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DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« on: May 31, 2014, 02:43:29 PM »
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DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 07:19:42 PM »
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Let's hope this is the future -- and lots more lenses from all makers start getting 90+ ratings!

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 08:44:31 PM »
I really want this lens. 8)
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2014, 10:20:42 PM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 04:11:23 PM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

I agree. If I book a room at the Waldorf or Ritz-Carlton, there's the off-chance the room phone won't work. That's why I always stay at Motel 6. I've never had a problem with the phones there.



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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 05:16:22 PM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

My experience with the lens is that the AF is rock solid on the 5D3, not quite as good but close to the consistency of the 24-70ii.  On my 1D3 and 1Ds3 however the AF is complete and utter garbage.
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 05:48:33 PM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

The AF problems are isolated meaning some lenses are perfect some are junk. This is much better than all lenses being slightly off. I don't mind buying multiple copies from multiple retailers (to ensure they come from different batches) and connecting them with multiple bodies if it means I will get a perfect setup.

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 05:48:33 PM »

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 07:14:00 PM »
Certainly deserved. My copy has been blowing my mind. Used it at two weddings now and the photos are like nothing I have seen.
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 07:16:40 PM »
The AF on it is more reliable than any of my L lenses. I am starting to wonder if people made up the AF issues because that was the only possible attack on the lens.
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 08:13:11 PM »
The AF on it is more reliable than any of my L lenses. I am starting to wonder if people made up the AF issues because that was the only possible attack on the lens.
It's not made up, but I also don't think it's a terrible issue.

Bryan Carnathan's thorough review speaks to the AF occasionally missing, and he demonstrates it:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-50mm-f-1.4-DG-HSM-Art-Lens.aspx

See the Butterfly section -- it's an interactive mouseover tool -- and the text before and after it.  In a controlled test, he got the AF to occasionally miss.  He does temper the finding with his real-world shooting experience being quite positive.

This is the one chink in the armor of a spectacularly well reviewed lens.  If you need a 50-ish mm lens with AF, most reviewers would still say that this one is the best by a considerable margin.

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 08:31:25 PM »
The AF on it is more reliable than any of my L lenses. I am starting to wonder if people made up the AF issues because that was the only possible attack on the lens.

Not made up. its not viggo or eldars style and viggo seems happy with his new lens and its not like its these guys first rodeo either so i expect they know what they are talking about

mine is still working great too
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 10:53:47 AM »
Ok.  So turn AF off completely.  Claim it is such an incredibly sharp lens that you actually like manual focus better anyway.  This line of reasoning works so well for Zeiss they get 4x as much money for their MF 55.   8)
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 08:28:01 AM »

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2014, 10:31:39 AM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

I agree. If I book a room at the Waldorf or Ritz-Carlton, there's the off-chance the room phone won't work. That's why I always stay at Motel 6. I've never had a problem with the phones there.

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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 10:58:42 AM »
I certainly read doubts about the AF, especially off the center point. 

However, the effusive praise, perhaps well deserved, won't light a fire under Sigma to address the AF problems.

The AF problems are isolated meaning some lenses are perfect some are junk. This is much better than all lenses being slightly off. I don't mind buying multiple copies from multiple retailers (to ensure they come from different batches) and connecting them with multiple bodies if it means I will get a perfect setup.

I bet the dealers mind your deliberately wasting their time and money.
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Re: DP Review: Sig 50 Art wins highest score ever given (92%)
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2014, 10:58:42 AM »