Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art Series Lens Review


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Hello Photographers, Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Sigma Art Series Lens Review. Today we’re gonna have a look at the Sigma Art Series Lens .. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens.

This is a DG lens. The DG is the designation for full-frame cameras, although it can be used it can be used on cropped sensor cameras. Sigma Art series lenses has taken the photo world by storm and its done so because of its optical quality.

Quite simply,this is the sharpest auto-focus 50mm lens available on the market today. Sharper than the lot. In fact it’s so sharp it will astonish you, especially at 1.4 where usually these very fast primes tend to fall down but not Sigma Art 50mm. At 1.4 all the way through it is
exceptionally sharp.

It’s also a sharp from the centre and out to the edges as well which is very important.

Look incredible bokeh, soft  sorta out-of-focus areas in the background is what this lens is all about.

Low light photography is is where this lens lends itself to the most because at f/1.4 you letting in a lot of light which means you can use faster shutter speeds to prevent camera shake. Or, you can use lower ISO which means your image quality is going to be higher.

The Sigma Art Series also is renowned for its build quality. Solid well constructed lenses.

Beautiful manual focus ring so very smooth if you want to focus this manually. A solid switch for your auto-focus on and off.

It is an internal focus so when you do focus it does not rotate the end element so if you are using a polarizing filter it won’t rotate and mess up your CPL. The Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Lens is a big heavy lens.

It is a nearly two to three times heavier than the equipment 50m 1.4 from Nikon and Canon.

So it’s not a light-weight lens for the traveler but you know what I would not worry about that because of the sharpness. It is a small price to pay for what you’re going to get optically out of this lens.

The 50mm Art takes a 77mm filter size, so you definitely want to be getting a high quality Pro1d or Hoya HD 72mm UV filter or ‘protector’ filter to protect that very big bit of glass.

The Sigma 50mm can also be used on cropped sensor cameras. On a full frame at the 50mm its a standard lens which is about forty six degree field of view.

Great for just your standard street photography, social photography You could use it for environmental portraits. You could use it for architecture as well. Give that human eye perspective.

Virtually no distortions or throw it on a crop sensor Canon which would be an 80mm f1.4 or on a cropped sensor Nikon, it would be a 75mm 1.4. Either of these puts it into the the bottom end of the ideal portrait focal length… and superb again, very sharp and beautiful background blur.

So if you want the best 50mm f1.4 lens that money can buy, then the Sigma Art Series is quite simply the only choice.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art Series Lens

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