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James ­ Thomas ­ 1975
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Aug 06, 2013 01:20 as a reply to  @ post 16183871 |  #9601

Thanks for the reply.
I realise that. But from what I can gather these things are usually out (if at all) all over the place, and that USB Dock can calibrate to a far higher tolerance than the MFA on my 5D3.
Maybe I've been reading the wrong views! :)


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Aug 06, 2013 02:23 |  #9602

I was dubious before buying mine. I took my body in to the shop to test the actual lens I was buying. You can do a simple test in store by auto focusing on something contrasty at 45 degrees - taking a shot - and then switching to MF and live view, zooming in a bit (on live view) and seeing if you need to front or back focus to get maximum sharpness. My copy needed no MFA so I was pleased enough to buy it.


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Aug 06, 2013 06:09 |  #9603

James Thomas 1975 wrote in post #16184803 (external link)
Thanks for the reply.
I realise that. But from what I can gather these things are usually out (if at all) all over the place, and that USB Dock can calibrate to a far higher tolerance than the MFA on my 5D3.
Maybe I've been reading the wrong views! :)

still -20 0 +20 but you can adjust the Art lenses at different focal distances


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Aug 06, 2013 13:54 |  #9604

Don't watch this vid then, it will steam you like it did me.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=nG1pN5Vic8E (external link)

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Had my first portrait session with this lens yesterday. Love it more than my 70-200L. So sharp!

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Aug 06, 2013 14:45 |  #9605

guitarjeff wrote in post #16186122 (external link)
Don't watch this vid then, it will steam you like it did me.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=nG1pN5Vic8E (external link)

The guy in the video in my opinion is right. Personally I would not use it for head portraits. And that is his point. I've done a few portraits with my 50mm, I love it, but I use it for full length body photos ONLY. For closer shots I just grab my 70-200 mk II, 100mm IS , or 85mm 1.2 if I would have one :D. That is how I see, but everyone is different so up to them... : )


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Aug 06, 2013 16:45 |  #9606

For me it felt like the picture and woman they chose was deliberate to accentuate what they wanted to say and that I haven't felt the same way when doing head and shoulders shots with the 50mm. I still use my Sigma 70mm macro as my main portrait lens, but I'll say this, I had the original 70-200 without IS and I thought that was a sharp sweet lens but I feel like i would still use the 50mm over it because being a prime it is still much sharper and has what I now have learned to love, that Sigma brownish, tint thing. I sold the 70-200 just to get my 50 Sigmalux, as a matter of fact. Then sold my EF 100mm F2 which I loved, to get the 70 macro. I do agree though, for the most part, the Siggy is really 46mm and I can tell a decent difference just going up to the 70mm in compression and it does have a nicer feel. I just didn't feel like the zoom lens, sharp as it was, satisfied me in the way that a prime lens does, even a 50mm.

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The guy in the video in my opinion is right. Personally I would not use it for head portraits. And that is his point. I've done a few portraits with my 50mm, I love it, but I use it for full length body photos ONLY. For closer shots I just grab my 70-200 mk II, 100mm IS , or 85mm 1.2 if I would have one :D. That is how I see, but everyone is different so up to them... : )




  
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Aug 06, 2013 21:52 |  #9607

Yes I have seen that video. I was tossing up between an 85 and this lens when looking for a fast orime to compliment my L zooms. Ended up going for this one because its usually possible to take a few steps forward and sometimes impossible to step back. I have a 70-200L if I need to get a tighter crop and more background compression. But honestly, looking at my shots from my last portrait session, this is a killer portrait lens. I saw no exaggeration of features. I don't need some troll telling me which lenses to use.


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Aug 06, 2013 22:45 |  #9608

guitarjeff wrote in post #16186122 (external link)
Don't watch this vid then, it will steam you like it did me.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=nG1pN5Vic8E (external link)

I don't get how he says a 70-200 is fine for portraits throughout it's whole range, then says 50mm is bad even on a crop camera... what? I use my Yashica 50/1.4 on my EOS M for portraits and have never seen any noticeable distortion... I guess on a Nikon or Sony it'd be slightly wider, but still. That said, I'm passing on the SIGMALUX simply because I feel that I need to get an 85mm before buying ANOTHER 50mm.... :(


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Aug 06, 2013 23:51 |  #9609

Also, is it the lack of compression that gives the most 3d'ish separation? because I jst love the look of how a subject has the 3d thing going on like you see with this Sigmalux and with the new 35mm. If the more compressed images have less of that then the 50mm has something of it's own to tout. I'm not sure but I do love this siggy lens and the 70 Macro is just as amazing, unreal really. Now I need to get a longer focal length just for the times I want that compressed look and yet I only want a Sigma EX lens because I am now addicted to that sepia type tint thing and I can't afford the 800 dollar 85mm, so I am thinking the 105 Macro or the new 150 macro with OS would be awesome even at 600 dollars or whatever it is. I bet that baby would do some serious compression and it would look awesome out doors. I use FF 5D2 so that 150 would be nice to have but would be too long inside. I think the 105 is much cheaper and perfect length for portraits on FF.

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I don't get how he says a 70-200 is fine for portraits throughout it's whole range, then says 50mm is bad even on a crop camera... what? I use my Yashica 50/1.4 on my EOS M for portraits and have never seen any noticeable distortion... I guess on a Nikon or Sony it'd be slightly wider, but still. That said, I'm passing on the SIGMALUX simply because I feel that I need to get an 85mm before buying ANOTHER 50mm.... :(




  
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Aug 09, 2013 08:27 |  #9610

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Aug 10, 2013 11:03 |  #9611

Welcome Den. Good composition, gritty feel to your pics; a little too much sharpening in post IMHO, I have a bias towards softer skin in portraits though


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Aug 15, 2013 12:33 |  #9612

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Aug 18, 2013 09:02 |  #9613

6D + Sigma 50mm 1.4

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Aug 18, 2013 09:09 |  #9614

love the light and those eyes, jeez, great shots!


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