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Equipment Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by Vers, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. Vers

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    Well it seems as though Sigma is planning to release a 50mm that may rival Canon's version. Seems like it may be a winner with the inclusion of HSM, super wide f/1.4 aperture and the best part of all its DG. Depending on its performance you may be seeing my Canon on the B&S.

    Thought some of you may be interested.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0803/08031801sigma50mm.asp

    -Matt
     
  2. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    That looks sweet! Any note MSRP?
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    No mention of the number of blades :sigh:
     
  4. Vers

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    Sigma has not released that info as of yet, but if I had to make a guestimate I would say around the $300-350 mark (actual retail). I also forgot to mention it is FTM as well...something the Canon is not.

    Jamie, it most likely has similar specs as the Canon version, so a good guess would be at least 8 aperture blades.
     
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  5. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    What is FTM and HSM ?
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Full Time Manual

    HSM is like Canon's USM, the fast silent focus motor.
     
  7. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Looks good that... :)
     
  8. OleJ

    OleJ Me!

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    Thanks Jamie!
     
  9. Whelan_999

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    I was going to get a Canon 50 1.8, but I think I might wait and grab up one of these. Great find.
    -aaron
     
  10. Naked_Dave

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    Has the advantage that it works on the small Nikon bodies too. DPreview gossipers seem to think it will be the best 50mm lens currently available.
     
  11. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    i have their 30mm DC for my 30D. up until i got my 17-55 it's been my most-used lens; the focus is occasionally iffy but other than that it's lovely. if the 50mm is as good then it should be a must buy.
     
  12. Vers

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    The Sigma 30mm has a ton of happy owners...If I hadn't of gone FF I would have definitely been interested in one. It figures they would release a new 50mm just after I bought mine...hopefully it sucks ;) otherwise I am going to be quite sour.

    BTW FOD get some pics up with that bad boy! Both you and firehed have been slackin'.

    -Matt
     
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    knyghtryda New Member

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    damn... I'll have to see what I can get for my lightly used 50mm 1.8 once the sigma comes out :)
     
  14. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    dude.... moving house! all my stuff is in boxes. gimme a few weeks!
     
  15. Vers

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    haha ok ok...
     
  16. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    I never heard of that acronym, so I googled it, and came up with this, from the Canon website.

    Which would suggest that the Canon 50/1.4 (and presumably the 1.2) is capable of FTM?
     
  17. Vers

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    I have heard that before, but when I attempt to utilize FTM on my 50mm it tends to jump around as if the AF is trying to override...So I am not quite sure of a successful way to use it. Generally FTM is associated with full ring USM.

    -Matt

    EDIT: after some poking around I found this in another forum:
    "EOS-5 manual says "After autofocusing is completed in One-shot AF mode when using a USM lens equipped with a distance scale window, the lens can be manually focused directly without switching the lens' focus mode switch""

    Which now makes sense since I rarely ever shoot in One-shot mode.
     
  18. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    there are two types of USM: micro-USM and ring-type USM. only ring-type USM allows for full-time manual focusing. guess which one the canon 50mm 1.4 uses!
     
  19. Vers

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    No Tomm's right...I just tried mine out on One-shot mode and FTM worked as advertised by Canon...never knew it before.
     
  20. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well it makes sense really, since the other modes will continue to refocus as the camera/subject moves. Unless you release the AF button and don't press it again (which with the default buttons at least on the 400D isn't possible, since it's on the shutter release), it's going to refocus and throw off your manual override anyways.
     
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