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Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art announced

 
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Apr 11, 2014 10:24 |  #751

Charlie wrote in post #16826022 (external link)
that site is great, I think they did the S35 review, and it was spot on. Love their resolution test, and the sigma is as sharp wide open as the canon 50 stopped to at least F2.... That level of sharpness makes this lens in a clear different class. Damn hard to ignore this thing.

the starbursts on the sigma are top notch, but I'de never use it for that. The lens is ridiculously big, closer to otus than 50L

50 1.4 must be a third of the size.

I agree. Very easy to read images and seems very thorough. I have a real dilemma to get this lens or not, i love the sigma 35mm but actually i think i enjoy a 50mm focal length's compression more. But the 35mm is essential for group shots in tight spaces etc.. Aarghh.


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Apr 11, 2014 10:35 |  #752

http://fstoppers.com/s​igma-50mm-art-review (external link)


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Apr 11, 2014 12:35 |  #753

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Yes. I have one. But it's a pain in the a$$ to use and test.

I agree I have one myself, but at least it is there incase you need it. :X


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Apr 11, 2014 14:41 |  #754

Not sure I'll jump on the pre order now or just wait.


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Apr 11, 2014 15:29 |  #755

I just saw the preorder email and the price of $950 seems like a bargain if it works like they claim. Though it will mean I don't get to make a new bang bang purchase this spring. What to do, what to do....




  
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Apr 11, 2014 16:38 |  #756
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Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?




  
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Apr 11, 2014 16:41 |  #757

Hogloff wrote in post #16827003 (external link)
Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?

The issues relates to bodies? Don't remember any issues for lenses for years and even if there is, you can update the firmware now at home with the dock.


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Apr 11, 2014 16:50 |  #758

Raymond Lin wrote in post #16827008 (external link)
The issues relates to bodies? Don't remember any issues for lenses for years and even if there is, you can update the firmware now at home with the dock.

yep, if you've got the dock, you're fairly safe.


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Apr 11, 2014 16:53 |  #759

Hogloff wrote in post #16827003 (external link)
Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?

Sometimes, yes. Not all are bad. Just some, and they get fixed. Warranties are for a reason. Specifically, I want the lens for a trip to Canyonlands NP in June. So I will take the risk of getting a good copy the first time. I know I will eventually get a good copy, in the same time frame as I would if I wait. So whats the difference?

Sigma is really trying to up their game by going after the high end market. Quality control is certainly part of that. So we can hope they are working on that as well as making great glass in the 'good copies'.


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Apr 11, 2014 18:23 |  #760

Hogloff wrote in post #16827003 (external link)
Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?

there's also a lot of times where there's nothing wrong with the lens, and it's a hot seller, and is rarely in stock again...like the sigma 18-35mm f1.8...or even the tamron 150-600mm...those lenses came out, were snatched up by pre-orders/early adopters, and haven't really been back on the shelves since


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Apr 11, 2014 18:24 |  #761

Hogloff wrote in post #16827003 (external link)
Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?

I don't get it either... everyone has this crazed mentality of having to have the "best" possible lens and camera all the time...

Whatever though, I'll happily continue to treasure other people's "garbage" :lol:


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Apr 11, 2014 18:30 |  #762

DreDaze wrote in post #16827166 (external link)
there's also a lot of times where there's nothing wrong with the lens, and it's a hot seller, and is rarely in stock again...like the sigma 18-35mm f1.8...or even the tamron 150-600mm...those lenses came out, were snatched up by pre-orders/early adopters, and haven't really been back on the shelves since

yep, I preordered the 150-600, and playing the waiting game.

it really bothered me having a really weak and not really long 70-300, so I placed an order.

sure, it's been years since I've had the 100-400, and I wont die waiting, but why should I ;)

As for the S50, I'll pass on the preorder, and might never buy it. Pretty damn happy with the 50L, but if I didnt already have it or any other 50, I'de certainly preorder.


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Apr 11, 2014 18:36 |  #763

Hogloff wrote in post #16827003 (external link)
Why would anybody jump on the pre-order? You have lived without this lens for years...can't you wait a few more months? Lately, there have been issues with early released equipment...do you want to be the guinea pigs?

I actually agree with this as a general rule in my life for all things and am kinda a value driven buyer(value meaning trade off between what is gained and price, not cheap), but I pre orderd (hopefully before most of you:p)

This morning i thought why not? Like was already said, I will get a good copy and I will pay $100 more than a year from now, whatever. Buying new elimates the risk of issues as it will just be returned. The biggest risk of pre ordering is that it is not a very good lens, or a lens worth a grand. I was in a gambling mood this morning. Oh yeah, and if the performance happens to be ehh, I can still send it back, so I wouldn't call those options guinea pig.

Also, I am not going anywhere special, but my current 50 is a Pentax super tak that while I love enough to not be motivated by any current available 50s(until now) is a little long in the tooth. I think years of using a vintage lens and dealing with lack of AF despite having means for another 50 but no incentive based on options it felt nice that something with incentive came to be and I want to put the super tak out of my bag and onto my shelf, it is time.

So that is my answer to your question:D


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Apr 11, 2014 18:44 |  #764

thanks for the link

so reviewer feels it has at least as good if not better bokeh compared to 50L, fast and accurate af and we all knew it was going to be sharp

if the test sample is indicative of what we can expect at a mass retail level, this might as well be the best 50mm ever produced for 35mm format, especially at that price point :-/


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Apr 11, 2014 18:46 |  #765

Nick3434 wrote in post #16827180 (external link)
This morning i thought why not? Like was already said, I will get a good copy and I will pay $100 more than a year from now, whatever. Buying new elimates the risk of issues as it will just be returned. The biggest risk of pre ordering is that it is not a very good lens, or a lens worth a grand. I was in a gambling mood this morning. Oh yeah, and if the performance happens to be ehh, I can still send it back, so I wouldn't call those options guinea pig.

Yep. B&H has a great rep, and I've spent a good bit with them. I haven't had any issues with anything I've bought from them, but I'm confident they will handle it if I do. If this lens is what it appears to be, I will be quite happy with it. If I already had a decent 50, I may wait. I learned to shoot on an AE-1 and only had a 50. It's a length that has a warm spot, been wanting a good one for a long time.


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