Hey guys! thinking of getting a 50mm as my first "aftermarket" lens.
The Lenses I'm looking to pick up in about a month or so is the Canon 50mm f/1.4 or the Sigma 50mm f/1.4, or if its worth it I can wait and save a little bit more and get the Canon 50mm f/1.2 (MAYBE)
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 - I like the build quality and the size of the Sigma it feels sturdier compared to its canon counterpart and it doesn't look weird on my 7D. also the Sigma is a newer lens. The concerns I have about the Sigma is that some are having problem with the lens not working with the camera. also some focusing problems. and the lens I tried out on a local shop had a weird noise when focusing.
Canon 50mm f/1.4 - The build quality of the canon is not as sturdy as the sigma. if feels more plasticky and cheap. the Canon is almost half the size of the Sigma and it looks kinda weird on my 7D without the lens hood. but looks is not really a deciding factor for me. I know some of the canon 50mm f/1.4 have some focusing issues as well. the canon is almost silent compared to the Sigma when focusing. also the canon 50mm f/1.4 has been around for quite a while now I'm worried that if I do decide to pick up the canon a month or two later a version II comes out.
So which one should I get?
From a 50MM addict like myself, I would wait on the 50L. Get the canon 50mm 1.4, Its a good lens and if you cant afford that the 50mm 1.8 is good as well.
I don't care for the rendering of the sigma.
The 50L is king for what it is.