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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Real World Review And Sample Pictures

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

All pictures used with permission, courtesy of Camera Pro AU.

Camera Pro Australia posted a real-world review of Sigma’s latest gem, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens.

About focusing:

With a thick and surprisingly responsive focus ring (the old Sigma 50mm was a struggle in manual) the new ART lens was a breeze to use and good for tricky situations. As far as comparing this to other 50s on the market, it is just as good if not better with focusing

About the value you get for the money:

The Sigma really is the best 50mm lens on the market, only slightly ousted by the Zeiss Otus in sharpness at the widest apertures, after this you have to be extremely good to tell apart two images side by side from both cameras and 99 of 100 people would not be able to split them. The Otus is nearly 5 times the price and did I mention that it is manual focus only


Sigma has upped their game in the past few years and some of the big Camera companies really need to take note. There is a new nifty fifty king on the market and while it is a heavy crown, it is one that is affordable and usable by commoners like myself. You just need to have a play with one of these. Get one in to your hands and wait for the smile to follow.

There is more in Camera Pro’s review (also sample pics).

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Pre-orders for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ($949) can be made at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

To see all my coverage of this killer lens that sells at a killer price click here. The Sigma costs a fourth of the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 ($4000) and has a performance that comes seriously close to the Zeiss.


Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art

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