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

BH #SI5014AC • MFR #311101
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF
Key Features
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Molded Glass Aspherical Element
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
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.
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sigma Global Vision - Art
  • 3Molded Glass Aspherical Element
  • 4Special Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • 5Large Diameter Lens
  • 6Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • 7Floating System
  • 8Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • 9Other Lens Features

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.
UPC: 085126311544

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46.8°
Minimum Focus Distance1.31' / 40 cm
Maximum Magnification0.18x
Optical Design13 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.36 x 3.93" / 85.34 x 99.82 mm
Weight1.79 lb / 815 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 4.85 x 4.8"

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Reviews

My Best lens

By Cesar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

I have been using the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF for all my professional needs such as Photos for my Website, Portraits for my clothing brand, video for my commercials & ads. I highly recommend this lens and to purchase from B&H I have been a long time customer.

Fantastic lens. Fast, F 1.2, fast focus.

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

I have been missing a 50 mm in my bag. This is a great lens. I finally have the lens to complete by lenses. A lot of glass, perfect.

Great quality lens

By Laurie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

This lens is awsome quality and super sharp. Does a great job! It is heavy, but the quality makes it worth it.

Very Satisfied

By Michelle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

Very happy with this purchase AND this lens has not left my camera since I got it.

Crystal Clear

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

I bought this for wide field deep sky astro. I use an APS-C camera, so 85 MM equivalent. Bought the 35 MM which is 50 on this camera. Deliberated sending this back, because of my DUMB fq-up. After realizing how razor sharp this is I kept it, even at the signifigant price. I have full frame camera as well, so It'll get used.

Super Lens

By Roger
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-24

First of all let me say that I have lots of Canon L lens. Decided to try this lens after reading some of the reviews. Wow, this Sigma is the sharpest lens that I have ever seen. Color rendering is beautiful, auto focus is fast. build quality great. You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase this lens. At the price point it's unbeatable. Also thanks Sigma for including a useful storage case that actually provides some protection for your new lens.

Great lens

By Andrii
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

My first lens . I love it

Amazing!

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

Haven't used it tons, but from the time I've had it it's absolutely amazing! And worth the price!

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Date published: 2019-08-19

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Can I use this lens for my Sony A7s body. If it is, what adapter that I need to have to connect the two?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF with the use of a Canon EF to Sony E mount adapter, such as the following adapter by Novoflex: http://bhpho.to/1i9cgbs
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