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    Default canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    hi, is anyone can give me idea or advice canon 50mm f1.4 and sigma 50 f1.4 which one is better, mostly i use this len for postrait?? appreciate for our advice.

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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    Quote Originally Posted by chow chee leong View Post
    hi, is anyone can give me idea or advice canon 50mm f1.4 and sigma 50 f1.4 which one is better, mostly i use this len for postrait?? appreciate for our advice.
    The Canon 50/1.4 is infamous for having the USM break down. Read more here:

    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00PQvO
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=32546687
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=798111

    The Sigma 50/1.4 is famous for front/back focusing isssues. So if your copy shows FF/BF, then you need to bring it into Sigma Service Center for a AF calibration. So I seriously suggest you buy a local warranty copy.

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    Other than the focusing problems(which can be fixed),the sigma is also more expensive than the canon

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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The Canon 50/1.4 is infamous for having the USM break down. Read more here:

    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00PQvO
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=32546687
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=798111

    The Sigma 50/1.4 is famous for front/back focusing isssues. So if your copy shows FF/BF, then you need to bring it into Sigma Service Center for a AF calibration. So I seriously suggest you buy a local warranty copy.
    AGREED! A friend of mine has had similar probs after some months of use and has already sold his Sig 50 off and has now replaced it with the EF 50 1.4 instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaravanDuke View Post
    AGREED! A friend of mine has had similar probs after some months of use and has already sold his Sig 50 off and has now replaced it with the EF 50 1.4 instead
    Front/back focusing can be adjusted in SCS leh...

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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The Canon 50/1.4 is infamous for having the USM break down. Read more here:

    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00PQvO
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=32546687
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=798111

    The Sigma 50/1.4 is famous for front/back focusing isssues. So if your copy shows FF/BF, then you need to bring it into Sigma Service Center for a AF calibration. So I seriously suggest you buy a local warranty copy.
    Quote Originally Posted by CaravanDuke View Post
    AGREED! A friend of mine has had similar probs after some months of use and has already sold his Sig 50 off and has now replaced it with the EF 50 1.4 instead


    sigma one calibrate one time at service center can le..
    canon one can fix but prone to spoil more than once...


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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    just use your camera's micro adjustment to correct front and back focusing issue. Takes a few mins only, no big deal

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    Here's a good review posted from my favourite photography reviewer on Youtube: DigitalRevTV

    Battle of the Bokeh: Canon 50mm f/1.4 vs Sigma 50mm f/1.4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uaOC-q6nP8

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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    u use 1.4 often?... why not consider the 50mm F1.8 instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurboiboi View Post
    u use 1.4 often?... why not consider the 50mm F1.8 instead?
    some people may not be fond of the 50mm 1.8 bokeh effect.

    that aside, i went with the sigma. solid lens, fine after calibration.

    and if im not wrong, micro adjustment can only be done with canon lenses
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    The Sigma is really good for portrait use as it focus rather quickly and the bokeh is rather smooth.

    OT: Another option....Contax N 50 f1.4. You got to love it for the colours. And you can do in-lens micro-adjustments of the near, mid and far distances unlike any other lens.

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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    here are some side by side photo comparisons ( of course we can only assume the lenses compared arn't lemony , but hey it is better than no comparison ) As always , read with pinch of salt

    http://www.neutralday.com/sigma-50mm...-ef-50mm-f1-4/

    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/717198/

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=28521872

    and here is the poll results of the bokeh competition video that rooshphotog posted:

    http://blog.digitalrev.com/2010/08/0...gma-50mm-f1-4/

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    MWP, so you finally got it. How's the AF speed compared to your Siggy? Sure love to see some nice portraits by this unique lens.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    The Sigma is really good for portrait use as it focus rather quickly and the bokeh is rather smooth.

    OT: Another option....Contax N 50 f1.4. You got to love it for the colours. And you can do in-lens micro-adjustments of the near, mid and far distances unlike any other lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Lee View Post
    MWP, so you finally got it. How's the AF speed compared to your Siggy? Sure love to see some nice portraits by this unique lens.
    The AF of the N is slow, steady but almost silent. The Sigma AF jolts to the subject faster but is noisy. For tracking kids, the Sigma will be better. For colours vibrancy, the N cannot go wrong. The bokeh of the N is characteristic of Zeiss so some may not like it for portrait. However, the pop of the subject makes this lens very compelling. So both lenses are winner in their own rights.

    Another sample - focus is on the water trail, not the statue.
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 4th September 2010 at 07:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedy77 View Post
    Other than the focusing problems(which can be fixed),the sigma is also more expensive than the canon

    thank you all information..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The Canon 50/1.4 is infamous for having the USM break down. Read more here:

    http://photo.net/canon-eos-digital-camera-forum/00PQvO
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=32546687
    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=798111

    The Sigma 50/1.4 is famous for front/back focusing isssues. So if your copy shows FF/BF, then you need to bring it into Sigma Service Center for a AF calibration. So I seriously suggest you buy a local warranty copy.

    Hi,sorry to have to tag on to this tread but does the Nikon 50/f1.4 have the issues mentioned above?

    Cheers

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    i've had the chance to use both the EF 50 1.4 and the sigma 50 1.4 and IMHO, overall i like the sigma better...

    Apart from the above, if you are open to experience manual lenses, then there's a wide variety of options before you, such as contax carl zeiss planar T* 50 1.4, Leica Summicron 50 2, Zuiko 50 1.2, Nikkor 50 1.2 etc etc etc... all can be used on your canon eos body via an appropriate adaptor!
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    Default Re: canon 50mm f1.4 vs sigma 50mm f.14

    Quote Originally Posted by freeNeasyGuy View Post
    Hi,sorry to have to tag on to this tread but does the Nikon 50/f1.4 have the issues mentioned above?

    Cheers
    Different brand, different lens, different motor... need I say more?

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    if your application is portrait.....then go for the Sigmalux. It won't go wrong. Sorry to those who have seen these photos many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Different brand, different lens, different motor... need I say more?
    Thanks man...

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