Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens deal – $740 (compare at $850)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Top Rated Plus eBay seller and authorised Sigma dealer CameraLand (99.8% positive ratings) has the awesome Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on sale for $739.99. Compare at $849. Free shipping in the US. This is not a grey import, CameraLand says:

As one of the largest Sigma dealers in the USA we are happy to offer this great lens at a super price. It comes with the USA Warranty.

We had an in store demo and these were shown and put back in the box. Because of this we won’t sell them as new never opened

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM vs. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II focus and sound differences in Video Servo mode

Dustin Abbott posted a short video on YouTube that shows the differences in focus quality and sound between the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM and the EF 50mm f/1.8 II, both lenses used on a camera in video servo mode. Well, big differences. Congrats Canon for having made another excellent and inexpensive lens.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM availability check for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens $100 off (on sale for $849)

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM

The outstanding Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM “Art” lens is currently $100 off the regular price. Instead of $949, the Sigma lens is on sale for $849 at Adorama | B&H Photo.

This is the lens that peforms almost like the $4,000 Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4. Others called the SIgma 50mm f/1.4 Art a “stroke of genius“.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM specifications:

  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One Molded Glass Aspherical Element
  • Three Special Low Dispersion Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Floating System & Large Diameter Design
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Rounded Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  • Thermally Stable Composite Material
  • Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM sample pics taken with EOS 5DS (Photography Blog)

Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM

Photography Blog posted a set of 42 sample photos shot with the new Canon Ef 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. They used their brand new EOS 5Ds to test shot the lens.

The new Nifty-Fifty is in stock and sells for $125 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | DigitalRev (ships world-wide). Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM availability check for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

EF 50mm f/1.8 STM specifications (taken from Adorama’s product page):

  • Compact, Lightweight Fixed Focal Length Lens: ideal for everyday photos, and with a large f/1.8 aperture, a perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur.
  • 80mm effective focal-length: when attached to an APS-C camera optimal for portraits and photos of fast moving subjects such as children and pets.
  • A stepping motor (Gear-type STM): supports the Movie Servo AF function in providing smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
  • Improved exterior design: includes new focus ring placement making it the most compact Canon 50mm lens.
  • Metal mount: helps provide stability and ruggedness.
  • Optimized lens placement and coatings: help deliver outstanding color balance, while minimizing ghosting and flare.
  • Circular aperture (7 blades): helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds. h
  • Minimum focusing distance: of 14in (0.35m); maximum magnification of 0.21x