Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
bogrod Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART

Tim O'Connor wrote:

ocean7 wrote:

bogrod wrote:

t.c. marino wrote:

OH BOY..i get the feeling that this lens is going to embarass the "super nikkor 58mm 1.4g"..owners of the 58mm 1.4 may need therapy

Therapy over what? Embarrass over what - MTF performance?

Do you think it's beyond Nikon's engineers to design a 50mm f/1.4 that has sharp wide-open peformance?

Do you think that Nikon's engineers may have been looking beyond simple MTF performance when they designed the 58mm?

They admitted they were not able to design it for both high MTF as well as low coma. They picked the low coma, so we got a lens with nice OOF rendering that is soft at close focus. Let's see if Sigma did better than this.

Clearly they are going for sharpness wide open, since that appears to be the only metric that matters these days

Sadly, that is the way it seems.  The Noct is a revered lens, yet the 58 (despite being at least the equal if not superior in virtually every aspect - aside from max aperture) is somehow lacking...

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