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I'm very happy with my current f/1.4 Sigma - but did anyone notice the maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6?  The MMR of the current model is only 1:7.4, something I stumble into when I do museums with this lens.



I used to own the 50mm f/1.4 and used it on a 550D and 7D. Great lens for museums.
Africa Museum - very little light inside
550D iso3200 and f1.4(of course) - there is some noise here


It's a fabulous lens for this application; only the small displays could use a little more magnification though (on full frame) but I don't consider 1:5.6 vs 1:7.4 max magnification to be enough of a difference to justify getting the new Sigma for this feature only ;)

I visited a museum for ethnic sciences, they have some African stuff too :)
http://www.mrsfotografie.nl/musea/museum-volkenkunde

Sample below: Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,1/50 sec, f/2.8 iso 2000, -0,67 EV



I must admit, I did not like the sigma 50 on my 5d MKIII. I sold it but I am awaiting the new sigma. First I would like to see some reviews with field examples using a FF camera


What didn't you like, specifically? I'm actually having even more fun with this lens on the MkIII than on the MkII although it's harder to check critical sharpness on the Mk III at wide apertures (my Mk II has a precision matte focusing screen). On the Mk II I use manual override to tweak the sharpness at wide apertures, on the Mk III I've set AFMA +8 for this lens.



Of course it is a personal opinion based on the combination of my camera and the specific lens but I found it less sharp it the center and especially corners (though I did run Focal to set AFMA)
Considering the praise on the Sigma 35mm I have high expectation of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
I truly hope the price will be more in the 600 euro range rather than 800 to 900. The current 50mm of Sigma is around 440 euro. The 35mm Art went down to around 730 euro.

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I'm very happy with my current f/1.4 Sigma - but did anyone notice the maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6?  The MMR of the current model is only 1:7.4, something I stumble into when I do museums with this lens.



I used to own the 50mm f/1.4 and used it on a 550D and 7D. Great lens for museums.
Africa Museum - very little light inside
550D iso3200 and f1.4(of course) - there is some noise here


It's a fabulous lens for this application; only the small displays could use a little more magnification though (on full frame) but I don't consider 1:5.6 vs 1:7.4 max magnification to be enough of a difference to justify getting the new Sigma for this feature only ;)

I visited a museum for ethnic sciences, they have some African stuff too :)
http://www.mrsfotografie.nl/musea/museum-volkenkunde

Sample below: Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,1/50 sec, f/2.8 iso 2000, -0,67 EV



I must admit, I did not like the sigma 50 on my 5d MKIII. I sold it but I am awaiting the new sigma. First I would like to see some reviews with field examples using a FF camera

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I'm very happy with my current f/1.4 Sigma - but did anyone notice the maximum magnification ratio of 1:5.6?  The MMR of the current model is only 1:7.4, something I stumble into when I do museums with this lens.


I used to own the 50mm f/1.4 and used it on a 550D and 7D. Great lens for museums.
Africa Museum - very little light inside
550D iso3200 and f1.4(of course) - there is some noise here

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:19:19 AM »
Any idea about the prices for the Canon Vixia HF R500 or R52? Will they be in the 700 to 750 euro price range?


EDIT: I see, they will probably be priced below the 350 euro

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Canon General / Re: Canon 2014 Announcements (CR5+ at least)
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:35:16 PM »

7D Mark II - (same specs as EOS M Mark II) 48MP, 16fps, professional dual-pixel AF (faster than 1DX), dual CF + 1 microSD, WiFi, GPS, wireless flash, support for f/11 AF


What? Still no flip screen?
Flip screens are so 2013.... This is 2014! Cameras all come with WiFi and a REMOVABLE screen that works up to 300 meters away......

Seriously though, with WiFi and a cell phone, and the proper camera software, you should be able to do anything you did on the camera screen on your phone or tablet....


you mean phablet ..... this is 2014  8)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« on: December 30, 2013, 01:11:39 PM »
With rumors of a 24-70/2.8 with IS coming out at some point next year, it seems that canon might do a similar thing as with the 70-200: available in many flavors and as many price points.

