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Jul 02, 2008 09:50 |  #31

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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Jul 02, 2008 09:52 |  #32

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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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Jul 02, 2008 09:53 |  #33

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

YEP!! :D




  
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Jul 02, 2008 10:08 |  #34

Nick_C wrote in post #5834453 (external 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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Jul 02, 2008 10:13 |  #35

Dorman wrote in post #5834569 (external 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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Jul 02, 2008 16:40 |  #36

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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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Jul 02, 2008 17:27 |  #37

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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Jul 02, 2008 17:33 |  #38

05Xrunner wrote in post #5836822 (external 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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Jul 03, 2008 04:47 |  #39

Thanks for that :)

woo looks like a nice bit of glass!


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Jul 05, 2008 03:28 |  #40

This thread needs more pics! :D

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Jul 05, 2008 03:34 as a reply to  @ royv's post |  #41

05Xrunner wrote in post #5836822 (external 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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Jul 05, 2008 03:44 |  #42

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


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Jul 05, 2008 04:40 |  #43

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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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Jul 05, 2008 04:42 |  #44

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




  
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Jul 05, 2008 04:45 |  #45

condyk wrote in post #5852229 (external 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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