She is gorgeous!
Thanks, Menace, and it's shots like these that have me thinking that I should just cancel the Sigma 50 f/1.4 pre-order. I'm perfectly happy with the 50L.
I know the feeling
You can always put a red rubber band on the Sigma
True, and I've only owned one Sigma (the 12-24 II) and while I didn't find anything wrong with it, I rarely used the AF and certainly didn't use it for bokeh. The bummer with it was when I went to sell it and received a fraction of what I paid. I fear this will happen with the 50mm, and I love my 50L and I'm not sure the Sigma will be that much better for portraiture. For everything else, the 24-70 II is more than fine at 50mm. Decisions, decisions...
I'm gonna try to be cool and NOT have this new Sigma on pre-order. Wish me luck
I found this comparison (50L to 50A comparison from SLR Lounge) and that sealed the deal. I cancelled my pre-order. With the 50L in my kit already, I can think of a lot of other things to spend $950 on that wouldn't duplicate something I already have. And I'm assuming you skipped the 600 II? For now at least...
I saw this review in your other post. I might sell my 50L, not because of Sigma. I used A7r + Zeiss FE 55mm f1.8 quite often now. The A7r has "eye AF", which I found is very accurate. Even shooting at wide open aperture. The Zeiss FE 55mm is sharp, however, the bokeh can't match with Canon 50L. See photo below: A7r + FE 55mm with "eye AF" feacture.
I always want to build a home studio kit, just for the holiday photos. Since I have almost $400 BH rewards, I might as well getting some lighting stuff:
1. Speedlite 600EX-RT(x3)
2. ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
3. Stands and softbox etc...