 feet away the lens focuses slightly in front of where you want it to, and at much further distances it will often focus slightly behind. This is unfortunate, but I find it much more acceptable than soft focus.

                      Many will not agree with me, but I rank this lens's optics so far above that of similarly priced fast 50mm lenses that I will put up with this autofocus issue even though I use it all the time. The great thing about this flaw is that it is totally consistent. My lens misses the focus by exactly the same amount every time. When I know I am at an aperture and range where it will be a problem I simply focus, then lean forward an inch or two. Sharp images with stunning consistency. Its unfortunate, but for this budget shooter its worth it to intentionally deal with the issue rather than pay the money for a Canon 50mm 1.4L. Hope this helps clear up some of the questions and fears riddling this lens.

                      Focus is fast and consistent, but with the issues above

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                      5.0

                      Fast and Crisp

                      By Spod

                      from Michigan

                      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                      This lens is just incredible. It's super fast and crisp with great depth of field control. It performs brilliantly shooting inside negating most flash at f1.4. All of the moving parts feel tightly toleranced giving this lens quality that others lack.

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                      5.0

                      Sigma 50mm

                      By Mharwood15

                      from Colorado USA

                      Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                      Solid!
                      The sigma 50mm f1.4 is a fabulous lens. It's build is great. If only a little too much plastic. The thing weighs a ton! Personally I prefer the weight. The boque is wonderfully crisp.sharpness at f1.4 is as expected, not the best. But it's a heck of a lot better then the canon. Once you stop down to f/2.8 the sharpness is almost perfect. The included hood feel good and solid once snapped on and is plea entry well built. The case that the lens comes with us nice, not sure how much ill use it though

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                      4.0

                      Very fine lens

                      By Stankoop

                      from Cocoa, Fl

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sigma Normal 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Autofocus Lens for Canon SLR:

                        Purchased this lens a month ago and it has met every expectation. The auto-focusing is quick, sharpness is very good and the bokeh is outstanding. Build of the lens is much nicer than I hoped for. All in all, I am completely pleased with this lens.

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                        Pearstone -  Onyx 20 Lens Case
                        • You Pay: $11.99
                         

                        Protection/Camouflage

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                        LensCoat -  LensCoat for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens (Black)
                        • You Pay: $49.99
                        Usually ships in 3-7 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 3-7 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
                         

                        Lens Mount Caps

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                        Sensei -  77mm Center Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
                        • You Pay: $4.95
                         
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