Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM vs. Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM vs. Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM vs. Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A

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Aug 24, 2006
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Mar 18, 2008
Jan 6, 2014
 
Prime lens
Prime lens
Prime lens
Prime lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
No
No
No
No
Canon EF
Canon EF
Canon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony FE
 
F1.2
F1.4
F1.4
F1.4
F16
F22
F16
F16
No
No
No
 
8
8
9
9
Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh
 
rounded blades
Rounded diaphragm
 
8
8
8
13
6
6
6
8
Super Spectra lens coatings and lens element shaping suppress flare and ghosting
Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference
1 Aspherical element
SLD glass elements, aspheric elements
 
0.45 m (17.72)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.40 m (15.75)
0.15×
0.15×
0.14×
0.18×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internal
Unit
Unit
Internal
 
 
internal to lens barrel
Floating focus system
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
Yes
 
580 g (1.28 lb)
290 g (0.64 lb)
505 g (1.11 lb)
815 g (1.80 lb)
86 mm (3.38)
74 mm (2.91)
85 mm (3.33)
85 mm (3.35)
66 mm (2.58)
51 mm (1.99)
68 mm (2.69)
100 mm (3.94)
Metal barrel, metal mount
Plastic barrel, metal mount
Plastic barrel, metal mount
 
No
No
 
 
Black
Black
Black
 
72 mm
58 mm
77 mm
77 mm
 
 
Does not rotate on focus
 
Yes
 
Yes
 
ES-78
ES-71II
 
 
No
No
No
 
 
Hard Case LHP-C10 Soft Case ES-C9/LP1014
 
 
 
 
 
Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony & Four Thirds mounts