A Review of the New Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens

Sigma's latest entry in the highly popular Art series, the 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art, is here, and it brings with it an impressive array of features and capabilities and an even more impressive price. This excellent video review takes a look at the new lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens. While the 50mm f/1.4 Art comes with a range of impressive features, perhaps the most remarkable is its price, which is just $849, significantly undercutting the cost of most comparable first-party lenses. Nonetheless, it comes with some very nice features, including: 

  • New optical formula designed to take advantage of shorter flange distance in mirrorless cameras
  • Improved sagittal coma flare 
  • HLA (High-response Linear Actuator for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video work
  • Dust- and splash-resistant build
  • Manual aperture ring with click and lock switches
  • 11 rounded aperture blades for particularly smooth bokeh
  • 3 aspherical lenses and 1 SLD glass element for reduced aberrations and field curvature
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating for fewer flares and ghosting and deeper contrast

Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens. 

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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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