Got My 50A Preordered on an intense deal, actually half of the UK retail of a 50L. I'm happy with that.
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If it's $1300 I likely will not buy it. In the rare circumstance in which my 35mm Art is just too wide, I'll settle for my Canon 50mm f/1.4. This may be mostly psychological but at $1100 I might just go for the 50mm Art.
Coming in at 1/3 the price of the Otus but with similar build quality, nearly-as-good optics and AF? If all that can be said, I think Sigma will get quite a few takers even at this price.
The only difference is that the Otus is cool and can be shown off, the Sigma can't. This is why I think the price will be < 1000 USD.
I must be missing something - why not put the IS in the camera instead of putting it in each of the lenses?
Sony, Olympus, and several others do just that. It has the advantage of working with any lens, in theory. In practice, in-body stabilization is much less effective with longer lenses (the sensor can only be shifted so far and so fast), doesn't stabilize the optical VF, and doesn't help with AF since the AF sensor isn't stabilized. I suppose Canon and Nikon would also consider not being able to charge more for IS in each lens as a disadvantage.
Speaking of missing something, despite Sony being big proponents of sensor-shift IS, that feature is missing from their new FF mirrorless a7 and a7R.
One reason I'm keeping my Olympus OM-D and hesitant to try a Sony 7/7r is the excellent performance of the OM-D's IBIS, which stabilizes the EVF (if you're lucky enough to figure out the correct setting...) and, because it's mirrorless, doesn't need an AF sensor; it works superbly on the 100-300 Panasonic lens (better, probably, than the IS in that lens, which I keep turned off). This is not only good for "native" m43 lenses, but wonderful for legacy lenses - it's easy to manually focus an IBIS-stabilized 135mm legacy prime on my OM-D, quite an ordeal on my Fuji x-e1, despite the reduced crop factor (there's no point even trying on my FF Canons).
If you're a fashion or wedding photographer then if you're careless...What, if maybe the bride might be wearing some lace or a veil, or the groom a pinstripe suit? Because that only happens if you're careless?
Speaking of missing something, despite Sony being big proponents of sensor-shift IS, that feature is missing from their new FF mirrorless a7 and a7R.I guess there has to be compromises in these bodies, as well. It's the same with most of the NEX I believe- maybe there just isn't the room/budget?
My 50mm f1.4 is the same, and I feel a very disappointing lens purchase. It is my least favourite lens (that I still own).In the flash exposure menu, you can set flash firing to off. The focus assist will still work
Anyway, I know that you said you don't want to use flash to light your scene but couldn't you just use the AF-assist beam. Flash power set to minimum, point the head off to the side (or behind you) so it won't have significant impact on the exposure?
Acoording to lightroom :
93.2% iso 100
6.1% iso 200
0.5% iso 400
0.2% iso 800 and higher.I usually shoot 3200-10000. I wish the situations I shot in were better, but it is what it isyup. In dives
Wow... Concerts ?