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Designed for use with Canon Digital SLR's the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM is a fast aperture prime lens ideal for portraiture work, particularly with APS-C size Sensor Digital SLRs where it is the equivalent of an 80mm lens. The Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens produces vivid images on a pleasantly blurred background. The lens features optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements, which deliver excellent correction for all types of aberrations. With a minimum focusing distance of 45 cm (17.7") and a maximum magnification of 1:7.4, outstanding optical performance is ensured throughout the entire focusing range. Incorporating HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM Canon fit lens performs to a high standard in all shooting situations. More
Sigma’s DG lenses are designed for cameras with a full-frame sensor, but cameras with a cropped sensor can also take these lenses. These are large-aperture lenses with wide angles and short minimum focusing distances. With an abundance of peripheral illumination, they are ideal lenses for Digital SLR Cameras whilst retaining suitability for traditional 35mm SLRs.
HSM (Hyper-Sonic Motor)
This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high speed AF.
The exterior of this lens is EX-finished to denote the superior build and optical quality, and to enhance its appearance.
Large aperture, standard prime lens for the latest digital cameras
This large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm is ideal for digital cameras. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides high contrast image even at the maximum apertures. It is ideal for several type of photography such as portrait, landscape and reportage. The molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction of chromatic aberration and ensure superior optical performance. The fast F1.4 aperture and rounded 9 blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas. This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.
The large aperture standard lens designed with the latest power layout
This is a "DG" lens, making it suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras as well as digital SLR cameras. It is possible to use this lens to produce creative effects depending on the aperture value and distance. This lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor.
F1.4 Large aperture
This large aperture prime lens provides a bright image through the viewfinder. It enables photographers to easily check focusing and composition. The narrow depth of field enables photographers to emphasize the subject. The large maximum aperture of F1.4 is ideal for indoor photography without a flashgun or in dim lighting conditions.
Superior peripheral brightness
The design of the large aperture provides superior performance, increasing peripheral brightness, enabling a bright viewfinder image and creating an attractive blurred background.
Correction of sagittal coma flare
The molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction of sagittal coma flare. It is ideal for astronomical photography and shooting for the illumination. It creates an attractive blur with a large aperture in portrait shooting.
The rounded diaphragm
This lens has a rounded 9 blade diaphragm which creates an attractive blur to the out of focus areas. Minimum focusing distance of 45cm/17.7in. This lens has a maximum magnification ratio of 1:7.4. The shallow depth of field with the maximum large aperture provides unique expression.
HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) Hyper Sonic Motor
This lens incorporates HSM, which ensures quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override by rotation of the focus ring.
Reduced Ghosting and Flare
The super multi-layer coating reduces flare and ghosting. It provides high contrast images even when the subject is backlit.
This lens is equipped with a Petal-type hood to block out extraneous light and reduce internal reflection.
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Good value, solid, well built, nice lens for the price
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Great lense, did what it said on the tin
from Derry Ireland
I have been using the lense, as an all rounder. It works well with general landscapes and great for portraits. So sharp and it is a fast lense when working in low light. I can't really fault it, I know it's a bit heavy, but that's the lense i wanted.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Lovely bokeh and softness resolved
About Me Semi-Professional
Having tried other 50mm f/1.4 lenses, I decided that the Sigma gave generally sharper images, better contrast and a nicer background blur (bokeh). It is a bit heavier than the Canon but that actually makes it feel more balanced on a larger camera such as the 5DII. It also has a 77mm filter thread which enables me to use the same filters as on my other lenses. Some people have commented about a lack of sharpness when wide open and I found this tended to happen so I did some carefully controlled tests with the camera on a tripod aimed at a focus chart. This showed my lens to be back-focusing quite a bit. Luckily the Canon 5D II has a micro-adjustment feature that stores the required adjustment for each individual lens so after a few adjustments I was able to get this nice and sharp.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Well Worth The Money
If you're like me, love to take photographs but don't have an unlimited budget the purchase of a new lens is a big decision, if your reading this then I guess all you really want to know is does it do the job and is it worth the money.Well, yes on both counts. The build quality alone almost justifies the cost it really is well built, in my opinion much better than the equivalent Canon.The only reservation I had was a few people had said the lens had issues focusing accurately when wide open, now I know that the depth of field at f1.4 is tiny so focusing is critical. What I found was that in auto focus it could be a little soft, but if I switch to manual focus it is sharp, as I hope you can see in the shot I have uploaded, the focus was on the light spot on Daisy's nose.
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Beat Canon's offering
I use this on a canon 5D Mk I so get the 50mm focal length.My single gripe with this lens is that it back focuses wide open at or close to the minimal focus distance (MFD). This problem disappears at f/2+ or further from MFD.Positives however are: -looks great, especially with my 5D -feels great, very solidly built -is sharp wide open when focused correctly, sharper than canon's 1.4 and nearly as sharp as the uber expensive 1.2 L -Bokeh/ background blur produced is spectacular -colours and contrast are as good as canon's L lenses I use this lens as a general walkaround lens and for portraits/ events. It's my most used lens by far and is brilliant with a full frame camera. Full body portraits look great when taken at f/1.4-2 from about 4-5 feet away as the body is sharp but all background is beautifully blurred away.
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Canon 5d with Sigma 50mm f/1.4
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A Magic Wide Wide Open Lens
The Sigma 50mm F1.4 is a fantastic lens suitable for Full Frame and Cropped Senor Cameras. I order the lens for use with my Canon 7D and 50D cameras. I am using this lens mainly for portrait work as well as low light photography. The various camera manufacturers have push the ISO limit but to date unless you have a lens such as the Sigma 50 with its gorgeous wide aperture you will not get the autofocus to work.In terms of the quality of the images they are really good and this is backed up when using products such as Lightroom in that with this lens if you apply Lens correction – nothing happens! You cannot ask any thing more of it it just works !
Superb... most of the time
Bought as an upgrade to a Canon 1.4 50mm which I'd enjoyed for some time but just didn't like the bokeh or heavy vignette compared to my other lenses.I was hugely impressed with the quality of the images from this well made lens. Used on a 5D it's an appropriate size - bigger than a Canon 50 1.4 but smaller than the Canon 85 1.2. The bokeh is superb at all apertures and there's very little vignette even wide open, contrast and colours are excellent. Focus speed is swift but not as good as the Canon 50, nor is it as good in lower light but I don't really notice this day to day. I've had the often reported problem of inconsistent focus below about f/2, sometimes front focusing and sometime back focusing - it appears to be affected by how far away the subject is but that's not a scientifically qualify statement ;) When stopped down a little the focus is spot on.Despite this, I still love the output of this lens - I just have to take extra shots when shooting wide open to get the focus I want.
from North Yorks
This lens is a delight to use with fast accurate focus and obviously pleasing bokeh with larger apertures.I noticed slight front focus which was easily corrected with my 5Dii's AF microadjustment adjustment, it was only an inch or two out at four feet away, and with experience you could have managed by focusing slightly behind the spot you wanted pin-sharp.This is not really a fault but something widely noted with lenses that go to very wide apertures - the depth in perfect focus is so very narrow.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not impressed 2.
My second go at a Sigma 50mm 1.4.Nothing usuable under 2.2. Anything over was superb, & very sharp. But I needed this lens for the low light stuff & it didn't deliver.But in all fairness WE were superb, and I can not fault them at all.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Was really excited to receive my Siggy 50mm, but to say dissapointed is an understatement.The lens was was front focussing, and the focus at 1.4-2.0 was off.After many hours playing with micro adjust & using foucus charts its going back.Now do I really want to go through all that again??
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The focus was on the left eye at f1.4, x 4000
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