An evening out with my Sigma 50mm 1.4

My Sigma 50mm 1.4 has been kicking around my camera bag for the last 4 years.  They call it a nifty fifty and this was a nice one too.  But it always bothered me that the auto-focus would hunt around and never seem to lock on just right like my Nikkors did.  The manual focus ring was also stiff and unfriendly, so over the years I tossed it aside and it sat in my bag waiting for those dark churches that were infrequent at best.  I figured that this was what you got for getting a Sigma even if it was just shy of $500!  But it is a 1.4 and a lovely and huge piece of glass.  I’m also a bokeh junky so on it went and off with the zooms.  Tonight was one of those evenings where on it went and to my surprise I love everything it gathered.  P.S. – if you have this lens try setting your auto-focus to “long” as this seemed to help with the hunting, jittery auto-focus.  Cheers!

Below are some images from a DX sensor.  Cropped making the 50mm equivalent to about 85mm.

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