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Old 16th of November 2008 (Sun)   #1
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Question Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

Is there any pictures compairing the 2 lenses? Is the sigma lens worth the extra money?Thanks
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Old 16th of November 2008 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

popular photography did a review about this lens vs. canon's 50mm i.4. its a pretty good review the sigma 50mm won. they said it got a better bokeh on it. go to your local camera store and try it out. peace.
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Old 16th of November 2008 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

here you go http://www.popphoto.com/cameralenses...lens-test.html
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

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Old 16th of November 2008 (Sun)   #5
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I love mine, sold my Canon 1.4 50mm to get it.
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

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Just got the fresh, new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 for Canon mount and it is awesome. AF is spot on, and sharpness is great wide-open at f/1.4 when compared to other wide aperture lenses. Most importantly, it does not suffer halation (dreamy looking softness) wide-open in high-contrast situations like the Canon equivalent. I have the nifty fifty (Canon 50mm f/1.8), but it hunts in low-light, unlike this Sigma, which can focus in all but most difficult situations. It's a major trip when you can hand-hold, focus and capture, in low-light... bar type lighting.

Shot wide-open at f/1.4




Here's what it can do with cars... all but the last image shot wide-open at f/1.4 for that shallow depth of field.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/...61c14be8_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/...0d410af7_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/...7709f93c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/...3d2afbc8_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/...ed6109e8_o.jpg

f/5.6
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/...3d7cceec_o.jpg

f/1.4... handheld, with very little daylight.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/h...o/IMG_4184.jpg
Every review I've read rated the Sigma better.
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The Sigma had better reviews? Doesn't Sigma QC vary, however? I own the 30mm/f1.4 and it is out of focus most of the time (even though AF point lights up). Many users reported the same problem. Is this lens any different?

(A positive thing about the 30/1.4 however....the bokeh is beautiful.)

How about the Sigma 50/1.4's AFing capabilities? Does it vary per person?
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After reading many reviews of this Sigma (I almost bought one), it seems it's a fantastic lens if you get a good copy.
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

Do not mean to hijack the thread but I thought this question would be relevant here.

For those who are in the know and used Zeiss lenses before - I understand that there will be a 50mm f1.4 for EOS cameras coming out soon. Its manual focus but the IQ is more important to me.

Anyone has experience with that lens and how it performs in comparison to these two 50mm lenses?

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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

considering you said it's coming out soon, doens't that mean that there won't be too many people that have had hands on experience with the new Zeiss? i read that it's going to be very expensive, though.
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

I do enjoy the Canon 50mm f/1.4 and nothing about it makes me want to use the Sigma.... but I'm sure you wouldn't go wrong with either.
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considering you said it's coming out soon, doens't that mean that there won't be too many people that have had hands on experience with the new Zeiss? i read that it's going to be very expensive, though.
Its actually an old lens with the canon mount. Expensive it will be but rumours is that it will much less than original mount. Also more rumours that it will be assembled in Japan.

I know a few third party lens users who swear by Leica (with mount modification) but not sure if that view is widespread.
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Default Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

It's the same optics as the one in ZF mount, which doesn't have very good bokeh. I plan on getting the Sigma soon.
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Here is the Zeiss along with their 85 f/1.4. If they had autofocus I would grab them in a heartbeat: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...ssforcanon.asp

Recommended retail price of both lenses:
Planar T* 1.4/50 ZE
€ 579 (incl. 19% German VAT)
$ 660

Planar T* 1.4/85 ZE
€ 999 (incl. 19% German VAT)
$ 1,170
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