« on: April 12, 2014, 02:47:00 PM »
So to get the single greatest improvement in a class of lenses for only $949 is the bargain of the century. Canon or Nikon would have charged you $3000.
To summarise, if Canon want to come out with a killer 50/1.4 lens that will replace their current 50/1.4 (and maybe 50/1., it needs to be:
1) cost less than $949 so that it is cheaper than the Sigma 50/1.4 Art
2) deliver better quality images than the 50/1.2L
3) provide at least IS and possibly weather sealing
... wait, no it doesn't ... all that Canon's next 50/1.4 lens will need is this:
1) a red ring around the lens.
and people will buy it in preference to the Sigma, regardless of price or performance.
It also needs to autofocus consistently, something Sigma's 18-35mm f1.8 and older 50mm f1.4 can't claim to do.
Bokeh looks clinical, not as soft as the old 50mm f1.4. But clean... Kind of want this lens.