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Nov 30, 2010 21:41 |  #16

I bantered the canon 50 v sigma 50 for a while. I recently sold my 85 1.2 because I wasn't using it....hard to have an expensive/quality lens and not fully use it's features. So I sold it and bought the sigma 85 1.4 ( just arrived) and was going to get a Canon 50. People wanted near full value for used so new was the choice. The sigma seems better by report so I ended up ordering a Sigma from Adorama....A sigma 85 and a 50 with $$ left over seems light a better fit with me!


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Nov 30, 2010 22:24 |  #17

the sigma is an awesome lens! i love mine.


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Dec 01, 2010 11:14 |  #18

Just got my 50 1.4 and my initial thoughts are it might be a little soft. The bokeh is amazing though


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Dec 01, 2010 12:28 |  #19

It's amazing that with all that glass the Sigma is still 'only' f1.4

It certainly looks impressive..


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Dec 01, 2010 13:31 |  #20

I just bought the Sigma 50mm 1.4 from Adorama; came with free UV filter and cleaning kit. On my 1DMkII, the focus seems to be accurate. I'm amazed how sharp it is at f/1.4, but keep in mind the depth of field is very shallow at that aperture. Not only is it sharp, but the contrast is excellent. No weird colored halos or fringing. And yes, it came with the new finish.




  
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Dec 01, 2010 13:55 |  #21

I love my Sigma 50 but..... I had to micro adj to +18 to get the focus correct. I used it that way for about 6 months until I had some down time and sent it in to get calibrated. After getting it back it was worse than when I sent it, +20 micro adj gets it close but not dead on like +18 did before I sent it in. I sent it in a second time but it came back the same. They want me to send my camera with it now. It is only between 1.4 and 2.2 or so that I can notice it. That being said, I still dig it and it spends a lot of time on my camera.


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Dec 01, 2010 16:33 |  #22

the sigma 50 is my default lens


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Dec 01, 2010 16:55 |  #23

sigma is sharp and contrasty wide open. i got mine new from BH with no problem. i'd say go for it

the "lux" suffix of this lens is well deserved


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Dec 01, 2010 17:03 |  #24
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ears wrote in post #11377208 (external link)
I love my Sigma 50 but..... I had to micro adj to +18 to get the focus correct. I used it that way for about 6 months until I had some down time and sent it in to get calibrated. After getting it back it was worse than when I sent it, +20 micro adj gets it close but not dead on like +18 did before I sent it in. I sent it in a second time but it came back the same. They want me to send my camera with it now. It is only between 1.4 and 2.2 or so that I can notice it. That being said, I still dig it and it spends a lot of time on my camera.


That would make sense that the second time won't get fixed because on both first and second times, the lens was calibrated the same way. It makes you wonder how did they calibrated it.


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Dec 01, 2010 20:25 |  #25

Can the Sigma 50 do basketball? Mine will arrive on Friday and thought I might shooting some basketball with it but I have heard it's really not a good lens for this type of shooting.




  
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Dec 01, 2010 20:31 |  #26

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #11372950 (external link)
Does the finish matter I say yes although I just ordered one and will get it Friday. I am hoping for the new finish because I hate the finish of the Sigma lenses. But the most important is getting a good one I would not send it back if it comes with the old finish.

I just ordered from Abes of Maine and they are selling them for $444 also a person here got one from them about three weeks ago and it had the new finish

just barely got mine from abes, new finish, focus seems good so far


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Dec 01, 2010 20:42 |  #27

ploie wrote in post #11379549 (external link)
just barely got mine from abes, new finish, focus seems good so far


Awesome :)




  
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Dec 01, 2010 21:13 |  #28

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #11379520 (external link)
Can the Sigma 50 do basketball? Mine will arrive on Friday and thought I might shooting some basketball with it but I have heard it's really not a good lens for this type of shooting.

I gave it a quick try at DIII hoops and it was a no go :( .


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Dec 01, 2010 21:16 |  #29

twoshadows wrote in post #11379759 (external link)
I gave it a quick try at DIII hoops and it was a no go :( .

Yes that is what I was expecting darn it.




  
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Dec 02, 2010 10:08 |  #30

Checked the tracking today looks like I get this lens a day early so it's out for delivery today kind of excited about this.




  
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