I would agree with not spending any more money until you have read enough material about your body and off camera flash. I'd also start you off with a regimine of taking at least 40 photos a day.
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The allure of a "usable" F/1.4 is just too much. My Canon 50 F/1.4 works for me, but it isn't crisp below F/2.8. I've joined the pre-order. Come on Sigma, don't disappoint me this time.
CNet Review - love the lack of IS as a con
Sample images (including full res) from Pop Photo
Pop Photo Review
Didn't check if the link has already been posted. If so sorry for the double post:
Another review of the sigma 50 1.4 art at fstoppers: http://fstoppers.com/sigma-50mm-art-review
Definitely going to get this one in 2014. This will be wrapped under the Christmas tree this year waiting for me to open. Had the Canon 50 f/1.4, but was not impressed. Couldn't justified paying the huge price on Canon 50L, but at this price range, it's a definite "YES".
I just found the MTF on Lenstip, well their Polish site, so it's Google Translated
I sure hope these guys do a review soon. They and Photozone are the most comprehensive and critical and I'd like to see how the Sigma does with their tests. Lenstip recently published a rather unflattering review of the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G
I'm finding that the ""EOS iTR AF" face detect mode (which is through the viewfinder, not LiveView) in the 1D X works exceptionally well on people and wildlife alike. I haven't had the camera for very long, but people, deer, and owls are all giving it a thumbs up
Back to the lens debate...the Sigma's looking better by the day (sharp [as in Otus sharp], no distortion, low CA, low LoCA, pretty good bokeh, color & contrast) and if it comes in around $1,000 it will be quite a lens.
It will still be a Sigma...and thus will have a stigma...
on the B&H Facebook page someone said that Adorama had the lens for 899 and i got really excited but I really don't know that I will believe any of that
American pricing looks good, but it's got a UK price tag of £850 (approx $1400)
I've been under the impression that the sensor is shared among the t2i, t3i, t4i, t5i, 60d, and 7d. Am I wrong? Yes they are all 18mp and the dimensions are the same in regards to pixel... but I'm hearing otherwise... and I don't want to go on spewing misinformation...
The .jpg file size varies between the t2i and the others... but who shoots in jpg. Is the raw image basically the same save for that stupid filter the 7D and 60D share (and I don't believe anyone likes).
That's about it... thanks for setting me on the right path.
Me...I shoot in JPEG. Do you have to shoot RAW?
The people at Imaging Resource who did the review have posted a Flickr set with real-life photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97470426@N06/13719437215/in/set-72157643654332185/. They used the 50mm Art on a 1Ds Mk III. I'm no bokeh expert, but the out-of-focus highlights look fantastic to me. Anyone want to weigh in on these?
Camera will focus on subject eye, by pressing down Center Button( in my case). By the way, the eye AF is VERY-VERY accurate. Even at wide open aperture.
Got it, thanks!I have no clue what I'm looking at. Was he focusing on his computer screen? Why not do something in 3 dimensions... heck a ruler... but ok. That is a cool feature... though I think the demonstration is lost on me.
The only ruler with eyes I could find online. A bit creepy if you ask me...