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May 29, 2014 08:56 |  #1

So my shop just got in a the Sigma 50mm f/1.4... To be honest I don't know if a prime lens is truly a NEED right now, but I like the idea of gear. The fact that its in stock and I can go pick it up is very tempting...


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May 29, 2014 08:57 |  #2

Doooooooo eeeeeeeeeetttttttt!


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May 29, 2014 08:58 |  #3

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Doooooooo eeeeeeeeeetttttttt!

Came here to say exactly this.


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May 29, 2014 09:17 |  #4

Talk you out of it? Sounds like a challenge :D

You could use that money instead to upgrade from the 60D to a 6D, though the S: 18-35 would have to change.

You could buy a 135 f/2 instead.

You don't really need it or you already would have bought it.

You can't afford it, and you're lying to your self if you say "it'll be tight, but I think I can do it"

The photographer is much more important than the lens. It won't help you.

Sharpness and such are highly over rated. Go look at your favorite photographs of all time from any photographer, and outside of wildlife photographs, how many made the list because of sharpness and not subject, composition, or lighting?

It's not a video lens.

As soon as you buy it, you'll just want another lens and this one will just sit around unused in a couple
of weeks.

Don't take any of these too seriously, they're meant in good humor.




  
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May 29, 2014 09:23 |  #5
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Don't buy it ! it a crappy lens , heavy , over priced and ugly.
By the way what Detroit shop has it? :)




  
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May 29, 2014 09:24 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #6

Well, for one...some of the value of a FF lens with edge to edge sharpness is lost on a 60D. You're carrying around a lot of glass for improved center sharpness at wide apertures (vs. the Canon 1.4 and Sigma 1.4 EX).

Consider picking up a used one in a couple months. When buying used it's generally pretty easy to buy and sell with little to no loss, which is a great way to try out lenses.


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May 29, 2014 09:24 |  #7

vengence wrote in post #16938003 (external link)
Talk you out of it? Sounds like a challenge :D

You could use that money instead to upgrade from the 60D to a 6D, though the S: 18-35 would have to change.

You could buy a 135 f/2 instead.

You don't really need it or you already would have bought it.

You can't afford it, and you're lying to your self if you say "it'll be tight, but I think I can do it"

The photographer is much more important than the lens. It won't help you.

Sharpness and such are highly over rated. Go look at your favorite photographs of all time from any photographer, and outside of wildlife photographs, how many made the list because of sharpness and not subject, composition, or lighting?

It's not a video lens.

As soon as you buy it, you'll just want another lens and this one will just sit around unused in a couple
of weeks.

Don't take any of these too seriously, they're meant in good humor.

That may have done it for me, I think I just like the idea of owning the lens, I don't know how much use it will get, a lot of my photography is street, which I use my 24-105... Still may take a ride to the shop tho haha.


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May 29, 2014 09:25 |  #8

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Don't buy it ! it a crappy lens , heavy , over priced and ugly.
By the way what Detroit shop has it? :)

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KeenanRIVALS wrote in post #16938018 (external link)
Procam in Livonia

would your shop sell me one without tax?




  
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May 29, 2014 09:30 |  #10

Considering you already have the Sigma 18-35mm, I'm not sure you'd get that much use out of the 50mm Art, especially as you aren't yet sure what you'd use it for.

I had the same reality check about this lens for my 6D. I realized that I use my current Canon 50mm 1.4 at around f/2 for casual use, and if I really want THE SHOT, I use my 85mm 1.2L. So, I determined the benefits this lens provides I wouldn't utilize enough to make it worth it.




  
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May 29, 2014 09:32 |  #11

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Well, for one...some of the value of a FF lens with edge to edge sharpness is lost on a 60D.

I'd second this, you already have one of the better lenses specifically for crop sensors (18-35).


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May 29, 2014 09:33 |  #12

sell the sigma 18-35mm art...sell your 60D...use the combined funds to buy a 6D/5DII...then get an 85mm f1.8...you'd have shallower DOF than your 60D with a 50mm f1.4


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May 29, 2014 09:37 |  #13

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would your shop sell me one without tax?

They charge state tax, however it is online...

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May 29, 2014 09:38 |  #14

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sell the sigma 18-35mm art...sell your 60D...use the combined funds to buy a 6D/5DII...then get an 85mm f1.8...you'd have shallower DOF than your 60D with a 50mm f1.4

Yeah I think with the crop it becomes a 80mm f/2.24 or whatever, I've thought about upgrading my camera, is the 6D really that much better than the 60D, my primary focus is video...


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Yeah I think with the crop it becomes a 80mm f/2.24 or whatever, I've thought about upgrading my camera, is the 6D really that much better than the 60D, my primary focus is video...

i dunno...you wanted to be talked out of it...i'm just coming up with reasons :)


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