Sigma 50mm f1/4 DG HSM ART series Lens
I paired the lens with a Canon 6Dmk1 camera for this photoshoot. If the lens is used on a Canon APS-C (crop sensor)body, which has a crop factor of 1.6, then the Sigma 50mm lens will act as an 80mm mounted on a fullframe Canon body.
My day to day lens I use is the ever so popular Nifty fifty from Canon, The Canon 50mm f1/8 STM. This is used paired with my Canon 700D body.
The Sigma is much heavier than the lens I am used to. This is due to the metal body and more quality glass (13 Elements/8 groups) within the body compared to the Canon (6 Elements/5 Groups). The Sigma has a lens diameter at 77mm compared to the 49mm of the Canon. The Art series lenses are not weather-sealed the Sport lenses are.The Art lenses are very nicely constructed so it should be pretty weather–resistant for normal uses but I wouldn’t let it get so drenched. The Canon 50mm STM f1/8 isn’t water resistant.
The Canon f1/8 STM lens is much more affordable to the majority of people wanting to use prime lenses. People are always curious on what other lenses are capable of. And that is where the Sigma 50mm f1/4 DG HSM ART series Lens puts a smile on your face that will only wear off after a few days. It is fast and sharp. The lens also projects more vibrant colours onto the camera image sensor. The sharpness at f1/4 is very good, however the lens gets sharper towards f8. For bokeh lovers, aperture at F1/4 is a gem.