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Thread: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art priced to kill everything, including OTUS!

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    I'm surprised they haven't gone down the 85mm 1.4 ART side as I think there would be a massive market for it.

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    couple reviews i've read said that subjectively the reviewer felt the bokeh is as good if not better than the 50L, which is quite impressive taking into account the improvement in sharpness and microcontrast, compared to the the Otus the new sigma has less distortion (as in practically none) and less vignetting and tho on paper it's measure less sharp than the Otus perceptively because of better microcontrast (according to slrgear review anyway) it actually looks sharper, amazing achievement really with autofocus for less than $1k at launch

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    I'm about to load up with a couple of new lenses. I am tempted to load up with this one while I am at it.

    I have the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 but it's slower than cancer. I'm thinking the 35mm ART and the 50mm ART may be tempting although I may just get the 35 ART to start with and add the 50mm ART later.

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    so i originally had no intentions of picking up this lens straight away (or for a while even), then a mate of mine had to point out to me that digi direct is doing a pre order special for $899

    then something snapped, and i caved =.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfreak6 View Post
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    then something snapped, and i caved =.=
    Well, at least you caved on something that's (almost certainly)worth the effort!
    Nikon D800E, D300, D70s
    {Nikon} -> 50/1.2 : 500/8(CPU'd) : 105/2.8VR Micro : 180/2.8ais : 105mm f/1.8ais : 24mm/2ais
    {Sigma}; ->10-20/4-5.6 : 50/1.4 : 12-24/4.5-5.6II : 150-600mm|S
    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC

    {Yongnuo}; -> YN35/2N : YN50/1.8N


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    Any ideas on when the 50mm are going to be available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    Well, at least you caved on something that's (almost certainly)worth the effort!
    i hope so Arthur, i spent last night pondering whether or not there is room in my life for both a 35 and a 50mm lol

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    Any ideas on when the 50mm are going to be available?
    mate eta is june for us aussies, but apparently digi direct managed to secure some stock already for their sydney store just yesterday...so here is hoping more stock will be coming in soon (would love to get it before i head down to melbourne during the long weekend in june xD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfreak6 View Post
    i hope so Arthur, i spent last night pondering whether or not there is room in my life for both a 35 and a 50mm lol
    There is always room for an extra lens. It's just whether your partner or bank manager agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    There is always room for an extra lens. It's just whether your partner or bank manager agree
    QFT xD

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    the partner ......... .. the lens?


    notice how it's looking at the lens, and then at you .. but NOT over at the partner.(guess which way I voted)


    ps. bank managers are easily bribed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post

    ps. bank managers are easily bribed.
    lucky for me my bank manager is only my conscience

    got an email today that my lens is in melbourne already, should be in brisbane in the next day or 2!!! can't wait!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfreak6 View Post
    got an email today that my lens is in melbourne already, should be in brisbane in the next day or 2!!! can't wait!!!
    I hate you...and I mean that in the nicest possible way Very jealous

    I'm hoping to organise a 35 ART, 50 ART and D800 next week. Will have to wait and see if it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    I hate you...and I mean that in the nicest possible way Very jealous

    I'm hoping to organise a 35 ART, 50 ART and D800 next week. Will have to wait and see if it happens.
    yea was totally surprised, was certain i missed first batch just because i pre-ordered so late!

    mate you'll absolutely love the 35+50 on your D800, need something sharp to feed that resolution monster of yours

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    I was going to go for the 85 1.4 as well, but I'll wait until September in the hope that Sigma release an 85 ART which I think will be incredible. I wish they'd tell us if they are intending doing it, but I guess they don't want to spoil their existing sales.

    I may have to get a bigger bag then. And then a bigger camera to fit the bag. And more lenses to fit the bigger camera, and then a bigger bag. And then at some point my wife will divorce me

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    I was going to go for the 85 1.4 as well, but I'll wait until September in the hope that Sigma release an 85 ART which I think will be incredible. I wish they'd tell us if they are intending doing it, but I guess they don't want to spoil their existing sales.

    I may have to get a bigger bag then. And then a bigger camera to fit the bag. And more lenses to fit the bigger camera, and then a bigger bag. And then at some point my wife will divorce me
    i have the sigma 85 as well. yea def hold out for the 85 1.4 art if you can, tho i think it may still be a while because the current 85 optically is still very good especially for the price and it's not that old of a lens, in saying that if they can bring the wide open sharpness of the 35/50 to the new 85 art and improve on the the bokeh (the current version does look bit busier compared to the other 85's) add that to the dock compatibility you have another winner right there
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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfreak6 View Post
    i have the sigma 85 as well. yea def hold out for the 85 1.4 art if you can, tho i think it may still be a while because the current 85 optically is still very good especially for the price and it's not that old of a lens, in saying that if they can bring the wide open sharpness of the 35/50 to the new 85 art and improve on the the bokeh (the current version does look bit busier compared to the other 85's) add that to the dock compatibility you have another winner right there
    It's one of those tough decisions. If I wait until september and nothing arrives, then do I wait again. Then at some point you could be caught waiting for a year or two for something that Sigma may not even be working on because they think something else is a bigger priority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissionMan View Post
    It's one of those tough decisions. If I wait until september and nothing arrives, then do I wait again. Then at some point you could be caught waiting for a year or two for something that Sigma may not even be working on because they think something else is a bigger priority.
    yea i think next on their hit list is the 24 1.4 and the rumoured 135 1.8 IS and 24-70 f2...imagine if those lenses are for real

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    So it's here! bigger..MUCH bigger than I thought. No longer the nifty but seems the goods. L/R my old friend Takumar 1:2/55,Sigma 50 1.4 DG Hsm,Sigma 35 1:4 Art,Sigma 50 1:4 Art
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    congrats! lets see some sample shots!!!

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    Late so limited opps....sp1000.jpg
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