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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #240 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
« Reply #240 on: February 19, 2014, 10:21:53 PM »

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« Reply #241 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 #242 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 #243 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 #244 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 #245 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 #246 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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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #247 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 #248 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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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #249 on: February 20, 2014, 11:28:33 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
Yes, just read that yesterday and that's why I made the comment.  It sure makes me feel better about their review of the 50L :)
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #250 on: February 20, 2014, 12:42:11 PM »
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

It may be light but it's quite bulky nevertheless. Yuck
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #251 on: February 21, 2014, 01:43:26 PM »

Hands-on video from CP+ here:

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #252 on: February 21, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »

Hands-on video from CP+ here:

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

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Thanks for posting, the lens looks good but a little big too! Still, it's quite yummie :)

"A flower shaped hood is unnecessary on a prime lens" Who is he kidding.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #252 on: February 21, 2014, 01:56:33 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #253 on: February 21, 2014, 02:13:10 PM »

Hands-on video from CP+ here:

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

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Thanks for posting, the lens looks good but a little big too! Still, it's quite yummie :)

"A flower shaped hood is unnecessary on a prime lens" Who is he kidding.

Yeh, I just posted this on one of the many other Sigma 50 threads there are going and this video has been posted to.

"As is normal with internet experts who have become popular via links, clicks, likes, and linked advertising, he makes several basic errors that are just noise, this, for me, means he loses any credibility.

First, if the lens is projecting a circle then a lens hood needs to be a circle, but if we are using a rectangular section of the projection, as we do in photography, then the petal hood is correct for primes, or a rectangle.

Second, more glass equals bigger T Stop, unless your glass has exceptionally higher transmission characteristics than your comparison. Though the loss is small, the more glass light goes through the less less light comes out the right end, that doesn't mean the Sigma is not an f1.4 but his use of T stop and glass is entirely inappropriate.

He is just repeating memes he doesn't understand and using popular terms in irrelevant contexts, which kinda makes the video an annoyance to me. "
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #254 on: February 21, 2014, 03:03:23 PM »
How hard would it have been to show the distance scale while doing a few focusing searches? To give a slight idea of speed again the 50 L for example.

"It looks to be the same body inside" wow...
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« Reply #254 on: February 21, 2014, 03:03:23 PM »