Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art and bokeh (new pics 4/11/2014)

Started Apr 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art and bokeh (new pics 4/11/2014)

thelenspainter wrote:

Obviously you are not aware then of perspective change produced by zooming with your feet? A 24mm is quite a strong wide-angle and will introduce perspective distortion that a 50mm will not. It's fine if you don't want this lens but saying that a 24mm will do the same thing as a 50 is just patently false.

After about 30 years at this, I am aware of it, yes.

It depends on a lot of factors - how good the lenses being used are, what the subject is and so on.

My point is that the 24 f1.4 G shot I posted is pretty comparable artistically to the same shot with a 50mm f1.4 like the one under discussion (more interesting perspective though) and the need for many people to cough up for this heavy, specialised 50 just isn't there - in many cases it's just going to be 'because they said it was good' not 'because I need it'.

If I had stripped the Exif data from my shot above and said it was shot with a 50mm f1.4, how many people would actually have spotted it wasn't? Not many, I suspect.

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