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May 28, 2014 10:36 |  #691
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Xyclopx wrote in post #16935764 (external link)
your 50 would have been better for your health--it would have made you want to go out and explore and take pictures. the versaclimber will last a week, then you'd get bored of it. :)

I have other lens to play with so the versa climber will get me more healthier beside judo and kungfu. :) I will wait until Christmas to see the real review of the people that already own it before I will purchased it.




  
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May 28, 2014 18:34 |  #692

Has anyone else tried their lens with a 1D3 or 1Ds3? I'm finding that the AF is rock solid on my 5D3 but complete garbage on both the 1D3 and 1Ds3.


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May 28, 2014 19:19 |  #693

raptor3x wrote in post #16936842 (external link)
Has anyone else tried their lens with a 1D3 or 1Ds3? I'm finding that the AF is rock solid on my 5D3 but complete garbage on both the 1D3 and 1Ds3.

thats the thing with sigma lenses...not ideal especially if you own more than 2 bodies


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May 28, 2014 20:24 |  #694

Here are two typical photos. Out of the camera RAW converted to jpeg. Just outdoor shade with over exposed sky. I wanted to see how that renders. The bokeh is clean and muted. the eye is sharp. The OOF looks great. the color is great. I think this is a very good lens. I can do alot of PP to bring everything out.


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May 28, 2014 20:50 |  #695

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May 28, 2014 21:52 |  #696

raptor3x wrote in post #16936842 (external link)
Has anyone else tried their lens with a 1D3 or 1Ds3? I'm finding that the AF is rock solid on my 5D3 but complete garbage on both the 1D3 and 1Ds3.

The DPreview article about this lens states that he had issues with older bodies.


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May 28, 2014 23:34 |  #697

I calibrated my 50art. Turns out it is even better with 0,+1,0,0. It's anal, but it does make a noticeable difference around 2.3 feet with the +1MA. I confirmed with shooting tiny letters at 1.2ft, 2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,15,25​, far. And I did it 10 times and comparing it with contrast detect. AF consistancy is like my other lens. Only a few misses.


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May 29, 2014 06:37 |  #698

Told you, a little MA and it gets even better. Anal yes, but it is there.


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May 29, 2014 07:08 |  #699

I am glad to some some pictures, I would really like to see more to compare how the lens compares with Canon lens.


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May 29, 2014 07:18 |  #700

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Told you, a little MA and it gets even better. Anal yes, but it is there.

Thanks. I was happy with zero MA. I had to calibrate since you mentioned that you MA-ed. Calibrating with the dock and needing 4 points is a hard thing to do. If you have an error on just one point, then you will get blurryness in and around that distance point. I had +1, +1,0,0 instead of 0, +1,0,0. And the lens was focusing way way off the mark where it thinks 1.5 feet is 8 feet. That tiny error must have confused the canon algorithms some how. I had to verify focus by shooting at all distances. I also had the same difficulty with my 35art when I calibrated. One tiny error, and I again get this exaggerated blurryness somewhere within the respective focusing zone.


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May 29, 2014 07:27 |  #701

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I cancel my 50mm art sigma lens getting a versaclimber instead.

Thinkharder, better think harder on your decision. :)


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May 29, 2014 07:33 |  #702
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snake0ape wrote in post #16937825 (external link)
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Thinkharder, better think harder on your decision. :)

I want to be fit before I will make a decision to purchased that lens so I can lug that big anchor weight around. :lol:




  
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May 29, 2014 07:37 |  #703

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I want to be fit before I will make a decision to purchased that lens so I can lug that big anchor weight around. :lol:

The lens is worth its weight in gold. Literally, it's frickin heavy!!!!! I overreacted by buying a pancake the other day.


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May 29, 2014 07:40 |  #704

snake0ape wrote in post #16937841 (external link)
The lens is worth its weight in gold. Literally, it's frickin heavy!!!!! I reacted by buying a pancake yesterday.

so how do you rate the new sigma against other 50's you've tried now you've had a bit of time with it


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May 29, 2014 08:14 |  #705

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so how do you rate the new sigma against other 50's you've tried now you've had a bit of time with it

I took snap shots of my sig50art and sig50. Even viewing it on my camera's led screen (un zoomed, 5diii) , I can see the difference in sharpness and micro-contrast. The 50art has this crispness to it. But compared to the sig50 bokeh, the 50art bokeh looks less contrasty and muted. Too me, the bokeh was unnoticed, like a "plain Jane" looking girl wanting to not be seen in a party. On the othe hand, the sig50 had bokeh balls that was much brighter, the colors of the background was more vibrant. It sang a bit better.
Another thing I noticed is the astigmatism or aura surrounding the focused object when in certain lighting situations. The sig50 has it and the 50art was absent of it. Of course with the astigmatism, you can take advantage of it to take nice photos of a softer dreamy looking portrait or use it in the wrong way and make it for a lousy photo. The astigmatism isn't noticeable in lower contrast photos.
With all this said, I like the 50art better. It's more a flexible lens because I can crop more, and I will have more latitude with it during post processing. I feel I can do without the sig50 since I can get a dreamy look with my 85L.

I'll see if I can post pics later. ( I work more than full time) I will have to show 1:1 with the limits on screen here.


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