Win a Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Lens!


B&H and Sigma Photo are giving away a most coveted lens—the Sigma 50mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM. If you've ever wanted a sharp, contrasty, fast-apertured lens with professional-grade construction, here's your chance to get your hands on one with the lens mount of your choice!

Click Read and Discuss to see how you can enter and snag this very-well-reviewed lens.




Time: June 13th to 12AM ESt July 5th, 2011

How to Enter:


Photo by kwp1001: Shot with the Sigma 50mm F/1.4


- Like Sigma and B&H on Facebook. Plus, you must leave a comment on this posting letting us know why B&H and Sigma lenses are awesome. To leave a comment, be sure to log in or register on BHInsights so that we have your email address to contact you if you win (If you have a log in for, you can use the same username and password.)


- Follow Sigma and B&H on Twitter. Plus, you must leave a comment on this posting letting us know why B&H and Sigma lenses are awesome. To leave a comment, be sure to log in or register on BHInsights so that we have your email address to contact you if you win (If you have a log in for, you can use the same username and password.)

If you already "liked" or "follow" both Sigma and B&H, you just need to leave a comment on this blog post. One comment per person please. To leave a comment, be sure to log in or register on BHInsights so that we have your email address to contact you if you win (If you have a log in for, you can use the same username and password.)

The B&H Social Media Team will select a winner at random, and send the winner’s name, contact information, and selected lens mount to Sigma, who will then ship the lens to the winner.

Still not convinced? Check out some of these image samples hosted at the B&H Photo Flickr Group.

If you're also interested in getting your photos critiqued, you can submit your portfolio to the "Our Pros, Your Photos" promotion to receive constructive, honest feedback from folks like Lindsay Adler. For those of you that already have Sigma gear and share your photos on Flickr, consider tagging those photos with "Sigma50th" in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Your photos could be featured on their sleek interactive wall!

Official Contest Rules


1. Methods of Entry/Sponsor. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H 'Win a Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens' (the “Drawing”) is void where prohibited by law, and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (“B&H” or the “Sponsor”). Enter the Drawing via any one of the methods listed on the blog post announcing this Drawing at

2. Entry Period/Winner-Selection/Prize/Odds. The Drawing will run from June 13, 2011 until July 5, 2011 (the “Entry Period”) and one winner will be randomly selected at the end of the Entry Period. Entries submitted outside the Entry Period will not be counted. Each participant can only submit one entry during an Entry Period. Winner will receive a Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX HSM lens. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

3. Identity of Winners. Winners will be identified by the e-mail account associated with a blogger entrant. Any issues regarding the identity of a winner shall be resolved by Sponsor at its sole discretion.

4. Eligible Participants. The Drawing is only open to residents of the United States at least thirteen (13) years of age on their entry date, and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

5. Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Each entrant (and entrant’s parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H Win a Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Rules; (b) that any claims related to the Drawing shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and that awards shall be limited to out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Drawing, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; (c) and that any ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor at its sole discretion.

6. Limitation of Liability. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winner agrees that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prize. Except where prohibited, participation in the Drawing constitutes entrant’s consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation, subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at

7. Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Drawing at any time, and may disqualify from the Drawing any person it determines, at its sole discretion, to have abused any aspect of the Drawing.

8. Choice of Law/ Venue. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event that a dispute arises in connection with this Drawing, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary.

9. Winners List. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H Win a Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the drawing is conducted.



I have been using some sigma lenses so far, and they have been very good. Nowadays there is the Art series, which apparently is awesome!, i´d love to try some of those. B&H has been since forever the best and referencial store for getting photographic goods. 

I was recently exposed to sigma lenses, and found that they have a great quality and great pricing for ever photographers budget.  Looking forward to replenishing my glass with mostly Sigma products. I have a Canon 60D and I often shot with the factory glass, A friend allowed me to borrow his 50mm and 85mm for one of my product shoots and I was blown away, I know what products I need to add to my bag, and it would be even greater if it came as a prize.  That way I win in both ways.  "3reative Media".  

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I visit everyday a few web sites and sites to read posts, however this webpage gives feature based content.

I've ordered from B&H several time and the products arrived very fast and in good condition.  My Sigma 18-200 came from them and I love that lens.  It is very flexible tor my shooting and gives me great results.  I think Sigma lenses and B&H are terrific.


John Crane

Sigma and B&H rock...and I've bought one from the other a number of times!  Love my Bigma (50-500), my Sigma 12-24mm, and my Sigma speedlights!  The 50 f/1.4 would be a great addition.

 I own a Nikon D7000, and several Sigma lenses.  I am a serious amateur photographer that enjoys taking candid portraits, and action shots from sports to birding.  Right now I own the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 OS HSM & Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO OS HSM lenses, and I LOVE it!  One of my pet peeves is slow focus lenses, and the reason why I LOVE SIGMA is because in my opinion and experience their lenses are FAST FOCUS in comparison to other lenses I've owned.  I recently sold my brand new Nikon 28-300 VR lens to afford myself a second Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM lens... that's how much I love Sigma lenses!  If money was not an issue, I would also own the following Sigma lenses.Sigma 50mm f1.4, Sigma 85mm f1.4, Sigma 17-50 f2.8 OS HSM, Sigma 70-200m OS HSM, and last but not least... Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 OS HSM!  These are just a few more of the Sigma lenses on my wish list!

Seriously!...  I truly LOVE Sigma lenses because in my opinion they offer the best FAST AF, zoom range options with wide aperture and sharp performance features all wrapped in a cost-effective price point vs other major lens competitors!  My personal experience with Sigma lenses has made me a faithful Sigma consumer!

Lastly, I like to think of myself as an honest person because I believe in integrity and so on... I can't add any personal notes about B&H because I've never used their services.  That said, I DO know a few folks that brag and rave about B&H great services, honest online shopping experiences!  B&H is the only online company my local camera shop is willing to consider any price matching from!  And as they put it in their own words "B&H is a reputable online company!"  If I ever decided to shop online, B&H will be my online store of choice too!


 Had a chance to look at a sigma at local club meeting WOW it cahanged my mind about third party lens. B&H may have some more businee in the near future.

I love my 70-300mm Sigma lens.  The pictures are sharp and operation is smooth. I've recommended it to several friends who have eached purchased the same lens. I would love to continue my journey of better photography with the 50mm F/1.4.

 I really love the sigma 70-300 I have, their build quality and lens productions are great. And B and H has some of the best lenses and quality around. I'd really love to add this lens to my collection if possible.

 Sigma is awesome cause they make great lenses that are equal to name-brand lenses without being overpriced. Go Sigma.


B&H is awesome because they have all my favorite brands and gear which means I can order everything in one place. Plus you get great service!

I've heard about the quality of Sigma lenses and would love to have one.  I appreciate the helpful information and tips that B&H provides.  I also appreciate their faith that they can be closed on Sabbath and Festivals knowing that their business will not suffer!

B&H is the only retailer that I will deal with when it comes to electronics specifically Camera gear! I have had nothing but good experiences and the highest quality of customer support. Sigma lenses are an excellent alternative to Canon or Nikon factory lenses producing excellent quality for a reasonable price. The Sigma 50mm f1.4 is an awesome lens and I look forward to purchasing many more Sigma lenses in the future. On the top of the list is the new 85mm f1.4

Thanks Everyone at B&H!

I recently purchased a 7D through B&H that came with an excellent 28-135mm lens, but I've been cruising various photo sites and it looks like the Sigma 50mm would make an excellent addition to my kit bag. 

I've always heard great and amazing things about sigma lenses, and B+H, sigma's are durable and I know a couple of friends who let me borrow their lenses, and it was amazing! The pictures turned out much better than what I was shooting on before. B+H also has amazingly low prices and they have anything and everything you could ever want. You guys rock. 

B&H is awesome because their staff are so knowledgeable.  They have always been very helpful.  And I just love the images that come out of a Sigma lens.  I would love to work with one.

As a Pentax user, the choice of lenses for our mount is pretty limited. However Sigma stands out in the fact that it supports nearly all of its products for Pentax as well. Thank You Sigma for not limiting your offerings to just the big two.

Love B & H's service, never shopped online but love ther in-store service. they also have the best deals and offes on photography equipment and always are helpful in providing ample of info on the product i am buying in order to compare what is the best.

    B&H & Sigma lenses gives me the sharp professional look I need in my studio without breaking the bank. Allowing me to give my clients a great portrait and me to earn a profit for my photography. Thank you  B&H and Sigma. I have my eye on the 50 1.4.

In 1964 a earned an Associates degree in Photographic Technology and have been an active photographer ever since.  No, I'm not a professinal photographer, but I have sold photos, shot weddings and all the framed photos in my home represnt my work over the years.

B&H has always been a source of information and equipment for any level of photography.  I started out with Minolta for high quality and low price and never left the brand.  I'm hoping for a new Sony A35, as all my old Minolta lenses fit. 

In the aftermarket lens field Sigma stands out.  Most of the high rated lenses for my Minolta "A" mount system are either Sigma or Minolta (now Sony) - with the Sigma's being the least expensive.  Quite an accomplishmen!  I wouldm love to add the 50mm f/1.4 to my outfit and continue to explore the word of imaging!

I'm fairly new into the DSLR family for about 6 months now.  I enjoy shopping at B&H so much, i'm still saving up to buy a new lens to learn more with a new set of eyes...  in a sense. As a Canon T2i user, I need to broaden my horizon with a new lens to capture some awesome "BOKEH" out of focus pics. From what I've been seeing in the sample pictures.... I'm really impressed and would love to have a Sigma 50mm F/1.4 EX DG HSM as a new addition to my lens family.

I have had no experience with Sigma lenses but only have heard good reports on them now B&H There is no better. Ive delt with them for 15yrs and would go no where else. Best Regards Walt Rowand.

I have used B &H for several years since taking up DSLR photography and it is my go-to source for everything.  Never have I been disapointed with any aspect, from product quality, advice, service or price.  No one else comes close.  It's the only seller on my bookmark tool bar.

So far I have stayed with Canon L lenses but when I start filling in the accessory lenses I will look at Sigma. 

I had a sigma fish eye lens, love to play with it from the wide range to fish eye

and B & H also very awsome that all the items usually 5-10% cheaper than stores in Toronto (include the shipping cost) and it only take 2 days to ship over

I am a photographer and will tell you why both B&H and Sigma are great.  B&H is my professional supplier of most my equipment.  They even have parts needed to fix second-hand vintage pieces that make me want to boogie.  Their customer service is gold-standard.  Sigma designs killer lenses, my 105mm EX DG f/2.8 for example.  That sweety crops one to one photographs on my digital body.  Their glass keeps change in my pocket for other things! 

I'm an avid photo buff and really trying to expand my camera arsenal. I like the quality of Sigma Lenses despite the limitations of my budget. I like how B&H has a wide variety of products at all price ranges that allows me to expand my love of photography and expand my knowledge and abilities with the camera.

B&H simply has the best selection and prices anywhere!

Sigma lenses are the way to go if you want high quality glass that is on par with your camera brands quality.

You guys are awesome. Every purchase I've made has shipped on time and delivered as requested. I've referred tons of people to you guys. Thanks for making it easy for us to find what we're looking for.

I have the 70-200 HSM EX f/2.8 and the 70-300 Macro Sigma Lenses. I love sigma and use them to shoot most of clients.

You guys are awesome. Every purchase I've made has shipped on time and delivered as requested. I've referred tons of people to you guys. Thanks for making it easy for us to find what we're looking for.

I have the 70-200 HSM EX f/2.8 and the 70-300 Macro Sigma Lenses. I love sigma and use them to shoot most of clients. 

You guys come highly recommended by all my photographer friends, so naturally it is one of the first places I shop for all of my photography stuff.  I'm currently looking for a lens with f/1.4 and all the great reviews on this lens point to this Sigma as the answer.  Winning it would be even nicer!

Sigma lenses are awesome!  They have a spectacular selection and their optics are comparable to any oem lens

I have a Nikon system and bought the Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens because it is both sharper & less expensive than the comparable Nikon lens. All of my lenses are purchased from B&H due to their outstanding reputation and excellent customer service.

I have used B&H almost exclusively for nearly all of my photographic needs for well over ten years now. They have never failed to exceed my expectations, which is something I can not say for their competitors. I always reccommend them first to everyone I assist in selecting equipment. Sigma, I have not yet had the pleasure to work with, but I do know they helped design and then manufacture a standard range zoom lens, I think the 28-70, for Leica's R series. I think if Leica can trust them to uphold their standards, they must be pretty good!

