Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
windsprite
windsprite Senior Member • Posts: 2,554
Re: Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART

bogrod wrote:

I've owned bot the 50mm f/1.2 and t he new 58 f/1.4. I took some terrific shots with the 50 1.2, including one image that i think is one of the best I've ever made. However, the lens was about as soft as a cloud wide open, huge light falloff, and sometimes really distracting bokeh.

Getting a little off topic here, but --

I don't disagree about the light falloff and sometimes distracting bokeh on the 50/1.2, but if your copy is "soft as a cloud" wide open, then there's something wrong.  Unless maybe you're talking edge performance.  There is definitely a loss of contrast, and you have to really nail the focus, but otherwise I've found it pretty sharp wide open.

Julie

 windsprite's gear list:windsprite's gear list
Fujifilm FinePix F100fd Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Nikon D2H Nikon D300 +42 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
(unknown member)
(unknown member)
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow