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Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E

Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E
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Capture beautiful images with a shallow depth of field using the Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E, which boasts ultra sharp optics, high-speed AF and 13 rounded diaphragm blades for silky smooth bokeh.

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  • High-end 50mm prime Art series lens with a bright f/1.2 aperture for beautiful shallow depth of field images
  • 13-blade diaphragm renders outstanding bokeh with silky smooth backgrounds to highlight your subject
  • Advanced optics include four aspherical elements, which reduce aberrations and deliver pin sharp details
  • Dual AF motors for high-speed, accurate and quiet focusing, ideal for both stills and video recording
  • Customisable controls, weather sealed casing and portable design, which is perfect for everyday shooting
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Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E Summary

Designed specifically for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras (FE), the Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E is a standard prime, which joins the prestigious range of Art series of camera lenses by Sigma.

A 50mm focal width and bright f/1.2 aperture open up creative opportunities to capture beautiful shallow depth of field portraits, expressive travel shots, moody street photography and a huge variety of possibilities every day.

Sigma has developed the 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art with 13 rounded diaphragm blades, which render outstanding bokeh, high-speed autofocus from dual HLA motors, and advanced optics for pin sharp stills and videos. What’s more, the moderate 745g weight ensures you can remain portable and the lens is perfectly balanced, even when recording video using a gimbal stabiliser.

A number of controls ensure users can streamline their workflow, while a de-clickable aperture, well controlled focus breathing and near silent AF extend the lens’ versatility for video creators.

A compact 72mm front thread enables the addition of a variety of camera lens filters, and the lightweight structure is sealed against dust and moisture in support of outdoor content creation.

Key Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art Features

  • Classic focal width for everyday content
  • Bright f/1.2 aperture and Sigma’s first 13 diaphragm blade design
  • Delivers razor sharp images with a shallow depth of field
  • Optics effectively reduce aberrations
  • Reliable AF from dual HLA motors
  • Heavily-suppressed focus breathing for videography
  • Controls include de-clickable aperture, customisable AFL button and more
  • Flare and ghosting are effectively reduced
  • Dust and splash resistant structure
  • 72mm front filter thread
  • Lightweight design at 745g

Read our Sigma 50mm Lens Review

Learn more about the impressive features which can help elevate your photography in our latest review. Read our Review

Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E in More Detail

Lightweight design for all day shooting

Ideal for photographers who want lightweight kit without compromising on quality, this lens is designed to be used anytime, anywhere, even when shooting all day. The Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is made using innovative techniques with technology to ensure exceptional portability, and a lightweight design suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Outstanding quality and a bright aperture

With a bright f/1.2 aperture which features 13 rounded diaphragm blades, the Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art creates beautiful bokeh effects and smooth out-of-focus areas in the image. Using the latest optical design techniques with a form comprised of 17 elements in 12 groups (including 4 aspherical elements), the lens delivers sharp results across the entire frame with exceptional contrast and colour.

Focus breathing is also heavily suppressed, enabling videographers to capture creative shots without dramatic shifts in focus.

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Impressive results from near to far

By correcting spherical aberration, sagittal coma flare, axial chromatic aberration, and other aberrations like double-line bokeh, the 50mm f/1.2 Art lens achieves natural bokeh with smooth blur and no colour bleeding from the focal plane.

Additionally, a floating focus system enhances its performance at short range, maintaining high optical quality across the entire focusing range, from near to far.

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First Sigma lens with 13 diaphragm blades

The Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E introduces a first for Sigma, with its implementation of a 13 rounded diaphragm blade design. This development ensures that when shooting subjects wide open at f/1.2, the aperture retains a circular shape.

The results allows creators to effortlessly capture portraits and still life shots with outstanding background separation, and beautifully round bokeh balls.

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Reduces flare, ghosting and focus breathing

This Sony E mount lens has undergone optimisation in its optical construction and focus group arrangements in order to significantly suppress focus breathing. Focus shift is also minimised, resulting in a natural focus shift look when recording video.

