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

reviewer#9382 date: Sep-3-2011
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:Tamron 17-50 2.8
price paid:495 CHF
positive:Sharp as hell
Colours great
Sits nicely on the A300 sized camera, well balanced
negative:Struggles a little with A300 low contrast focusing
comment:This lens is incredible. It is my first 1.4 lens and I am amazed at how much flexibility it gives particularly on an older camera with not so much flexibility with ISO. The weight of the lens is also well balanced with the camera (not too heavy). The wife likes it too so another bonus.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 61
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.67
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.82
  • flare control: 4.59
  • overall: 4.69 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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