Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM for Canon

Available April 30, 2014

Despite the horrid luck we had with the newer Sigma telephoto zooms, we decided to stock the Sigma 50 f1.4 since so many of our customers wanted to try it. The lens has an HSM (hypersonic motor) drive for quick autofocusing, multiple coatings and aspheric elements to prevent flare and chromatic aberration, and appears to be a sharp, contrasty mid-range prime.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

It’s become apparent through many tests and online forums that the Sigma 50 is a ‘special’ lens. I was glad to find this out because it was driving me nuts. It’s a very nice lens when you use it just right, with superb sharpness and smooth bokeh. But here’s the summary:

1) It works very well on crop frame cameras and at middle (5 to 15 feet) distance, so its a wonderful indoor lens.

2) On full frame cameras and to a slight extent on crop frame cameras, the lens exhibits what I will term ‘schizophrenic autofocus’: Closer than 5 feet it will front focus, further than 20 feet it will backfocus. This is not a calibration issue, its just how it is.

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
1.1 lb.
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.4 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
47 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, A/MF switch and clutch, hypersonic motor
Aperture Blades
9 curved, circular aperture
Low Dispersion Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame



  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM for Canon Diagram
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM for Canon Diagram

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