Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8

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Re: Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8
In reply to Bryan Cady, Apr 18, 2013

If I start from scratch now, I'd go either Sigma 50/1.4 or Canon 50L. Recently I sold 50/1.4 after possessing since Jan '08 but only used occasionally, and glad that sold more than I paid then.

This lens is not very sharp until stop down to at least F2.2 but it has nice bokeh in portraiture and very sharp when you further stop down. But it has weak AF speed and consistency in low light. I hope Sigma will update 50/1.4 to a new 50/1.4 Art that supports USB-dock and optical quality as good as its 35/1.4 Art   At time being I bypass 50mm prime and will get Sigma 35/1.4 in later this year.

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