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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2014, 08:41:14 AM »
949 seems reasonable. Can't buy it right now, but maybe later this year if it's that good.

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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2014, 08:41:14 AM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2014, 09:01:04 AM »
They were smart. They knew they needed to keep it under the psychological $1000 threshold, so it seems like a bargain and it is clearly less than the OEM.  But OTOH, they had a ton of built-up demand so they wanted to get close to $1000.   Brilliantly done. 
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2014, 09:30:45 AM »
949 is definitely in my buy it now price range... but I'll wait.  I at least will wait until a 2nd generation just in case the first batch has something stupid going on with it... like the 5d mkiii with their light leak issue.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2014, 09:32:11 AM »
I jumped in line as well earlier this morning, but I'm still not sure I'll keep the pre-order or keep the lens once I get it.  While the 50L has some issues, I still love the lens and don't know if this lens will be a big improvement for my uses of the 50 prime.  I took another look at the imaging resource samples last night and while the bokeh looks nice, especially compared to many of the previous Sigmas, it's not as smooth as the 50 & 85L.  Now that's being pretty picky and looking at it at 100% magnification, so I'm not sure that's relevant for prints, but the bokeh is one of the main reasons I love the 50L. 

Edit: just found these samples on CNet and this one shows some LoCA.  Definitely not APO like Otus, but still not horrendous.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2014, 09:46:56 AM »
What? no IS?

*(ducks)*

 ;D  I'd be in if I were still shooting crop; love 50mm on EF-S bodies.

Hrm . . . if the 7Dmk2 comes out, I could be in trouble though.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2014, 09:58:35 AM »
I just found the MTF on Lenstip, well their Polish site, so it's Google Translated

I sure hope these guys do a review soon.  They and Photozone are the most comprehensive and critical and I'd like to see how the Sigma does with their tests.  Lenstip recently published a rather unflattering review of the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2014, 09:59:48 AM »
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Edit: just found these samples on CNet and this one shows some LoCA.  Definitely not APO like Otus, but still not horrendous.


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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2014, 10:02:59 AM »
I just found the MTF on Lenstip, well their Polish site, so it's Google Translated

I sure hope these guys do a review soon.  They and Photozone are the most comprehensive and critical and I'd like to see how the Sigma does with their tests.  Lenstip recently published a rather unflattering review of the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G
Has there been a good review of the nikor?
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2014, 10:15:35 AM »
I just found the MTF on Lenstip, well their Polish site, so it's Google Translated

I sure hope these guys do a review soon.  They and Photozone are the most comprehensive and critical and I'd like to see how the Sigma does with their tests.  Lenstip recently published a rather unflattering review of the Nikon Nikkor AF-S 58 mm f/1.4G
Has there been a good review of the nikor?
LOL, I don't think so.  What a bomb for Nikon.  Also, just found more samples of the Sigma - looks like flare resistance isn't quite as good as the 50L, but still not horrible: The Phoblographer - see 5th sample shot
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2014, 10:15:45 AM »
when i look in my glass orb i see a lot of cheap canon 50mm lenses going to ebay.....


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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2014, 10:29:52 AM »
That's what I paid for my 50L. I'll wait for the reviews first.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2014, 10:46:25 AM »
Oh, man...  What to do, I told my-self if it came in at $899 I would pre-order.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2014, 11:09:00 AM »
Definitely going to get this one in 2014.  This will be wrapped under the Christmas tree this year waiting for me to open.  Had the Canon 50 f/1.4, but was not impressed.  Couldn't justified paying the huge price on Canon 50L, but at this price range, it's a definite "YES".
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014, 11:17:54 AM »
With the 7-year-old 50mmL going for $1600...the new Sigma is a no-brainer for someone wanting a quality 50mm.
I do not care about the size and weight...its going on a DSLR for God's sake. LOL! 
It is sooooo nice to see a normal focal length lens for a FF camera raised to this quality at this price point.  I will definitely be selling off my current Sigma 50mm and buying in on this one sometime this year.  I already really like my current 50mm (I have no AF issues)....so this Art lens should be very special!!!
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« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014, 11:17:54 AM »