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

 
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Apr 17, 2014 16:54 |  #166

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

Wow. No one would buy (or certainly keep) the 50L if it looked like that. That's a horrible copy. My copy seems a lot sharper than that but without shooting the same target, it's hard to tell.

At any rate, hat's off to Sigma if this is indicative of what people can expect.


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Apr 17, 2014 17:22 |  #167

Nick3434 wrote in post #16841818 (external link)
What would that do? If canon offered an optically equivilant lens, would you still buy that for $2000 with the sigma 50 in existence?

The track record is anything that optically good will not be $600.....

Seeing as Canon have recently released f/2 lenses with IS and USM, at 28 and 35mm, they're both great, and both in the $600 range, I don't think that it's a stretch to envision them producing a new 50 f/1.4 with ring USM (possibly with IS) in the $500-$600 range.


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Apr 17, 2014 17:26 |  #168

Nick3434 wrote in post #16841818 (external link)
What would that do? If canon offered an optically equivilant lens, would you still buy that for $2000 with the sigma 50 in existence?

The track record is anything that optically good will not be $600.....

The size bothers me more than the weight, it will look too intimidating for the focal range, but if that is the negative on it I can roll with it.

Not looking for an optically equivalent lens (I thought I made that clear). Not looking fro an L or Art quality optics package. Looking for a 50, along the lines of an 85 f/1.8, that is just as quick & accurate to focus and just as mechanically sound. If I could manually focus worth a crap, I'd own some sort of adapted lens. Ya know, this is a common sentiment around this forum - I'm sure you've seen this subject crop up here before - that Canon needs to update their 50mm f/1.4. I'm just finally disgusted now that I need a 50 and there aren't any decent options.


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Apr 17, 2014 17:30 |  #169

WhyFi wrote in post #16841898 (external link)
Seeing as Canon have recently released f/2 lenses with IS and USM, at 28 and 35mm, they're both great, and both in the $600 range, I don't think that it's a stretch to envision them producing a new 50 f/1.4 with ring USM (possibly with IS) in the $500-$600 range.

I could live with a 50mm f/2 hat had ring usm.


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Apr 17, 2014 17:56 |  #170

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Wow. No one would buy (or certainly keep) the 50L if it looked like that. That's a horrible copy. My copy seems a lot sharper than that but without shooting the same target, it's hard to tell.

At any rate, hat's off to Sigma if this is indicative of what people can expect.

I don't get why people keep comparing this lens to the canon lenses which we all know aren't the best in sharpness. I do own the 50l and I am keeping it cause I love it. It's pretty sharp and works well for me and makes beautiful pictures. That's what I care about.

But finally the ONLY comparison worth doing, vs the otus:

http://www.dxomark.com …us-Carl-Zeiss-Otus-1.4-55 (external link)

About time a good objective study. Now it's up to you see if the last 1% (which isn't even clear cut since the sigma wins in a couple areas) in performance is worth $3000.


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Apr 17, 2014 18:50 |  #171

Gotcha two shadows, my bad I missed that..


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Apr 17, 2014 19:50 |  #172

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Not looking for an optically equivalent lens (I thought I made that clear). Not looking fro an L or Art quality optics package. Looking for a 50, along the lines of an 85 f/1.8, that is just as quick & accurate to focus and just as mechanically sound. If I could manually focus worth a crap, I'd own some sort of adapted lens. Ya know, this is a common sentiment around this forum - I'm sure you've seen this subject crop up here before - that Canon needs to update their 50mm f/1.4. I'm just finally disgusted now that I need a 50 and there aren't any decent options.

Have you considered the nifty Mk I? Mechanically, it is pretty much bulletproof. The only problem is the AF speed. Mine is miles better than my Mk II was.


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Apr 18, 2014 00:20 as a reply to  @ Sirrith's post |  #173

Lenstip has published their review: http://www.lenstip.com …est=obiektywu&t​est_ob=400 (external link)

It looks great! They reported strange AF behavier on the 1Dsmk3 though...


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Apr 18, 2014 12:40 |  #174

Changing the subject - very disappointed with the UK price of £849.99. That's a couple of hundred more than what I was hoping for, and (as ever) way more expensive than the US price.

Anyone know of any competitive UK prices yet?


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Apr 18, 2014 12:52 |  #175

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Changing the subject - very disappointed with the UK price of £849.99. That's a couple of hundred more than what I was hoping for, and (as ever) way more expensive than the US price.

Anyone know of any competitive UK prices yet?

That's the RRP so give it a few months and it'll be in the £600's. At which time I'll be tempted to buy one to compliment my 50L (note, NOT replace).;)


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Apr 19, 2014 05:26 |  #176

Owner of the 24/35/85/100/135/24-70/16-35 L plus a 45/TS and the Canon 50/1.4 here. I fully planned to get the 50L to complete the set of primes, the 50/1.4 has been the odd one out for years. In January I actually emailed my dealer about it, in the same week the Sigma was announced and I'm glad I waited.

This week I had my hands on the 50L courtesy of my cousin and used it for a bit, apart from the build quality and the USM the actual end result of the photos was not worth the £800 difference to me. There was a reason why I didn't get the 50L all these years and it confirmed it for me.

As for the Sigma, I'll see how good it is when it gets here. I'll just have to get over a single non L in my lens bag :p OCD be damn lol

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Apr 19, 2014 08:41 |  #177
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Raymond Lin wrote in post #16845600 (external link)
Owner of the 24/35/85/100/135/24-70/16-35 L plus a 45/TS and the Canon 50/1.4 here. I fully planned to get the 50L to complete the set of primes, the 50/1.4 has been the odd one out for years. In January I actually emailed my dealer about it, in the same week the Sigma was announced and I'm glad I waited.

This week I had my hands on the 50L courtesy of my cousin and used it for a bit, apart from the build quality and the USM the actual end result of the photos was not worth the £800 difference to me. There was a reason why I didn't get the 50L all these years and it confirmed it for me.

As for the Sigma, I'll see how good it is when it gets here. I'll just have to get over a single non L in my lens bag :p OCD be damn lol

P.s. I don't really have OCD.

I was thinking the same with the canon red ring lens because the lens has good value if you want to re-sell. just sold my 100 macro IS and was thinking getting the canon 50mm f1.2 L but after looking at this sigma 50mm f1.4 art I think I change my mine and save a couple of hundred dollars for a better lens. but will wait until Christmas to see when everyone do a review and said about it.




  
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Apr 19, 2014 21:48 |  #178

I'm all in with Sigma. Price is too good for the performance it offers. It's not like the 50L is known for its optics anyway, so I definitely wouldn't miss it.




  
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Apr 19, 2014 22:10 |  #179
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Apr 19, 2014 23:25 |  #180

Interesting comparison. The Sigma did look better to me in each shot but not by that much. Even if it is a small amount, the cheaper price of the Sigma is what would make it that much more worthwhile.

If I was to review this lens I would actually focus on the AF more than the sharpness. The previous version which I still own has excellent sharpness and its main problem was it's AF which to me is what Sigma should have focused on improving.

The Art version definitely looks great but not enough for my tell my current Sigmalux. I'm more looking forward to full reviews that go more in depth about the AF performance of this lens.


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