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.
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Very nice prime lens
from Utica, NY
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
Comments about Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras:
Very nice lens, great for portrait photography.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Back focus issues
About Me Photo Enthusiast
First off, this lens looks amazing when I could get it to focus. Excellent colors, contrast and bokeh. However, with my copy I had the dreaded back-focus issue often mentioned about this lens. Typically at <3 feet there was no issue regardless of aperture, however at distances of greater than 10 feet, it consistently back focus. Eventually maxing out the focus adjust on my D7000 to -20 got me close at 10ft distances but I couldn't live with that. I'm exchanging my lens for a new copy versus sending to sigma for calibration because it is reasonable to expect a already calibrated lens when purchasing new. When it did focus, pictures looked fantastic.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend