Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Review

May 8, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM.

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA

The Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA is a fast standard prime lens for Sony's new 35mm full-frame E-mount camera system. The FE 55mm offers an extra-bright F1.8 maximum aperture, 9-blade circular aperture, dust and moisture resistance, and a unique T* surface coating. Is the Carl Zeiss FE 55mm the perfect partner for the Sony A7/7R cameras? Read our Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA review to find out...

Fujifilm XF 35mm F1.4 R

The Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R is an ultra-fast standard prime lens for Fujifilm X-series compact system cameras. Offering a classic focal length of 53mm in 35mm terms, is the Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R a must-have lens? Read our Fujifilm XF 35mm f1.4 R review to find out...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast portrait optic when mounted on a DX body. The 50mm f/1.8 features seven optical elements in six groups with one aspherical lens element, a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override, and a weather-sealed lens mount. Retailing for £185 / $220, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review to find out if it's an essential purchase for the Nikon DSLR owner.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G

The AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a short telephoto when mounted on a DX body. The 58mm f/1.4 features 9 optical elements in 6 groups with two aspherical lens elements and a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £1,599.99 / $1,699.95, read our Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G review to find out if it's worth the substantial investment.

Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8

The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 is a fast standard prime lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Offering a maximum aperture of f/1.8, a silent auto-focus motor and 7 rounded blades for a smooth bokeh, the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 25mm f/1.8 also features the faster MSC (Movie & Stills Compatible) auto-focus mechanism. Read our Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital 25mm f/1.8 review to find out if this new "fast fifty" prime lens deserves a place in your camera bag...

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH

The Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH is a new standard lens for the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system. Providing an effective focal length of 50mm, a fast maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a Nano Surface Coating to help reduce flare, the Leica-branded Panasonic 25mm lens is small in both size and weight. Read our Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH review to find out if this long-awaited premium optic is a must-have Micro Four Thirds lens.

Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM

The Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is a cheap and more than cheerful prime telephoto lens for Sony APS-C sensor cameras. Offering an effective focal length of 75mm and a bright maximum aperture of f/1.8, you'll hardly notice this diminutive lens in your camera bag. Read our Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM review to find out if it's worth the modest £159 / $145 asking price.