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Talk me out of buying the 50 Art

 
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Jun 04, 2014 09:01 |  #46

I have been looking to get either that or a meyer trilopan 100..... Both are just stupidly overpriced but I want them very badly.


But then again they are still a bargain according to other threads here where soft and dreamy is worth the red ring premium:lol:


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Jun 04, 2014 09:55 |  #47

sdfgjs wrote in post #16950915 (external link)
You don't really need it or you already would have bought it.
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Of course. And just use a credit card. Easy as pie.


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Jun 04, 2014 10:36 as a reply to  @ snake0ape's post |  #48

If you like the idea of gear but you don't know if it will be the right thing for you, buy a 50mm f1.8. Costs nothing and will get you the idea of a fixed focal lens just the same as will the art version from Sigma.
If you like it, read my home-brewed test on the Sigma 50mm Art vs. Canon's 50 mm f1.4 here (external link) and then decide wether this lens is worth an extra 700 Euro's (don't know about prices in your region)

Good luck.

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Jun 04, 2014 10:46 |  #49

Talk you out of it? Okay, well first of all it's significantly heavier than even the 50mm f/1.2L, at 815g (vs. 590). Being a Sigma, the future resale value is probably less (percentage-wise) than a Canon lens. Personally I've never owned a Sigma prime that focused accurately without adjustment, and the 60D doesn't support microadjust. I've heard they're getting better with the Art lenses, but you may also have to invest in the USB dock. The Canon 50mm f/1.4 is less than half the price. I find 50mm a bit awkward on APS-C. You could also use the money to purchase a proper tele zoom (or prime...135L?) for your SLR. Reasons enough?


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Jun 04, 2014 13:09 |  #50

vengence wrote in post #16938003 (external link)
Talk you out of it? Sounds like a challenge :D

Sharpness and such are highly over rated. Go look at your favorite photographs of all time from any photographer, and outside of wildlife photographs, how many made the list because of sharpness and not subject, composition, or lighting?
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Actually, this is one of the best quotes I've seen in a long time. I've heard it many times before and it's very true. Even wildlife shots apply to this quote.




  
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Jun 04, 2014 16:13 |  #51

MalVeauX wrote in post #16947275 (external link)
I think you're right. A lot of these lenses were in some way engineered from Zeiss designs. Biotar and all that. That's why it's interesting that they are the way they are, and not like Zeiss lenses completely. I happen to love the swirly weirdness of the Helios lines. I understand many do not, and consider it a busy flaw. I get that. I still really enjoy it though and shoot with it every week.

Here's from just this afternoon as I prepare a hen in my smoker (Helios 44-2):

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Very best,

nice. please keep posting images from those lenses. I really ejoy seeing such.

maybe someday I'll add to my collection of primes.




  
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Jun 04, 2014 16:17 |  #52

snake0ape wrote in post #16947685 (external link)
This is swirly from the Helios 40-1. Notice the bokeh balls are football shaped. The shape gives the swirly look. (and I just added one with a bougainvillea background.)

nasty good. nothing subtle about the second image. startling effect.

is there a "sample image" thread on this lens? (I know, here - let me google that for you). note to self - look it up.




  
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Jun 04, 2014 16:26 |  #53

^ here is a similar thread. https://photography-on-the.net …t=870327&highli​ght=helios

For current owners of the Helios 85mm f1.5 I began a photo thread as I hope to contribute soon.
https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16951880#po​st16951880


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