Should I "upgrade" my 50mm?
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vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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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



PasiM
Registered: Jan 25, 2008
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Stay with landscape/still leben work and you will be happy with manual focus.
Shoot anything else and you will miss AF.



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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I am guessing leben is tripod?

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



Photon
Registered: Jan 19, 2003
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Still leben = still life. Tripod probably used, of course.



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
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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!



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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Good point.

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



Jeffrey
Registered: Nov 12, 2002
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If you love the Sigma so much, just switch it to MF and use it.



mco_970
Registered: Apr 03, 2009
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50ZE MP!! Rah rah rah!!



anthonygh
Registered: Jan 09, 2006
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vsg28 wrote:
Should I just stick to what I know works for sure?

Cheers


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



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
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I agree w Michelle, if you want a Zeiss, get the 50/2 macro.



bbasiaga
Registered: Nov 14, 2008
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You'll regret selling the stellar copy of the Sigma. only upgrade if you can add and not replace.

-Brian



sean4230
Registered: May 21, 2009
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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.



StarNut
Registered: Aug 30, 2004
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anthonygh wrote:
vsg28 wrote:
Should I just stick to what I know works for sure?

Cheers


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


The irony is rich, as you point out!



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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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"



jerbear00
Registered: Jan 17, 2011
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L was worth it for me. 50mm needs to be AF for me. The 50 is my walkaround lens



jerbear00
Registered: Jan 17, 2011
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Check out the lens rentals articles on 50mm



surf monkey
Registered: May 24, 2005
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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.



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
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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



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
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Perhaps you can wait for the fancy new Zeiss Distagon 55/1.4.

EBH



vsg28
Registered: May 07, 2012
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Is that not rumoured to be released around this time next year?



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