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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2014, 10:29:49 AM »
I'm about to put my 50L on Ebay.... and it has nothing to do with this new 50mm Art.

I took my kids to Flower Field in Carlsbad yesterday. I carried A7r + FE 55mm. With Eye-focus feature in A7r, compose the shot is so easy. At wide open, I couldn't miss a shot. However, the Bokeh is not smooth as my 50L.

Bottom line is, I'm willing to trade that bokeh for light weight ;)

What's your asking price on the 50L?

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2014, 10:29:49 AM »

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« Reply #91 on: April 11, 2014, 11:32:45 AM »
Didn't check if the link has already been posted. If so sorry for the double post:

Another review of the sigma 50 1.4 art at fstoppers: http://fstoppers.com/sigma-50mm-art-review

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #92 on: April 11, 2014, 11:37:14 AM »
I'm about to put my 50L on Ebay.... and it has nothing to do with this new 50mm Art.

I took my kids to Flower Field in Carlsbad yesterday. I carried A7r + FE 55mm. With Eye-focus feature in A7r, compose the shot is so easy. At wide open, I couldn't miss a shot. However, the Bokeh is not smooth as my 50L.

Bottom line is, I'm willing to trade that bokeh for light weight ;)

What's your asking price on the 50L?

:)

Asking price is $1599 ;D....just kidding. I'm not in the hurry to sell my 50L, maybe not at all.

Current market only has few f1.2 lenses with AF. If the new Sigma is REALLY that good, then I don't mind adding a 3rd 50mm lens to my bag. At this moment, I strongly believe I have enough weapons to fight most challenging photography battles - from super sharp to smooth Bokeh etc... ;)
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #93 on: April 11, 2014, 11:48:04 AM »
Didn't check if the link has already been posted. If so sorry for the double post:

Another review of the sigma 50 1.4 art at fstoppers: http://fstoppers.com/sigma-50mm-art-review
My take away from that is it is as good as billed and the bokeh is on last with the 50L... which is a concern for me.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2014, 01:25:34 PM »
More comparison images: http://lcap.tistory.com/

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #95 on: April 11, 2014, 04:13:43 PM »
Sigma sure has come a long way and might soon own the lower/mid price range for certain lenses. Three cheers for them. I will be surprised if their newest lens comes anywhere close to the Zeiss Otus in real world shooting in that my experience with the Otus has been unbelievably great.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »
B&H sent an email yesterday saying it can be pre-ordered for $949
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« Reply #96 on: April 11, 2014, 08:42:20 PM »

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« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2014, 03:03:55 AM »
I have also a half years experience with Otus and I think  it is premature to comment the Sigma lens qualties, all I think is that Otus is unsurpassed at F 1,4.
I must admit that, having looked at the available images I could find, including the http://lcap.tistory.com image examples, I believe the Sigma is a top notch lens. Sharpness, CA, distortion and bokeh looks very good. Color is still an open issue to me, since I do not know what kind of post processing they have been through, but it does not look bad.

Like you, I still doubt it will match the Otus, but it will have the advantage of AF. So I just made the decision and preordered the Sigma, but I will definitely keep my Otus.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2014, 04:41:05 AM »
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I must admit that, having looked at the available images I could find, including the http://lcap.tistory.com image examples, I believe the Sigma is a top notch lens. Sharpness, CA, distortion and bokeh looks very good. Color is still an open issue to me, since I do not know what kind of post processing they have been through, but it does not look bad.

Like you, I still doubt it will match the Otus, but it will have the advantage of AF. So I just made the decision and preordered the Sigma, but I will definitely keep my Otus.


Looking at the images and comparison at http://lcap.tistory.com there is no doubt that the Sigma outperforms the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4. Is there such a detailed comparison somewhere between the Sigma and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2? or the Zeis Otus 55mm f/1.4?
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2014, 02:04:08 PM »
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I must admit that, having looked at the available images I could find, including the http://lcap.tistory.com image examples, I believe the Sigma is a top notch lens. Sharpness, CA, distortion and bokeh looks very good. Color is still an open issue to me, since I do not know what kind of post processing they have been through, but it does not look bad.

