« on: January 07, 2014, 02:41:17 PM »
I still think this new Sigma will be sharper when equivalently stopped down than the new Canon 50mm F/'something' IS (we still don't know the max aperture yet), but not by so much that I don't want IS and a much smaller lens.
My mind's not made up by any means -- let's see the reviews! But my 'overall lens sensibilities' / 'best lens for what I shoot' spidey sense remains pretty firmly in the 'small + IS is better' camp.
+1 I'm looking forward to the reviews.
I'd certainly like to have a better 50mm option than my 50 1.4, but won't pull the trigger on the Sigma until I see if Canon is coming out with a 50mm f/1.8 or f/2 IS this year. If they do, and its as good, small and light as the 35mm f/2 IS, I'll get one of those. I seldom shoot below f/2.0 anyway and IS would be very nice. Canon has done a terrific job with the other IS primes released recently. The size of the Sigma is a negative in my book.