I have a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. I love it. Way less money than the "L" and I find it to be all I need. All my other lenses (besides a Zeiss) are "L"......but I really enjoy that Sigma!
August 20, 2014, 09:19:06 AM
Topic: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone? (Read 8771 times)
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....
I'm liking the Sigma 50 on 5D3. I sent it to Sigma warranty for firmware update about a month ago and on 5D3 it works great at all distances and f stops. Before the firmware update it was "focus range bound" per Roger @ LensRentals description. It's nice to not have to compensate for that anymore.
5D3, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 100L, 24-105L, Sigma 50/1.4 DG, Canon TC 1.4x III
I do love my 24-105L for travel, but lately I'm alternating between the 50 1.4 and the 28 1.8 for "walkaround" on my 5Dii. Light, relatively inobtrusive for street shooting.
You might want to add an 85mm F1.8 lens or 100mm F2. Now you've got your perfect combo for street shooting.
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Its fine, but not as useful or as sharp as my 24-105mmL for all around use. Where it comes in handy is in low light, or for a shallow depth of field.
If you a new 5D MK III user, give it a while with the 24-105, you will get used to the weight. Good lenses are heavier due to the large amount of glass in them. The 24-105 is on the light side compared to the 24-70 f/2.8 or some of the other popular "L" lenses.
More versatile: yes
I use the 50/1.4 for about 90% of my work, it's an oustanding lens. So many people on here have drank the "L" koolaid. I've borrowed the 50/1.2 from CPS and I found it quite soft.
Yep. I dismissed the "L" bug myself when I sold my 50L and got the 50 f/1.4. The 1.4 is very sharp and I have not noticed any of the problems that some have mentioned. I typically shoot f/2 and narrower and the lens is very sharp and I don't miss the 50L. I also have the 24-70L II lens, which is just as sharp at f/2.8 at 50mm as the 50L, or even slightly sharper, but it's not much of a difference. I just do not understand the 50L's high price tag. It's the only L prime of Canon's that I dislike.
+10, I am so happy that I disregarded the opinion on this forum and bought 50 f/1.4 and 28 f/1.8. Please try and compare with 'L' counterpart yourself before making decision.They are not perfect (neither are some L for that matter) but very good (and perfectly usable under most conditions) esp. at that price. IMO,CR crowd opinion has been wrong on these lens. I wonder if its because most people who flock here has the bigger/L/more expensive the better bug. Some people flaunt it rather obscenely. I am sure when they look at great paintings, they pay more attention to quality and graininess of canvass......
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