Nikon 1.8g's vs Sigma 1.4 Art Series

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
Altruisto Contributing Member • Posts: 910
Re: 28, 35 and 85

draculr wrote:

Stacey_K wrote:

These are all good, especially when you take into consideration their weight and cost. I would skip the 50 1.8g, the nervous bokeh is a deal breaker for me at this focal length.

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How's the 50 1.4g? I was under the assumption that the 1.4g was more nervous which was why I was leaning toward the 1.8g!

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I own the 50 f1.8G and I've seen many comparisons. Its bokeh is absolutely an improvement over the 1.4 with less Loca and perfectly round specular highlights with minimal ringing and no fringing. Even the new Sigma 50f1.4 art has nervous bokeh with complex patterns. But I share the view of those who say that its rendering is clinical and has no magic. It's the same too with my small Panasonic 20mm f1.7 on m43, no oomph effect. I think the best of the bunch at these focal lengths as regards bokeh is the old Sigma 50 f1.4, creamy bokeh and some charm to the shots.

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owning a Nikon D600 with a Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC, and a bunch of Nikon primes, a Nikon J1 but not particularly a Nikon fanboy, since I have an Olympus E-PL5, a Panasonic GX7, a Sony RX10, a Panasonic TZ60 and a Canon S110 too!

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