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

reviewer#36791 date: Mar-20-2017
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 own this lens
compared to:Zeiss ZA 85mm f1.4, Sony 50mm f1.4, Sigma 50mm f1.4 HSM, Sigma 35mm ART f1.4, Zeiss 35mm f2.8 and Zeiss 55mm f1.8 Zeiss 135mm F1.8
price paid:£530.00
positive:EVERYTHING except size.
negative:It's huge but who cares.
comment:The best 50mm currently available for A mount and FE mount cameras (via the LA-EA4 adapter). The most accurate auto-focusing lens that I have yet owned and also the sharpest.
It never misses a shot on the A99ii. Tack sharp everywhere at all distances with no loss of contrast and no noticeable CA's when used wide open.

Note...The LA-EA3 adapter does not offer autofocus at all with this lens or the 35mm Art lens.

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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