Thanks to a Super Multi-Layer Coating, flare and ghosting are effectively reduced, even in heavily backlit environments such as street and event photography, which helps to maintain contrast in difficult lighting conditions.

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Dual HLA focus motors

You can achieve effortless and reliable focus for your subject with the newly revised focusing system in this lens. Utilising a floating focusing system powered by dual HLA (High-response Linear Actuator) motors, the Sigma 50mm f/1.2 lens maintains AF performance while reducing its size. This ensures creators experience fast, quiet, and accurate focusing, making it perfect for virtually any situation.

The AF system is fully compatible with high-speed autofocus, and offers support for DMF and AF+MF.

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Unique lens design

With a unique lens and mechanical design, the Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E leverages state-of-the-art production technology at Sigma's manufacturing base in Aizu, Japan. Each glass element has been reduced in size while retaining elements with a high refractive index, resulting in a more compact lens.

Four aspherical glass elements and a floating focus system are used to further reduce size while still effectively minimising aberrations. As a result, the Sigma 50mm F1.2 DG DN | Art is the lightest lens in its class, weighing only 745g and being 30% lighter than the Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN | Art which shares the same bright aperture.

Intuitive functionality

The Sigma 50mm lens for mirrorless cameras offers a variety of shooting assist functions, including a customisable AFL button. A built-in aperture control ring allows for control over depth-of-field, while an aperture ring lock switch prevents accidental knocks when in use.

An aperture click switch can be toggled to switch aperture ring clicks on or off, which is ideal for video and quiet shooting situations.

Additionally, the lens features a dust and splash-resistant structure, and the front element is coated with a water and oil repellent coating, allowing photographers to shoot confidently in harsh outdoor environments. A lockable petal shaped lens hood is included for shade, and to provide some protection for the front element.

Please note that while the structure is designed to resist dust and splashes, it is not waterproof. Avoid exposing the lens to large amounts of water, as water inside the lens may cause significant damage.

What’s in the box

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E Mount
  • Lens hood LH782-03
  • Front cap LCF-72mm III
  • Rear cap LCR II
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Aperture ring: N/A
Constant Aperture: Yes
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Environmental Sealing: N/A
Focus distance limiter: N/A
Focal length: 50 mm
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Filter Thread: N/A
Full time manual: N/A
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Hood supplied: N/A
Lens Image stabilization: N/A
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Maximum focal length: 50.0
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Minimum focal length: 50.0
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Tripod collar: N/A
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Best For Holiday and Landscape: Yes
Best For Interior and Architecture: N/A
Best For Fashion and Portrait: Yes
Best For Macro and Still Life: N/A
Best For Astro: N/A
Best For Street: Yes
Best For Wildlife and Sport: N/A
Zoom lock: N/A
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Our Verdict

The launch of the 50mm f/1.2 Art lens for mirrorless cameras marks a new era for Sigma lenses, introducing the first 13-bladed aperture design in the Art series lineup. This has increased from 11 blades, found in lenses such as the 35mm F/1.4 DG DN Art Lens, which is significant as users can achieve even smoother, and more rounded bokeh rendition.

The Sigma 50mm standard prime lens is all about depth of field and low light. It gathers around 1/2 stop more light than an f/1.4 lens such as the 50mm F/1.4 DG DN Art, while achieving a shallower depth of field for incredible subject separation and endless creative opportunities.

A portable design and high-speed AF supports the versatility of this model, with dual focus motors achieving fast and near silent focus for both stills and video recording. Video creators can also utilise this lens confidently, thanks to well suppressed focus breathing and the de-clickable aperture setting. There’s also support for AF+DMF, enabling instant manual focus override without the need to click any switches.

The popularity of 50mm lenses is enduring and the Sigma 50mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E is an extremely compelling option for creators who want the ultimate image quality coupled with excellent useability.

If you’re considering upgrading from another lens, why not get a fast and free quotation and find out how much you can make by selling your lens to us, and we’ll take all of the stress out of the upgrade process.

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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