50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

Redesigned, Reengineered, Revitalized
Standard, USB Dock Compatible
Art
Travel, Wedding & Events, Portrait
  • Completely redesigned and reengineered
  • Exceptional Image Quality
  • Incredible focal point sharpness when wide open
  • Pairs well with Pro-Level DSLR’s
  • MTF A1-tested
  • Front & rear lens caps and lens hood (LH830-02) is included
Art Lens
AArt Lens

Engineered for those who see photography as a critical expression of self, our Art line offers sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power to deliver faithfully on your artistic vision.

DG
DGDG for Digital

Designed to deliver the ultimate in performance on full-frame digital SLRs, Sigma DG lenses also bring out the best in 35mm SLR film cameras and APS-C size DLSRs.

HSM
HSMQuiet & Fast Autofocusing

This lens uses a motor driven by ultrasonic waves to provide a quiet, high-speed AF.

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Price: $949.00

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Overview

The staple Sigma 50mm 1.4 DG HSM has been redesigned and reengineered to set a new standard for the Art line. With a large 1.4 aperture, the Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime lens is a pro level performer for shooting everything including portrait photography, landscape photography, studio photography and street photography.  A Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensures quiet, smooth and accurate autofocusing and paired with Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass and Super Multi-Layer coating, the 50mm 1.4 is a high performance lens for the modern DSLR sensors. 13 elements in 8 groups allow for unsurpassed performance even at wide apertures and close-up photography is easily managed with a minimum focusing distance of 40cm. The Sigma 50mm 1.4 lens is the new exceptional standard, standard prime.

USB Dock Compatibility

Sigma has developed special software (SIGMA Optimization Pro) that can update the lens firmware and adjust parameters such as focus and full-time manual focus function.

*USB Dock is sold separately. 

*USB Dock is sold separately. 

SIGMA MOUNT CONVERSION SERVICE

Sigma will convert the current mount of your Sigma Global Vision lens to another of your choice. Sigma lenses currently from the Contemporary, Art or Sports line, in Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax mounts can be converted to Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Sony or Pentax*. They cannot be converted to either an APS-C or a Full Frame format.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 f/2.2 100

Portrait shot, outside in the shade.

Christmas Cheer

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 f1.4 1600

It's Christmas time.

Falling in Love

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 f1.4 6400

Falling in love under a street light.

HDR

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/100 f/2.2 100

Handheld HDR, 5 shot bracket. Grand old tree.

Leucospermum Cordifolium - Yellow

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/3200 f/1.4 100

Detail @ f/1.4, falling off gradually to nice bokeh. (D4s)

Leucospermum Cordifolium - Red

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 f/2.5 100

Capture just the bloom against a pleasing bokeh, plus testing the lens on a D4s.

turn over a new leaf

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/6000 f1.4 100

to photograph the life of simple things

the "Cup"

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/8000 f1.4 100

This is an on going project of photographing coffee cups all over the world for 20+ years. This "cup" came from a coffee house in Delft, Netherlands in 2001 and has been with me everywhere I go. For me it's all about "the light".

balance

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60th f5.6 100

Photographing eggs helped to understand lighting, form and details. The perfection of an egg is the imperfection.

Music Pavilion overlooking Oslo, Norway

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A F/16 30 sec 640

A lively music scene during the summer is abandoned this time of the year in cold Norway. The 50mm A is not only a portrait lens!

Self Portrait

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/100 1.8 200

First Night with the Lens, needed to do something. Self Portraits never go out of style.

First Shots

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/50 f/2.8 100

Grabbed the first thing I could find to shoot in my hotel room after buying this beauty!

Feeling

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 F/4 100

High Speed Flash Sync

Lotus

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 F/4 100

High Speed Sync Flash

Dragon Fly

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 F/4 50

50MM F1.4 Art lens test at F/4.

Emotion

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400 F/2.8 100

Using High Speed Sync Flash

Catalog Shooting

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1.3 5.6 100

Manual focus with 5D Mk III on tripod.

Pigeons

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 1.4 1000

NYC

blue building

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 10 seconds f16 64

most of my work is on b&w. I was drawn to the blue building at the end of this pier and decided to keep the building in color, desaturate the rest, and split-tone the b&w portion.

Part 4, Asian Warrior Princess

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 f/2 200

Part 4 of Asian Warrior Princess, pushing the 50mm Art to the limits

Part 4, Asian Warrior Princess featuring Seira Vong

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 f/2 200

Part of the Asian Warrior Princess series

In the City, DTLA

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/80 f/4 640

DTLA Raw

Awaiting

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/320 f/2 800

Wanting to push the limits of the Sigma 50mm Art Lens

Bubble

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 1.4 800

Bubble in the air! :)

Campaign Photography

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/750 1.4 100

Local political campaign photography. No tricks or gimmicks. Natural light only. Minimal post correction in Lightroom to adjust color temperature and contrast very slightly. No additional sharpening. Shot in RAW on a Canon 6D. Testament to how beautifully this lens renders imagery and detail. Bokeh is very pleasing and beautiful natural vignetting is one of the greatest hallmarks of the new ART line when shot wide open that I NEVER correct for in Lightroom. Proud owner of this 50mm and the sister 35mm. Anxiously awaiting the 85mm ART.

