Image Gallery for the 50 mm F:1.4 Art Lens

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Image Gallery for the 50 mm F:1.4 Art Lens
1 month ago

Rick, Kendall and I have had an opportunity to shoot some test images with the new 50 mm Art lens on the SD1M.  The gallery below contains images shot under different conditions in various locations, including Hawaii, San Francisco and Colorado.

My impressions:  This is the best lens I have shot on the SD1M, bar none; including my old sharpness favorite the 70 mm macro.  The images are crisp and clean.  The autofocus is quick and accurate.  The lens has very little CA and is very sharp all the way out to the edges.

I did most of my shooting at F:8.0 and F:5.6 where the lens is totally amazing.  You have to look at these images full size to really appreciate the detail in these captures.

Kendall and Rick shot some images at F:1.4 to F:4.0.  In all cases the lens produced sharp images.  The bokeh at F:1.4 was very nice.

IMHO this is the best lens Sigma has produce so far ...

http://www.pbase.com/sigmadslr/50mm_f14_a

PS.  Later this week I plan to shoot images comparing the DP3M and 50 mm Art lens on the SD1M of the same targets and under the same lighting conditions.  Having never shot the DP3M, it is hard for me to believe it will be any sharper then the 50 mm Art lens.  Look for the results in a post later this week.

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