Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM A-mount lens review by flyryd

reviewer#10972 date: Mar-12-2013
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:sigma 30 f1.4
sigma 17-50mm f.8 os
price paid:530usd new
positive:f1.4 good for low light situations.
price is good.(i got mine over a year ago)
no more crinkle black paint
very sharp lens when stopped down a little
77mm filter thread
negative:CA when wide open
bigger than other 50 1.4 lenses
comment:one of my favourite lenses. very sharp from f2 onwards.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 60
  • sharpness: 4.74
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.63
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.70 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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