+1
And none of them really cheap
so there is enough space for Sigma, Tamron

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Canon General / Re: Types of Photographers (Seinfeld Edition)
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:11:15 PM »
..................
Happy New Year to all of you as well!

P.S. maybe I should pick on one more CR member - and watch out, I might post more later:

The Neuro - he knows so much about photography, Google calls him for information.  He uses the Zeiss glass in his lab to bend light and double the number of hours in the day allowing him to reply to every CR post, and posts on many other forums.  His test charts cost more than our cars, and his equipment is so well calibrated that he has to blame molecules in the air for soft images.  His only weakness is the dollar to yen exchange rate, which has prevented him from acquiring every Canon lens.


This made me laugh  :D :D  Thanks for that!
Happy new year!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What a waste of 1-serie camera
« on: December 22, 2013, 01:22:11 PM »
Interesting is why the 1-serie camera, standing behind the goal, is taped. Is it a new 1-serie model or....just photographers habit....

Maybe it's stadium policy to obfuscate any non-licensed brand names that might appear on tv, and that would include photogs behind the goal? I couldn't imaging another reason for taping the Canon label and model type (the next Canon 1 will not be high fps, but high mp). For the rest it makes sense as replacing tape is probably easier than thoroughly cleaning the camera exterior.


Maybe you are right though I doubt that such 'small camera' with smaller brandname will be visible on TV camera.
I agree about next Canon 1 not being high fps. But wonder how early the early pre-production versions will be made available to a select group. I am sure Canon is working on the successor of the 1DX

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / What a waste of 1-serie camera
« on: December 22, 2013, 07:10:26 AM »
Soccerplayer Jake Livermore (Hull City UK) damages the camera of Richard Heathcote


He committed to pay the 7000 euro damages and promissed to donate the same amount to charity


Interesting is why the 1-serie camera, standing behind the goal, is taped. Is it a new 1-serie model or....just photographers habit....




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Lenses / Re: The price you paid for your 70-300L ??
« on: December 04, 2013, 02:00:36 AM »
I paid 1179 euro (that is around 1605 US dollar). And that was discount! Now it is around 1350 euro.
If it would be about prices I prefer to live in the US. Live would be 25 to 50% cheaper.

What country are you in?

The Netherlands

Ahh.  Well at least you have plenty of beautiful women over there!
You think so? Unfortunatley not enough in high-tech. So I don't have the pleasure during my 9 hour working day. While I travel about 3 hours a day by car, I am looking more at cars that pass me or I pass them to get a glimp of those beautiful women  ;D

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Lenses / Re: The price you paid for your 70-300L ??
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:46:22 AM »
I paid 1179 euro (that is around 1605 US dollar). And that was discount! Now it is around 1350 euro.
If it would be about prices I prefer to live in the US. Live would be 25 to 50% cheaper.

What country are you in?

The Netherlands

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 30, 2013, 03:24:40 AM »
Cloudy day @ Balboa Pier, CA

Testing out my cheap $25 10stop ND filter


Great shot Dylan. What where your settings?

Thanks candyman

Thanks, I was touched by the photo, just forgot about the exif

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:42:44 PM »
Cloudy day @ Balboa Pier, CA

Testing out my cheap $25 10stop ND filter


Great shot Dylan. What where your settings?

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Lenses / Re: The price you paid for your 70-300L ??
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:05:06 AM »
I paid 1179 euro (that is around 1605 US dollar). And that was discount! Now it is around 1350 euro.
If it would be about prices I prefer to live in the US. Live would be 25 to 50% cheaper.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
« on: November 23, 2013, 04:28:21 PM »
Here's a recent one I took with this lens @ f/2 on a trip to Kyoto.

That is  very nice picture. Thanks  :)

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