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Sam Bennett
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


phillip ino wrote:
I will infiltrate your thread with Sigma bokeh muhahaha!!!

As you can also see, my home is rather antiquated, adorned in wood, even the walls


Phillip, give it a rest. We've all seen the dozens of threads you've started regarding the Sigma.



Dec 12, 2008 at 04:10 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Sam, thanks for sharing. One of the key things to note about this lens is how good the bokeh is stopped down. It's not unusual for even average lenses to have good bokeh wide open, since you're typically dealing with a circular opening. Lenses like the 50G and the Sigma 50/1.4 have particularly good bokeh in part because they're using 9 rounded aperture blades, versus something like the 50D which uses 7 straight aperture blades. Both the 50G and Sigma should be able to produce good bokeh even when stopped down a bit.


Dec 12, 2008 at 04:14 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


LOUD NOISES





Dec 12, 2008 at 04:22 PM
Jammy Straub
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


R. Francois wrote:
LOUD NOISES



+1




Dec 12, 2008 at 04:34 PM
Pavel
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


I agree that stopping down a bit really often can turn a pleasant bokeh of a lens upside down.
I value good bokeh but have noticed that it really is very subjective to the scene. I have some glass that can look good in some shots and fugly in others. Go figure.

I do have to sympathize though with Phillip that it must be frustrating that many put down the notion that sigma CAN build a lens that is better than the real thing.

btw ... all of my post are meant to be gently whispered. But I can't find a lighter font.



Dec 12, 2008 at 04:43 PM
Jammy Straub
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Pavel wrote:
btw ... all of my post are meant to be gently whispered. But I can't find a lighter font.


*snort*



Dec 12, 2008 at 04:46 PM
Sam Bennett
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


I don't really see who these mythical Sigma detractors are. I see nothing but praise for the lens. The only thing people like myself have brought up is the weight and the potential quality issues. Optically the Sigma looks great - who's denied this? I'm genuinely confused. Phillip appears to be fighting a strawman.


Dec 12, 2008 at 04:46 PM
phillip ino
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Sam Bennett wrote:
Phillip, give it a rest. We've all seen the dozens of threads you've started regarding the Sigma.



See....the thing is, Sam, is that Sam Obeid commented on this very image in my flickr stream, stating that he hoped his Nikkor G version was as sharp. So, before you go out and get your panties in a twist, perhaps you should consider other factors in my posts and not take them so personally. I'm sorry if I've offended your obvious sensitivities, but get the facts before you react. My post was meant as an inside joke to Sam because of what he posted on my flickr stream. Capiche?! Good, glad that's settled .



Dec 12, 2008 at 05:46 PM
phillip ino
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Nikon_RH50 wrote:
I am beginning to think you are a Sigma rep as you keep putting down the New Nikon 50 here and at the Cafe. I am not a big fan of Sigma mainly because of QC. I don't want to spend extra money for the more expensive Siggy 50 (Siggy?) BUT you are making it difficult for me to pull the trigger on Nikon. Sooo... I just got the Siggy 30 and the 50 will be here soon too.



Great decision! So I'm not the only one who is LOCO?



Dec 12, 2008 at 05:54 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Yes, I know probably not the best lens for BIF, but thought why not try. This is my first ever attempt at BIF....

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l158/gvg45/fe0e6d32.jpg



Dec 12, 2008 at 06:37 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Bif? Bokeh In Farawayplaces?


Dec 12, 2008 at 09:36 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Pavel wrote:
Bif? Bokeh In Farawayplaces?


Bird In Flight with bokeh in far away places.



Dec 12, 2008 at 11:00 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Pavel wrote:
Bif? Bokeh In Farawayplaces?





Dec 12, 2008 at 11:14 PM
Aaron Tengbom
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


I was expecting to see a photo of some Boxing...


Dec 12, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


TWIT TF


Dec 12, 2008 at 11:44 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


hidden_Markov wrote:
Just buy some bodies to go with them and you can run as many as you want all at once...



Well, I try to collect a few bodies also but it is still pretty hard to have all the bodies hanging on my neck with the same focal length lenses.;-)



Dec 13, 2008 at 12:55 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


HansenTsang wrote:
Ok the obligatory bokeh image. This is with my new Siggy 50 that I got yesterday.

What was the shutter speed? Looks "busy". Maybe some lens blur, or maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet this morning. Ya it's the coffee or lack of!



Dec 13, 2008 at 09:02 AM
Jammy Straub
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


I dunno, the OOF areas in the flower image look anything but busy to me. The Sigma seems to render things in a similar way to the super telephotos with a very very smooth look. It's kinda of a little boring to me, looks really nice for portraits though!

If you shot that with a ZF 50 or 50D Nikkor things would look very different.



Dec 13, 2008 at 09:42 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


Yah it was the lack of caffeine and my macbook. I'm up on the big screens now. Looks very impressive


Dec 13, 2008 at 10:23 AM
Steen DK
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · 50mm f/1.4G Bokeh


I agree with Jammy on this. As for an F-mount 50mm lens I think my choice would be either the new Nikon G 50mm, or the ZF 2/50 Makro despite it's a full stop slower, expensive, and even a manual focus lens.
For my taste the Sigma bokeh looks a tad too smooth, so smooth that it lacks character and there seems to be no signs of life left. I still want to be able to see a slight bit of drama or mystery left in the bokeh. I don't know how exactly to put it, but go take a look at this comparison.
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/661966/0



Dec 14, 2008 at 04:28 AM
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