Our colleague, Florida based photographer Darren Miles recently had a chance to review the new Sigma 50mm f 1.4 Art lens – possibly one of the sharpest lens currently on the market – here is what he had to say.
Miles takes a look at the general characteristics (yes its a big lens), build quality, AF (which seems to be quick and pretty accurate) and finally images quality which is very good across the board.
The new Sigma 50mm f 1.4 Art
Earlier this year we published a quick hands on with the Sigma 50mm f 1.4 Art done by our good friends from fstoppers. It too was very positive and on the video photographers John Schell and Jaron Schneider looked at the performance of the lens for both stills and video applications.
A somewhat different perspective came from Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup who did the video below earlier this year, comparing the Sigma to the two Canon lenses (the 50mm f/1.4 and f/1.8). It’s not that they did not like the lens (they did) but they came to the review from the point of view of more ametour photographers – asking if the $950 price tag of the Sigma is really worthwhile for most non professionals when compared to the much cheaper Canon lenses.
Tony and Chelsea Northrup looking at the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM
The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM currently available for Canon/Nikon/Sony/Sigma mounts on B&H for $950.