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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM -SIGMALUX-

 
vertigo235
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Sep 05, 2014 07:20 |  #9976

titi_67207 wrote in post #17136659external link
Having owned the 50 f/1.8 Mk1 and 50 f1.4 USM, the 50mm Sigmalux is far better than the 50mm Canon f/1.4 USM, particulary for wide apertures. And I found the Sigmalux well built. My next purchase will be the 35mm ART...

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Sep 05, 2014 19:28 |  #9977

D-Noc wrote in post #17136767external link
What is FOCAL?

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vertigo235
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Sep 05, 2014 22:30 |  #9978

Not a picture with my new lens but a picture of my new lens.

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Sep 06, 2014 11:27 |  #9979

Anyone using this lens on a 70D? I was about to purchase this but held it after reading some issues on this thread... I really like this glass but need to be sure of its reliability and performance. Now I am torn between the ef 85 1.8 and this lens. Also, the 70D has speculated issues on its focusing (including mine) and some compatibility problems with 3rd party lenses... Anyone?


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Sep 09, 2014 17:47 |  #9980

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Sep 10, 2014 03:02 |  #9981

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17138982external link
Anyone using this lens on a 70D? I was about to purchase this but held it after reading some issues on this thread... I really like this glass but need to be sure of its reliability and performance. Now I am torn between the ef 85 1.8 and this lens. Also, the 70D has speculated issues on its focusing (including mine) and some compatibility problems with 3rd party lenses... Anyone?

50mm and 85mm are really different focal lengths, choose which suits the best your usage.

Buy one in second hand, and sell it at the same price if you're unhappy with it...

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Sep 10, 2014 03:28 |  #9982

titi_67207 wrote in post #17145573external link
50mm and 85mm are really different focal lengths, choose which suits the best your usage.

Buy one in second hand, and sell it at the same price if you're unhappy with it...

Titi

Thanks titi, I was really aiming for the 50 sigma and had read some issues on it that held me in purchasing the sigma.. But that was before. Now, I am just confirming its functionality on a 70d body. I do believe that 50 and 85 are different stories, I am after the bokeh this lenses could deliver. But of course, the versatility plays a big role on my decision.

EDIT: With all the sample photos (hoping Ive seen all non art versions), I am very sure that Ill love this lens. Thanks for the advice again.


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RobDickinson
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Sep 10, 2014 04:10 |  #9983

Probably not the normal kind of shot for this thread, but taken with a 6d and 50f1.4 HSM. 33 frame stitch.

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Sep 10, 2014 04:45 |  #9984

RobDickinson wrote in post #17145611external link
Probably not the normal kind of shot for this thread, but taken with a 6d and 50f1.4 HSM. 33 frame stitch.https://farm4.staticfl​ickr.com ...53629286_899607d3a0​_b.jpgexternal link

WOW! that's pretty amazing :)


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Sep 12, 2014 21:36 |  #9985

I used to have a very nice copy of this lens…I tell ya, if I found a screaming' deal on one I'd grab it in a second. THey are really cheap these days. Great shots everyone!


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Sep 17, 2014 08:51 |  #9986

I found a page at lensrentals about this lens nad this is what the moderator said on his last few sentences. It front focuses below 5 feet and back focuses beyond 20 feet. According to him, it is the lens characteristics and it is not a calibration problem. Users, is this true?

http://www.lensrentals​.com/rent/cano...-hsm-for-canonexternal link


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Sep 17, 2014 13:18 |  #9987

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17160680external link
I found a page at lensrentals about this lens nad this is what the moderator said on his last few sentences. It front focuses below 5 feet and back focuses beyond 20 feet. According to him, it is the lens characteristics and it is not a calibration problem. Users, is this true?

http://www.lensrentals​.com/rent/cano...-hsm-for-canonexternal link

I haven't had this for more than a month, so I am still trying to tame this beast. I bought it because I also have the Sigma 30mm EX and absolutely love it.
In some ways the 50mm is very similar and in some ways very different.

I agree with his statement that it is a bit on the schizophrenic side when it comes to autofocusing. I have read a lot of people stating that the only problem is that the people using the lens weren't used to the narrow depth of field, but I don't buy that. I don't have any of these mis-focus issues on my Nifty-fifty or the Sigma 30mm.
When this lens nails the focus though.. Wow it is sharp.

Funny thing is that when I use LiveView focus, it is always spot on. But it takes forever to acquire focus that way.

Personally, I haven't had any woes about buying this lens, but I admit that I still have a lot of taming to do.


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Sep 17, 2014 21:24 |  #9988

D-Noc wrote in post #17161292external link
I haven't had this for more than a month, so I am still trying to tame this beast. I bought it because I also have the Sigma 30mm EX and absolutely love it.
In some ways the 50mm is very similar and in some ways very different.

I agree with his statement that it is a bit on the schizophrenic side when it comes to autofocusing. I have read a lot of people stating that the only problem is that the people using the lens weren't used to the narrow depth of field, but I don't buy that. I don't have any of these mis-focus issues on my Nifty-fifty or the Sigma 30mm.
When this lens nails the focus though.. Wow it is sharp.

Funny thing is that when I use LiveView focus, it is always spot on. But it takes forever to acquire focus that way.

Personally, I haven't had any woes about buying this lens, but I admit that I still have a lot of taming to do.

My experience as well. This lens is always "almost-there" yet not fully in focus.

To me, this lens needs to be shot using live view AF(recently been playing with face detection AF and that works pretty well too) to really nail the focus from f1.4-2.0

If i need a viewfinder shooting experience, I switch to the canon 85mm 1.8. That lens is sharp, but the colors dont match the Sigma 50mm non-art IMO...


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Sep 18, 2014 04:52 |  #9989

@D-noc & Zarray: Reality is really hurting sometimes, I do like to get this lens but I am worried. I mean, if its consistent on a back or front focus, it could be resolved by mfa. But if its erratic, definitely a headache Ill get. For now, still looking for facts on this lens.


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pol024
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Sep 18, 2014 14:43 |  #9990

I just got a copy, and after seeing the above quote from Roger tried to recreate it. It's pretty easy tbh. Moving toward MFD wide open it misses consistently just in front of the target. I tried adjusting MA but didnt really have much luck, as it seem to not affect the issue.

I think that for me though its still a good deal at $350. I dont shoot with that shallow DoF, and pretty much anything you do to take care of that fixes the focus issue as well. It's pretty on by 2.0 and fine by 2.8. It also looks fine if you just give it a little space to breath...2-3ft and again things look fine.

I may still return because I know it will drive me nuts knowing it does this, but day to day I don't think this will come up for me with the way I shoot.




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