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differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Has a silent focus motor Sigma HSM vs None
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Focuses quickly and silently
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Learn more about
the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Reasons to consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

Slightly lighter 230 g vs 0.5 kg
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2.2x lighter
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4D Learn more about
the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D

similarities

Compared to lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x

Compared to low light lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$425

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$195 - $217

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$103 - $110

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX

Low light lens

$197

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,549

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$700

Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

$277

Aperture Has a narrower aperture

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$399

Weight Slightly lighter

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S Micro 60mm f/2.8G ED

Macro lens

$499 - $530

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification More magnification
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Slightly heavier

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