Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM A-mount lens review by Gimp69
|Gimp69#10425 date: Aug-2-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 50mm f1.4|
|price paid:||250GBP (second-hand)|
|negative:||AF Accuracy (occasionally)|
CA Wide Open
|comment:||I bought this lens second-hand, it's practically new and had already been calibrated by Sigma for the previous owner. However, it is still off on my A77 by -6.|
AF adjusted, both lenses are the same wide open, I really could not tell them apart.
The Sony is small, light and fast to AF.
The Sigma is quiet and I like the size, it balances better on the A77 and the focus ring is big for DMF. It is also a little wider, more like 48mm, so no bad thing for me.
I feel that the Sony AF hit rate is higher than the Sigma, but not enough to scare me off.
Frankly, I don't see what the fuss is about regarding sharpness wide open. I think my expectations were too high for this lens, however due to the positives I'll keep it over the Sony.
You'll be happy with either lens...once calibrated.