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03-25-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Sigma 50 F1.4 EX DG HSM

I have just ordered this lens from B&H, and was wondering if anyone has used this lens.

The reason I went with this is that is 77mm which is same as the other lens I have (70-200, 10-20, 24). I know have a Pentax F50 1.7 spare.

I did order this lens B&H as it was $aud60 cheaper than any store in Australia delivered and will take the same amount of time to get to me as it would from any store in Australia as they have to order it.

I look forward to any responses.

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03-26-2009, 03:13 AM   #2
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Is the sigma that much better to justify the price?

With that money you can buy a fa 50mm f/1.4 and a fa 35mm f/2.0.
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I'll be interest to see your experience with the lens. What make you chose this over the new DA 55?
03-26-2009, 04:42 AM   #4
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Well the Sigma is $460 and the Pentax is $800... that will make you think twice. That is a big pill that is hard to swallow, but still considering that the Zeiss is $550, with no AF let alone SDM and is not weather sealed I can see it. And the Zeiss macro version is $1035... so there you have it. (But it's 4x the price of the FA50)

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Congrats, let us know how the lens does... I can't bring myself to fork out that kind of money when my Penta FA 50mm 1.4 only cost US$199 and suits me fine
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