50mm: Sigma vs. Nikon

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  1. genital_apparatus

    genital_apparatus TPF Noob!

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    Hey all, I need some help deciding on a 50mm f1.4. Which is better, the Sigma or the Nikon? The Sigma is more expensive, but it's bigger and looks way cooler.
     
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    I am a believer the top Branded Lens is normally better than a top off brand lens. The Nikon 50mm has been such a good lens for so long. Not sure if the Sigma is that much better to warrant a higher price? I have not seen either new one in person though.

    As for the bigger size, wondering if that just due to using some of the same parts so it fits Canon mount as well (larger), without having to have too many different parts??

    Seems every Branded manufacturer's 50mm is considered good / great lens. Not sure why Sigma chose to make the same lens?? And then charge more for it.
     
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    The new 50mm F/1.4 that Nikon *just* released is superior to the Sigma. If you are talking about the previous 50mm F/1.4, they are closer but the Nikon still wins out.
     
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    Everyone knows the bigger cooler lens takes the better pictures. :p That is until you get tired of lugging them around because they are heavy.
     
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    Wow, seriously? Concern yourself more with the quality of the glass, not how "cool" you look with the lens.

    That said, the Nikon f/1.4 has been around for so long and it's always been excellent. There's no reason to get the Sigma over the Nikon.
     
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    I have been using the Nikon 50mm F1.4 for a few years and it is a fantastic lens
     
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    :lol:
    I was just thinking the same thing.
     
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    Am I getting old? Yes..... No...... well, yes, but I'm not getting stupider either. My gear IS cool, but i didn't buy it because it LOOKED cool.
     
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    genital_apparatus TPF Noob!

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    LOL wow, you're in a happy mood. Not knowing which lens produces better quality since I own neither and have worked with neither, I came on here asking for advice. Since it seems to stress you out so much, please don't concern yourself with my requests for advice in the future. :lol:

    P.S. thanks to those for giving advice, much appreciated.
     
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    garbz was just being sarcastic....sigh!!!!!!!
    get a glove ...hey!
     
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    Perhaps if you wanted a strictly serious answer, you should have asked a strictly serious question.

    That would have been way cool. :lmao:
     
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    I haven't used the Sigma yet, but I have recently used the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D on my cousin's D80. It does well indoors without a flash, but I did notice that the autofocus was much slower than my 40D with 17-55 f/2.8 IS managed for the same shots.
     

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