« on: February 20, 2014, 10:12:45 AM »
Sigma 50 1.4 815 grams official weight. My 24-105 Sigma is heavy as well but worth every gram.
We're getting to the point that equipment size and weight is increasing so much that practicality is at stake. More bulk means less space remains in the bag for other lenses. It's good to limit the stuff you carry but can be good to have a little extra space for contingency lenses. This is why I keep the old 35 f/2 and 50 f/1.8 which sacrifice a little in image quality but are very compact which is great especially for travel. note that I always limit myself to the minimum I think I will need, and my lowepro minitrekker AW is the measure for the maximum volume I want to carry.
So it weighs about as much as the 24-70 f/2.8LII (805g). That's a lot for a 50 prime. I like my primes small and light. I think Sigma are just going all out here to create the best lens they can optically. Weight be damned. The old Sig 50 has a nice weight and balances well. I'm hoping Canon makes their new 50 compact like the 24/28/35s. You can chuck all three of those in a small backpack and still have plenty of room for your lunch! We togs gotta eat on the go!