B&H is going to send me both the 50 Art along with the older Sigma 50 so I can compare them side by side. I don't own the Sigma dock, and so I am wondering how much of a factor that is going to be to getting accurate AF from the newer lens.
Do I need to have them send me the dock, too?
COOL! I can't wait to read your comparison!
I own the original 50mm (and I have an Art 35mm and just bought a dock for it and potentially to use with a 50mm Art as well.)
I am on the fence about the 50mm Art. Really like my original 50mm Sigma. I know that the new lens will be sharper, more contrast etc...just way better in most respects...yet the original is way smaller, and has a great rendering more like the 50mmL in many respects. I even have a friend dying to buy my old Sigma...so it is tempting to step up to the new ART.....
Yesterday, I downloaded the software for the Sigma Dock and updated the firmware on my 35mm Art...which was already one of my favorite lenses...Pretty cool tech there. I plan on learning the software soon and understanding how it adjusts the focus..but to tell you the truth, I have no complaints with that lens.
Get the Dock, Dustin and do a full uber review on the whole shebang...I think everyone will enjoy that!