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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: September 03, 2014, 08:40:09 PM »
Picked it up the day I saw it was back!

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Try the Fotodiox "Pro" FD to EOS adaptor. That is the one I used and I never had a problem with it

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 09, 2014, 12:38:54 AM »
Wow guys thanks for all the useful info! I guess my biggest fear now is buying the lens and then seeing Canon update it within the next year

I think the chances of a unicorn taking the presidency of the united states in the next year is more likely than an upgrade of this lens being announced let alone updated... I dont even recall seeing a patent for an update


Haha! When do you think this lens will be updated?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 08, 2014, 09:29:19 PM »
Wow guys thanks for all the useful info! I guess my biggest fear now is buying the lens and then seeing Canon update it within the next year

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:36:43 PM »
It's a very good lens.  I did sell mine in favor of a 100-400L, but the driver was needing the extra 100mm (and I really needed more, so I eventually bought the 600/4L IS II).

Be aware that you'll know the IS system is working - it starts up with a 'clunk' before settling down to a low growl.



Is the noise really that bothersome? Is it bearable?

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Lenses / Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens - Sharpness
« on: June 07, 2014, 11:54:14 AM »
Can anyone that owns this lens attest to the sharpness of this lens? How is it wide open? Looking to shoot football with it. Any advice on this lens? I've heard mixed reviews on the sharpness of this lens although I've heard nothing but good on how fast it focuses. Any suggestions for a sharper alternative prime at this focal length?

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Bought my EF 50mm 1.4 USM on January 2nd 2014 and returned it today in anticipation of this lens. Thank god it was still within the return policy. B&H is great sometimes. Can anyone give a good prediction on when this lens will be available for pre-order? I hope it gets released within a month or two. I could be totally wrong but I hope I'm not!

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When do you guys think we will see reviews and and price announcement?

I have only seen one first impressions / hands-on sort of posts, like this:

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/01/08/first-impressions-sigma-50mm-f1-4-ii/

http://www.tested.com/tech/photography/459686-ces-2014-impressions-sigmas-new-50mm-f14-lens/

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/01/09/ces-2014-sigma-stand-report/5
(...photos 6 and 7 are of it as well)

The first is clearly the best read to date.  Those guys, like DPReview, get lenses early for eval, so they'll be following up soon.

I haven't seen price yet.

- A

Thank you for the links!

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When do you guys think we will see reviews and and price announcement?

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I literally just bought a Sigma 85mm 1.4 and a Canon 50mm 1.4. I really wish I had waited now because the AF will most likely be improved on this redesign. Wouldn't you guys think?

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