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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM vs Canon 50mm f/1.4

 
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Nov 16, 2008 19:00 |  #1

Is there any pictures compairing the 2 lenses? Is the sigma lens worth the extra money?Thanks


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Nov 16, 2008 19:21 |  #2

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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Nov 16, 2008 19:26 as a reply to punkzappa's post |  #3

here you go http://www.popphoto.co​m ...-dg-hsm-af-lens-test.htmlexternal link :D


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Nov 16, 2008 19:48 |  #4

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Nov 16, 2008 20:03 as a reply to holland_patrick's post |  #5

I love mine, sold my Canon 1.4 50mm to get it.




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Nov 16, 2008 20:07 |  #6

ctwentytwo wrote in post #5967717 (external link)
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
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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.
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f/1.4... handheld, with very little daylight.
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Every review I've read rated the Sigma better.


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Nov 16, 2008 22:17 |  #7

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Nov 16, 2008 22:42 |  #8

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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Nov 16, 2008 23:02 |  #9

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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Nov 16, 2008 23:39 as a reply to Brett's post |  #10

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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Nov 16, 2008 23:57 |  #11

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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Nov 17, 2008 00:01 |  #12

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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Nov 17, 2008 00:01 |  #13

Reign wrote in post #6701777external link
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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Nov 17, 2008 00:10 |  #14

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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Nov 17, 2008 00:21 |  #15

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.co​m ...08091501Zeissforcan​on.aspexternal link

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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