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Prime Minister

Registered: May 2011
Posts: 35
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM "A" review by Prime Minister
Review Date: 6/9/2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 6 

Pros: Wide aperture, super sharp, fast autofocus, good build quality
Cons: Behemoth

This is one sharp and contrasty lens! Even wide open the central portion of the image is totally usable. Stop the lens down to f/2 and most of the frame is super sharp. From f/2.8 it's tack sharp from corner to corner. Colour and contrast are excellent too. There's really nothing more to say about the image quality of this lens, it's just excellent.

The build quality seems to be very good. Everything feels sturdy and works smoothly. Autofocus is fast, silent and accurate.

All in all an excellent performer. Unfortunately it's extremely big and heavy for a 50mm lens. It's not a standard lens I like to carry with me. Also, I find the 50mm field of view not very exciting and often not wide enough.

If you are willing to carry this behemoth and if you like the 50mm field of view, there's nothing out there at the moment that beats it. Be sure to check the specifications, you might also need to buy a bigger camera bag.


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