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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2014, 03:30:43 PM »
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Sigma is going to turn me into a prime-only photographer.

I've been so pleased with their 35mm that I'll surely get this 50mm.

The Canon 24-105 is sub-par in comparison to the Sigma 35 (and presumably this new 50) so I'll be using it rarely, especially since I rarely take it past 70mm where it starts getting really mushy.

So, then I get an 85mm -- either a new Sigma when it's made or a Canon L. And with the 135mmL I have, that's all I need.

Oh, and for wides, I've got my trusty 17-40. (And a Rokinon14mm for fun stuff.)

I say let's get a container full of the new 50s on a ship and deliver it to B&H ASAP. I'll be standing in line.

Just remember bud that being a prime only photographer doesn't make you a better photographer...being a better photographer makes you a better photographer and often that's gear independent. I personally like to go wide with a zoom and then primes over 35mm. Works for me.

I don't recall saying anything about becoming a better photographer, bud.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2014, 03:30:43 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2014, 03:50:33 PM »
No official release date has been given to any of Sigma’s distributors as of yet.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2014, 05:38:48 PM »
I'm curious.

Why do you think, did Sigma for only for a f/1.4 rather than down to the f/1.2 of the Canon L 50mm ?

Because it's going to be 815g with f/1.4 :)

The extra glass for top performance at f/1.2 would have been an overkill. I'm more surprised that Zeiss didn't go for f/1.2 considering they definitely had the budget.

I am hoping that this lens is going to be pretty sweet at f/1.4...and focus fast.  I think that the size and the ensuing focusing issues, oh..and cost of an f/1.2 lens...would be offsetting.  I don't think f/1.2 is necessary if this lens is what we are hoping that it is. I am just excited that they are making this lens..REALLY excited!!!!! The lens makers have been asleep for decades regarding this FF normal lens situation.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2014, 08:44:24 PM »
I'm curious.

Why do you think, did Sigma for only for a f/1.4 rather than down to the f/1.2 of the Canon L 50mm ?

Because it's going to be 815g with f/1.4 :)

The extra glass for top performance at f/1.2 would have been an overkill. I'm more surprised that Zeiss didn't go for f/1.2 considering they definitely had the budget.

IIRC the Distagon design means the maximum possible aperture is F/1.4.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon Coming in April? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2014, 08:44:24 PM »