Sigma 50mm F/1.4

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  1. JerryPH

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    I just picked up my Sigma 50... and the fast answer is... wow!

    A lot of Canon people are getting issues with proper focus on their units and the odd Nikon, but I swear, I must have a horse shoe up somewhere, because mine is incredible out of the box.

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    Like every new lens, it takes some getting used to before getting the best out of it, especially watching the focus points and razor thin DOF at F/1.4.

    I think that this is a prime that I am going to enjoy playing with!

    Oh... I cannot recall who off the top of my head, but someone wanted me to do a few specific kinds of tests with it. Now is the time to ask. :)
     
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    I'm super craving this lens....even to the point of considering selling my Tamron 17-50 f2.8 to get one.....so far I'm resisting the urge, but posts like these are making it harder....much harder.

    Oh...and what "kinda-sorta amateur" Nikon was this shot with?
     
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    lol... a D700. And you know what they say... resistance is futile. :lol:
     
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    Lol....okay, well I'm just going to sit here and try to convince myself that it wouldn't look nearly as nice on my D90 (even though it would still probably look incredible)....but that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.....for a day or two at least.
     
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    I had one and couldn't get a sharp shot with it, glad to see you got a good copy!
     
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    Are you a Canon user and does the model of Canon that you have not have the ability to fine tune the AF? I know the 5dmkII can do this and according to what I have read, makes all the difference in the world.

    Nikon users, for some reason, are way less affected than Canon users, but it does happen now and then. Even if it did, the D700 is luckily one of those cameras that has AF fine tune abilities for up to 12 individual lenses and the settings are memorized and retained when lenses are changed.
     
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    Nice shots. I have the Canon 50Mm 1.4 and have been VERY happy with it. I noticed the Sigma is about $100 more than the Canon. I have really not read much about it.
     
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    I had it with a Nikon (D40 and D80).

    Fine tune would be cool!
     
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    Are we talking the same lens? This is an FX lens and came out only a couple of months ago. Here is the one I have, it is huge and uses a 77mm filters.
     
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    Yep, that's the one... big sucker! :lol: I got mine shortly after Christmas if I remember right, (right after it came out). It has the HSM so the D40 could auto focus with it, worked fine just wasn't a sharp copy. I had a guy (pro photographer) try it on his D300, same results there as well.
     
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    I'm sorry it did not work out for you. :(

    It would have been interesting to see how your D300 friend liked the lens after dialing in the AF fine tune... his camera has this feature, I think.
     
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    It was still awesome, and an impressive piece of glass... enjoy!
     

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