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Who has the Sigma 50 1.4 Art? (better than Sigma 50 1.4 non Art?)

 
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Aug 23, 2014 18:07 |  #1

So the Art is sharper, but both seem to have inconistent AF sometimes
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Here I found the comparison http://photographylife​.com …/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm/4 (external link)


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Aug 24, 2014 09:57 |  #2

The 50 ART is significantly better than the older Sigma 50 1.4 in both sharpness and AF. I haven't owned the regular 50 1.4, but I have a shooting partner that does. It is reasonably sharp, but the AF struggles in low light. I use the 50 ART on the 5DIII (with cross points only), and I have found the focus to be extremely consistent and reliable (comparable to L primes), with no micro adjustment needed.

A few people have reported problems with the 50A, especially with outer points on the 5DII/III, but I haven't experienced any issues myself. Honestly, I found Canon's 50 1.4 to be almost unusable for low light AF after getting used to L primes. It never left my bag. The 50A on the other hand, is on my camera often.


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Aug 24, 2014 12:49 as a reply to  @ bacchanal's post |  #3

I upgraded my sigma 50 to the sigma 50 art. The sigma art is noticably sharper especially at the edges. Also the sigma art can focus in lower light levels whereas the old sigma just hunts.
The downside of the art is that it is bigger and heavier.

Both sigmas have near identical bokeh qualities, and both (of mine) are very consistent regarding autofocus.


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Aug 24, 2014 15:18 |  #4

snake0ape wrote in post #17114802 (external link)
Both sigmas have near identical bokeh qualities, and both (of mine) are very consistent regarding autofocus.

That's interesting... all of the samples I've looked at show a clear difference in how they render backgrounds, my preference going to the old version.


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Aug 24, 2014 18:51 |  #5

Yes..thats true..I'm also have regular 50mm1.4..struggle to shoot in low light..overall it is still good lens though..




  
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Aug 25, 2014 01:06 |  #6

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17115052 (external link)
That's interesting... all of the samples I've looked at show a clear difference in how they render backgrounds, my preference going to the old version.

I love how the old sigma renders the background. I sold it only because the new sigma renders it the same. The only difference is the edge sharpness to out of focus transition at certain light conditions and focal distance. The old sigma has that soft "glow" whereas the sigma art has a more abrupt edge sharpness fallout.


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Aug 25, 2014 02:08 as a reply to  @ snake0ape's post |  #7

I have owned and tested quite a few fifty’s over 14 months, Canon 50 1.2L (never liked it), Canon 50 1.4USM, Sigma 50 1.4 (older one) and the new 50 1.4 Art. What I see in the new Sigma 50 1.4 Art you ask? For me it’s the best 50 in the market blows away the over priced Canon L (big time) and is sharp wide open at 1.4, AF is really good. I know many will say “but it’s heavy”! However that’s really a non issue once you see what the lens is capable of producing it’s a stunner.

Sigma’s new crop of lenses are indeed true game changers for once I don’t look down on Sigma as I once did. Sigma always had that stigma of being the third party “I can not afford Canon L glass” type of lens for me that is, but not anymore. I based this experience on having used the 35 1.4 Art and the 50 1.4 Art lens.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 13:17 as a reply to  @ photography By Evangelos's post |  #8

Yessssssssss just bought the last 50 1.4 Art in our local shop :cool:

Built quality is identically to the 35 1.4 Art, the glass is bigger and more straight.
Weight is solid but not too heavy on my light 6D.

I'm going to test both Sigma's for a while, i'm curious about the difference and the intensity of usuage :)
I'll see then if I keep 35 & 50 Art or maybe only the 50 Art.

First testhot in my car of my steering wheel was tack sharp, the weather was dull white outside, not a single CA/purple between the black leather borders of my steering wheel and the white background :)
AF is blazin' fast, even faster than my 135L!


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Aug 26, 2014 05:25 as a reply to  @ CanonYouCan's post |  #9

^ jealous. I'm going to give adorama until the 20th of august before I cancel my order and source a sigma art. (have an event to cover just after)


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