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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM (Art) is finally here!

 
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Jul 01, 2014 15:34 |  #811

I literally wanted to test the far-field AF on my new S50Art lens, and was pretty amazed that it seemed okay with no MFA on one of my 5D3 bodies.

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Jul 01, 2014 15:39 |  #812

Here's a small batch of photos I used the S50Art for some quick shots of folks at Heroes Con 2 weekends ago. The white balance is a little off from the ugh-ful convention center lighting. The first photo is out of focus, just trying to get the emotion of the shot, so I left it in.

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Jul 02, 2014 15:36 |  #813

Guess all the backorders are filled over at B&H. It's showing in stock...


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Jul 02, 2014 15:38 |  #814

I am thinking about buying a ND filter for this lens. But deciding should I get a 4-stops or 3-stops.
Any suggestions??


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Jul 02, 2014 15:43 |  #815

TLCH723 wrote in post #17007806 (external link)
I am thinking about buying a ND filter for this lens. But deciding should I get a 4-stops or 3-stops.
Any suggestions??

Where do you live. In sunny Los Angeles, I use a 6 stop nd if using studio flash outdoors. For walk around, I use a 3 stop.


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Jul 02, 2014 16:36 |  #816

I got the 50A today and took some quick photos. Seems like it is front focusing a bit but will do further tests tomororow under better light to be sure.

I was wondering what is the best way to do the most accurate tests to figure out how much it is front/back focusing at different focus distance and then how to adjust them in the Sigma USB dock I purchased as well?




  
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Jul 02, 2014 18:51 |  #817

snake0ape wrote in post #17007819 (external link)
Where do you live. In sunny Los Angeles, I use a 6 stop nd if using studio flash outdoors. For walk around, I use a 3 stop.

I live in NYC.


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Jul 02, 2014 23:58 |  #818

horsovski wrote in post #17007927 (external link)
I got the 50A today and took some quick photos. Seems like it is front focusing a bit but will do further tests tomororow under better light to be sure.

I was wondering what is the best way to do the most accurate tests to figure out how much it is front/back focusing at different focus distance and then how to adjust them in the Sigma USB dock I purchased as well?

What camera are you using? My experience with the Sigma lenses is it front focuses on crop sensors and back focuses on full frame and aps-h sensors.


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Jul 03, 2014 02:44 |  #819

pinoyplaya wrote in post #17008674 (external link)
What camera are you using? My experience with the Sigma lenses is it front focuses on crop sensors and back focuses on full frame and aps-h sensors.

I'm on 600D and I want to test it properly first before fixing in dock so I wanted to ask what the best method for that is?




  
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Jul 03, 2014 02:46 |  #820

TLCH723 wrote in post #17008130 (external link)
I live in NYC.

I would just go with 3 stops, but maybe just a polarizer is good enough and is more versatile Summer is brightest if you shoot where there is a lot of concrete sidewalks and light surfaces or your shooting at bright sky's. You can test out your lens wide open and see if your camera can handle June sun . If not, how may stops is it overexposing. Then buy the nd to overcome it. 3 should be enough. If it is just one stop, just get a polarizer .


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Jul 03, 2014 05:49 |  #821

snake0ape wrote in post #17008819 (external link)
I would just go with 3 stops, but maybe just a polarizer is good enough and is more versatile Summer is brightest if you shoot where there is a lot of concrete sidewalks and light surfaces or your shooting at bright sky's. You can test out your lens wide open and see if your camera can handle June sun . If not, how may stops is it overexposing. Then buy the nd to overcome it. 3 should be enough. If it is just one stop, just get a polarizer .

I'm getting a CPL too. Thinking of getting B+W 77mm Kaesemann XS-Pro Circular Polarizer MRC Nano Filter (external link)
And for the 3-Stops, still deciding between:
Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX8) 0.9 Filter (external link)
Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Pro 1 Digital Multi-Coated Glass Filter (external link)

horsovski wrote in post #17008817 (external link)
I'm on 600D and I want to test it properly first before fixing in dock so I wanted to ask what the best method for that is?

You need something like this DIY Calibration Tool (external link)


Canon T3i/600D | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens | EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Lens ART
YongNuo YN568EX | 2 x YN622C
Manfrotto 190XPROB3 | 496RC2 Ball Head
Nikon FG | 50mm f/1.8 Series E

  
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Jul 03, 2014 09:50 |  #822

Silverstonev8 wrote in post #17007803 (external link)
Guess all the backorders are filled over at B&H. It's showing in stock...

Damn you... you just made me spend $950 :p




  
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Jul 03, 2014 11:33 |  #823

Yep, funny how the day I sell my Zeiss 50MP2, the Sigma magically appears in stock at B&H. Good luck for me!


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Jul 03, 2014 11:43 |  #824

TLCH723 wrote in post #17007806 (external link)
I am thinking about buying a ND filter for this lens. But deciding should I get a 4-stops or 3-stops.
Any suggestions??

Personally I'd just use a polarizer. But if u flip between portrait and landscape a lot I'd get a 2stop nd instead of more. On my 35 1.4 wide open a 2stop is enough in daylight at noon. I can't see good shots if my viewfinder gets to dark.


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Jul 03, 2014 23:28 |  #825

Silverstonev8 wrote in post #17007803 (external link)
Guess all the backorders are filled over at B&H. It's showing in stock...

SonofaB.... I had signed up for a in-stock notification request and they never emailed me. Now it's out-of-stock. #bhphotofail vmad


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