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Sigma 50mm f1.4 - Rate your experience

 
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Mar 16, 2011 03:17 |  #16

Considering the same thing too, I love my ef but my 5D is sending a friend request to the lux


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Mar 16, 2011 03:24 |  #17

Best lens i own for colors and bokeh, and its sharp at any f-stop. However i would not rate the AF too high, but i have learned to live it. The images it produces when i get the focus right is awesome. More punch then my L-lenses.. :)


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Mar 16, 2011 03:24 |  #18

perfect on my 40d and 5dc. tried the canon version. soft at 1.4




  
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Mar 16, 2011 04:19 |  #19

my signature says all


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Mar 16, 2011 05:28 |  #20

Love it, the AF can be a little strange on some subjects in some situations...but really, its a good lens, i love mine a lot and i have used it a ton since getting it back in November...

My copy was perfect out of the box


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Mar 16, 2011 05:35 |  #21

twoshadows wrote in post #12025591 (external link)
1st copy = terrible
2nd copy= great

Ha. Same here. Although my first copy was a store display model. second copy is beautiful




  
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Mar 16, 2011 07:49 |  #22

TeamSpeed wrote in post #12028177 (external link)
The only negative comment I have regarding this lens is the football shaped bokeh around the perimeters of the frame, and in some cases, the circles are actually cut off.

Not the lens... occlusion is from the mirror box of your camera. 85L and 50L show the same effect.

FWIW, I love mine. Easily the best lens for the money in my kit.


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Mar 16, 2011 08:35 |  #23

Bought a new copy, sent it in to be calibrated. Perfect.

IMO, it's the best auto-focus 50 for Canon. (I've shot a lot of 50s)

If you don't need auto-focus check Gasrocks gear list. There are literally loads out there that are desirable.


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Mar 16, 2011 08:37 as a reply to  @ plasticmotif's post |  #24

1st copy few years ago was way off..
2nd copy last year was good
3rd copy got last month is good..Plus the new finish makes it even nicer then my last copy.


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Mar 16, 2011 08:37 |  #25

Mine is sitting at the local FedEx, I can pick it up in 2 & 1/2 hours, can not wait to try it out.


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Mar 16, 2011 08:42 |  #26

Chez Wimpy wrote in post #12030219 (external link)
Not the lens... occlusion is from the mirror box of your camera. 85L and 50L show the same effect.

FWIW, I love mine. Easily the best lens for the money in my kit.

Ah, I figured it was the back part of the lens cutting something off, good to know!


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Mar 16, 2011 11:12 |  #27

rick_reno wrote in post #12025707 (external link)
I've had - not at the same time - three of these things. None worked well. It's too bad because it's a great lens if you can get one that works. I couldn't and moved on.

Its truly unfortunate that this backwards engineered lens isn't a rock solid performer in all of its copies.

I had a copy (I've tested too many to even recall) that seemed to work well indoors in my home. After testing it extensively it seemed relatively "good". Brought it out to shoot a very important "family reunion" (aging relatives are not getting any younger). That Sigmadud was dreadful as I varied the distance and I had ALOT of OOF shots. From that day forward I am disgusted with sigma. Honestly I doubt I'd ever buy a sigma but I am willing to try for humour sake.... maybe a super zoom

When i finish purchasing other studio lighting gear I will start to look into the 50L once again. At least if you get a good copy its rock solid regardless of lighting condition. Even if you have a Shiftyfifty"L" you can compensate because its predictable.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:10 |  #28

Great lens, rock solid performance straight out of the box. No regrets.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:21 |  #29

Picked up my lens this morning from FedEx. It is a brand new copy with new finish. I tested it and it seems to be focusing correctly, I am going out this weekend and will put it through some more tests.


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Mar 16, 2011 13:23 |  #30

Absolutely love it. Stays on my 5d2 95% of the time.
I think it's relatively easy to miss focus shooting at 1.4. I know my OOF shots are due to user error.

Bought it used on here, perfectly sharp with no MA.

Great lens, leaves me with no desire to upgrade to the 50L

Rating: 10/10


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