Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens


undergrd

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Sigma has announced an update the its 50mm f1.4 and now with the Art label.

Specifications
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View: 46.8º
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
Mininum Aperture: f16
Minimum Focusing Distance: 40 cm / 15.7 in
Filter Size (mm): 77mm
Maximum Magnifications: 1: 5.6
Dimensions Diameter x Length): 85.4 x 99.9 mm/ 3.4 x 3.9 in Weight 470g / 16.6oz.


http://photorumors.com/2014/01/06/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-and-18-200mm-f3-5-6-3-dc-macro-os-hsm-lenses-announced/
 

Blur Shadow

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It seems like quite a re-design. As usual, I would wait for reviews, comments and my own personal evaluation before deciding if the lens interests me.
 

undergrd

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I am also waiting for future reviews and how it performs against the previous version.
 

bllimus

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Longer lens...but lighter. Filter thread diameters is same with old one.
 

ricleo

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Very nice looking lens. I will probably buy it when it comes out. Canon or sony mount hmmm
 

Thoth

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Very nice looking lens. I will probably buy it when it comes out. Canon or sony mount hmmm
Again? Haha. BBB FTW.
 

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Hope it is as good or better than the 35mm ART.
 

Thoth

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Wait for review soon.

MY guess, it will be cheaper than 35 ART.
Probably just slightly cheaper...
 

bllimus

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For Sony mount.....is A-mount right?
If price is good, could be alternative to FE 55 f1.8 for A7/A7R. But need adapter...
Just hope that Sigma have their 35, 50 Art in FF E-mount...
 

bllimus

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Probably just slightly cheaper...
Pray hard it is slight more expensive than old sigma 50 EX DG HSM version...hehe.
50ART is lighter than 35ART
Lighter means less glass construction ---> cheaper. Hehe.
 

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50mm lenses are generally cheaper than 35mm lenses because they are easier to manufacture.
 

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Thoth

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For Sony mount.....is A-mount right?
If price is good, could be alternative to FE 55 f1.8 for A7/A7R. But need adapter...
Just hope that Sigma have their 35, 50 Art in FF E-mount...
Give n Take... FE 55/1.8 is a lens perfectly made for the Sony A7/R by Zeiss, performance wise is already been reviewed to be slightly inferior to Otus 55/1.4. It is lighter and with the native E Mount AF, which is quite fast.

Sigma 50/1.4 ART on A Mount will need an adaptor making it front heavy. Advantage is being a cheaper option, wider aperture of f/1.4 and can be re-used on Alpha DSLR bodies if U have one... I dun doubt the performance of this lens though but I feel the native FE 55/1.8 will work better on the Sony A7/Rs.
 

ageha

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Sigma has announced an update the its 50mm f1.4 and now with the Art label.

Specifications
Lens Construction: 13 Elements in 8 Groups
Angle of View: 46.8º
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
Mininum Aperture: f16
Minimum Focusing Distance: 40 cm / 15.7 in
Filter Size (mm): 77mm
Maximum Magnifications: 1: 5.6
Dimensions Diameter x Length): 85.4 x 99.9 mm/ 3.4 x 3.9 in Weight 470g / 16.6oz.


http://photorumors.com/2014/01/06/sigma-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-and-18-200mm-f3-5-6-3-dc-macro-os-hsm-lenses-announced/
Too heavy for my taste but should be a great lens. The old one is rather bad optically compared to the newer 35/1.4. Should be easy for them to make a good 50/1.4 now.
 

bllimus

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Give n Take... FE 55/1.8 is a lens perfectly made for the Sony A7/R by Zeiss, performance wise is already been reviewed to be slightly inferior to Otus 55/1.4. It is lighter and with the native E Mount AF, which is quite fast.

Sigma 50/1.4 ART on A Mount will need an adaptor making it front heavy. Advantage is being a cheaper option, wider aperture of f/1.4 and can be re-used on Alpha DSLR bodies if U have one... I dun doubt the performance of this lens though but I feel the native FE 55/1.8 will work better on the Sony A7/Rs.
Agree. Always there is a trade-off.
Native mount always has faster AF. I saw FE 55 f1.8 photos by some of the A7/A7R users here...you are one of them :).
it is really poison with wide spread of BBB virus....
 

Thoth

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Agree. Always there is a trade-off.
Native mount always has faster AF. I saw FE 55 f1.8 photos by some of the A7/A7R users here...you are one of them :).
it is really poison with wide spread of BBB virus....
I also kena self poisoned by those FE 55/1.8 owners after some test shots using their lenses... Though I love my manual focus Minolta MC Rokkor 58/1.2, I cant resist getting the FE 55/1.8... LOL...
 

bllimus

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I also kena self poisoned by those FE 55/1.8 owners after some test shots using their lenses... Though I love my manual focus Minolta MC Rokkor 58/1.2, I cant resist getting the FE 55/1.8... LOL...
Lol....BBB. and share with us your FE 55 f1.8 photos...hehe.
 

Thoth

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Lol....BBB. and share with us your FE 55 f1.8 photos...hehe.
Still awaiting d lens from Japan. Haha.