Canon 50mm f/1.2L VS. the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART

On this video review photographer Matthew Gore (from lightandmatter) takes a deep look at two fast prime lenses from Canon and Sigma – the Canon 50mm f/1.2L and the newer Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART.

Wide open the Canon has serious chromatic aberration while the Sigma looks very good. Even stopped down to f/2 the Sigma is much sharper across the entire frame. Even at f/4 the Canon is not as sharp in the edges as the Sigma.

The AF also seems to be better on the Sigma as well as the vignetting


We have already looked at the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART several times here on LensVid and we know how good it is but comparing it to the Canon 50mm flagship is definitely interesting. If you are interested in the lens and want to check out some of the other reviews we have posted – you can find them here.

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM currently  available for Canon/Nikon/Sony/Sigma mounts on B&H for $950.

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid. We also encourage you to take a look at Matthew Gore’s other videos and we are waiting eagerly for his next one.