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Old 2nd of July 2008 (Wed)   #31
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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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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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Wow way to put a damper on things!
YEP!!
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YEP!!
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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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!! 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
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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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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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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!

Mine will be here around thuesday..can't wait!!
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well here it is on a 1D ...
Man, that is huge i dunno if that will fit in my Peli case. I only got one possible space for it
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Excited to see what Sigma's 50 can bring after seeing the 30 in action.
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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 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
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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 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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