50mm F1.4 DG HSM (A) + MC-11 Mount Convert Kit Set

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Incredible resolution ideal for the high-megapixel era.
Introducing the new benchmark large-aperture standard lens.

In 2008, Sigma released a large diameter standard lens designed for digital SLRs, “SIGMA 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM”. At that time, products for film cameras were prevalent, yet we spent enormous effort to set a new benchmark for the 50mm lens that optimizes the characteristics of digital cameras, such as compensating peripheral brightness, controlling the point images in the corners, and improving the image drawing, not only around the focusing point, but also other areas in the image.
In recent years, as the DSLR evolves, development of image sensors for higher pixel size has created the photographers' desire for the lenses with superior performance. In 2012, Sigma has announced the “Art” line that achieves unsurpassed expressive performance to fulfill the higher requirement of photographers. The first lens from the “Art” line “SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM [A012]” sought for uncompromising performance, and it resulted in great reviews as well as a lot of awards from all over the world. Based on the accumulated wisdom and know-how to establish the standard for our “Art” line series, we are proud to announce the development of the new high performance standard lens with a large diameter for this new era of superb image quality.

Art line delivers high-level artistic expression

SIGMA is organizing all its interchangeable lenses into three product lines; Contemporary, Art, and Sports, where each line has a distinctive concept. Designed with a focus on sophisticated optical performance and abundant expressive power, our Art line delivers high-level artistic expression. With the astonishing rendering performance that meets the high standard, along with landscapes, portraits still-life, close-up, and casual snaps, they are perfect for the kind of photography that unleashes the inner artist. Ideal for studio photography, they offer just as much expressive scope when capturing architecture and starry skies and many other scenes.

Astonishing rendering performance

Utilizing know-how and the latest design technology accumulated through the past developments, it corrects the aberration thoroughly and achieves high resolution and astonishing rendering performance even near the edge of the image.

Achieving both high resolution and beautiful bokeh

While pursuing a high level of resolution on the focused point, bokeh in front and behind the point of focus is carefully maintained to have soft rendering. Aberrations including sagittal coma flare and color distortion that affect the image quality are thoroughly corrected. From open aperture, high-definition rendering without blur is achieved. Moreover, by ensuring vignetting at the minimum and preventing color blur around the front and back of the focus point, it also achieves natural bokeh.

Excellent correction of sagittal coma flare

It is ideal for a wide aperture standard lens to have a high rendering performance from open aperture throughout the entire image. For instance, the molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction to sagittal coma flare. It is perfect for astronomical photography and shooting of illumination because of the reduced blur on the point light sources near the edge of the image. It also creates an attractive bokeh in portraits and indoor shooting.

Correction of axial chromatic aberration

For axial chromatic aberration that is hard to correct even during the image processing, SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements are incorporated, ensuring high image quality throughout the entire focusing range. The lens achieves sharp and high contrast image rendering.

Minimized distortion

It is not possible to compensate for distortion just by changing the aperture values. Thus, the lens development stage was vital in ensuring minimized distortion. The “SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM” has positioned each glass element to optimize the power layout at respective positions, and succeeded in minimizing distortion.

Rich peripheral brightness

It secures very rich brightness in the peripheral areas, which can be a common problem for a lens with a large diameter. By positioning wide elements in the front group, it has improved the efficiency at large apertures. Since it is capable of minimizing vignetting, very clear depiction across the image is ensured.

Designed to minimize flare and ghosting

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

With Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

No Super Multi-Layer Coating

Flare and ghosting were thoroughly measured and monitored from the lens development stage to establish an optical design which is resistant to strong incidental light such as backlight. The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides sharp and high contrast images even in backlit conditions.

Minimum focusing distance of 40cm

Floating System

Floating System

The lens incorporates a floating system that adjusts the distance between lens groups while focusing, thereby reducing the amount of lens movement required. This achieves a minimum focusing distance of 40cm and maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6. As there is less variation in aberration at different shooting distances, the lens delivers high rendering performance throughout the entire focusing range.

Hyper Sonic Motor ensures High AF Speed

Hyper Sonic Motor

Hyper Sonic Motor

The HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) ensures a silent, high-speed AF function. Optimizing AF algorithm, smoother AF is achieved. Also, this lens can offer full-time MF function by rotating the focus ring of the lens while auto focusing. Without changing the AF/MF Focus Mode Switch, it allows faster focus adjustment.

* The default setting of Full-time MF function varies for each mount.

New Additional function added to “SIGMA USB DOCK(optional)”

USB DOCK

With the optional SIGMA USB DOCK, you can update your lens firmware, adjust focus points and customize the setting of Full-time MF function and the timing to operate the Full-time MF function. By attaching this lens to a SIGMA USB DOCK, which is connected to a computer, the dedicated software “SIGMA Optimization Pro” offers various types of customization and adjustment.

* It is necessary to update the “SIGMA Optimization Pro” to Ver. 1.2.
* Please keep the SIGMA USB DOCK updated to the latest version.

Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm

Incorporating Rounded Diaphragm

The 9 blade-rounded diaphragm creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus areas of the image.

Design Concept

With the new product lines, supplied hoods incorporate rubber for the connected part. Lens caps and AF/MF switches are also newly designed in order to improve usability. For the parts inside, metals and a new material called TSC (Thermally Stable Composite), which works well with metals, are located to achieve products with high accuracy. The lens barrel includes the year of release, engraved for users to recognize when the lens was released.

Brass made bayonet mount

Brass made bayonet mount

This lens incorporates a brass made bayonet mount which has both high accuracy and durability. A special treatment to reinforce its strength is applied to the surface giving it greater strength and making it highly resistant to long-term use.

Evaluation with Sigma's own MTF measuring system “A1”

46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensor

46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensor

We used to measure lens performance with MTF measuring system using conventional sensors. However, we've now developed our own proprietary MTF (modulation transfer function) measuring system (A1) using 46-megapixel Foveon direct image sensors. Even previously undetectable high-frequency details are now within the scope of our quality control inspections. The SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM will all be checked using this “A1” before they are shipped.

* A1: Aizu1

“Made in Japan”

All Sigma's manufacturing – right down to molds and parts – with a few exceptions, are carried out under a single integrated production system, entirely in Japan. We are now one of the very few manufacturers whose products are solely “made in Japan”. We like to think our products are somehow imbued with the essence of our homeland, blessed as it is with clean air and water, and focused, hard-working people. We pride ourselves on the authentic quality of Sigma products, born of a marriage between highly attuned expertise and intelligent, advanced technology. Our sophisticated products have satisfied professionals and lovers of photography all over the world, because our manufacturing is based on genuine craftsmanship, underpinned by the passion and pride of our experts.

Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service

Applicable for the Mount Conversion Service

As an experienced lens manufacturer that has been creating a diverse range of interchangeable lenses, we have started the innovative chargeable service “Mount Conversion Service”. With this service, the mount of your current SIGMA lenses can be changed to another mount of your choice. It gives a new life to your favorite lenses when you wish to use it on a different camera body.

* This “Mount Conversion Service” is different from a normal repair. In order to apply for the service, please contact your nearest authorized subsidiary / distributor of SIGMA.

EISA EUROPEAN DSLR LENS 2014-2015

eisa awards

In terms of price/performance ratio, the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM [A] raises the bar to a new level. This bright, full‐frame standard lens features superb construction. It is solid, elegant and has a large and smooth focus ring. But most important, when it comes to the optical quality, this lens outperforms almost all competitors on the market, regardless of their price. It is simply one of the sharpest lenses the members of EISA have ever had the pleasure to test. To make it even more impressive, the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM [A] also has very low amounts of chromatic aberration and vignetting, and is practically free from distortion. All this comes at a price well within reach of enthusiast photographers and professionals alike.

* EISA is the unique association of 50 special interest magazines from 20 European countries. All EISA member magazines meet to decide which of products analyzed in their publications during the past year deserve the coveted EISA Award. The six categories under consideration are: Photo, Video, Audio, Home Theater, and Mobile Electronics equipment Devices.

Lens Construction

Lens Construction


Specifications
Lens construction 13 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of view (35mm format) 46.8 degrees
Number of blades in diaphragm 9 Blades (Rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture F16
Minimum focusing distance 40cm
Maximum magnification 1:5.6
Filter size Ø77mm
Dimensions x length 85.4mm×99.9mm / 3.4in.×3.9in.
Weight 815g / 28.7 oz.

For Sigma

Corresponding AF Mounts

SIGMA / SONY / NIKON / CANON

Nikon mounts do not have an aperture ring. Some functions may not work depending on the camera model.
This lens cannot be used with film SLR cameras with the exception of the Nikon F6 and Canon EOS-1v.
The angle of view varies depending on which camera the lens is mounted on.
Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

UPC Code
SIGMA 00-85126-31156-8
SONY 00-85126-31162-9
CANON 00-85126-31154-4
NIKON 00-85126-31155-1

The optional accessory for SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

SIGMA DG UV 77mm
SIGMA DG UV 77mm

UPC Code : 00-85126-92375-4

The new DG UV filters benefit from a super multi-layer lens coating developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristics of digital image sensors reducing both flare and ghosting. Black rimmed glass eliminate unnecessary internal reflections. The Sigma DG range comprises UV filters, which not only reduce ultraviolet light but are ideal for protecting the lens during general photography.

SIGMA DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 77mm
SIGMA DG WIDE CIRCULAR PL 77mm

UPC Code : 00-85126-92386-0

The new Circular PL filters benefit from a super multi-layer lens coating developed to counteract the highly reflective characteristics of digital image sensors reducing both flare and ghosting. Black rimmed glass eliminate unnecessary internal reflections. Circular Polarizing (CP) filters which eliminate reflections from subject such as glass and water and deepen the intensity of blue skies. The range of CP filters, with the exception of 86mm, 95mm and 105mm, is encased within ultra-thin metal ring that does not cause vignetting with wide-angle lenses. Each of these Sigma DG filters is designed to accept the front cap of the lens.

LENS HOOD LH829-01
LENS HOOD LH829-01 (supplied)

UPC Code : 00-85126-93023-3

FRONT CAP LCF III 77mm
FRONT CAP LCF III 77mm (supplied)

UPC Code : 00-85126-93001-1

REAR CAP LCR II 

* for SIGMA

REAR CAP LCR II (supplied)

UPC Code : SIGMA 00-85126-92949-7, SONY 00-85126-92952-7, NIKON 00-85126-92950-3, PENTAX 00-85126-92953-4, CANON 00-85126-92951-0

 

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