I just picked up my new Sigma 50mm ƒ1.4 DG HSM Lens from Samy’s Cameras on Monday – Wow!!! I’ve been waiting for it to come on now for about 2 months and it was worth the wait. All the research I’ve done says this is one of the sharpest lenses to come along in a while and they are right.
I’m using this lens on my 5D3 rig. This is one in a new line of lenses from Sigma. They also offer a 35mm ƒ1.4 Full Frame and a 18-35mm ƒ1.8 zoom for an APS-C size sensor.
- Very sharp – all the way to ƒ1.4
- Great contrast
- Great color rendition
- Smooth focus ring
- Fast auto focus
- Nice ergonomics
So of course I wanted to shoot an image as soon as I got it and had 2 choices; the cats or the bird feeders ( man!! I’m getting old =). So forgive the not so scientific photos… I will post some real shots and video as soon as I get a chance.
Along with the lens I added a cool little focus gear from DLC called a DL-V/Band.
It went on really easy and is nice and snug. Not too much extra hanging over to catch on the camera rig. Smooth feel with my Chrosziel follow focus. $15 USD.
All in all a nice ad to my kit. I was holding out for a Rokinon 50mm Cine lens but as they seem to never want to make that lens (rumors be damned!!!!) I thought it’s time to make a move. Stay tuned and I’ll post some more info as I discover it though use.