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Sigma 50mm Deal Alert, & DP2 Now Available

By Anthony Thurston on August 9th 2014

Sigma’s 50mm, the old model not the new Art one, is still one of my all time favorite 50mm lenses. Sure, the newer model is better, but the old on is still no slouch. Not only that, but it is also an incredibly good buy currently.

Canon EOS M with Sigma 50mm F/1.4

You can currently get your hands on the old Sigma 50mm F/1.4 DG HSM for a mere $350, down from the recommended sell price of $500 (though, in all honesty, they have been selling for closer to $400 lately). Still, just $350 for one of the best 50mm lenses on the market is a steal. If you are interested in this deal, you can head over to B&H to take advantage of it.

Also of note, Sigma’s new DP2 Quattro cameras are now in stock and available at B&H as well. So make sure to head over there and take a look at those if you are interested. I hear the stock is somewhat limited, so jump on it while you can. 

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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    Terrific lens but I will stick to my nifty 50mm f1.8

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  2. Eric Sharpe

    I would spend this $350, and still wish I had saved up and bought the newer art version.

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  3. Aidyn Chen

    The question i, how does it compare the Nikon 50mm 1.4G?

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    • Anthony Thurston

      It compares well, as good in most regards, and even better in some others.

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    • Aidyn Chen

      I had tried both lenses out myself. Nikon’s 50 focuses well on the otehr hand Sigma’s 50mm 1.4 EX is slower on auto focusing. Nikon’s 50 have a smaller girth meanwhile Sigma is a lot larger. IMHO if budget is not an issue i would buy a Nikon 50mm 1.4

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    • Matthew Saville

      If budget IS an issue, then don’t bother spending ~$450 on either of these lenses, get the MUCH sharper, far snappier 50mm 1.8 G instead for just $190. You won’t regret it!

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    • Aidyn Chen

      Forget the 50mm 1.8G. You can pick up a 50mm 1.8D for $99. It had close to no distrotion and its tack sharp. very nice bokeh too!

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    • Jim Johnson

      I’ve shot with both and didn’t really notice that much of difference between them as far as image quality is concerned. The sigma is a bit sharper in my opinion, but has a bit more chromatic aberration (in both instances, these are quickly fixed in LR or PS, without hassle).

      The sigma is a bit of a beast, though. It’s pretty good size and heavier. Strangely, that is the reason it is my go to lens. In my large hands, it feels more significant and easier to grip.

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