This is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for digital cameras. This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding, sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The fast, F1.4 aperture makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras. This lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum aperture. Superior optical performance is also ensured throughout the focusing range. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting. This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7") and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It creates a very attractive blur, even when a small aperture is used.
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.
Warranty - 1 year America Warranty + 3 year USA extended warranty on manufacturing and workmanship for a total of 4 years of coverage from date of purchase. http://warrantystatus.sigmaphoto.com/
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from New York City
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Canon EOS:
I like. I can use my other 77mm filters with it
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sigma IQ favorably compared to Canon L!
About Me Casual Photographer
Required factory focus recalibration. Still slightly front focusing, most noticeable wide open when there's little DOF. Re calibration process was painless. I paid to ship lens and camera body to sigma in Long Island NY, and they took it from there. Got it back in a few working days. I used downloadable focus charts to confirm issues, which improved. I compared it to my pro photographers canon 50 1.2 L on a tripod and we found IQ to be subjectively better with the sigma. He shoots with all L glass and was amazed with the sigma. Interestingly, the canon L was back focusing as much as the sigma was front focusing, and he had not noticed until we measured with a tripod and focus chart.
Best priced at buydig!
from Brooklyn, NY
About Me Photography Student
I was scared after reading reviews that it has some back focus problem... but it was fine! Plus, if there's any problem, you can always return and get a new one.
Crisp images - nice bokeh - great price
from Richmond, VA
I wanted a lens that took in more light and didn't break the bank. This is it. The bokeh is beautiful. The range of depth of field is very good. When opening up depth of field, everything is sharply in focus. This lens feels more solid that the kit lens that came with the Canon T2i and the 50mm 1.8 I use regularly. I wanted this to be my walkaround lens and it is just a bit bulky (especially compared with the Canon 50mm 1.8 it is replacing). But it isn't too bad... probably just take some getting used to. Very happy with studio shots and the outdoor shots. I'm not ready to step into the price tag for the high end Canon lenses yet. If you can get this lens at a good price, it is an excellent one to add to your kit. You will definitely feel you got your money's worth.
from San Jose,CA
Nice lens sometimes a bit tight to mount but that's minor,otherwise extremly satisfied,didn't see any issue with autofocus.Excellent bokeh.
I am happy
By Kaveh the lensman
from San Jose, CA
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
I like to see a red dot for mounting alignment on the side of the lens just like the Canon lenses.
taking efforts to get it right
Boken is definitely better than canon 50m f/1.4, also slightly sharper than 50/1.4 when you get it right. You buy it for the boken and the depth of the field.Focusing is slower than canon, also not as accurate. If the shooting object can stand still, you will dig out a great photo eventually. However, regarding moving object, you can get it blurred very easily. Although this is true for all lens, it is particular worse with this lens.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best Prime for the money
from Knoxville, TN
What an amazing lens! Be advised if you have a low end DSLR it may be blurry. Sigma offers a courtesy calibration service with a 48 hour turnaround.
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from Charlotte, NC
I glad I got a good copy. A lot of people seem to get a lens that doesn't work with the camera they have. Thank you.