Now that the new Sigma 50 Art lens is out, the old DG HSM version has been feeling neglected. So I'm declaring it to be a cult lens!
It may not be as sharp as the Art lens, but there's just something magical about it's rendering, you know?
I will try to find and post some more images that aren't too naughty. Feel free to post your own if you have this lens and join the new cult.
Dear friend Mr. drmikeinpdx
Please add me , as the member of the new CULT too, Yes, I have both Sigma 50 mm F/ 1.4 classic and EF 85 mm. F/ 1.2 L MK II and love them both, To use in the difference situation of the distant from the subject, or the Quality of Back ground blur or Difference type of BOKEH.
The Photos below are prove that , this lens not only use as Portrait photo type, But If we add the extension Tube, this Baby can use as the great Macro Lens too.Well, So many our friends have the problems of this AF/Sigma Lens---Yes, Because of Sigma co. do not want to pay the big money for Canon AF. License / Royalty--But, Sigma company use reverse engineer method ( Take apart of the Canon Lens and study/ copy the details) to copy the Canon AF system----Ha, Ha, Ha---Cheapo methods, But some time It miss the target of AF. too.
Maybe I am only 5-15% of the Sigma owners , who are very lucky not have the problem of AF. or colors contamination from this lens , Well, May be I am too old to spots these problems----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Have a great work week, Sir/ Madam.
SuraponPS. Sorry, I do not have the beautiful model like you have, just the flowers in my yard---BUT, I do not need to pay the model fee to them.