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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #225 on: January 29, 2014, 05:34:08 AM »
Nothing new about the 50A? No pre order, weight TBA, no price, no word, no rumors, no nothing?

I think they're waiting until CP+ on the 13th - 16th Feb to announce the price etc. I'm tempted to go to it. One Shinkansen ride away for me. Plus they seem to be giving away tickets if you register.

Thanks! That makes sense, I still have a couple of 35's to sell, but man! I wanna have a go with that Siggy  ;D

I know how you feel though about waiting. It seems like forever. I think the price will be around the same as the 35 1.4 Art. The price is not the issue for me it's availability. Take my money Sigma! Just give me it already!!

I also want to see how it stacks up against the old one and the 50L. Doubt I'll buy the 50L ever but I am curious about the creamy bokeh, will this new Sigma provide us the delicious bokeh we all crave??
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #225 on: January 29, 2014, 05:34:08 AM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #226 on: January 29, 2014, 05:38:31 AM »
I've been thinking about going Sigma because of AF issues with my Canon 50 f/1.4.
I love the shots I get with it but there used to be so many out of focus shots that it was just infuriating. I was teetering on the brink of selling it.
However, since I bought my 70D, I can nail focus most of the time. Why? Dual pixel AF technology. I am almost exclusively using live view AF now with my nifty fifty and I can report that the results are so many times more consistent than even the very good inherited-from-the-7D AF system can produce.
I've been shooting indoors today with f/2.0 with a shutter speed of 1/100 albeit pushing the ISO a bit but the results are very good indeed.
Even adjusting the AFMA doesn't come close to the live view focus because the focus is achieved on the sensor and there are no adjustments necessary in live view. It was a real wow moment.
The live view seems to be pretty quick too. Not much messing around hunting for focus.
I love my 50 again!
This also begs the question: Would the Dual Pixel AF system work well with 3rd party lenses?
Has anyone out there used the 70D with a 3rd party lens and found their results have improved?
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #227 on: January 29, 2014, 06:56:15 AM »
I've been thinking about going Sigma because of AF issues with my Canon 50 f/1.4.
I love the shots I get with it but there used to be so many out of focus shots that it was just infuriating. I was teetering on the brink of selling it.
However, since I bought my 70D, I can nail focus most of the time. Why? Dual pixel AF technology. I am almost exclusively using live view AF now with my nifty fifty and I can report that the results are so many times more consistent than even the very good inherited-from-the-7D AF system can produce.
I've been shooting indoors today with f/2.0 with a shutter speed of 1/100 albeit pushing the ISO a bit but the results are very good indeed.
Even adjusting the AFMA doesn't come close to the live view focus because the focus is achieved on the sensor and there are no adjustments necessary in live view. It was a real wow moment.
The live view seems to be pretty quick too. Not much messing around hunting for focus.
I love my 50 again!
This also begs the question: Would the Dual Pixel AF system work well with 3rd party lenses?
Has anyone out there used the 70D with a 3rd party lens and found their results have improved?

I'm more worried about AF with Sigma tbh. If you don't get same sharpness with live view and phase AF , then lens isn't calibrated. Phase can miss, but contrast can also miss. That being said, the canon 1.4 isn't exactly the pinnacle of AF performance... Let's just hope Sigma starts to figure out AF for Canon.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #228 on: February 03, 2014, 01:32:26 PM »
I don't know why I'm so excited about this 50mm... I think it is because I was willing to buy the 35 but I knew for my purposes it would be too wide.  But if the sigma approaches the zeiss, and costs about the same as the 50L, then it is just an incredible value. 
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »
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.

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« Reply #230 on: February 14, 2014, 11:43:48 AM »
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...

Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #231 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 #231 on: February 14, 2014, 12:33:23 PM »

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« Reply #232 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 #233 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 #234 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 #235 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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« Reply #236 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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« Reply #237 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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« Reply #237 on: February 14, 2014, 03:18:55 PM »

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« Reply #238 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 #239 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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