Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art - Canon EF Mount

$1,049.95

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With a large 1.4 aperture, the Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is pro level performer for shooting everything including portrait, landscape, studio, and street photography.

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Photo 1Designed with state of the art technology, the Sigma Art 50mm F1.4 DG HSM achieves remarkably high resolution and astonishing rendering performance over the entire image, while delivering a beautiful bokeh effect. Its large aperture makes this lens the professional's choice for shooting everything including portraits, landscapes, studio photography and street photography. Aberrations such as sagittal coma flare and color distortion are minimized and corrected through the use of molded glass aspherical lens elements and SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements. This also makes it ideal for astronomical photography because of the reduced blur of point light sources near the edge of the image.

This lens provides unsurpassed performance even at wide apertures, and even allows for close-up photography with a minimum focusing distance of 40cm. Its Hyper Sonic Motor ensures a high auto-focus speed, and the incorporation of a rounded 9-blade diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image. For resiliency and accuracy, the bayonet mount is made of brass.

SIGMA DG Lenses are High-performance SLR lenses with full-frame sensor coverage Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DSLRs. Remarkable image rendition is achieved by comprehensive correction of aberrations and distortions. Special care is taken to thoroughly minimize color fringing caused by lateral chromatic aberration, which is particularly noticeable at high resolution in digital photography. DG lenses can offer both high contrast and subtle tonal gradations, unmarred by flare and ghosting, thanks to Sigma's digitally optimized optical design and original Super Multi-Layer Coating technology, which suppress reflections between image sensor and lens surfaces. Large image circles assure ample peripheral bright- ness to prevent vignetting.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Photo 1The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. By optimizing the AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved. Also, this lens offers full-time MF by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing. Without changing the AF/MF Focus Mode Switch, it allows faster focus adjustment.

What makes a Sigma Art lens an “Art” lens?
Sigma’s Art line lenses are designed to meet the expectations of users who value a creative, dramatic outcome above compactness and multi-function. Along with landscapes, portraits, still-life, close-up and casual snaps, they're perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture, starry skies, underwater shots and many other scenes.

  • Focal Length
    50mm
  • Lens Construction
    13 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Maximum Aperture
    f1.4
  • Minimum Aperture
    f16
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    0.40m
  • Filter Size
    77mm
  • Lens Mount
    EF Mount
  • Dimensions
    86.4mm x 99mm
  • Weight
    815g

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Superb fast lens

By: maggie @POP Photography
08-24-2015
*****
I had been thinking about a 50mm lens for quite a while. I went back and forth between purchasing the 50mm 1.2 by Canon or the sigma art. With the sigma art, I absolutely love the build, the weight of the lens, the colours and the bokeh. Beautiful in every way. It;s really worth the cash, amazing fast glass!
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Sigma 50mm 1.4 Canon Mount ART - AMAZING!

By: Mr. J.
05-16-2014
*****
Generally I would never write a review after just one day of shooting with a lens or camera, however my enthusiasm for this lens has thrown that timeline out the window.

The Sigma 50mm Art is in short a GREAT normal lens. It blows the other Canon lenses out of the water and has been compared favourably to the Zeiss/Otus offerings at considerably higher prices.

I use a Canon 6D and the DXO Mark review on this camera are very close to the 5D Mark III.

With a weight of 815 grams (1.8 lbs) it is not a light lens by any means but feels balanced and very solid on the 6D.

For a 50mm lens - the lack of distortion; minimal CA and Vignetting - and in particular...the sharpness across the frame wide open is better than any other 50mm lens out there other than the Zeiss/Otus and only just according to reviews.

The Sigma Art uses ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor and in the few pictures I have taken thus far....it is ultra quiet; quick (more camera limiting than lens) and with a full-time manual override - is very easy to use in the field. There is an internal focus design so no problem with filters.

What I have always liked about Sigma lenses is that a hood (petal type) and high quality case are included. (granted this is not a cheap lens and would have to be compared to Canon L lenses that would also include a case and hood)

Without any processing - the raw images out of the camera were outstanding....with beautiful bokeh at 1.4 and absolutely perfect at anything above 2.8. The Canon 1.4 just doesn't compare and wide-open, I would say this is better in performance than the Canon 1.2L - which is a great lens (I have used it but still prefer the Sigma Art along with being several hundred dollars cheaper!)

If you have used the Sigma 35mm Art lens...you have an idea of what this looks like and the quality to expect. it is almost identical in size and even a bit wider....so it is not an inconspicuous lens.

In short and without further testing.....the early in the field results are astounding and I feel like a kid in a candy store with this lens. I was looking at the 85mm 1.2 to go with my Canon 100 2.8L IS USM before this lens arrived....and I am glad I waited.

I have no doubt based on early professional reviews (I'm not!); the price; and from what I saw from pre-orders online - this may be the hottest lens of the year bar none!

Kit: 6D; 24-105L IS USM; Sigma 50mm 1.4 HSM ART; Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro; Canon 70-300 F/4-5.6L IS USM; Canon 40mm f/2.8 Pancake STM Lens
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