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

reviewer#18363 date: Oct-1-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 30mm DC EX
Minolta 35-105mm
price paid:£670
77mm filter
Build and finish
Tough as nails
negative:Heavy, really heavy.
comment:Only just got this lens but straight away I can see it is so Sharp and love the whisper quiet focus.
Have put 4 for flare control but tbh it was probably me more than the lens.
Lens is heavy but have got used to that quite quickly.

Update: This is one tough lens. Tripod fell over the other week, had Sony A7R, Sigma 50 ART and NISI filter system attached. The filter smashed to bits camera suffered a broken mount requiring repairs. Filter adaptor ring was ripped out of the lens but the Lens doesn't have a mark on it. The filter thread is still perfect and the lens still works.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania