Comparison of: Zeiss Otus, Sigma 50 Art, Nikkor 58G, Nikkor 50/1.4G, Nikkor 50/1.8G

Started Aug 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Comparison of: Zeiss Otus, Sigma 50 Art, Nikkor 58G, Nikkor 50/1.4G, Nikkor 50/1.8G
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There is no doubt that the Nikon 58 would be my hands down choice if I wanted a 50mm lens for shallow dof and bokeh.  The Sigma is sharp and the near back bokeh looks okay, but the distant looks like hell:

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All 50s are more than sharp enough to get the message across, whatever that might happen to be. I doubt very much whether anyone could tell the difference from f4 or smaller if wanting edge to edge sharpness.

In the meantime, I'll keep my 60G Micro, which I like far better than any 50 I've seen.

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