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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2014, 03:37:05 PM »
It may just be me, but I can't get at all excited about any 50mm lens. I just find the focal length uninteresting. I suppose it has to do with how we "see" images, but I find myself composing most shots at either the wide or long end.
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2014, 04:01:39 PM »
I loved my 50mm f1.8 but I was ambivalent to the f1.4.  I wanted to love it.. but I just couldn't. 

If the sigma is amazing, I'm in.  35 is too wide for me and 85otoo long.  Goldie locks.... don't care... but I will wait a year or two for the  50 to come down in price the was the 35 has.  699 New... on sale... thank you very much.

+1 on your view of the 1.4.
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
I loved my 50mm f1.8 but I was ambivalent to the f1.4.  I wanted to love it.. but I just couldn't. 

If the sigma is amazing, I'm in.  35 is too wide for me and 85otoo long.  Goldie locks.... don't care... but I will wait a year or two for the  50 to come down in price the was the 35 has.  699 New... on sale... thank you very much.

+1 on your view of the 1.4.

+1 me too.  Gonna get rid of it. 
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2014, 04:10:19 PM »
Let's see the images first.
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If the praise is already so high before any raw-pictures have been released, it might become a disappointment because expectations are too high ::)
I am expecting this lens to best all of the Canon offerings but not reach as high as the Zeiss (in price either!!! LOL!)..
plus...we have AF with this bad boy. If you just look at the construction of the lens, 13 elements (I believe)...Sigma is obviously serious about this offering.   I am sure it will be a great lens at a decent price. Can't wait!!!
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2014, 04:28:22 PM »
Very much looking forward to this lens. Thought I was gonna get the 50L, but probably not now.
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2014, 04:30:28 PM »
I don't shoot at 50mm. I bought my 50mm 1.8 for lowlight situations. I would like IS but will stick to what I have for now.
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2014, 04:36:59 PM »
50 is such a strange balancing act.  Too shall and the bokeh suffers.  Pleasing bokeh and your subject is blurry.  I don't always shot in a studio setting, but when I do I want my subject tack sharp.  Then I'll soften in post because no one is that pretty. 

Damn you 50!  I was just mulling over the 85 L....

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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2014, 04:43:06 PM »
Cocky or not, but remember that photographers may be the world's most discerning people. By hype up the new 50mm expectations will be developed vigorously. And God bless Sigma if they dont deliver. But if it is near the quality of Zeiss I will buy 2 of it, easy ;)

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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2014, 04:49:55 PM »
I will wait for test results and I really expect that these lenses are going to be superb. Will definitely sell my Canon 50 mm 1.4 and buy these lenses (maybe after 1 year when their retail price will go down).

Canikon will be ashamed :) Sigma and Tamron are reaching new levels. Customer wins in such case as these companies offer even better products than Canikon for significantly less price. I really hope that Sigma and Tamron will start releasing very quality big primes which will match or be better than Canon's 300 mm, 500 mm and 600 mm :)
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2014, 07:46:49 PM »
It may just be me, but I can't get at all excited about any 50mm lens. I just find the focal length uninteresting. I suppose it has to do with how we "see" images, but I find myself composing most shots at either the wide or long end.
I'm drawn to the 24mm focal length myself, but for me, there's a distinct challenge in using the 50mm.  It's so "normal" that it takes a lot of work to make distinctive photos with it.  I think I remember reading something about Cartier-Bresson having felt that way and it stuck with me.

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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #40 on: January 15, 2014, 07:55:51 PM »
Sharpness has never really concerned me with a 50mm prime. I'm more interested in af speed and accuracy

And AF speed and accuracy are the two things the Canon 50mm lenses MOST suffer at, so bring this Sigma on.

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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2014, 09:45:11 PM »
It may just be me, but I can't get at all excited about any 50mm lens. I just find the focal length uninteresting. I suppose it has to do with how we "see" images, but I find myself composing most shots at either the wide or long end.
I'm drawn to the 24mm focal length myself, but for me, there's a distinct challenge in using the 50mm.  It's so "normal" that it takes a lot of work to make distinctive photos with it.  I think I remember reading something about Cartier-Bresson having felt that way and it stuck with me.

It would be logical. If I am not mistaking, when he was shooting for himself, Cartier-Bresson only used a 50mm lens. He thought that by always working with the same focal would help it become as an "extension" of his eye. Looking at his work, I can only agree with him.
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2014, 09:55:50 PM »
Dear Friends.
Do I need to dump My Old/ Awesome  Sigma 50 mm. F/ 1.4 EX, DG, HSM now, And Get this New Sigma Art Lens  soon ?
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2014, 09:58:34 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if this new Sigma will surpass the Canon L glass in terms of performance. Both their new 35mm and 24-105mm have done just that. I think if this 50mm can get within 80% - 90% of the performance of the Zeiss 55mm Otus..  That would be quite a feat.

Forget about the price of the Otus for a second..  How many reviewers have claimed the Zeiss 55mm Otus as being the best DSLR lens E-V-E-R?  :o  Quite a number of them. I'm thinking the Sigma 50mm will come in around $750 considering the 35mm version comes in around $900. And if you think you're going to get a Zeiss 55mm Otus copy for $750. It's not going to happen.

Would the Sigma be worthwhile if it has 80 - 90% of the performance of the Zeiss Otus at their price level? Sure! A 2014 Mustang/Corvette are hot cars and totally great. But they are not Ferraris. Whether you like Ferraris or not. There is a reason why you pay a premium.

And that's a great comparison. The lenses will be for two different markets. A pro photographer making $100k+ plus a year shouldn't sweat about a $4k, near-perfect lens. Especially if it's used often for the next 5 years or more. The pro should make an easy $30k a year from using that lens.

I love Sigma for coming out with amazing glass and going for the best. And all for a very reasonable price.  ;)
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Re: Sigma 50 f/1.4 Art Lens Should be Amazing
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2014, 10:03:01 PM »
Dear Friends.
Do I need to dump My Old/ Awesome  Sigma 50 mm. F/ 1.4 EX, DG, HSM now, And Get this New Sigma Art Lens  soon ?
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I think when the 50mm art comes out, it will be in a different class and price range, much like the 50 f/1.4 v. the 50 f1.2.  If Canon today came out with a new L lens, I don't think the f/1.4 would go down in value...

I say keep it... if you got a good copy that works really well, don't let it go. 
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