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

 
condyk
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Jul 05, 2008 04:52 |  #46

Nick_C wrote in post #5852239 (external link)
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.

The Canon 50mm is very decent. I had two copies and both good wide open and no CA issues. Focus is also nippy enough. I see some have issues though. The Sigma is gonna be interesting at the borders what with that huge 77mm element on the front and the feeling that the borders may be effectively cut off from the sensor. We'll see, but if that's the case then they should be good. I actually bought it from around your way Cornish ... Bristol Cameras. Trouble with those guys is whether they got the stock to back up the online shop :rolleyes:


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Jul 05, 2008 05:16 |  #47

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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 ;-)a But if it ain't sweet and sharp wide open on the 5D it's goin' back.

I have heard that the Sigma 30 will work on the 1.3 crop which is making me consider it finally. So that's good news for me!!

My complaint on the 50 1.4 is it has micro usm and it will hunt where the 85 1.8 will not. The crappy thing is the canon 50 1.4 was built after the 85. Shame on Canon for not sticking in the USM.


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Jul 05, 2008 05:36 |  #48

condyk wrote in post #5852253 (external link)
The Canon 50mm is very decent. I had two copies and both good wide open and no CA issues. Focus is also nippy enough. I see some have issues though. The Sigma is gonna be interesting at the borders what with that huge 77mm element on the front and the feeling that the borders may be effectively cut off from the sensor. We'll see, but if that's the case then they should be good. I actually bought it from around your way Cornish ... Bristol Cameras. Trouble with those guys is whether they got the stock to back up the online shop :rolleyes:

Yes I travel past bristol quite a lot, yes you do have to make sure they actually HAVE the item in-stock, when my brother wanted the 18-55IS they were out of stock for about 3 months solid.

Its good Canon have included HSM on their 50mm, I dont think many would be considering it otherwise.




  
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Jul 05, 2008 08:09 |  #49

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I have heard that the Sigma 30 will work on the 1.3 crop which is making me consider it finally. So that's good news for me!!

My complaint on the 50 1.4 is it has micro usm and it will hunt where the 85 1.8 will not. The crappy thing is the canon 50 1.4 was built after the 85. Shame on Canon for not sticking in the USM.

but you cant really go past f5.6 or you start to get really dark and black corners


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Jul 05, 2008 08:26 |  #50

Looking forward to seeing some more images from this lens. *hint hint*



  
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Jul 05, 2008 08:50 |  #51

Dorman wrote in post #5852759 (external link)
Looking forward to seeing some more images from this lens. *hint hint*

Me two! so long as people post 100% crops (ideally from centre & border locations), without them its useless.




  
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Jul 05, 2008 08:51 |  #52

Nick_C wrote in post #5852844 (external link)
Me two! so long as people post 100% crops (ideally from centre & border locations), without them its useless.

Mine has gone back - I blame you for jinxing me. ;)



  
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Jul 05, 2008 08:57 as a reply to  @ Dorman's post |  #53

Dorman wrote in post #5852759 (external link)
Looking forward to seeing some more images from this lens. *hint hint*

As soon as the thing arrives I'll be shootin' ;-)a

Nick_C wrote in post #5852844 (external link)
Me two! so long as people post 100% crops (ideally from centre & border locations), without them its useless.

Yeah, yeah, but that is so boffinesque and for geek-man types only. Way too left brain for me to handle sensibly. That's wot we need the 'Rukles for innit? Though he seems off the rails lately with the 40D fps thing and then the 150-500mm AF thing :rolleyes::confused: I will just shoot some things and if I like the shapes, colours and stuff then I'll keep. Maybe if I am in the right mood or on some kinda calming medication I can try it for ya :-)


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Jul 05, 2008 08:59 |  #54

Dorman wrote in post #5852851 (external link)
Mine has gone back - I blame you for jinxing me. ;)

Oh dear :p




  
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Jul 05, 2008 13:20 |  #55

I just got this lens and I'm in LOVE!

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Jul 05, 2008 13:42 |  #56

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but you cant really go past f5.6 or you start to get really dark and black corners

Yeah, but from 1.4 to f4, you cover a good range for a low light prime. It is at least good where you would want a fast low light prime.


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Jul 05, 2008 13:46 |  #57

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I just got this lens and I'm in LOVE!

Shots please :evil:

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Yeah, but from 1.4 to f4, you cover a good range for a low light prime. It is at least good where you would want a fast low light prime.

I love the 30mm but I'd rather a 35mm 2.0 on a 1.3x.


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Jul 05, 2008 13:52 |  #58

Id take the 35L over the Sigma anyday... but thats in another league entirely.

Hey "hamtheman" looking nice on the 5D, its a pretty large piece of glass, does it feel quality? smooth focus ring, that sort of thing?




  
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Jul 05, 2008 14:00 |  #59

Yup when I picked it up for the first time I was amazed at the build quality, as good as L in my opinion.


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Jul 05, 2008 14:03 |  #60

hamtheman wrote in post #5854298 (external link)
Yup when I picked it up for the first time I was amazed at the build quality, as good as L in my opinion.

What's the focus ring like to turn, is it nicely damped like what we are used to with our L lenses?

I have tried Sigma EX lenses in the past but it was a while ago now, I cant remember how smooth the focus ring was now.. they say the brain is the first thing to go with old age :D




  
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