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Yes in terms of spec on paper, the Sigma should be a lot better than the Canon, it certainly looks a lot better, the Canon looks kinda toyish compared to the Sigma.

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keegsmeister wrote in post #5834333external link
Okay...correct me if I'm wrong, but I just searched eBay on the pricing of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 and its coming up at around 610AUD (~580USD?), while Canon's f1.4 is around 350 bux. Isn't the Canon better?

Spec-wise, It would be difficult to say the canon was better in performance. Theoretically, the Sigma should at least smoother\faster AF (and hopefully as precisely) than the Canon 50/1.4 owing to the ring-type HSM. The bokeh samples going around look smoother on the Sigma too, though the sharpness is still up in the air. I have not seen any samples of the sigma online so far that have been notably better than some of the canon's I've seen. The canon is a better value, probably, but I would not conclude that it is a better product, at this time.

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Dorman wrote in post #5834418external link
Wow way to put a damper on things! :)

YEP!! :D

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Nick_C wrote in post #5834453external link
YEP!! :D

Don't flame the product just yet, I'm hoping it doesn't have the issues that the Sigma 30mm had, so I remain optimistic so far.

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Dorman wrote in post #5834569external link
Don't flame the product just yet, I'm hoping it doesn't have the issues that the Sigma 30mm had, so I remain optimistic so far.

hehe no I was only messing with ya ;)

I hope it does perform well, I have never truly liked the 50mm f/1.4's build, its always prevented me from buying one, but up until now its really been the only lens if you wanted a good 50mm.

The Sigma looks a LOT cooler!! :cool: providing its optics are up to scratch it should be a real winner & good competition for Canon, which is all good stuff, bad for them but good for us :D

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Mediation wrote in post #5813173external link
ooOOhhh I want!

wonder what it looks like on a 1d :) And I wonder how it performs in low light. In terms of AF.

well here it is on a 1D..please dont mind the pic. I took it with my camera phone. I will try and get a better pic of it on the body with a real camera soon

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I received my copy today - my initial review and some sample images (not worthy of being in the sample image thread) can be found in the ongoing Sigma 50mm F/1/4 thread. Just an FYI.

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05Xrunner wrote in post #5836822external link
well here it is on a 1D..please dont mind the pic. I took it with my camera phone. I will try and get a better pic of it on the body with a real camera soon

Looks pretty large considering its on a large camera!

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Thanks for that :)

woo looks like a nice bit of glass!

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This thread needs more pics! :D

Mine will be here around thuesday..can't wait!!

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05Xrunner wrote in post #5836822external link
well here it is on a 1D ...

Man, that is huge :evil: i dunno if that will fit in my Peli case. I only got one possible space for it :cry::cry:

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Excited to see what Sigma's 50 can bring after seeing the 30 in action.

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grego wrote in post #5852138external link
Excited to see what Sigma's 50 can bring after seeing the 30 in action.

Well I am a big 30mm fan but it won't fit the 5D and mk II N, so I just ordered the 50mm as found it at a decent UK price. Should be here middle of next week and I will of course give a full review with images ;-)a But if it ain't sweet and sharp wide open on the 5D it's goin' back.

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At least they made it FF compatible rather than all this reduced image circle nonsence :p

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condyk wrote in post #5852229external link
Well I am a big 30mm fan but it won't fit the 5D and mk II N, so I just ordered the 50mm as found it at a decent UK price. Should be here middle of next week and I will of course give a full review with images ;-)a But if it ain't sweet and sharp wide open on the 5D it's goin' back.

Cant wait to see test images with it on the 5D, especially border crops, I never got the 50mm f/1.4 because I didnt like the optics, lets hope this is better.

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