Quick Review: Sigma Global Vision 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ART Lens

Marketed as the best AF 50mm prime lens around, the Sigma Global Vision 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens has lofty expectations to live up to. While the lens is relatively large, it is the ideal choice for those who value function and quality over compactness. With a solid build, fast and silent AF and outstanding optics, this SGV 50mm Art lens is definitely worth the price point.

Not built for damp and dusty conditions, this lens is best suited to full frame photographers who appreciate the fact that it is able to capture images of outstanding sharpness even when shooting at larger apertures.

Similar in design to Sigma’s 35mm F1.4, the 50mm is larger with a 77mm thread and a 100mm long barrel. With 13 elements in eight groups, the optical design is based on the “retro-focal” type which is quite unique among 50mm prime lenses. Having proven itself to many photographers as the sharpest AF 50mm prime lens currently on the market, it features a practical AF via a ring-type ultrasonic motor.

Main Features of the SGV 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

  • Impressive 50mm Focal Length
  • Superfast F1.4 Max Aperture
  • Ring-type ultrasonic AF motor features full-time manual override
  • High resolution and exceptional bokeh

 Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art

 

Photos Taken with the Sigma Global Vision 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens by Jacki Bruniquel Art and Photography

© Jacki Bruniquel Art and Photography

© Jacki Bruniquel Art and Photography

 

Photos Taken with the Sigma Global Vision 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens by Kobus Tollig Photography

© Kobus Tollig Photography

© Kobus Tollig Photography