Just pulled the trigger on M6II + 32 f1.4

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nnowak Veteran Member • Posts: 7,728
Re: Just pulled the trigger on M6II + 32 f1.4

thunder storm wrote:

MAC wrote:

I may also eventually get a 56

I did some shooting with both the RF 85mm f/2.0 IS stm and the sigma 56mm f/1.4 today.

Some observations:

The sigma needs a bit faster shutterspeeds compared to the RF 85mm f/2.0 IS stm (1/200th or so).

The sigma - although being an unstabilized prime - seams to suffer a bit from shutter shock. 1/100th is a too long shutterspeed anyway, but using full mechanical at this shutter speed gives noticeable worse results compared to electronic shutter at 1/100th.

The RF 85mm f/2.0 at f/2.2 gives has less problems with the 45Mp R5 than the sigma at f/1.4 (= f/2.2 equivalence) with the 32Mp M6II wide open.

Conclusion: both the RF 85mm f/2.0 IS stm and the ef-m 32mm f/1.4 are better lenses for both sharpness and low light.

The sigma 56mm is a good lens, compact and affordable and it can free up your RP from the 85mm f/2.0 IS stm for something else, however, it's not the best option for low light and the RF 85mm is better.

How much did you examine the out of focus areas?  From the samples I have seen, the Sigma 56mm has a bit cleaner bokeh than the RF 85mm f/2.0.  Especially for portraits, I would happily give up a little bit of sharpness for cleaner out of focus areas.  I have also noticed the same difference between the Canon 32mm and Sigma 30mm.  Better sharpness or better bokeh.

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