« on: July 27, 2014, 04:58:26 PM »
DigitalRev reviews have no purpose beyond entertainment.
What amazes me most are the number of posts on the forum lately scrutinizing the Sigma 50 1.4 beyond belief. Apart from the Otus, it's the best FF 50mm ever made from an optics standpoint. Let's stop discussing preferences about bokeh, rendering, etc. as if they are objective fact.
Yep. According to nearly every review, too. Everyone take a step back and breathe then answer honestly.
If Canon had released this lens with a red ring on it: People would be singing the praises of its sharpness and color, contrast, and maybe some would swear that they can detect a certain undefinable something; something which can't be put into words, something which stirs the soul, etc... And the price would be double or more.
If Zeiss had released this lens: There would be no autofocus at all, and people would scoff at those lesser shooters that depend on such a pedestrian crutch as autofocus. People would marvel at its sharpness and color rendering. The images would send viewers into spasms of joy due to their sublime, yet undefinable other-worldly quality. And the price would be four times what it is now.