I finally managed to buy a 50mm lens for myself. The default Canon 1.8II hasn’t really appealed since I spend so much time shooting black dogs and its focusing is abysmally slowly. But the reviews I’d read of the Sigma 50mm/1.4 EX DG HSM had me decide to get it at some point of time.

I bought the lens via a friend, who tested the lens before purchase and brought it to me since we didn’t have it available in any stores close by. And I was impatient ;)

I shot a few quick test shots with it out near our house. My initial impressions, it focuses well enough, but at 1.4 the DOF is so shallow that even slight movement of the subject (flatcoats don’t really sit absolutely still for long) or photographer throws the focus off very easily. So practice will be needed.

But I really do like the lens…

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