Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony Alpha
$949
50 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/1.4
  • Sigma HSM Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"This Lens is very bright, with an ease of focus over it's complete range.As an Event/Fashion-Portrait Photographer i use this 50mm as my main lens."

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"I love this lens. It is nice to buy a product and exceed expectations."

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"The focus ring is a bit rougher than I like but not uncomfortable, a bit smoother be nice. T"

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

Pros

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony Alpha vs other Digital camera lenses

Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.4
Length Quite short Help
69 mm
Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp

Cons

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Sony Alpha vs other Digital camera lenses

Max focal length Poor telephoto lens Help
50 mm
Wide minimum Poor narrowest aperture Help
f/16

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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50 mm
Max focal length
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50 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:7.7 (0.1)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Wide minimum
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f/16
below average below average
Tele maximum
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f/1.4
above average above average
Tele minimum
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f/16
below average below average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Sigma HSM
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Sony Alpha (Full-frame)
Length
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69 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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84 mm
Filter size
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77 mm
Weight
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0.5 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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39.6°
Telephoto horizontal
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39.6°
Wide vertical
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27°
Telephoto vertical
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27°
Wide diagonal
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46.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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46.8°

Angle of view (On Sony Alpha DT APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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26.6°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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26.6°
Wide vertical
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18°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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18°
Wide diagonal
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31.7°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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31.7°

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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (11:17 PM, October 22, 2012)
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ADDITIONAL COMMENT REGARDING MINOLTA MAXXUM 50mm f/1.4 Lens: Both the f/1.4 lens as well as the f/1.7 lens produce less sharp images than the 50mm f/1.4 Sigma Lens in my experience with all three lenses under different lighting conditions.
 
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (11:09 PM, October 22, 2012)
Correction from George Washington Carver: In my mention of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens and the Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 I mistakely said: I have noticed that at f/14, ISO 200, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens produces considerably sharper images than the Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 lens does at an ISO of 200 at f/1.7. What I wanted to say is: I have notices that at f/1.4 (not f/14), ISO 200,the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens produces considerably sharper images than the Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.4 lens does at an ISO of 200 at f/1.7. Thanks. George Washington Carver
 
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (10:53 PM, October 22, 2012)
The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/1.4, ISO at 200, produces super sharp images inside a room with only a lamp for light and with window light the images are outstanding at f/1.4, ISO 200. I have noticed that at f/l4, ISO 200, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens lens produces considerably sharper images than the Minolta Maxxum 50mm f/1.7 lens does at an ISO of 200 at f/1.7.