I bantered the canon 50 v sigma 50 for a while. I recently sold my 85 1.2 because I wasn't using it....hard to have an expensive/quality lens and not fully use it's features. So I sold it and bought the sigma 85 1.4 ( just arrived) and was going to get a Canon 50. People wanted near full value for used so new was the choice. The sigma seems better by report so I ended up ordering a Sigma from Adorama....A sigma 85 and a 50 with $$ left over seems light a better fit with me!