Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II vs. Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D vs. Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | A vs. Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM vs. Sony 50mm F1.4

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Jan 6, 2014
Mar 18, 2008
Jun 15, 2006
 
Prime lens
Prime lens
Prime lens
Prime lens
Prime lens
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
35mm FF
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
50 mm
No
No
No
No
No
Canon EF
Nikon F (FX)
Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Sony FE
Canon EF, Four Thirds, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF3, Sigma SA Bayonet, Sony/Minolta Alpha
Sony/Minolta Alpha
 
F1.8
F1.8
F1.4
F1.4
F1.4
F22
F22
F16
F16
F22
No
Yes
 
No
No
5
7
9
9
7
 
 
Rounded diaphragm
rounded blades
rounded blades
 
6
6
13
8
7
5
5
8
6
6
 
 
SLD glass elements, aspheric elements
1 Aspherical element
 
 
0.45 m (17.72)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.40 m (15.75)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.45 m (17.72)
0.15×
 
0.18×
0.14×
0.15×
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Micromotor
Screw drive from camera
Ring-type ultrasonic
Ring-type ultrasonic
Screw drive from camera
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unit
Unit
Internal
Unit
Unit
 
 
Floating focus system
internal to lens barrel
 
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
130 g (0.29 lb)
155 g (0.34 lb)
815 g (1.80 lb)
505 g (1.11 lb)
222 g (0.49 lb)
68 mm (2.69)
64 mm (2.5)
85 mm (3.35)
85 mm (3.33)
66 mm (2.58)
41 mm (1.59)
39 mm (1.54)
100 mm (3.94)
68 mm (2.69)
43 mm (1.69)
Plastic barrel, plastic mount
metal mount
 
Plastic barrel, metal mount
 
No
No
 
 
 
Black
Black
 
Black
Black
52 mm
52 mm
77 mm
77 mm
55 mm
 
 
 
Does not rotate on focus
does not rotate on focus
No
No
 
Yes
Yes
ES-62
HR-2
 
 
SH0011
No
No
 
No
No
Hard Case LH-B9 Soft Case ES-C9/LP1014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nikon, Pentax, Sigma, Sony & Four Thirds mounts