Can Sigma's New 50mm Lens Compete With Sony's?

50mm f/1.4 lenses are both highly versatile and highly popular, able to take a wide range of needs and scenarios, including portraits, weddings, landscapes, and much more. As such, almost every manufacturer makes at least one 50mm lens. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art to the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM are both new to the market and promise high levels of performance and image quality, and this excellent video review compares both to help you choose the right for your needs.

Coming to you from Arthur R, this great video review compares the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art to the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 GM. Perhaps the most crucial difference between the two lenses is in price, with the Sigma costing $450 less than the Sony. And certainly, the Sigma makes a strong case for itself in spite of that lower cost. However, if you plan to shoot fast action, it is worth noting that the Sigma will be capped at 15 fps, whereas the Sony will be able to take full advantage of whatever its respective camera's maximum burst speed is, up to 30 fps at the moment. That being said, if you are only shooting things like portraiture, it seems like you will likely be more than satisfied with the Sigma. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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