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Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« on: March 21, 2014, 05:53:59 PM »

It's sad, but all I have to look forward to is a future date for a price announcement for a lens that isn't even available yet:

http://www.slrlounge.com/official-sigma-50mm-f1-4-price-announced-around-april-11th

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Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« on: March 21, 2014, 05:53:59 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 06:44:31 PM »
I don't think that's as sad as the fact that lately the most anticipated lenses on a Canon rumor site aren't Canon lenses :P

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 08:07:17 PM »
"If it performs anywhere near the Zeiss and comes in at around $1000 and has autofocus, Sigma will definitely have another winner."

I love the way you subtly try to influence the decision makers regarding price. You've got a large podium, so good on you for using it.

I feel like they could charge $1500 and it would sell the same as if it cost $1000.
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2014, 08:18:03 PM »

I feel like they could charge $1500 and it would sell the same as if it cost $1000.

I feel like you need to shhhhhhh  ;).

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014, 08:40:10 PM »
I've heard $800 will be the price.

You really can't compare this lens to the Zeiss. The Sigma will be good for 90% - 95% of those who need/want a 50mm for their DSLR. The Zeiss is for those pros that needs the best DSLR AND video lens. Videographers are drooling over the Zeiss. They won't be for the Sigma.

I tried the Sigma 24-70mm and was very impressed. If the 50mm is equal or better than their 24-70mm, they certainly got a winner.
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 08:57:43 PM »
If it's under 800 I'll probably order on introduction..

If above I'll resist until I give up...

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014, 09:01:34 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 10:50:08 PM »
As someone who has not shot any video on my DSLRs, can someone explain to me the value in spending 4k on a 50mm zeiss lens to mount on a DSLR that is going to down sample the image to 2 mega pixels?
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 10:54:41 PM »
As someone who has not shot any video on my DSLRs, can someone explain to me the value in spending 4k on a 50mm zeiss lens to mount on a DSLR that is going to down sample the image to 2 mega pixels?

This is something I've never understood either.  I understand that cine lenses are expensive because their designs need to minimize focus breathing and zooms are usually parfocal, but it seems like they should have relatively low sharpness requirements.
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 11:36:30 PM »
As someone who has not shot any video on my DSLRs, can someone explain to me the value in spending 4k on a 50mm zeiss lens to mount on a DSLR that is going to down sample the image to 2 mega pixels?

This is something I've never understood either.  I understand that cine lenses are expensive because their designs need to minimize focus breathing and zooms are usually parafocal, but it seems like they should have relatively low sharpness requirements.

I don't shoot video either, but I've heard the same.  Parfocal zooms, in particular, are costly.

But I'd like to hear how the non-resolution upsides of the Otus might benefit video -- after all, it's not $4k just because of resolution and build quality.   I hear it manages chromatic aberrations well, has low distortion, great bokeh, etc. -- are those especially desirable for video?

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2014, 01:56:46 AM »
I am not going to pretend that I know anything about the cost of manufacturing a lens...but my layman's observation is that the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is similar in size and both lenses have f/1.4 with 13 glass elements...That is pretty similar in my book. I think the new 50mm lens should come in sub $1000...just like the 35mm.
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 02:05:57 AM »
As someone who has not shot any video on my DSLRs, can someone explain to me the value in spending 4k on a 50mm zeiss lens to mount on a DSLR that is going to down sample the image to 2 mega pixels?

This is something I've never understood either.  I understand that cine lenses are expensive because their designs need to minimize focus breathing and zooms are usually parafocal, but it seems like they should have relatively low sharpness requirements.

I don't shoot video either, but I've heard the same.  Parfocal zooms, in particular, are costly.

But I'd like to hear how the non-resolution upsides of the Otus might benefit video -- after all, it's not $4k just because of resolution and build quality.   I hear it manages chromatic aberrations well, has low distortion, great bokeh, etc. -- are those especially desirable for video?

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The Otus has a long focus throw which helps for video work. And no doubt that good CA and distortion control is beneficial.

Also, now video is pushing towards 4k (Ie. 1D C) and higher so it's no longer only 2MP (4k = 8.8MP & RED Dragon 6k = 19.4MP). So for something like a 60D or even 5D the sharpness probably won't be that noticeable. But then, I don't think someone who is willing to spend $4k on a lens, for video work specifically, would shoot on a something like a 60D.

The other thing is that cinema lenses is way above the $4k price, so having something come really close (or even surpass) the quality of the cinema lens, a $4k price tag is a steal.

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2014, 02:05:57 AM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 04:39:57 AM »
Is there any evidence to presume that it will have similar IQ as the Zeiss? Any reviews/data? Or charts? (which I do not understand anyways...)

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Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art price to be announced on April 11th...
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2014, 04:39:57 AM »