Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

Lens Summary

Brand: Sigma

Also Known As: Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA

Release Date: 2008-03-18

MSRP Price: $449

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Poor

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Sigma\'s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM is high quality, professional optics and you’ll know it the minute you pick it up. In the past few years, camera manufacturers have overlooked the need for a reasonable fast prime lens that is compact enough for everyday use, yet provides the necessary image quality to meet the highest expectations. Now, with the advent of the APS-C cameras, the long popular 50mm focal length takes on double duty as a portrait length lens of approximately 75mm on most of the small chip cameras.

Photography Life Review Summary: Don’t waste your money on this lens – it is simply not worth the $500 Sigma is asking for. When compared to other 50mm lenses currently available on the market, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 has the worst price-performance ratio. Even the much cheaper and lighter Nikon 50mm f/1.8G performs better in most tests in comparison. Read the full Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Review by Photography Life.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length50mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon, Nikon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:7.4
Optical Stabilization (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)46.8°
Optical Information
Lens Elements8
Lens Groups6
Diaphragm Blades9
Aspherical Elements1
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.45m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size77mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions84 x 68mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM MTF Chart 50mm

Image Samples

Sigma Sample #10 Sigma Sample #3

Sigma Sample #6 Sigma Sample #2

Sigma Sample #1 Sigma Sample #11


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