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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 02:21:13 PM »
I use this lens all the time on a 5D and it is excellent. It is my general purpose lens. I shot this entire series with this lens:-

http://alipaul.com/travel/kos/

Cracking photos!

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 02:21:13 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011, 09:30:39 PM »
 I just shot a wedding and I only used the Sigma 50mm 1.4 and a canon 17-40 L, the Sigma is a fantastic lens, sharp and fast ,its the second wedding that I have done using this lens, its well worth the 500 bucks

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011, 09:51:55 PM »
I just shot a wedding and I only used the Sigma 50mm 1.4 and a canon 17-40 L, the Sigma is a fantastic lens, sharp and fast ,its the second wedding that I have done using this lens, its well worth the 500 bucks

Assuming you were using AF, approximately what % of your shots were properly focused?  I've had good experience with my copy but most of the reviews of this lens cited low hit rate with autofocus.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2011, 05:56:42 AM »
I use this lens all the time on a 5D and it is excellent. It is my general purpose lens. I shot this entire series with this lens:-

http://alipaul.com/travel/kos/

Cracking photos!

Thanks very much! I use predominately manual focus but often autofocus at f/1.4 with no problems. I have not done any calibration and my copy works great but I always trust my eyes over my camera's autofocus anyway. Depth of field is very shallow at 1.4 and I often find people that struggle with hit rate are not manually adjusting after recomposing and blaming their lens on their own error.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2011, 08:20:59 AM »
I use this lens all the time on a 5D and it is excellent. It is my general purpose lens. I shot this entire series with this lens:-

http://alipaul.com/travel/kos/



The shot of the storm is excellent.

Care to share any details on how that was captured?
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2011, 09:27:34 AM »
I use this lens all the time on a 5D and it is excellent. It is my general purpose lens. I shot this entire series with this lens:-

http://alipaul.com/travel/kos/



The shot of the storm is excellent.

Care to share any details on how that was captured?

Thank you very much. I found a flat surface near the beach and propped the camera up with my wallet. ISO1600 f/6.3 and 1.3 second exposure. Along with some good timing.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 05:53:10 PM »
An average Sigma lens with huge amount of CA on FF and kind a slow one. Changed to Canon F1.4 and happy with that.

Funny how we all see things differently.  Played around with the Canon 1.4 and was unimpressed with both build and quality ... and for a price that's pretty similar over here.

Each to their own hey?

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2011, 05:53:10 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2011, 07:49:15 PM »
Has the auto focus been fixed on this lens?
early reviews I have seen said the auto focus was basically the only really weak point of this lens.
I have heard it said Sigma does "silent upgrades" and was hopeing that maybe there was a chip upgrade or something.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2011, 05:24:54 PM »
Seems to outperform my canon 50mm 1.4

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2011, 07:05:45 PM »
Autofocus on mine is fine. Maybe I was just lucky...



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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2011, 10:50:08 PM »


Comments, please!
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2011, 04:03:02 PM »
Girlfriend... Canon 7D, Siggy 50/1.4 @ 1.4, ISO 100 at about 1/250th. The light through the window acted as a rim light and was pretty bright. I had to put a .9 ND filter to get the light down to the sync speed. The key light (above left) was gelled orange, set to manual at about 1/64th power.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2012, 09:17:02 AM »
Waiting at the Miami Airport. Shot with a 7D and Sigma 50/1.4 using natural light and a polarizer filter at f1.4, 1/4000, ISO 100, -1.33 exposure.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2012, 10:38:34 AM »
Girlfriend... Canon 7D, Siggy 50/1.4 @ 1.4, ISO 100 at about 1/250th. The light through the window acted as a rim light and was pretty bright. I had to put a .9 ND filter to get the light down to the sync speed. The key light (above left) was gelled orange, set to manual at about 1/64th power.

Wonderful atmosphere. Great photo!
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2012, 11:34:52 AM »
Wonderful atmosphere. Great photo!
Thanks! I love this lens. I always get really creative energy from it because it opens up so many artistic possibilities for dreamy/impressionistic photos. It's a great street lens too, just remember your ND filters or you're going to be stopping down a lot and losing the whole point of owning this lens.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2012, 11:34:52 AM »