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

Slightly lighter 230 g vs 0.5 kg
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2.2x lighter
Slightly cheaper $39.50 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $360 cheaper (10.1x less)
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

$419

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.8D

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

Low light lens

$60 - $100

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$183 - $217

Nikon Nikkor  50mm f/1.4 AIS

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS

Low light lens

$644

Auto focus Lacks autofocus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$497

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

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

Low light lens

$190 - $197

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

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Low light lens

$949

Weight Slightly heavier
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Nikkor  35mm f/2D

Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/2D

Low light lens

$309 - $355

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Aperture Narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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