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

reviewer#9988 date: Mar-3-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:
price paid:500
Cheap plastic material for rear lens cap ( like most sigma)
annoyingly easy to get dusty on the inside
comment:Overall a good quality lens except for the cheap plastic used for the rear lens cap, there is micro dust on the interior of the rear lens element after 3 days of use, even though no effects on picture but it's annoying.

Real nice bokeh and excellent for low light shots

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania