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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2014, 12:33:23 PM »
To all the people commenting how good the new Sigma 50mm is or that they're selling their existing 50mm to buy it, please remember IT'S NOT OUT YET!!! You have no way to know how good it is. Wait until it's released, try it then decide. If however you're a gear whore...sorry, carry on.

I suppose we are relying on the word of sigma.  Would they stake their reputation on a lie?  This lens is the best option save for the otus. Then it comes out and is worse than the 50mm f1.8... no... their lie would catch up with them.

The best lies are the ones that can't be disproven.

Imagine being at a bar and telling a girl you are well endowed like nothing she has ever seen or felt before.  She goes home with you, but in reality... fifth graders put you to shame. 

The truth will come out...

But you still get the girl, even if only for a night, and Sigma would still have your money..........
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2014, 12:33:23 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #226 on: February 14, 2014, 12:48:57 PM »
Price and release date information will be released March 31st or so, with the actual lens releasing about mid-April, this I got in an e-mail from Sigma customer service when I contacted them directly through their website, so all the guessing will be over in about 45 days  :)

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #227 on: February 14, 2014, 12:50:21 PM »
To all the people commenting how good the new Sigma 50mm is or that they're selling their existing 50mm to buy it, please remember IT'S NOT OUT YET!!! You have no way to know how good it is. Wait until it's released, try it then decide. If however you're a gear whore...sorry, carry on.

I suppose we are relying on the word of sigma.  Would they stake their reputation on a lie?  This lens is the best option save for the otus. Then it comes out and is worse than the 50mm f1.8... no... their lie would catch up with them.

The best lies are the ones that can't be disproven.

Imagine being at a bar and telling a girl you are well endowed like nothing she has ever seen or felt before.  She goes home with you, but in reality... fifth graders put you to shame. 

The truth will come out...

Don't get your argument. I rarely base my buying decisions on the blurb from the lens company; it serves more to catch my interest and they're not going to downplay their own lenses are they? Whether it is great, is it for me? Only trying it out when it's released will decide that one.

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2014, 02:40:10 PM »
Price and release date information will be released March 31st or so, with the actual lens releasing about mid-April, this I got in an e-mail from Sigma customer service when I contacted them directly through their website, so all the guessing will be over in about 45 days  :)
jgk, welcome to CR and that sounds like the most solid information we have on the lens.  It sounds like the strategy they used for the 24-105.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2014, 03:03:57 PM »
Ouch, wish it was sooner. They better hope the 35 L II isn't released before they get my money...Or I buy another 50 L..
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #230 on: February 14, 2014, 03:08:48 PM »
To all the people commenting how good the new Sigma 50mm is or that they're selling their existing 50mm to buy it, please remember IT'S NOT OUT YET!!! You have no way to know how good it is. Wait until it's released, try it then decide. If however you're a gear whore...sorry, carry on.

I suppose we are relying on the word of sigma.  Would they stake their reputation on a lie?  This lens is the best option save for the otus. Then it comes out and is worse than the 50mm f1.8... no... their lie would catch up with them.

The best lies are the ones that can't be disproven.

Imagine being at a bar and telling a girl you are well endowed like nothing she has ever seen or felt before.  She goes home with you, but in reality... fifth graders put you to shame. 

The truth will come out...

But you still get the girl, even if only for a night, and Sigma would still have your money..........

I think you get blue balled...
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #231 on: February 14, 2014, 03:18:55 PM »
...Or I buy another 50 L..
Already did that one myself, just a few days before they announced this...
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #231 on: February 14, 2014, 03:18:55 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #232 on: February 14, 2014, 05:29:24 PM »
...Or I buy another 50 L..
Already did that one myself, just a few days before they announced this...

Stay with it, it's sublime... I really miss it..
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #233 on: February 14, 2014, 08:02:38 PM »
I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #234 on: February 14, 2014, 09:00:26 PM »
I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

I'm kinda in the same boat.  I think I want to buy the old sigma 50 for $275... but I'm concerned that it's auto focus is going to be whack... and then someone else will buy it and not be happy with it. 
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #235 on: February 15, 2014, 07:30:40 AM »
I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

I'm kinda in the same boat.  I think I want to buy the old sigma 50 for $275... but I'm concerned that it's auto focus is going to be whack... and then someone else will buy it and not be happy with it.

I ordered a used one. If the AF is out of whack even after AFMA I'll just use LV and manual focus it. Most of the time I shoot static stuff anyway. No biggie. For portraits I like to shoot slightly stopped down. I just like the 50 look and the only thing I have is the 24-105, which isn't all that great. Hoping for some cheap bokeh thrills really! Haha!
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #236 on: February 15, 2014, 11:05:11 AM »
I'm thinking about having an 85 L in my life again, again ;D
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #237 on: February 15, 2014, 02:17:46 PM »
I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

i'm also getting impatient, but will continue to wait for the siggy 50 art.  i've read too many negative reviews on the original sig 50 1.4...I'd stick with the canon 50 1.4 IMO
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #237 on: February 15, 2014, 02:17:46 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #238 on: February 15, 2014, 09:14:35 PM »
I gave up waiting. Going to try the old Sigma 50 1.4 for now and see how it goes. Might upgrade to the new one later this year after the price settles and there are a stack of good reviews.

i'm also getting impatient, but will continue to wait for the soggy 50 art.  i've read to many negative reviews on the original sig 50 1.4...I'd stick with the canon 50 1.4 IMO

I had the 50mm 1.8 II for a while and it was OK for the price. The Canon 50 1.4 seemed like the logical choice but from what I can tell there are some issues with it that concern me such as the AF motor and it's durability. Then I also compared f1.4 from Sigma and Canon using TDP image comparison tool and the Sigma looked nicer. Bokeh is also reportedly nicer on the Sigma. Plus the Sigma is a newer design compared to the ancient Canon version. I'm not going to buy anymore ancient non L lenses - the 85 1.8 was a disappointment.

Finally the Sigma worked out slightly cheaper and takes 77mm filters that I already own.

I can live with a little wonky AF as long as overall IQ is good from f1.4 to around f/2.8. 
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #239 on: February 17, 2014, 04:40:47 AM »
OK, I got the Sigma 50mm 1.4 non Art version today and had a short muck around with it. After a +7 AFMA it seems to be behaving a bit better and though not as accurate as I would like for the larger apertures, the hit rate seems to be much better than before. At MFD or close it is really badly front focusing at like +15. Might run it through Focal when I have more time.

Overall IQ is actually pretty good even at f/1.4 with plenty of detail. A bit more CA and fringing than the 24-105L at f/4 but nothing too distracting. Not bad for the price, might hang on to this until the new Sigma and Canon 50s come out and then go head to head.

A sample at f/1.4 with only the Lens Correction Profile applied ...


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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #239 on: February 17, 2014, 04:40:47 AM »