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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2014, 11:20:39 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".

Here is what I want to know.  How good is it compared to my 100L... does it have a magic bokeh.  I'm quite familiar with the focal range and I used to shooting at shallow depth of fields... but I might opt for the 85L mkii over this 50... I hate making these decisions. 
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2014, 11:20:39 AM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2014, 12:01:50 PM »
More stuff:

CNet Review - love the lack of IS as a con ;D

Sample images (including full res) from Pop Photo

Pop Photo Review
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2014, 12:22:36 PM »
More stuff:

CNet Review - love the lack of IS as a con ;D

Sample images (including full res) from Pop Photo

Pop Photo Review


I don't sit in the rain... even with my weather sealed lenses... but how much more would it have cost to add weather sealing to the lens?
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2014, 12:45:38 PM »
I'm in dilemma between Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX and Canon 50mm 1.2L earlier...

Now, advice me on this new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art...

Crop body, portrait of kid =)

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2014, 12:46:43 PM »
Best review yet - compared to 50 f/1.4:
Korean Site - Gear for Image

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2014, 12:53:13 PM »
I'm in dilemma between Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX and Canon 50mm 1.2L earlier...

Now, advice me on this new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art...

Crop body, portrait of kid =)

One thing for sure this new Sigma 50 ART can't do is to shoot @ f1.2 :P

I think this new Sigma 50mm ART will be great ;)
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »
Best review yet - compared to 50 f/1.4:
Korean Site - Gear for Image


I'm going to wait for your review.
You have and love the 50L, yet are open to switching if it's worth it.
I'm sure your review will be an unbiased, real-world one.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2014, 02:02:39 PM »
What I really want to see is images that show some of the "drawing" ability of the 50L.  That wonderful delineation.  I would also really like to see some shots that show the transition bokeh.  I don't ever get why so many early product shots from review sites (of large aperture primes) are of either scenics or large objects 10 feet or so from the lens.  Show us some nice portrait type shots or more artistic narrow DOF shots - you know, the kind of shots that people actually buy lenses like this to take!!
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2014, 02:08:20 PM »
What I really want to see is images that show some of the "drawing" ability of the 50L.  That wonderful delineation.  I would also really like to see some shots that show the transition bokeh.  I don't ever get why so many early product shots from review sites (of large aperture primes) are of either scenics or large objects 10 feet or so from the lens.  Show us some nice portrait type shots or more artistic narrow DOF shots - you know, the kind of shots that people actually buy lenses like this to take!!

Dustin, I agree and here are some slightly better examples from B&H's blog - samples at the bottom.  The transition bokeh on the shot with the glasses isn't pretty, but I don't think we'll know until we can do a real-world side-by-side comparison, in the way you suggest.  I think it will be hard to top the 50L's bokeh.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2014, 02:42:56 PM »
If more reviews come out like SLR Gear's, will Canon and Nikon step up their game or will they just admit defeat? Sigma is making it really difficult it even consider a 35mm or 50mm from another manufacturer.

I'm hoping Canon can do a 50mm f1.4 (or even f2) IS, that would be both something new and highly desirable.

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.

I have no problem with Sigma milking this lens, I'm sure they could use a cash cow right now and if it means they will be better able to produce more fantastic lenses like it then I'm all for it.
Once their sales figures as a whole look a little more like Canon then we can get picky about price.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2014, 03:43:43 PM »
I'm in dilemma between Sigma 50mm 1.4 EX and Canon 50mm 1.2L earlier...

Now, advice me on this new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art...

Crop body, portrait of kid =)

One thing for sure this new Sigma 50 ART can't do is to shoot @ f1.2 :P

I think this new Sigma 50mm ART will be great ;)

yeah, because that extra 1/3 F stop makes all the difference in the world.. ever heard of the Hyperprime and the Noctilux? it would fit that A7R really well you know.. ;)

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2014, 04:07:27 PM »
Now it's time for Sigma to make a sub $1000 f1.8 of equal optical quality.
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2014, 06:30:15 PM »
The allure of a "usable" F/1.4 is just too much.  My Canon 50 F/1.4 works for me, but it isn't crisp below F/2.8.  I've joined the pre-order.  Come on Sigma, don't disappoint me this time.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/01/the-great-50mm-shootout

I asked the lens rental guys via fb to update their article with the otus and the sigma...so I'm hoping they do. 
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2014, 10:03:18 PM »
Thanks, JD, and I just found another review of sorts:
http://fstoppers.com/sigma-50mm-art-review

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2014, 10:22:51 PM »
Thanks, JD, and I just found another review of sorts:
http://fstoppers.com/sigma-50mm-art-review

I read that earlier... Now it just comes down to pulling the trigger.  I think the worst thing in the world is that Amazon had the 35 art for 699 last christmas... so if I wait long enough, I can get the 50 art for 749 new... and that's going to drive me nuts. 

But it is only taking a loss on the lens if I ever decide to sell it... and I'm thinking it is hear to stay just like may 70-200 mkii and my 100L... and it would be nice to have a wide open sharp lens that isn't too long.  The 85 was practically useless indoors, and 35 feels too wide open for me... so 50mm is the goldielocks slice of perfection...
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2014, 10:22:51 PM »