Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art A-mount lens review by petesidewalk

reviewer#12105 date: Jan-24-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 50 F1.7
Minolta 50 F1.4
Minolta 50 F1.4 RS
Sony Zeiss 50 F1.4
Contax Planar 45 F2.0
Sony FE 55 F1.8
price paid:borrowed
Flare resistance
negative:Not one
comment: I got to use this lens for a weekend. It is easily as sharp as my Sony Zeiss 50 1.4. The flare resistance, distortion and bokeh are second to none. The image quality versus price is really surprising.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 8
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.88
  • build: 4.38
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.80 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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