Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART Bokeh. Is it just me?

Started Apr 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Albert Contributing Member • Posts: 809
Sigma 50mm F1.4 ART Bokeh. Is it just me?

I have been drooling over this lens; I have been reading the the hype and waiting for more sample images.  Now that they are starting to make their appearances on the web; I have to say I am super disappointed.

Distortion?  None.

Purple Fringing?  Well controlled for a F1.4

Contrast?  Excellent.

Sharpness?  Excellent

Bokeh..  <== The only criteria for my picking a lens.  Everybody says it's creamy, and it's great.  BUT MY EYES SAY OTHERWISE.

I own the Sigma 50mm F2.8 Macro; and was looking to trade up; since it's the slowest in my bag; but to me, the F1.4 has much much worse bokeh than the F2.8 macro.

I feel a bit disappointed.  Like when the Nikon 50mm F1.8G came out; they advertised it as having great bokeh.  I don't see it.

<sigh>  Oh well...  Guess I will not be part of the pre-order crowd.  Let's see what the 85mm F1.4 ART brings us.

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