Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon

Dustin Abbott has completed a very in-depth review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens for Canon. There’s a written review, a video review as well as a sample gallery for you to check out. I agree with most of what Dustin says about the lens, especially the part where this lens is leaps and bounds better than the 50mm lens it replaces. I tend to use the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART more often than the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, as I find the AF inconsistencies from the Sigma are far easier to deal with than the focus shifting of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L.

“All in all, Sigma has made a major breakthrough in creating a large aperture prime with world class optics that is in a price range that most professional and many amateur photographers can afford. While the stated “target” is the Zeiss Otus, there will actually be fairly few photographers that are cross-shopping these two lenses. The Otus is still the optical king and enjoys a certain cache that Sigma can’t touch. But the Sigma is a far more practical lens for most photographers, as most photographers need autofocus for their work. The inconsistency in the AF performance is a concern, but the truth of the matter is that there are a variety of focus concerns with other 50mm lenses, too. The AF in the 50mm ART is snappy and (most of the time) accurate. I have already used the lens in professional settings and have been mostly pleased with the results.  I wouldn’t hesitate to use it professionally in the future. This is an excellent lens that sets a new benchmark for autofocusing 50mm lenses.”

Read the full review | Sample Image Gallery | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART at B&H Photo


7 Comments Black Friday Sale on Rentals & Used Gear


It’s time for our 5th annual Black Friday Sale! The sale begins at 8:30 AM CT on Wednesday.  At our sister site,, we’ll be giving you 10% off all used equipment. We’ll also be having special deals throughout the sale, so keep your eyes peeled on the Special Deals section and be sure to follow LensAuthority on Facebook and Twitter to get announcements of any special deals during the sale period.

Over at, we’re giving you are best discounts of the entire year! Place an order for any arrival date before April 1st, 2015, and get 25% off using the promo code BLACKFRIDAY. Been longing to try a certain lens? This is the perfect time to take it for a test drive (and don’t forget about our Keeper program when you fall in love with it).

The Details

  • 25% off any rental placed at using the code BLACKFRIDAY
  • Order must be placed between 8:30 AM CT on 11/26/14 and 11:59 PM CT on 12/1/14
  • Eligible for any rental with an arrival date before 4/1/15
  • Limit – 2 rental orders per person
  • Not combinable with any other promotions or coupons




Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro

Jared Polin has posted his review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It is a 35 minute real world video review. The review pretty much covers everything you’d want it to, he even had the opportunity to shoot an NHL game with the camera, which is a perfect setting for it.

Jared has also completed his educational video The Complete FroKnowsPhoto 6-Hour Guide to DSLR Video, which is currently half price. “Now you can learn the fast track system used by a world class photographer and videographer to shoot, direct, and produce any type of video with a DSLR, regardless of your current skill level.”

You can check out a preview here



Review : Canon EOS 7D Mark II via TDP

Review : Canon EOS 7D Mark II via TDP

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It’s a pretty thorough write-up and reaches the same conclusions as others have. This is simply a very good APS-C camera and should be considered if you’re in the market for a new crop sensor camera, or as a partner or backup to your full frame body.

From TDP
“The 7D Mark II leaves no doubt about its rule of the Canon APS-C sensor lineup. With an advanced and extremely capable AF system, fast burst rate, Dual Pixel AF and customizable Movie Servo AF, the EOS 7D Mark II is going to find its way into a wide range of photographers’ kits where its use will be either as a primary camera or secondary to an EOS 5D Mark III or 6D. Its speed-oriented feature set is especially well-suited for wildlife and sports action photography, yet anyone wanting to step up from an ***D/Rebel or **D series camera should seriously consider the 7D Mark II because of its great versatility, solid ruggedness and excellent value.”

Read the full reviewEOS 7D Mark II in stock $1799: B&H Photo | Amazon



EOS 7D Mark II Body In Stock at B&H Photo

EOS 7D Mark II Body In Stock at B&H Photo

B&H Photo has informed us that they have the Canon EOS 7D Mark II body only in stock and ready to ship.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799 at B&H Photo