Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F

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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
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 overview

  • 1Description

The Nikon F 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: 085126311551
In the Box
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F
  • LCF III 77mm Front Lens Cap
  • LCR II Rear Lens Cap for Nikon F
  • LH830-02 Lens Hood
  • Lens Case
  • 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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    • 1Description

    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.4
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    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
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.36 x 3.93" / 85.4 x 99.9 mm
    Weight 1.79 lb / 815 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 4.9 x 4.8"

    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 reviews

    50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 123.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Believe da hype Shot a whole wedding with this on the D800...rehearsal, ceremony, and the reception. I think I missed 6 shots in 2 days. Over half the captures were north of ISO3200 as it was an outdoor sunset gig. FWIW, I haven't even stuck it on the dock. Suffice it to say it exceeded my expectations (I have their 35 A as well) The sharpness and contrast is on another level, the AF the best of any 50 I've ever used. 35 yrs w/Canon, last 6 with Nikon...and I've had 'em all. Wish I could give it 6 stars for coming in under a grand. Patiently waiting for a 135 from our reborn Sigma dudes. I'm a believer...just sayin'
    Date published: 2014-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sharpness! Although this lens is a bit heavier than most, I wanted the absolute sharpest autofocus 50mm f/1.4 lens I could find, and this is it. I am VERY impressed with the sharpness from corner-to-corner at f/1.4. Sigma did a really nice job with this lens! The build quality is very good indeed. It manually focuses quite smoothly as well, for those that prefer the precision of manual focus with the option of autofocus when desired. At the time I purchased this lens, the only other competition on my radar was the Zeiss Otis 55mm f/1.4, but this lens is far lighter, has autofocus, and it is incredibly sharp with excellent micro-contrast. I REALLY like this lens!
    Date published: 2016-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny!!! I seldom leave reviews on products but this lens is so spectacular I couldn't WAIT to give it five stars. I was skeptical about the price after reading about other people's experiences with it as they seemed to vary BUT it was worth every penny. The quality is unparalleled to any of Nikon's attempts at a 50mm. It just puts Nikon's 50mm lenses to shame with its incredibly sharp focus (even when I shoot at 1.4 which I do almost 100% of the time), quality glass, solid build and fast focus. I finally understand people's obsession with their sigma art lenses!
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Lens I'm a professional wedding photographer, I shoot over 50 weddings a year. I've always been skeptical about anything less than Nikon glass. With all the articles and reviews on the Sigma Art series lens. I figured why not try it, if it doesn't live up to what's written I'll send it back.I own a Nikon 58mm 1.4 lens, this was my benchmark. Can I use the 50 instead of stealing my wife's 58mm all the time. After using it for now a month I can tell you without a doubt this is an amazing lens. It's as good if not better than Nikon's 58 1.4. For half the price, this is a no brainer lens. The only, and the only downside is the weight. It's much heavier than the 58mm. The 58's weight is amazing, light but still professional feeling. The sigma is heavy, but feels rock solid.
    Date published: 2014-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Class Lens I have read all the reviews and followed all the forum discussions concerning this lens and the Nikon 58 f/1.4. Of course the Sigma is considerably less expensive and most of the reviewers recommended the Sigma over the Nikon - at least for an enthusiast (not earning any money as a photographer) like me. I was saving to maybe buy a used Nikon 58, but when the Sigma 50 went on sale for half the price of the Nikon, I went with it. After a couple of extensive camera shoots and a few hundred shots with the Sigma, I'm glad I bought it. Maybe I'll add the Nikon sometime in the future. Until then ... the Sigma is one fine lens.
    Date published: 2015-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow - Much better than I expected I've been a lifelong Nikon user and never had much use for a 50mm, much less an off-brand 50mm. I mean, what working pro would really want a cheaper, off brand lens?I'm a heavy 80-200 and 24-70 2.8 user and I wanted to purchase a Nikkor 50 1.4 g lens to use on my D800. When I started researching, I came across the Sigma 50 art and was impressed by how much everyone loved the lens. I bought on on impulse and its turned out to be my favorite lens. I'd even say its forced me to think about photography a bit different and that's a good thing. Its basic - I use it like a short zoom lens for portraits and anything that I can physically walk up to. First, it is amazingly sharp. I mean REALLY sharp. My Nikkor 80-200 2.8 is a sharp lens as is my Nikkor 60mm Micro and it blows both away - totally different level of sharpness (at least with a D800 file). Second, its fast to focus and fun to hold. It feels like a good lens - a lot like shooting with a Hasselblad 500c and an 80mm lens from back in film days. Third, did I mention how sharp it is? Its heavy and that might be an issue for some but if you want a seriously high end lens, take a look at this one. Now if they will release an 85mm 1.4 art.....
    Date published: 2014-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch! If you are into the 50mm focal length like I am this is the lens to have. No questions about it. I love it so much I bought a second one. I've never done that before. It's a solid and heavy piece of equipment but it feels like how a professional 50mm should feel. I'll be honest that I was hesitant about using an off brand lens but I was sold and had no regrets as soon as I took my first photo with it. Worth every cent I paid for this lens. One note: I had to micro adjust the focus on each of my 3 cameras.
    Date published: 2016-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wedding Photographer's best friend My first 50mm was a Nikon 50 1.8D. It was great value for money, but it under performed in Backlight and had horrible CA. When the Nikon 50 1.4G came out, i jumped on turned out to be the worst nikon lens i owned. Focusing was slow, it always seems to missed. In the end, i hardly ever used it. When Sigma announced this lens, i was skeptical....having owned 2 other sigmas. But decided to give it a shot. What I can say, it Wow, it is sharp, focuses much better than the nikon 50mm 1.4G and can overcome backlit situations much better than my nikons. Very heavy, but for the photos and focus for those critical wedding photos, I am willing to carry it. I've been using this for over a year now. This lens renewed my faith in Sigma and i recommend it to all my friends (and colleagues). Give it a go.
    Date published: 2015-06-09
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D300s
    • Nikon D3100
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    • Nikon D7200
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    • Nikon D800E
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    • Nikon D850
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