I already have 2 Sigmas so need I say more?  I love them.  105mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8.   Would love to add to my collection. 

Because you are both AWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... nuff said

Hi, I am currently using d3100 nikon

and only have kit lens 18-55, so this lens will def. be something new for me

i like to take pictures of people, mostly my church friends and i do shoot little videos with d3100 so this lens is something that i def. want..!


i never tried sigma lens, but my friend owns sigma camera and i know how powerful sigma camera body is. 

i really want to try sigma lens !


 Why does this keep triggering the SPAM filter?! I love B&H...minus dealing with NYC seem to have the lowest prices that others compete with and still can't always match. Sigma seems to be very intuitive and focused more on the consumer and prosumer with their prices but still delivering top notch quality...ESPECIALLY in their prime lenses. I don't own any but I've played with a bunch at several camera stores...this would be super rad if I could add a 50 1.4 to my Canon L glass to see how it compares! I don't currently own any primes and my friends and co-workers have been trying to convince me to get some. HELP!



Is there a better lense than a Sigma?  I don't think so.

with great lens you get great results, thanks for a chance to win one. 

I have discovered a love of photography through chronic illness.  I have been sick, with no cure, and one of the few things which brings me joy, is photography.  I would give anything to have another lens to continue opening up my world!

I LOVE B&H!!! I have made a few purchases through you since I discovered in February. I recently opened up my studio and plan to return to B&H for more paper rolls & lenses in the future! GREAT PRICES!

My Sigma lens is SOOOO TACK SHARP -it's simply amazing. Delivers the best photos I'm EVER taken. I'm so happy with my 70-200mm 2.8, that I KNOW I would be thrilled with the 50mm 1.4. Period. 

The chance at winning this lens is amazing and look forward to hearing who wins! :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

B&H is awesome & Sigma lenses are suh-weet...

I don't know where to begin! I've thinking about selling my 18-55mm canon lens (which came with my canon t1i) so I could get this one, but it'll only be a fraction of the cost to buy the 50mm lens that I wish so hard to have.  I started photography about three years ago and I just want to try something new.  Having this lens and being able to keep the other one would be so amazing.  :)  I have never purchased anything from B&H because of economy but I love that they are doing this!!      

Thanks for this opportunity.

I have seen excellent reviews of Sigma's lenses, and would look forward to adding a 50/1.4 to my kit--it would be a very useful addition.

I have bought regularly from B&H over the last couple years, and have always been pleased with their service and selection--which is why I keep coming back to them.


better bokeh


and super fast shipping

B&H and Sigma help photographers get great quality gear for great prices.

B&H is the who I bought my first L series lens from, and who I intent to buy the rest from.  :-)  GREAT customer service!

I support B&H Photo Video through and through. I will NOT buy my technology from any other store. I will strive to keep B&H in business as long as I have breath. For a company to honor G-d in such a way to close the store; online store, to honor our G-d and our faith impacts me in the greatest way. I speak out of ignorance, only being able to speak on my perception of B&H's business practices.

My next investment with B&H will be the SIGMA 50-500mm.  I have always been very pleased with SIGMA's pride and joy products and despite my desire to shoot wide through telephoto...

The beautiful photos to be produced from the SIGMA 50m f/1.4 by my hands if I were to win; I would grant any photo taken on it to be used by B&H or SIGMA with a royalty-free, no charge license to do whatever they wish to do with the image.

Thank you both for this awesome privileage to boast about two powerful and grand companies. Blessings to you and yours.

- John Q

Would LOVE to win this lens. I'm a newbie DSLR photographer and have borrowed this lens from a friend who is a pro and it makes my amateurish shots look great!! Thanks for sponsoring this contest - I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed! :)

love the fact that sigma gives users affordable lenses compared to the original camera manufacturers.  that and there are innovated lens designs.  i have a new pentax K-5 and am eyeing two zooms: the 12-24mm for the cropped sensor and the 50-500 DG OS :)  need to win the lottery however.... 

On my last visit to NYC I went to the B&H store for the first time and it was overwhelming!

Purchased a Sigma lens and am very happy with it.



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