A&P 50mm f/1.4 on a Canon .... what's the good one?

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    both the Sigma and the Canon get good reviews. Most say the Canon is awesome, the rest say that the Sigma is better than the Canon.

    Anyone tried both? :dunno:

    the Sigma is $150 more, but apparently rivals the 1.2. :dunno:
     
  2. Dan Martin

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    I have owned both, and currently own neither, but I'll probably end up re-buying the Canon because I miss it. The Sigma is a touch better wide open, but the Canon is significantly sharper when stopped down. The Sigma also has a bit of focus shift when stopped down, similar to the Canon 50mm f/1.2.
     
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    no shit. thanks!
     
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    sigma also is known for having autofocus issues.

    i have one and it front-focused like crazy, had to micro adjust to the maximum allowed amount and i'm still not quite sure if it's there yet, might have to send it in to sigma. nevertheless, the bokeh is fucking amazing for the price and the pictures are sharp when it nails focus. the build quality is way nicer than the canon 1.4, and the autofocus acutally focuses faster, although again accuracy is an issue.
     
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    what.
     
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    i can't micro adjust on the 40D, and haven't figured out a way to pull off getting a 7D without the wife getting arrested for spousal abuse.

    both have great reviews ... more people buy the Canon-brand for (i suppose) obvious reasons, so it's obviously the more reviewed lens.
     
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    i played around with the canon one as well before making my decision. i would say that it is worse by a $150 margin in almost every facet possible compared to the sigma, EXCEPT focus accuracy. especially because you don't have micro-adjustment, it might be a huge pain in the ass to get an accurately focused one (i've read online some people have to send their camera into sigma along with the lens to get it properly calibrated!!!) so unless you manual focus 100% of the time the canon might be a better choice. i do love my sigma though...
     
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    You can compare the two head-to-head right here: http://the-digital-picture.com/Revi...p=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLI=0&API=5

    His results are almost identical to mine. The Sigma is better from f/1.4 to f/2.0, but the Canon is sharper at f/2.8 and higher. The Sigma's bokeh is really good, but like all other Sigmas I've ever used, the glass will give a slightly warm yellow tone to your images. You can easily correct that in post if you want, but some people like it as is.
     
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    this same fucking topic is posted once a week.
    if not the 50mm vs XYZ it's the 35mm canon vs XYZ.
    If you've already done your research, why are you asking this question then?

    no shit. rly.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    no shit?
     
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  13. Bob Loblaw

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    the sigma 50mm has better looking bokeh, it looks closer to the 1.2L bokeh
     
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    I has Canon, friend has the Sigma

    He has a ton of focusing issues, but when it does correct, its great.
    Is it worth the extra loot?

    Hell no. Go with the Canon.
     
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    I agree, to me if its not in focus it doesn't matter how nice the lens is built or how sharp the damn flower in front of my subject is.
     
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    Right.

    I've thrown his lens on my body to see if it was a body or a lens issue..

    I was frustrated with its inconsistency.
     
  17. ace3

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    yeah, the focus issues bother me, especially since i don't have the fine adjustment on the 40D.

    i assume the canon 1.4 is a fuckton faster/better than the shitty 1.8 i've got?
     
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    Yes. you'll be able to cut lines of cocaine at F2.8. -It's that sharp.
     
  19. Bob Loblaw

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    if youve got a sigma dealer locally, buy it from there
    so its easy to return for recalibration
     
  20. siniquezu

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    the sigma bokeh is awesome
     

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