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Jan 08, 2012 13:45 |  #7216

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anyone go from a nifty fifty (50 1.8) to this? and was it worlds apart in terms of IQ? and speed?
Nifty fifty photo samples on here look pretty darn good too....

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You're paying a premium for much better bokeh, focus accuracy (good copy of Sigma), build...along with FTM, HSM (similar to USM) and of course 1.4.

If you don't need any of those characteristics and you're happy with the IQ of the nifty, then save yourself the money.


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Jan 08, 2012 13:52 |  #7217

adamg5 wrote in post #13668386 (external link)
anyone go from a nifty fifty (50 1.8) to this? and was it worlds apart in terms of IQ? and speed?
Nifty fifty photo samples on here look pretty darn good too....

thanks,
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I just bought a Sigma 50 1.4, not more than 2 weeks ago. Just testing it around the house, I can tell it is much much much more sharp, and it seems to miss less. Bokeh is a million times better, Focusing speed is a little bit faster. With 1.4 I can shoot faster in dark situations, I would not go back to the "nifty fifty" for daily shooting even if you paid me $100. If you have the money, and want to spend it, buy the Sigma 50.


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Jan 08, 2012 14:34 |  #7218

adamg5 wrote in post #13668386 (external link)
anyone go from a nifty fifty (50 1.8) to this? and was it worlds apart in terms of IQ? and speed?
Nifty fifty photo samples on here look pretty darn good too....

thanks,
Adam

I did that about a year ago.

This lens is built better, feels better, sharper, has better bokeh and IQ, focuses quieter and a little faster (although I don't find it to be accurate as a lot of Canon's L lenses in lower-lit conditions, which makes me want a 35L, but then I guess that's why you pay a premium for something like that).

I wouldn't go back to the Nifty. :lol:


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Jan 08, 2012 15:45 |  #7219

Winwin wrote in post #13668718 (external link)
I did that about a year ago.

This lens is built better, feels better, sharper, has better bokeh and IQ, focuses quieter and a little faster (although I don't find it to be accurate as a lot of Canon's L lenses in lower-lit conditions, which makes me want a 35L, but then I guess that's why you pay a premium for something like that).

I wouldn't go back to the Nifty. :lol:

Cool, I have a sigma in the mail should be here tomorrow. I was just wondering what everyone else thought. I hope I can utilize both the 35L and Sigma 50 in my shooting habits. Pretty close focal length, but we shall see....
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Jan 08, 2012 20:46 |  #7220

adamg5 wrote in post #13669027 (external link)
Cool, I have a sigma in the mail should be here tomorrow. I was just wondering what everyone else thought. I hope I can utilize both the 35L and Sigma 50 in my shooting habits. Pretty close focal length, but we shall see....
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I have the 35 f2 and Sigma 50. For me, the 35 is more of a broader story-telling lens. The 50 is really more for environmental portraits and catching smaller parts of a story. They actually feel a good bit different for me. If I want that smooth, shallow DOF look, its the 50, no question about it.


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Jan 09, 2012 00:26 |  #7221

benee wrote in post #13670645 (external link)
I have the 35 f2 and Sigma 50. For me, the 35 is more of a broader story-telling lens. The 50 is really more for environmental portraits and catching smaller parts of a story. They actually feel a good bit different for me. If I want that smooth, shallow DOF look, its the 50, no question about it.

Cool thanks :)

I'm actually looking to get a 85 to go along with the 35, 50. I think the 85 would work great indoors, but for me more of an outdoor lens. Looks like you have that setup going on, except I want the canon.


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Jan 09, 2012 03:09 |  #7222

Check out the sig 85 thread, but beware...you will soon be 900 bucks poorer.;)


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Jan 09, 2012 08:25 |  #7223

adamg5 wrote in post #13671717 (external link)
Cool thanks :)

I'm actually looking to get a 85 to go along with the 35, 50. I think the 85 would work great indoors, but for me more of an outdoor lens. Looks like you have that setup going on, except I want the canon.

The 50 is more versatile than the 85 indoors. I would categorize my lineup as follows:

35mm, broader storytelling, not too shallow DOF
50mm, good shallow DOF possiblities, environmental portrature,
85mm GORGEOUS portraits, great for outdoor work or tighter indoor shots.


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Jan 09, 2012 10:11 |  #7224

Seems like i'm having issues with my sigma. It was fine on my 5Dc but on the 5DII not so much. At no microadjustments, the lens focuses pretty sharply but at minimum focusing distance if i focus on anything with contrasty colors, it's soft. It isn't until I do a MA of 15+ and then everything is okay. The only downside is that at 15+, if i focus to infinity at f1.4, the subject is soft. That's not the case when the lenses has no microadjustment. focusing to infinity is fine. Is it more of user error or is it actually my lens focus shifting? At first I kept doing focus/recompose but seeing that if i'm shooting at 1/200+ speeds, i shouldn't be having those issues. Placed the camera on a tripod and did the same thing but with auto 2 second timing and i get the same results. Not much of an issue since I mostly do portraits and whatnot with the lens and my subject is usually close to me. Just a bit of a pain. Anyone suggest any solutions?

Seems like i would have to send it into Sigma to get it calibrated :/. I got mine from BHPhoto two months ago so I can't return it :/.


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Jan 09, 2012 10:33 |  #7225

Mookalafalas wrote in post #13672089 (external link)
Check out the sig 85 thread, but beware...you will soon be 900 bucks poorer.;)

:) I'll be $300 poorer with the canon, then if if doesn't work out I'll save up for the sigma.


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Jan 09, 2012 22:09 |  #7226

One from earlier today. Central Park wedding...

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Jan 09, 2012 23:55 |  #7227

Sad thing is i have to manual focus every time i use it, good thing is, it takes awesome photos

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Jan 10, 2012 01:29 |  #7228

adamg5 wrote in post #13671717 (external link)
Cool thanks :)

I'm actually looking to get a 85 to go along with the 35, 50. I think the 85 would work great indoors, but for me more of an outdoor lens. Looks like you have that setup going on, except I want the canon.

The 85 is sexy. More to be used outdoors though.


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Jan 10, 2012 02:07 |  #7229

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One from earlier today. Central Park wedding...

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Jan 10, 2012 12:28 as a reply to  @ pridash's post |  #7230

3 pictures I used together for my Day 9 photo yesterday all taken at f/2
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