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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Art) is finally here!

 
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Apr 14, 2014 16:31 as a reply to  @ post 16832504 |  #121

I have one on pre-order at Downtown Camera in Toronto, Vistek and Henry's are also doing pre-order


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Apr 14, 2014 16:31 |  #122

pulsar123 wrote in post #16832504 (external link)
For other Canadians out there - this lens is available for pre-order at three places now (Camera Canada, McBain Camera, The Camera Store), for ~1050 CAD. Comes with the standard Canadian Sigma warranty of 7 years.

http://www.photoprice.​ca …-HSM-for-Canon-price.html (external link)

It also lists the two US places - B&H and Adorama.

Henry's has it for pre-order as well. I've been waiting for this lens for years. But I may skip it because my 85mm is to close in terms of AOV and optical performance.




  
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Apr 14, 2014 19:52 |  #123

lyttleviet wrote in post #16833482 (external link)
The fact that the review mentions that micro adjust makes me remember the old issues with my sigma 50.... I'll hold out until people successfully micro adjust before purchasing.


I took that as more of a standard procedure for maximum sharpness comment than anything else. My 24Lii needed +9 I think and it is a dream. I don't care if the 50 needs a 12 adjustment, once it is done, it is done.


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Apr 15, 2014 21:18 |  #124

Here's another new review

http://www.slrlounge.c​om …-hsm-art-initial-thoughts (external link)


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Apr 15, 2014 21:19 |  #125

Not sure if posted but here's Digital Pictures comparison between Canon 50 1.2 vs Sigma 50 1.4 Art

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)

As expected, the Signa blows the Canon out of the water even Sigma at F1.4 vs 50L at f/2.0




  
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Apr 16, 2014 03:39 |  #126

shocking....

Rittrato wrote in post #16837034 (external link)
Not sure if posted but here's Digital Pictures comparison between Canon 50 1.2 vs Sigma 50 1.4 Art

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)

As expected, the Signa blows the Canon out of the water even Sigma at F1.4 vs 50L at f/2.0


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Apr 16, 2014 05:24 |  #127

Rittrato wrote in post #16837034 (external link)
Not sure if posted but here's Digital Pictures comparison between Canon 50 1.2 vs Sigma 50 1.4 Art

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)

As expected, the Signa blows the Canon out of the water even Sigma at F1.4 vs 50L at f/2.0

Looks like it's sharper than the Sigma 35 in the corners as well.
If I had a FF I'd get this lens instantly.

Any crop owners who plans to get this lens?


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Apr 16, 2014 06:07 |  #128

Rittrato wrote in post #16837034 (external link)
Not sure if posted but here's Digital Pictures comparison between Canon 50 1.2 vs Sigma 50 1.4 Art

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)

As expected, the Signa blows the Canon out of the water even Sigma at F1.4 vs 50L at f/2.0

In defense of the Canon, the benefits of the 50L isn't resolution....its in the way that it renders colors and its bokeh. I'm interested in seeing how the Sigma 50 stacks up in that regard.

Also interested in seeing how this stacks up against the Sony 55 1.8.


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Apr 16, 2014 06:20 |  #129

I have a very big question mark in my head. I bought 85mm f/1.2 L ii just a week ago. Actually I am not so so happy with the focus at all. Now another dream lens Sigma 50 Art is just coming. I have talked with the shop that I've bought the 85L ii and he said that he can take it back for 200 USD less than the price I've bought. Do you have any advice or things to tell me? I have TS-E 17L, Sigma 24-105 Art, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L is ii usm and the finally 85L ii that I've bought last week..
I kindly need your urgent help.
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Apr 16, 2014 06:25 |  #130

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I have a very big question mark in my head. I bought 85mm f/1.2 L ii just a week ago. Actually I am not so so happy with the focus at all. Now another dream lens Sigma 50 Art is just coming. I have talked with the shop that I've bought the 85L ii and he said that he can take it back for 200 USD less than the price I've bought. Do you have any advice or things to tell me? I have TS-E 17L, Sigma 24-105 Art, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L is ii usm and the finally 85L ii that I've bought last week..
I kindly need your urgent help.
Thank you

What don't you like about the focus of the 85L? It's slow, but extremely accurate at such a shallow DOF. I can see how the speed could be off-putting if you're shooting things in motion, but its fine for portrait work.

Lenses are big expenditures. I'd recommend renting a lens or at least testing it extensively in store, on your camera, before dropping serious cash on one (I usually do).

Edit: Can't speak for the Sigma 50, but if speed is an issue, and my Sigma 35 is an indication of what to expect from the Sigma 50, it will focus pretty slowly as well. (relative to Canon USM lenses at least)


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Apr 16, 2014 06:45 |  #131

I find the Sigma HSM to be really good, honestly. When I had the Sigma 35 when it first came out, its performance was extremely good aside from the focus shift in artificial light. However, it seems that may have been fixed with firmware or something since... Which is why I decided to try another which arrives today. Hoping third times a charm on this lens! If all goes well I will unload my 35L.

I really hope that Sigma does an "art" overhaul on the 85mm and releases a new UWA zoom... Demand seems to be high for an excellent UWA zoom such as a 14-24 f/2.8, so I hope Sigma has something in the pipeline...


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Apr 16, 2014 08:43 |  #132

Thanks for all the replies. If I sell 85L ii, do you think that I can miss it?




  
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Apr 16, 2014 08:58 |  #133

ruzgar344 wrote in post #16837651 (external link)
I have a very big question mark in my head. I bought 85mm f/1.2 L ii just a week ago. Actually I am not so so happy with the focus at all. Now another dream lens Sigma 50 Art is just coming. I have talked with the shop that I've bought the 85L ii and he said that he can take it back for 200 USD less than the price I've bought. Do you have any advice or things to tell me? I have TS-E 17L, Sigma 24-105 Art, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L is ii usm and the finally 85L ii that I've bought last week..
I kindly need your urgent help.
Thank you

Why did you buy the 85L? I can't see buying the 85L to fit a need and then having a 50mm lens release make you question that reasoning.


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Apr 16, 2014 09:01 |  #134

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Why did you buy the 85L? I can't see buying the 85L to fit a need and then having a 50mm lens release make you question that reasoning.

I was wondering the same thing... the two lenses have very different purposes.


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Apr 16, 2014 09:24 |  #135

WhyFi wrote in post #16837911 (external link)
Why did you buy the 85L? I can't see buying the 85L to fit a need and then having a 50mm lens release make you question that reasoning.

good question. To make better portraits. I thought that it would be better than 70-200 f/2.8 L is ii usm with better f/1.2 option but I can see that I can not use f/1.2 every time due to lack of sharpness and focusing problems at f/1.2




  
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