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Thread started 07 Oct 2012 (Sunday) 20:30
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POLL: "What is the overall best 50mm opton for full-frame?"
Canon 50L f/1.2
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46.9%
Canon 50 f/1.4
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30.4%
Sigma 50 f/1.4
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22.7%

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Oct 12, 2012 17:05 |  #76

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You should have gotten the Sigma 30 F/1.4 over the Canon 28 F/1.8 on your 7D.

went down that road...three times and couldn't come up with a copy with accurate AF. I wouldn't trade my 28mm for the Sigma 30, on a crop or FF camera.



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Oct 12, 2012 21:45 |  #77

Ok, I bought a Canon f/1.4, moved to a Sigma f/1.4 (old finish), then got a great deal on a used 50L f/1.2. Problem is I'm stymied on how to get it to perform. Picked up a 50mm f/1.8 Mk I with a metal mount for my son and also a newer Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (shinny finish) and it appears to out perform the 50L. Not sure what my next step is. I need to send my 5D Mark III in for service so I'll send in the 50L in with it to see what CPS can do with it.


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Oct 12, 2012 21:46 |  #78

FYI, I love my Sigmalux..

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Oct 13, 2012 07:02 |  #79

I owned the 50 1.4 and now I own the 50L. So far, I'm in love with the 50L (I have a 5D MIII). However, I've only done a few real shoots with it. I feel like I need to continue to put the lens through its paces for a few months before I can make a real decision.

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Oct 13, 2012 09:36 |  #80

I like the Canon 50f1.4 for portraits and some outdoor events. For macro shots and other uses, the Sigma 50f2.8 is a nice lens. My 50f1.4 is a bit dreamy at f1.4, but is fine at f1.6 or f1.8. It is a useful lens for low light.
This is not my most used focal length, as I am a crop body user, but I do like the Canon 5-f1.4. Color and contrast are great stopped down. AF has been fast and accurate, but not quite as good as the 85f1.8.




  
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Oct 13, 2012 11:51 |  #81

mannetti21 wrote in post #15114500 (external link)
went down that road...three times and couldn't come up with a copy with accurate AF. I wouldn't trade my 28mm for the Sigma 30, on a crop or FF camera.

I guess it really depends. I bought 2 of them used on the classifieds, and both of them worked perfectly on my old XTi. Tested with other cameras as well and their AF is fine.


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Oct 13, 2012 15:06 |  #82

If only I could get a good copy of the Sigma, I'd go for it and gladly save the money over the 50L. I want that lens to work with all of the camera bodies I own and the ones I'd probably buy in the next few years. The odds are against me.

Hopefully SIgma will put out a new version that takes advantage of the ability for end users to reprogram.

Until then I go with the 50L if you can afford it or the 50/1.4 --- if you got a good copy and are prepared to protect it.


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Oct 14, 2012 23:01 |  #83

Well, just to update, I decided to go with the Canon 1.4 again (previously on crop body). While I was very much prepared to spend $1500 on a 50mm prime, I simply couldn't justify the cost of the 50L over the other options based on IQ alone. It's not that the IQ is poor, but IMO, it just isn't consistently better in all aspects. After adding in the focus shift problems, you can definitely count me out at that price point.

As for the Sigma, I just don't trust them. While there are certainly some excellent copies floating around, I think it's safe to say there are quite a few issues with the lens as well. I don't quite understand when I read the comment "people are more likely to report problems, which is why we hear about so many issues." Well, that may very well be the case, but the same applies to every other lens, so I'm not sure how anybody can use that logic as an excuse for the number of complaints about Sigma lens.

Just keeping my fingers crossed that I get a a Canon 1.4 copy that was as good as my first.



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Oct 15, 2012 01:43 |  #84

I don't have a 50 anymore but my favorite was the sigma 1.4(got my vote).


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