Canon 50mm 1.4 or Sigma 1.4

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
mozzberry
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 or Sigma 1.4
In reply to Kevyb, May 31, 2012

I was in the same position about 2 months ago. I wanted an upgrade from my 50mm f/1.8 because I realised that it was my most used lens on my 5Dii, and it didn't seem right to use that camera almost exclusively with a $100 lens!

I went with the Sigma in the end, because I bought it from a reputable bricks and mortar retailer that I knew would take it back if I had any focusing issues. Thankfully I must have gotten a great copy, because it worked perfectly out of the box without any in-camera micro adjustment.

IQ is incredible, and better than any of my other lenses (including some very sharp L glass). Wide open at f/1.4 there is noticeable vignetting, but stopped down even to f/1.8 it has disappeared. It also uses 77mm filters, like a lot of other pro lenses.

I am truly happy I went with the Sigma over the Canon.

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