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differences

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

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs the Nikon 50mm f/1.4D.
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
Wide maximum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
1x
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
50 mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur

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

$439

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$110

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$217

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

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

Low light lens

$197

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$700

Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Focus motor Lacks a silent focus motor
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

Wide maximum Has a higher max f/stop
Nikon Nikkor  85mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$446

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$1,697

Weight Slightly lighter
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Low light lens

$1,619

Aperture Slightly wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus

discussion Which do you think is better?

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