Quick Comparison: Canon 50mm f/1.8, Sigma 50mm f/1.4, and Zeiss 50mm f/1.4

A few months back we took a look at Sigma’s excellent 50mm f/1.4 and compared it to quite possibly the best value in photography, Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 II. My thought when performing this comparison was to determine if the Sigma was truly and upgrade from the nifty fifty. While Canon’s nifty fifty put up an amazing fight, we found the Sigma to be better lens is just about every way. This was to be expected from a lens that costs nearly four times as much as the nifty fifty.

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