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

reviewer#8476 date: Jan-4-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 5
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 used to own this lens
compared to:- Sony/Minolta 50/1.4
- Sony/Minolta 85/1.4
- 35/1.4 G
price paid:500$ MINT
positive:+ Very good sharpness (better that Sony/Minolta 50/1.4)
+ HSM (Fast and silent focusing)
+ AF works on NEX cameras
negative:- big and heavy for 50/1.4 lens
- expensive
- non weather resistant
- Sigma's quality control
comment:Very good lens. Optically it's better than Sony/Minolta 50/1.4. sharper and smoother bokeh. But for me compactness of Sony 50/1.4 lens is more preferable. Also find good copy of sigma lenses is not very simple.

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
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