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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon lens review: Art for Art’s sake?

By Kevin Carter - Thursday April 17 2014

Lens Review
Introduction | Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon lens performance | Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A Canon versus Carl Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 | Conclusion

Conclusion

As part of the company’s new Global Vision Sigma’s reimagining of their premium lenses is reaping dividends. The 50mm f1.4 DG HSM A is every bit as good as the earlier 35mm f1.4 model, in fact it’s slightly better in outright sharpness and uniformity. If there’s a downside it’s that lenses built with few compromises are generally large and heavy, but at least Sigma isn’t making you pay through your wallet. At $949, the new lens isn’t much more expensive than the firm’s high-speed 35mm, and is similarly competitive when compared to rival offerings from the big-brands.