Review Lens: Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Nikon

Lens Overview - Sigma 50mm F1.4

Combining impressive speed and optics, the Panasonic Lumix S PRO 50mm f/1.4 is a sophisticated normal-length prime for L-mount mirrorless cameras. Characterized by its fast f/1.4 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and also affords improved control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for high sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Complementing the optics is a unique double focus system, which utilizes both a linear motor and a stepping motor, to provide especially fast and precise focusing performance. Additionally, a rounded 11-blade diaphragm helps to achieve smooth, pleasing bokeh and the lens also sports a weather-sealed design for working in harsh conditions.

Prime normal-length lens is designed for full-frame L-mount mirrorless cameras, however it can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 75mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture is well-suited for working in low-light conditions and also provides greater control over the focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
Two aspherical elements help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Three extra-low dispersion elements greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
A double focus system employs both a linear motor and a stepping motor to deliver impressively fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance.
Manual focus clutch allows you to simply push or pull the focusing range to quickly switch between AF and MF focusing modes.
Splash, dust, and freezeproof design benefits working in inclement weather conditions down to -14°F.
Rounded 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 885170357808

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Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica L
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View47°
Minimum Focus Distance1.44' / 44 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.54 x 5.12" / 90 x 130 mm
Weight2.1 lb / 955 g

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Lens Technical

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM NikonSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM ASigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Name Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM NikonSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sony FESigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A Sigma
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.4f/1.4f/1.4
Year 200820182018
Mount Type Nikon F FXSony FESigma SA
Lens Type Lens MediumLens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $499
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 50105105
Global 35.8069
Effective Mega Pixel 23.1562
Distorsion 0.373
Vignetting -1.42779
Tstop 1.56295
Ac 11.3948
Vignetting Ranking 9862
Tstop Ranking 286
Ac Ranking 8769
Pixel Depth 36.3
Price Sensor 3300
Sensor Raw 36.56
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Mar. 2008Feb. 2018Feb. 2018
Brand SigmaSigmaSigma


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