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Jan 21, 2009 17:58 |  #451

I am on the fence between this and the 50L. The focus shift is keeping me away from the 50L but it also looks like there are some focus issues with the Sigma on FF bodies. Not sure if this has been addressed or not.

How sharp is the lens on a FF body wide open? More pics needed!


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Jan 21, 2009 22:11 |  #452

jrsamples wrote in post #7127903 (external link)
I want this lens... no, let me rephrase that... I really want this lens. Like someone said before... seems like a 1.4 "L", but without the cost. But... I want to know it will work. I want the next ten people that buy this lens to post pictures here and gloat about how perfect and sharp it is on both full frame and crop. I really want alot. My finger has been on the buy button for this lens for weeks, yet until I see more consistency I can't bring myself to push it...

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Jan 21, 2009 22:27 |  #453

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The wise wife agrees, with bokeh monkey

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So, I sent it in to Sigma today in case I get a second body with no microadjust, I'll chime in when I get it back

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Jan 22, 2009 02:35 |  #454

David S wrote in post #7127921 (external link)
I am on the fence between this and the 50L. The focus shift is keeping me away from the 50L but it also looks like there are some focus issues with the Sigma on FF bodies. Not sure if this has been addressed or not.

How sharp is the lens on a FF body wide open? More pics needed!

Here's a sample at f/1.4 on a 5D. Click for full-res.

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Jan 22, 2009 16:21 |  #455

Okay...seriously, if this lens doesn't work out of the box I'm going to be real real mad. I called Adorama to actually talk to someone instead of just buying over the net. Hector was willing to admit that early lens reported problems, but the newer batches were inproved...at least for a customer service standpoint. Heck, I told him that I'd buy the 50L if he didn't think that the Sigma would be better with focus issues. So... he had the upsell chance but still recommended the Sigma, so given that I decided to get it on order, except now it's backordered through them. The one advantage/disadvantage that he pointed out is that this batch will be literally the newest ones out there. Not sure if I take stock in that, but willing to give it a try.




  
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Jan 22, 2009 16:34 |  #456

I've only had two issues with Sigma lenses. The first was the design flaw of the 50-150 mk I (150mm inside 8 feet) and my OS acting flaky on my 150-500. I think I got B&H's first copy of the 150-500, but it's OS has been fine after some use. Not sure what was the cause of that. Other than that, I've been very happy with my Sigmas. Heck, I even use the 30mm on my 5Dii. :)


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Jan 22, 2009 16:37 |  #457

Mine front focused out of the box (OK if you have microadjust) got it 2 weeks ago


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Jan 22, 2009 23:34 |  #458

thatkatmat wrote in post #7165119 (external link)
Mine front focused out of the box (OK if you have microadjust) got it 2 weeks ago

Where did you get it? I just ordered a copy from B&H today. I had tried one in November, but it had bad focus-shift issues, so I sent it back. I'm hoping this "newer" copy is better.

I'll post if it turns out to be a good copy, but so far I'm 1 for 6 with Sigma lenses.:confused:

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Jan 23, 2009 07:18 |  #459

Mine was ordered just before Christmas and was on back order at the time so I would assume it was one of the 'latest' available when dispatched. Still had focus issues though!


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Jan 23, 2009 08:05 |  #460

I just received mine this week. The fit and finish of this lens is amazing! These Sigma EX lenses have fantastic build quality. I'll attempt some photos this week to see how it performs.


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Jan 23, 2009 10:17 |  #461

DarthMTS47 wrote in post #7167871 (external link)
Where did you get it? I just ordered a copy from B&H today. I had tried one in November, but it had bad focus-shift issues, so I sent it back. I'm hoping this "newer" copy is better.
I'll post if it turns out to be a good copy, but so far I'm 1 for 6 with Sigma lenses.:confused:
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Yikes 1 for 6......Got it from B&H


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Jan 24, 2009 02:46 |  #462

Got my 50 today. LOVE IT!!!

I forgot how much fun shooting at 1.4 was (sold my Sigma 30 f/1.4 after moving to APS-H and FF).

Shot all night with this lens in a not so well lit restaurant with ISO1600 and f/1.4 (got 1/50 on average).

This was shot to test the DOF on this lens. No front or back focusing for me as far as I can tell (I don't shoot charts).

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Jan 24, 2009 02:54 |  #463

Hmm in the desperate quest for an AF 50mm prime that doesn't suck, I feel like I owe it to myself to try this lens. The 50L was wonderful, but the focus shift was horrible on the one I tried, which turned me off.

This lens looks decent, sharp wide open from these samples, and the bokeh looks OK, not great, but certainly much better than the Canon 50 1.4. HSM and internal focusing are a huge plus. I am getting quite sick of not having a good 50mm :(, especially now that Nikon have an AF-S 50 1.4...


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Jan 24, 2009 11:42 |  #464

perryge wrote in post #7175670 (external link)
Hmm in the desperate quest for an AF 50mm prime that doesn't suck, I feel like I owe it to myself to try this lens. The 50L was wonderful, but the focus shift was horrible on the one I tried, which turned me off.

This lens looks decent, sharp wide open from these samples, and the bokeh looks OK, not great, but certainly much better than the Canon 50 1.4. HSM and internal focusing are a huge plus. I am getting quite sick of not having a good 50mm :(, especially now that Nikon have an AF-S 50 1.4...

Not just the one you tried brother, the 50L is a dog.

Perry, this is twice I've read you dissing the bokeh, kinda strange as it's one of the standout bonuses with this lens. I think you'll find it to be nice and creamy, very similar to the 35L and 50L,,,,I understand bokeh quality is subjective, but, just wait and see before you dismiss it


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Jan 24, 2009 15:17 |  #465

thatkatmat wrote in post #7177389 (external link)
Not just the one you tried brother, the 50L is a dog.

Perry, this is twice I've read you dissing the bokeh, kinda strange as it's one of the standout bonuses with this lens. I think you'll find it to be nice and creamy, very similar to the 35L and 50L,,,,I understand bokeh quality is subjective, but, just wait and see before you dismiss it

I'm not dissing it, it's a lot nicer than the canon 50 1.4, but that lens has awful bokeh. Anyway I tried two copies of the Sigma today, about the download the images to take a look. It looks promising.


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