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Sep 10, 2014 03:28 |  #9976

titi_67207 wrote in post #17145573 (external link)
50mm and 85mm are really different focal lengths, choose which suits the best your usage.

Buy one in second hand, and sell it at the same price if you're unhappy with it...

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Thanks titi, I was really aiming for the 50 sigma and had read some issues on it that held me in purchasing the sigma.. But that was before. Now, I am just confirming its functionality on a 70d body. I do believe that 50 and 85 are different stories, I am after the bokeh this lenses could deliver. But of course, the versatility plays a big role on my decision.

EDIT: With all the sample photos (hoping Ive seen all non art versions), I am very sure that Ill love this lens. Thanks for the advice again.




  
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Sep 10, 2014 04:10 |  #9977

Probably not the normal kind of shot for this thread, but taken with a 6d and 50f1.4 HSM. 33 frame stitch.

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Sep 10, 2014 04:45 |  #9978

RobDickinson wrote in post #17145611 (external link)
Probably not the normal kind of shot for this thread, but taken with a 6d and 50f1.4 HSM. 33 frame stitch.https://farm4.staticfl​ickr.com …53629286_899607​d3a0_b.jpg (external link)

WOW! that's pretty amazing :)


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Sep 12, 2014 21:36 |  #9979

I used to have a very nice copy of this lens…I tell ya, if I found a screaming' deal on one I'd grab it in a second. THey are really cheap these days. Great shots everyone!


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Sep 17, 2014 08:51 |  #9980

I found a page at lensrentals about this lens nad this is what the moderator said on his last few sentences. It front focuses below 5 feet and back focuses beyond 20 feet. According to him, it is the lens characteristics and it is not a calibration problem. Users, is this true?

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Sep 17, 2014 13:18 |  #9981

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17160680 (external link)
I found a page at lensrentals about this lens nad this is what the moderator said on his last few sentences. It front focuses below 5 feet and back focuses beyond 20 feet. According to him, it is the lens characteristics and it is not a calibration problem. Users, is this true?

http://www.lensrentals​.com/rent/cano...-hsm-for-canon (external link)

I haven't had this for more than a month, so I am still trying to tame this beast. I bought it because I also have the Sigma 30mm EX and absolutely love it.
In some ways the 50mm is very similar and in some ways very different.

I agree with his statement that it is a bit on the schizophrenic side when it comes to autofocusing. I have read a lot of people stating that the only problem is that the people using the lens weren't used to the narrow depth of field, but I don't buy that. I don't have any of these mis-focus issues on my Nifty-fifty or the Sigma 30mm.
When this lens nails the focus though.. Wow it is sharp.

Funny thing is that when I use LiveView focus, it is always spot on. But it takes forever to acquire focus that way.

Personally, I haven't had any woes about buying this lens, but I admit that I still have a lot of taming to do.


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Sep 17, 2014 21:24 |  #9982

D-Noc wrote in post #17161292 (external link)
I haven't had this for more than a month, so I am still trying to tame this beast. I bought it because I also have the Sigma 30mm EX and absolutely love it.
In some ways the 50mm is very similar and in some ways very different.

I agree with his statement that it is a bit on the schizophrenic side when it comes to autofocusing. I have read a lot of people stating that the only problem is that the people using the lens weren't used to the narrow depth of field, but I don't buy that. I don't have any of these mis-focus issues on my Nifty-fifty or the Sigma 30mm.
When this lens nails the focus though.. Wow it is sharp.

Funny thing is that when I use LiveView focus, it is always spot on. But it takes forever to acquire focus that way.

Personally, I haven't had any woes about buying this lens, but I admit that I still have a lot of taming to do.

My experience as well. This lens is always "almost-there" yet not fully in focus.

To me, this lens needs to be shot using live view AF(recently been playing with face detection AF and that works pretty well too) to really nail the focus from f1.4-2.0

If i need a viewfinder shooting experience, I switch to the canon 85mm 1.8. That lens is sharp, but the colors dont match the Sigma 50mm non-art IMO...


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Sep 18, 2014 04:52 |  #9983

@D-noc & Zarray: Reality is really hurting sometimes, I do like to get this lens but I am worried. I mean, if its consistent on a back or front focus, it could be resolved by mfa. But if its erratic, definitely a headache Ill get. For now, still looking for facts on this lens.




  
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Sep 18, 2014 14:43 |  #9984

I just got a copy, and after seeing the above quote from Roger tried to recreate it. It's pretty easy tbh. Moving toward MFD wide open it misses consistently just in front of the target. I tried adjusting MA but didnt really have much luck, as it seem to not affect the issue.

I think that for me though its still a good deal at $350. I dont shoot with that shallow DoF, and pretty much anything you do to take care of that fixes the focus issue as well. It's pretty on by 2.0 and fine by 2.8. It also looks fine if you just give it a little space to breath...2-3ft and again things look fine.

I may still return because I know it will drive me nuts knowing it does this, but day to day I don't think this will come up for me with the way I shoot.




  
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Sep 18, 2014 20:47 |  #9985

Yeah I got the lens with the knowledge that it has poor focus but there really isn't any better fast options at 50mm in this price range.


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Sep 19, 2014 10:14 as a reply to  @ post 16328460 |  #9986

i am waiting for my sigma 50mm A series lens to come in the post tomorrow!!

i've been waiting a whole 2 months as it was out of stock in the uk, i also bought a Canon 6D, the sigma 35mm A series lens at the same time.

i am in love with the 35mm A lens, its a beauty! so with all the raves about the 50mm A lens circulating i am hoping its a cracker!

heres a few pics with the canon 6D and sigma 35mm A...


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Sep 19, 2014 11:08 |  #9987

MrWebb wrote in post #17165213 (external link)
i am waiting for my sigma 50mm A series lens to come in the post tomorrow!!

i've been waiting a whole 2 months as it was out of stock in the uk, i also bought a Canon 6D, the sigma 35mm A series lens at the same time.

i am in love with the 35mm A lens, its a beauty! so with all the raves about the 50mm A lens circulating i am hoping its a cracker!

heres a few pics with the canon 6D and sigma 35mm A...

Why post them in a 50mm 1.4 Non Art thread?


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Sep 19, 2014 12:29 |  #9988

haven't been very happy with my copy since the back element fell out and i sent it back to SigmaUK

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going to have to send it back to them so they can look at it (blooms at 1.4)

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Sep 19, 2014 13:37 |  #9989

iadubber wrote in post #17165300 (external link)
Why post them in a 50mm 1.4 Non Art thread?

Pretty sure he meant to post them in the 50mm ART thread, even though it actually should be posted in the 35mm ART thread,

Double fail! Nice photos though :)


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Sep 19, 2014 14:29 |  #9990

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17162596 (external link)
@D-noc & Zarray: Reality is really hurting sometimes, I do like to get this lens but I am worried. I mean, if its consistent on a back or front focus, it could be resolved by mfa. But if its erratic, definitely a headache Ill get. For now, still looking for facts on this lens.

Like I said, I haven't regretted buying this lens. Every lens takes some getting used to. This lens is just harder to "tame" I think.
I took the picture below today. Took it handheld, with off camera flash and using "normal" autofocus. Even though it is a downscaled version here, it is still pretty sharp and without any focus issues. The lens was stopped down to f/7.1 though, to get the entire bottle in focus.

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