Like you, I still doubt it will match the Otus, but it will have the advantage of AF. So I just made the decision and preordered the Sigma, but I will definitely keep my Otus.


Looking at the images and comparison at http://lcap.tistory.com there is no doubt that the Sigma outperforms the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4. Is there such a detailed comparison somewhere between the Sigma and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2? or the Zeis Otus 55mm f/1.4?

I am wondering how it compare against Zeiss 50mm f/2 Macro, considering the pretty similar price (1280$) and the fact that it was until recently the best 50mm in term of optics.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2014, 03:41:18 PM »
there is no match between 50A and the rest of the bunch except the Zeiss Otus


slrgear consusions of the review:
The Sigma 50mm ƒ/1.4 Art is the most exciting lens we're likely to review this year. All competing lenses from Canon and Nikon fell short when compared to the resolving power of the 50mm Art. Compared to the mighty Zeiss 55mm ƒ/1.4 Otus, the Sigma holds its own, displaying nearly identical results! Even though it has a higher price than the standard 50/14 offerings from Canon and Nikon, this lens is easy to recommend. Put simply: it trounces any similar model available for less than $4,000. And since it comes in significantly cheaper than the best of Canon and Nikon, Sigma has made a friend of every full-frame shooter in the land.

for anyone interested in resolution at large apertures it's a must buy
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #101 on: April 13, 2014, 12:57:39 AM »
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-et-voila-first-picture-of-the-sigma-24-70mm-f2-0-full-frame-lens/

Most seem to view that picture as a fake.
Yes, but rumor has it that it exists

I have from solid sources that it exists for sure. Maximum magnification is 0,86x and it has a new revolutionary 5x image stabilization system, AF faster than the EF 24-70 f2.8L II and it is weather sealed ... :P

Stop! It's cruel to tease me with that kind of talk!

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2014, 10:45:36 AM »
It was painful to do, but I sold my 50 f/1.2L two months ago in lieu of this lens.  I'll miss its stubby little body and the fine shots it often produced.  I will miss f/1.2  as well, but I can live with f/1.4.

Sigma's 35mm 1.4A is absolutely fabulous, but in practice it's a bit too wide for what I want from an f/1.4 lens.  I may sell it as well.  I pre-ordered Sigma's new 50 after reading the reviews that have just surfaced.  I'm sure there will be howling about nervous bokeh and lateral CA from some, and in some cases it'll be warranted.  Either way, I'm still going to give this lens a chance, as there's absolutely no way I'd give Zeiss 4k or buy the 50L the third time around.  If this guy turns out to be a dud in any way I'll bury my head in the sand and wait for a possible new fast 50mm offering from Canon.  If that ends up being the case, something tells me I may be waiting quite some time.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #102 on: April 14, 2014, 10:45:36 AM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2014, 03:47:28 PM »
I'm about to put my 50L on Ebay.... and it has nothing to do with this new 50mm Art.

I took my kids to Flower Field in Carlsbad yesterday. I carried A7r + FE 55mm. With Eye-focus feature in A7r, compose the shot is so easy. At wide open, I couldn't miss a shot. However, the Bokeh is not smooth as my 50L.

Bottom line is, I'm willing to trade that bokeh for light weight ;)

What's your asking price on the 50L?

:)

Asking price is $1599 ;D....just kidding. I'm not in the hurry to sell my 50L, maybe not at all.

Current market only has few f1.2 lenses with AF. If the new Sigma is REALLY that good, then I don't mind adding a 3rd 50mm lens to my bag. At this moment, I strongly believe I have enough weapons to fight most challenging photography battles - from super sharp to smooth Bokeh etc... ;)


LOL..ok.

So far…best prices on good condition used 50L's I've seen are in the $1250-$1295 range…..slightly more for refurbe from the Canon site from time to time….

I gotta see how much tax I gotta pay first….no word from CPA yet, so, maybe I don't owe….

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Gets Reviewed
« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2014, 03:47:28 PM »