Dragon Fly

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400 1.4 320

Love Dragon Flies and this one made a great test subject of my new 50mm art lenses

Sewing

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/50 1.4 100

My wife was sewing and I just thought the presser foot would make a nice image.

Druid

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 f10 64

Medieval reenactor, location shot with on-camera flash.

Siren

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 20.0 s f 16 100

I wanted to combine the classic and powerful look of the city of London with an emotionless, ghost like subject.

wood drying

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1\400 2.5 200

Maple and birch cross cut

Jungle Stay in a tiger reserve

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/125 f/8 100

Early Morning foggy jungle at a tiger reserve

Hard days Work

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 3.5 100

Saskatchewan farmers

German Shorthaired Pointer

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 f/4.5 100

my pointer Jager in his element

SMOKING SHELL

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/320 F/9 640

PERFECT TIMING !

#722

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 F/2.8 640

INSPIRED BY THE LOVE OF THE BEACH

Detroit

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/6s F/14 31

Abstract

RED NAUTILUS

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 5.6 100

i made this photo on a depressing rainy afternoon. it has turned out to be my favorite.

Awesome sharpness for studio portrait at F8

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A F8 100

Awesome sharpness for studio portrait at F8. No sharpening has been done to the photo.

Awesome sharpness for studio portrait at F8

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A F8 100

Awesome sharpness for studio portrait at F8. No sharpening has been done to the photo.

This was a photo taken for my childrens soccer club

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 f 2.8 200

This was a photo taken for my childrens soccer club

Wild flowers

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 1.4 200

This is wild spring flowers in Moscow region

Spring Time in Northern California

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A ISO 640 f5.6 640

I captured this image at a local nursery today in Walnut Creek, CA. This was the first image that I shot with my new Sigma 50/1.4 DG HSM ART lens.

Staring into the distance

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 2 500

Took this photo while on a street photography expedition, I dont know the girl and she wasnt a model, just happened to do that fantastic pose

Rock Star

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/20 2.8 400

Handheld, at night. Diffuser on camera flash. My first shoot with this lens on a whim with my favorite Model.

My Tiger

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/25 1,6 3200

My cat Tiger

Russian church

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 7.1 100

Sunny winter's day in Russia

Simple Things

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 f/1.4 800

Model: Jenn Camera: Nikon D810

Shooting with Ala

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 1.4 160

Testing the 50mm 1.4a on a photoshoot with a young Polish model Ala

Waiting

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/50 f1.4 150

Bride waiting to go to the church

Nature's flag.

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 f8 200

A variety of ornamental grass.

Sweet street music

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/5000 1.4 100

Street performer playing his Banjo

Blood red tulips

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 f/13 100

These tulips were give to me during my recovery from surgery.

Color

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/3 f.8 90

First shot with the new 50mm Art - An awesome piece of glass.

Red and green.

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 4.5 200

Taken Christmas morning.

The hand

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/200 F11 200

Woman behind the lace

The Swan

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/250 F11 200

Swan

public display of affection

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160th f 8 100

colors of nyc

Ready for my close up

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/750 1.7 100

Test shots...

Favorite color

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/90 f8 100

Test shots...

Leap

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/800 1.4 160

Dance

Lucy the cat

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/80 5 400

Lucy is my "crash-test-dummy" for gear tests :)

Aneta

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1600 2.8 125

shooting with Aneta at the bus stop in Tarnow Poland

tail story

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1.4 400

Kind of fairy tail imagery

Public Display of Affection

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160th f/8.0 100

colors in the city

Lunch

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/1000 2.8 100

The vibrant colors of two flowers caught my eyes but when I got closer this little guy was there having lunch on one of the flowers.

Robber Fly

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/500 2.8 100

Was out shooting a few flowers and this lil guy was waiting patiently on his turn in front of the camera.

Pollination

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/640 2.8 100

Was in my mom's garden capturing images from her flower garden and saw this bee working.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/640 2 200

Bokeh

New Submission

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/160 5 100

I saw this wet dandelion and I thought the drops of water would make for a special capture.

New Submission

Nikon/Fuji 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/400s f/5.6 10

This image was taken some distance away and cropped yet it retained excellent image quality due to the superior optical performance of the Sigma 50mm Art lens.

New Submission

Canon 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A 1/60 1.8 1250

Marty is having a ball!

Tech Specs

SPECIFICATIONS

Lens Construction13 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View46.8º
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Mininum Aperturef16
Minimum Focusing Distance40 cm / 15.7 in
Filter Size (mm)77mm
Maximum Magnifications1: 5.6
Dimensions
(Diameter x Length)
3.4 x 3.9 in
Weight 815g/ 28.7 oz
Corresponding Mounts
SigmaDG
HSM 
NikonDG
HSM
CanonDG
HSM
SonyDG
HSM 


 

* The appearance, specifications, and the like of the product are subject to change for improvement without notice.

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