Tag: Sigma 50/1.4 ART

Sculptures or photo spot?

Hey guys, Today I’d like to take you for a little walk to Burgenland, to be more precise, to Sankt Margarethen. The village has a quarry and a sculpture park where you can take some longer walks with interesting things to see. Several big pieces of art made of stone are spread all over the ...

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The Beauty and the Beast: Sigma DP3M vs 50mm f1.4 Art + SD1M (Part 2)

In the first part of this comparison I tested the sharpness of the two cameras, or rather of the two lenses, at a very short distance to the motif (~1.8m). Even though the 50/2.8 is an extraordinary lens, it had to bow to the “beast”. The 50mm 1.4 DG HSM Art, being much bigger, much ...

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Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

“To buy or not to buy?”, that was the question when I was having to make a decision on whether I should order the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art or not. Arguments against buying were the facts that, one, portraits are not amongst my favourite motifs, and two, my needs for a shorter telephoto ...

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Repetition is the mother of all studies, but simply starting to take pictures is much more fun

During some photo tours I try to focus on only a small, limited number of motifs – e.g. only cats or dogs – in order to achieve better results through repetition. As the ancient Romans already knew: the mother of all studies is repetition. This rather useful learning method can, however, sometimes lead to boredom ...

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Another photo walk with the Sigma 50mm f1.4mm Art

Having bought a new lens, I did what many photographers do, I used my first photo walk with the 50/1.4 Art mainly for taking test shots and familiarizing myself with the lens. Most of the pictures I took at wide open aperture, for two reasons: first, because such photos are the easiest way to determine ...

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The first review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art!

Imaging Resource and SLRGear are the first two websites to having received the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art. They tested it right away with Canon cameras 1Ds, Mk3 and 7D and compared the new lens to same-league lenses from Canon, Nikon and Sony (50mm f/1.2L USM, 58mm f/1.4G AF-S and 55mm f/1.8 ZA Carl Zeiss ...

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Sigma targets Zeiss Otus with the new 50mm f/1.4 Art!

Thanks to Sigma-Rumors I have discovered this highly interesting hands-on article by Imaging-Resource. According to that, Sigma doesn’t consider the Canon L or Nikkor 50/1.4 G, but rather the most expensive and currently best normal focal length, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, as competition to its recently announced 50mm f/1.4 Art. I expected something along ...

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Sigma introduces 50mm f1.4 ART and 18-200mm Contemporary!

By the look of it, we are living in the age of super high-definition and fairly big and heavy normal focal lengths. After Zeiss and Nikon introduced their fast, high-definition and bulky normal focal lengths Otus 55mm f/1.4 and 58mm f/1.4, it’s now Sigma’s turn. The dimensions and the quite sophisticated optical design of the ...