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vsg28
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


I have not hid the fact here that I LOVE my Sigma 50mm for Canon and as far as I am concerned, mine is the sharpest copy they ever made (Bonus- no focus issues!). But I see myself doing manual focus a lot more lately- probably inspired by all the macro shooting I am starting on- and I am actually doing MF a lot more on non-macro lenses as well.

Should I move to a Zeiss? Or will I miss the AF in quick situations? If so, will the Canon 50 L serve me better? Should I just stick to what I know works for sure?

Cheers

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Oct 05, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Stay with landscape/still leben work and you will be happy with manual focus.
Shoot anything else and you will miss AF.



Oct 05, 2012 at 07:59 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


I am guessing leben is tripod?

I will mostly be using the 50mm with planned shots, not spontaneous action. Not necessarily landscape though.



Oct 05, 2012 at 08:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Still leben = still life. Tripod probably used, of course.


Oct 05, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Your MF phase will run its course and you'll want AF. Also, ZE 50/1.4 is not wo problems. 50 L will give AF and MF plus 1.2!


Oct 05, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Good point.

What kind of problems does the ZE f/1.4 have?



Oct 05, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


If you love the Sigma so much, just switch it to MF and use it.


Oct 05, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


50ZE MP!! Rah rah rah!!


Oct 05, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


vsg28 wrote:
Should I just stick to what I know works for sure?

Cheers


Only on a photo website would this question appear.........



Oct 05, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


I agree w Michelle, if you want a Zeiss, get the 50/2 macro.


Oct 06, 2012 at 12:14 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


You'll regret selling the stellar copy of the Sigma. only upgrade if you can add and not replace.

-Brian



Oct 06, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


i didn't like the 50/1.4ze. it was very, very average up to 2.8. i finally sold it and got the 50/2 and am much happier. i can't compare it to the sigma 1.4 as i haven't owned it, but its dramatically better than the canon 50/1.4.


Oct 06, 2012 at 12:50 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


anthonygh wrote:
Only on a photo website would this question appear.........


The irony is rich, as you point out!



Oct 06, 2012 at 12:52 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


lol maybe I should have rephrased that to "Sigma works well for me now, but I am looking to see if the price of a Zeiss or the Canon L is worth it"


Oct 06, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


L was worth it for me. 50mm needs to be AF for me. The 50 is my walkaround lens


Oct 06, 2012 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Check out the lens rentals articles on 50mm


Oct 06, 2012 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


I think it would be a difficult task to tell anyone whether or not they need AF.
MF vs AF, AF or IQ - 2 very personal choices.



Oct 06, 2012 at 06:35 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


bbasiaga wrote:
You'll regret selling the stellar copy of the Sigma. only upgrade if you can add and not replace.

-Brian


+ 100

I would do the same, if YOU can afford it. Owning a (like you said) "stellar" copy of the Sigma 1.4 is a very seldom luck. You might not get it back if you find out you miss it, later.

Ralph




Oct 06, 2012 at 08:13 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Perhaps you can wait for the fancy new Zeiss Distagon 55/1.4.

EBH



Oct 06, 2012 at 01:29 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?


Is that not rumoured to be released around this time next year?


Oct 06, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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