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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #240 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 #240 on: February 14, 2014, 09:00:26 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #241 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 #242 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 #243 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 #244 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 #245 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 #246 on: February 19, 2014, 10:21:53 PM »
I just re-learned that Fuji is releasing a 56f1.2 prime very soon.

I think I'll just pick whichever lens works better and use that as an excuse to adopt a new system if it comes to that.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #247 on: February 20, 2014, 07:14:32 AM »
Sigma 50 1.4 815 grams official weight. My 24-105 Sigma is heavy as well but worth every gram.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #248 on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:56 AM »
Sigma 50 1.4 815 grams official weight. My 24-105 Sigma is heavy as well but worth every gram.

We're getting to the point that equipment size and weight is increasing so much that practicality is at stake. More bulk means less space remains in the bag for other lenses. It's good to limit the stuff you carry but can be good to have a little extra space for contingency lenses. This is why I keep the old 35 f/2 and 50 f/1.8 which sacrifice a little in image quality but are very compact which is great especially for travel. note that I always limit myself to the minimum I think I will need, and my lowepro minitrekker AW is the measure for the maximum volume I want to carry.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #249 on: February 20, 2014, 10:12:45 AM »
Sigma 50 1.4 815 grams official weight. My 24-105 Sigma is heavy as well but worth every gram.

We're getting to the point that equipment size and weight is increasing so much that practicality is at stake. More bulk means less space remains in the bag for other lenses. It's good to limit the stuff you carry but can be good to have a little extra space for contingency lenses. This is why I keep the old 35 f/2 and 50 f/1.8 which sacrifice a little in image quality but are very compact which is great especially for travel. note that I always limit myself to the minimum I think I will need, and my lowepro minitrekker AW is the measure for the maximum volume I want to carry.


So it weighs about as much as the 24-70 f/2.8LII (805g). That's a lot for a 50 prime. I like my primes small and light. I think Sigma are just going all out here to create the best lens they can optically. Weight be damned. The old Sig 50 has a nice weight and balances well. I'm hoping Canon makes their new 50 compact like the 24/28/35s. You can chuck all three of those in a small backpack and still have plenty of room for your lunch! We togs gotta eat on the go!
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #250 on: February 20, 2014, 10:24:58 AM »
Can you imagine? "Sorry the image isn't very good but the lens is so light!"
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #251 on: February 20, 2014, 10:34:01 AM »
Can you imagine? "Sorry the image isn't very good but the lens is so light!"
You must be talking about the new Nikon 58mm - LOL

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #252 on: February 20, 2014, 10:43:07 AM »
Can you imagine? "Sorry the image isn't very good but the lens is so light!"
You must be talking about the new Nikon 58mm - LOL

That is one remarkable combination of sky-high price and unimpressive performance.

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« Reply #252 on: February 20, 2014, 10:43:07 AM »

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« Reply #253 on: February 20, 2014, 10:51:10 AM »
Can you imagine? "Sorry the image isn't very good but the lens is so light!"
You must be talking about the new Nikon 58mm - LOL

That is one remarkable combination of sky-high price and unimpressive performance.

Just because it performs worse than the Nikon 58mm produced in 1970 doesn't mean it's performance are unimpressive. Oh wait, it does…
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #254 on: February 20, 2014, 11:24:40 AM »
Can you imagine? "Sorry the image isn't very good but the lens is so light!"
You must be talking about the new Nikon 58mm - LOL

That is one remarkable combination of sky-high price and unimpressive performance.

Have you read the lenstip review of the Nikon?  Ouch!

http://www.lenstip.com/2080-news-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_58_mm_f_1.4G_-_lens_review.html


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« Reply #254 on: February 20, 2014, 11:24:40 AM »