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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Almost the same
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

Smaller diameter 64 mm vs 84 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Shorter 43 mm vs 69 mm
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Around 40% shorter
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 digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM$99.50
50mm f/1.4D$49.50
Length Short Help
50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM69 mm
50mm f/1.4D43 mm
Wide minimum Not very narrow apertures Help
f/16

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

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

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$718

Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G

Low light lens

$397

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Diameter Larger diameter
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$949

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Diameter Larger diameter

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Competitors

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron Power O.I.S.

Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 DG Nocticron Power O.I.S.

Low light lens

$1,224 - $1,598

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Smaller diameter
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Low light lens

$289 - $329

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.2 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS

Low light lens

$773

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor

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