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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #255 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 #255 on: February 20, 2014, 11:28:33 AM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #256 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 #257 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 #258 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 #259 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 #260 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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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #261 on: February 21, 2014, 03:28:22 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...

That was worthless.  I did enjoy watching it though.  Reminds me of porn. 
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #261 on: February 21, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #262 on: February 21, 2014, 04:08:29 PM »

Hands-on video from CP+ here:

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

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"It's taped up so I can't take any pictures with it...", but they don't seem to have any issue with you popping the lens off and possibly attaching it to your body.  Seem rather easy to do a quick lens swap and get some sample images that way.

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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #263 on: February 21, 2014, 10:05:15 PM »
Regardless of Matt's errors at least we get to see the lens in comparison to the 35 1.4 which is what I was wondering. It gives me an idea of how it will look on a 5D.

Why is it in black and white though??
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #264 on: February 21, 2014, 10:29:12 PM »

Hands-on video from CP+ here:

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | ART

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"It's taped up so I can't take any pictures with it...", but they don't seem to have any issue with you popping the lens off and possibly attaching it to your body.  Seem rather easy to do a quick lens swap and get some sample images that way.

Yeah, but do you really want to encourage someone to betray the trust of Sigma... and if you are caught... then Sigma will certainly black ball you and probably every other company who knows you are a liar.  Integrity and one's reputation... take quite a bit to build... takes very little to destroy.
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Re: Sigma Announces the 50 f/1.4 Art Lens & More
« Reply #264 on: February 21, 2014, 10:29:12 PM »