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May 14, 2009 06:58 |  #46

KenjiS wrote in post #7919094 (external link)
I might actually...

I've already considered renting the 50L before to see if id like it or not...

Maybe start with the 50L...

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I'd honestly say, get them both simultaneously, settle it for once and all :D.

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May 14, 2009 09:25 |  #47

How would you FF users compare the Siggy's bokeh with the Canon 50 1.4? Any comparisons out there?

My Canon 50 1.4 is plenty sharp, I just don't care for the bokeh.


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May 14, 2009 09:58 |  #48

sorry, have nothing here at work to compare bokeh, but will say that the Sigma's got some extra creamy, very smooth bokeh, IMHO it is much more pleasing to the eye, especially around f2 than the EF...But YMMV


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May 14, 2009 10:09 |  #49

The Sigma's bokeh is significantly better than the Canon 50 f/1.4's. It borders on 85L good. Wide open sharpness I've found to be similar, but contrast is better on the Sigma at wider apertures. I also think the contrast rolloff is nicer with the Sigma, which leads to better skin tones. This is one of my favorites from the Sigma 50, on the 1Ds II, at f/1.8:

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May 14, 2009 10:26 |  #50

I like the results of 1.8. I haven't shot much at all at 1.4, just because there's too much to deal with. This lens is leaps and bounds sharper than my 1.8 at 1.8. This lens is definitely money at 2.8, which is where I've used it to shoot some flowers. Been raining for 3 weeks straight so I haven't been out much with it.

Also, done some around the house at 2.0 and 2.2.


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May 14, 2009 10:26 |  #51

thatkatmat wrote in post #7919952 (external link)
sorry, have nothing here at work to compare bokeh, but will say that the Sigma's got some extra creamy, very smooth bokeh, IMHO it is much more pleasing to the eye, especially around f2 than the EF...But YMMV

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It borders on 85L good.

That's some serious praise!

I've seen that shot before Jordan and its fantastic.

I probably should just bite the bullet and get one.


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